Egypt Daoud Dean
Egypt Daoud Dean is the eldest son of multi-millionaire entertainers Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. Egypt is her father’s fourth child and her mother’s first. Despite his young age, he has already tried himself as a rapper.
Early life and family of Alicia Keys Son
Egypt Daoud Dean was born on October 14, 2010 in New York, United States. His zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American citizenship. 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.
Alicia Keys and Egypt Daoud Dean. (Photo: Alicia Keys IG)
Posted by HYPEBAE on Sunday May 14th, 2017
Egyptian parents met when they were teenagers and were just beginning to develop their musical career. Alicia once shared in her interview with Marie Claire UK, that when she first met Swizz, she was unimpressed with him, as she thought he behaved too conspicuously.
At that time, many rappers and hip-hopers collaborated together, but Alicia refused to record a single with Swizz, escaping all opportunities. However, when they saw each other again at the end of 2008, their attitude towards each other changed a lot and they started dating.
It all happened in one year of 2010: Alicia and Swizz got engaged in May 2010, right after his quick divorce from his wife, singer Mashonda Tifrere, then married in July 2010, and she gave birth in Egypt in October.
Egypt spent her childhood in New York, living in luxurious apartments with her parents.
Mother, Alicia Keys
Egypt’s mother Alicia Augello-Cook was born on January 25, 1981 in Manhattan, New York, United States. Her childhood did not catch her father’s attention, as Craig Cook was out of her mother’s life even before she was born, leaving his wife with three children in her arms.
However, Alicia knows he was of Jamaican descent; his mother, Teresa Augello, is of Italian descent. Alicia has always been interested in performing and singing. While in kindergarten she landed the role of Dorothy Gale in the school production “The Wizard of Oz”, and at the age of six she discovered her passion for the piano.
At age 12, Alicia enrolled at the Professional Performing Arts School, then began studying jazz at age 14. Alicia recorded her studio debut “Songs in A Minor” in 2001, and it instantly shot to the top of various charts. Her second album “The Diary of Alicia Keys” (2003) was also very successful, after which she took a break from recording, as she experienced some difficulties with the relationship with her then boyfriend, Kerry Brothers Jr.
The couple separated in 2008 after Alicia released her third album “As I Am.” In total, Alicia has recorded seven studio albums – her latest work “Alicia” (2020) is now conquering the charts, while the R&B singer prepares for her world tour.
Alicia Keys Achievements and Awards
The Egyptian mother has done her best to win as many awards as possible, in fact 15 Grammy Awards from 2002 to 2015, being nominated around 30 times. His list of awards also includes wins at the MTV Europe Music Awards, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards, Soul Train Music Awards and many more.
Alicia Keys also tried her hand at acting, appearing in various series such as “Charmed”, “Def Poetry Jam”, “The Backyardigans”, etc. She produced the film “Let Me In” in 2008, as well as “Hustle” in 2019. Alicia was a guest mentor on season 7 of “The Voice” in the US, also working as a guest mentor in various 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, better known as Swizz Beatz, was born on September 13, 1978 in the Northeast Bronx, New York, United States. From his earliest childhood, he was passionate about music, his father-in-law and his uncles being musicians or DJs. When he was around 14, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, but couldn’t get used to his new school, Harry S. Truman High School, so he quit to start working on the record label.
Ruff Ryders recording, founded by two of his uncles, Darrin “Dee” Dean and Joaquin “Waah” Dean, and his aunt, Chivon Dean. Inspired by artists as talented as DMX, Eve and many others, Swizz decided to launch his own musical career.
Beginning in 1998, Swizz made guest appearances on singles such as DMX’s “Keep Your S*** the Hardest”, Drag-On’s “Move Right Now” and The LOX’s “If You Know”.
He continued his collaborations with major rap stars, releasing his debut single “Guilty” in 2002. Following this success, Swizz was featured in over 30 singles by other performers, as well as recording over 20 of the his. In 2011, Swizz won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his single “On to the Next One” featuring Jay-Z. In 2017, he was nominated in three Grammy Award categories as a songwriter for his tracks “Famous” and “Ultralight Beam” (both performed by Kanye West), but failed to win any.
Younger brother, Genesis Ali Dean
The Egyptian younger brother, Genesis Ali Dean, was born on December 27, 2014. According to the photos that Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz post on their Instagram accounts, the brothers spend a lot of time together, playing and walking in the garden of their house.
Egypt is studying at her high school in New York, starting in 2020.
Despite his young age, the Egyptian has a real passion for music. He collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, working on his album “untitled unmastered” in 2013, acting as co-producer for the track “untitled 07”. While the album was recorded from 2013 to 2014, the final version wasn’t released until 2016, but it instantly became a hit.
The Egyptian’s father, Swizz Beatz, was listed as a producer on the album, along with 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
The Egyptian parents wrote the song dedicated to their first son – titled “Speechless”, it was performed by Alicia Keys and her longtime singer Eve in 2011. Even though the Egyptian father divorced his first wife, Mashonda, two years before the birth of Egypt. , the latter has a close relationship with Mashonda. Another interesting fact about Swizz and Mashonda’s relationship is that along with Alicia Keys, the three of them co-authored the book “Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family” in 2018.
Appearance, style of dress
Egypt has naturally curly dark brown hair and brown eyes. His height, weight and vital stats are not available at this time. As for his clothing style, he prefers sporty looks, just like his father.
Net Worth and Salary
Egypt is too young to accumulate his own net worth, even though he already has some professional experience. However, he is now fully cared for by his parents; Egyptian mother, Alicia Keys, is said to have a net worth of over $100 million, and her father, Swizz Beatz, is also said to have a net worth of $100 million at the start of 2020.