WATCH: Swizz Beatz Reveals His Passion for Painting & Photography - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

Not only is mega producer-come-NYU professor Swizz Beatz an avid art collector of painters such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat that understands the importance of investing in quality over quantity, but he’s also a painter and photographer. recently sat down with the man of many hats to discuss his inspirations for breaking into the visual arts as why it was such a natural progression for a youngster growing up in the Bronx during the ’80s.

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