Kasseem Dean, the multitalented record producer/songwriter and husband of Alicia Keys, better known as Swizz Beatz, graduated from Harvard School of Business, in November.
The Grammy award winning producer has just reached another accomplishment. His goal was to further his academic career and further is education.
Swizz Beatz cut his teeth as the young producer who crafted DMX’s “Ruff Ryders’s Anthem” at the tender age of 17. Several hits and business endeavors later, the famed producer has now added another hyphen to his name: Harvard University graduate.
Congratulations are in order for Swizz Beatz, who officially earned a degree from Harvard University on Thursday, November 16. He was enrolled in the Harvard University Business School’s Owner/President Management program and shared a heartfelt message on his social media about reaching this milestone.
“Today is graduation day,” he wrote under an old picture of his younger self dressed in a blue cap and gown. “In life we must keep graduating until the end. When I say we must graduate I’m talking about on all levels not just school. He noted that while he isn’t receiving a Master’s degree, he’s still proud of his accomplishment. “This moment is special to me and my family, because many people look up to me and they use my drive to thrive.”
On his last day of class, he celebrated with bottle in hand and revealed he’d be continuing his education, saying:
“I’m taking more classes even when I graduate because the knowledge don’t stop. The fun don’t stop. Just because you wanna get your education, that don’t mean you can’t still be cool, can’t still have fun….Whoever tell you that you don’t need to be educated, they must not be educated themselves.”