Swizz Beatz’s Birthday Party

Lil’ Kim, Treach, Jermaine Dupri, and Ja Rule attended Swizz Beatz’s birthday party on Tuesday (September 14) at Babalus in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Jermaine Dupri And Swizz Beatz Unite For Sprite

MTV News reports Jermaine Dupri and Swizz Beatz have been commissioned to remix Craig Mack’s 1994 classic ‘Flava in Ya Ear’ for a new commercial plugging Sprite’s Berry Clear flavor. “The beauty of a remix is that you can take what somebody already did and attempt to make it better,” Dupri said. “[There] ain’t really the pressure of, ‘Will this record go to the top of the charts?’ Hopefully, it already did something. Now it’s like, refresh somebody’s memory or make it better.” Read more.

Funkmaster Flex Celebrity Car Show

Fabolous, Fat Joe, Swizz Beatz, and Wyclef Jean were on hand for the Funkmaster Flex Celebrity Car Show on Saturday (August 16) at the Garden State Convention and Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Rappers Line Up For The Rucker Game

Steve Stoute, Lord Finesse, Big Kap, Fab 5 Freddy, Fat Joe, Jay-Z, and Swizz Beatz were on hand at the Entertainer Basketball Classic A.K.A. The Rucker Game on Tuesday (July 8) at Holcolbme Park in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Ruff Ryders To Lose Its First Lady?

From the July issue of Vibe Confidential: “VC Insiders are buzzing that Ruff Ryders camp may be on the verge of losing its first lady. It seems that Eve has seen the handwriting on the wall. And it says DMX, the Lox, and Swizz Beatz are a lotta degrees from hot right now. Hmmm. VC’s wondering if she’ll drop those zeros and get with a hero – at Aftermath.”

Swizz Beatz Says It’s Time For ‘G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories’

Swizz Beatz has decided to step out from behind the boards to release his solo debut ‘G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories’ next Tuesday (December 10). “I felt it was time,” Swizz Beatz says of his solo debut. “I wanted to do an album where I had no rules. I have a lot of ideas [as a producer], but other artists are either scared or they don’t want to do them. They were holding me back because everyone thinks of me as doing the same old stuff. No one wants to change up or do anything new. I was getting tired of it, so I decided to do my own album — to bring people into my world.”