Egypt Daoud Dean is the eldest son of multi-millionaire performers Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. Egypt is the fourth child for his father and the first for his mother. Despite his young age, he has already tried himself as a rapper.
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Early life and family
Egypt Daoud Dean was born on October 14, 2010 in New York City, USA, so his zodiac sign is Libra, and he is of American nationality. Egypt is of Puerto Rican, Jamaican, and African American descent; his younger brother, Genesis Ali Dean, was born in 2014. Egypt also has three half-siblings from his father’s previous affairs: Prince Nasir Dean (2000), Kasseem Dean Jr. (2006) and Nicole Dean, born in March 2008.
Egypt’s parents met when they were teenagers and just started developing their music career. Alicia once said in her interview with Marie Claire UK that the first time she met Swizz, she was unimpressed with him because she thought he was acting too showy. At that time, many rappers and hip-hoppers worked together, but Alicia refused to record a single with Swizz, which made her flee all opportunities. But when they met again in late 2008, their attitude towards each other changed a lot and they started dating. It all happened in one year 2010: Alicia and Swizz got engaged in May 2010, just after his quick divorce from his wife, singer Mashonda Tifrere, and then married in July 2010, and she gave birth to Egypt in October.
Egypt spent his childhood in New York, where he lived in luxury apartments with his parents.
Mother, Alicia Keys
Egypt’s mother, Alicia Augello-Cook, was born on January 25, 1981 in Manhattan, New York, USA. Her childhood did not have her father’s attention as Craig Cook was already out of her mother’s life before she was born, leaving his wife with three children in her arms. Alicia knows, however, that he was of Jamaican descent; her mother, Teresa Augello, is of Italian descent. Alicia has always been interested in performing and singing; while in kindergarten, she got the role of Dorothy Gale in the school’s production “The Wizard of Oz”, and at the age of six she discovered her passion for playing the piano.
At age 12, Alicia enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School and then began studying jazz at age 14. Alicia recorded her first studio “Songs in A Minor” in 2001, and it instantly shot to the top of several charts. Her second album “The Diary of Alicia Keys” (2003) was also very successful, after which she took a break from recording because she had some problems with her relationship with her then boyfriend, Kerry Brothers Jr. 2008 after Alicia released her third album “As I Am”. All in all, Alicia has recorded seven studio albums – her latest work “Alicia” (2020) is now conquering the charts as the R&B singer prepares for her world tour.
Alicia Keys’ Achievements and Awards
Egypt’s mother tried her best to win as many awards as she could, in fact 15 Grammy Awards from 2002 to 2015, which were nominated about 30 times. The list of her awards also includes wins in MTV Europe Music Awards, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards, Soul Train Music Awards and many others.
Alicia Keys also tried herself as an actress and appeared in several series such as “Charmed”, “Def Poetry Jam”, “The Backyardigans”, etc. She produced the movie “Let Me In” in 2008, as well as “Hustle” in 2019. Alicia was invited as a mentor in season 7 of “The Voice” in the US, and also worked as a guest mentor on several music shows, such as “The X Factor”, etc. In 2016, Alicia became a coach on “The Voice” for seasons 11, 12 and 14, replacing Christina Aguilera.
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Father, Swizz Beatz
Kasseem Dean, best known as Swizz Beatz, was born on September 13, 1978 in the North East Bronx, New York City, USA. He had a passion for music from an early age as his stepfather and uncles were musicians or DJs. When he was about 14 years old, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, but couldn’t get used to his new school, Harry S. Truman High School, so he dropped out to work for the Ruff Ryders record label, founded by two of his uncles. , Darrin “Dee” Dean and Joaquin “Waah” Dean, and his aunt, Chivon Dean. Inspired by talented artists like DMX, Eve and many others, Swizz decided to start his own music career.
Beginning in 1998, Swizz made guest appearances in singles such as “Keep Your S*** the Hardest” by DMX, “Move Right Now” by Drag-On and “If You Know” by The LOX.
He continued to collaborate with major rap stars and released his first single “Guilty” in 2002. Following this success, Swizz was featured in over 30 singles by other artists and recorded over 20 of his own songs. In 2011, Swizz won the Grammy Award in the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group category for his single “On to the Next One” featuring Jay-Z. In 2017, he was nominated in three categories of Grammy Awards as a songwriter for his tracks “Famous” and “Ultralight Beam” (both performed by Kanye West), but did not win any.
Younger brother, Genesis Ali Dean
Egypt’s younger brother, Genesis Ali Dean, was born on December 27, 2014. According to the photos Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz post to their Instagram accounts, the brothers spend a lot of time together playing and walking in the backyard of their house.
Egypt will be studying at its high school in New York from 2020.
Despite his young age, Egypt has a true passion for music. He teamed up with Kendrick Lamar and worked on his album “untitled unmastered” in 2013 as a co-producer of the song “untitled 07”. While the album was recorded from 2013 to 2014, the final version was not released until 2016, but it became an instant hit.
Egypt’s father, Swizz Beatz, was on the list of the album’s producers, as were Frank Dukes, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Ritz Reynolds. After this successful collaboration, Egypt started working with Q-Tip, also known as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, after which he entered the studio with rap legend Q-Tip.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Egypt’s parents wrote the song dedicated to their first son – titled “Speechless”, it was performed by Alicia Keys and her regular co-singer Eve in 2011. Although Egypt’s father divorced his first wife, Mashonda, two years before Egypt became born , the latter has a close relationship with Mashonda. Another interesting fact about the relationship between Swizz and Mashonda is that in 2018 they co-authored the book “Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family” with Alicia Keys.
Appearance, clothing style
Egypt has naturally curly dark brown hair and brown eyes. His height, weight and vital statistics are not available at this time. As for his clothing style, he likes sporty looks, just like his father.
Wealth and salary
Egypt is too young to build a net worth even though he already has some work experience. However, he is now fully supported by his parents; Egypt’s mother Alicia Keys reportedly has a net worth of more than $100 millionand his father, Swizz Beatz, also reportedly has a net worth of $100 million from early 2020.