After over a decade in the game, Swizz Beatz is as hot as he ever was. The man born Kasseem Dean has been making power moves all summer as he was recently named VP of Creative Design at Lotus, dropped his own shoe with Reebok called the Kamikaze, and produced some bangers alongside Kanye West for 'Ye and Jay-Z's new album, Watch The Throne.

Business moves aside, Swizz is still best known for his music. That's why we got down with the One Man Band for part one of our two part series to talk about some of the classic records he's produced. Part one focuses mostly on his early career in the late '90s/early 2000s and the work he did as a member of Ruff Ryders

Not only did Swizz tell us about producing some of his signature songs like "Money Cash Hoes" and "Ruff Ryders Anthem" but he also dispelled the urban legend that he was once sued by Casio, explained why he feels DMX and the Ruff Ryders movement is underrated, and how the Roc-A-Fella/Ruff Ryders beef affected his relationship with Jay-Z. IT'S SHOWTIME!

As told to Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin)

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