Swizz Beatz Birthday Bangers: It's a Party With These 13 Turn Up Tracks from the Hit Producer
Swizz Beatz, who celebrates his 38th birthday today, Sept. 13, is the mastermind behind several hit records that are guaranteed to get your ass on the floor at any club. Certain songs can ignite a "turn up," during the middle of a regular day and wherever you may be once you hear that beat drop to your jam.
His songs give life to any birthday party, even when it's your own like the one his wife Alicia Keys, planned last year, as reported by Page Six.
To help celebrate his 38th birthday here are 13 Swizz Beatz Birthday Bangers! With production by Swizz and lyrics from various artists - these songs tell you exactly what to do when partying for an "Everyday Birthday" celebration.
1. Swizz Beatz "Everyday Birthday" (feat. Chris Brown and Ludacris)
Released in 2012 the dance track reminds listeners that "everyday is your birthday now hit the floor.
Hit hit the floor, I say hit the floor.'
2. DMX - "Party Up (Up In Here)"
In summer of 2000, DMX released this Billboard chart-topping hit off of his ...And Then There Was X album. Though the single has already reached its sweet sixteen milestone in years, the beat and the lyrics still resonate with party goers everywhere who still turn up when reciting "1, 2, meet me outside, meet me outside, meet me outside" or "y'all gon' make me lose my mind, up in here, up in here."
3. DMX - "Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
"Ruff Ryders' Anthem" is synonomous with the beginning of the notoriety of both DMX (Earl Simmons) and Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) as well as the newly formed record label, Ruff Ryders. Released on Simmons debut album, It's Dark And Hell Is Hot, the single and its lyrics quickly gained mainstream success for the label and opened doors for future Ruff Ryders' artists and more Swizz Beatz produced tracks to come. "Stop, drop, shut 'em down, open up shop, Oh- no, that's how Ruff Ryders roll.'
4. Eve "Tambourine"
Another great artist that emerged from the book of Ruff Ryders was the "illest, vicious pitbull in a skirt," Eve. Her talents as a writer and the ability to hold her own amongst a group of talented male lyricists took her career straight to the top. But, in 2007 she and label producer Swizz Beatz collaborated and released a song that was more about having a good time, "get[ting] ya ass on the dance floor" and "shak[ing] your tambourine go and get yourself a whistle," than hardcore battle rapping.
5. The LOX - "Wild Out"
Ruff Ryders hip hop trio Styles P, Jadakiss and Sheek Louch, known together as The Lox, released their second album, We Are The Streets, which was heavily influenced by Dean's production. But, "Wild Out" became an urban "street/hood" classic with turn up lyrics that speak to being fired from your job, just coming home from being in jail, finding out your man/woman is cheating or any messed up situation where you need to just wild out.
6. Cassidy - "I'm A Hustla"
Another Swizz Beatz protege is Philadelphia native Cassidy. In 2005 he released the Jay-Z sampled single as the lead and title track off of his second album. "I'm a hustla homie. Ask about me.'
7. Cassidy - "Drink n My 2 Step"
In 2007 the two released another turn up hit in celebration of the rapper's prison release from serving 11 and a half to 23 months for involuntary manslaughter charges, as reported by MTV. The lyrics and beat promoted a good time with Patron and simple two-step.
Swizz Beatz production skills have even provided hits for families. Husband and wife entertainers Jay-Z and "Queen Bee," Beyonce.
8. Jay Z - "Onto The Next One"
Off The Blueprint 3, this Swizz Beatz produced track also featured his vocals with lyrics like, "I got a million ways to get it choose one, Hey, bring it back. Now double your money and make a stack."
9. Beyonce - "Get Me Bodied (Extended Version)"
For this club banger, Beyonce instructed everyone who still could to "drop down low and sweep the floor wit it." The song was released as the final single off the 2006 B'Day.
10. T.I. - "Bring Em Out"
In 2004, Dean connected with Atlanta recording artist Clifford "T.I". Harris for another Jay-Z sampled hit. "Bring Em Out" was the lead single from Harris' Urban Legend.
11. Diddy - Dirty Money "Ass On The Floor"
In true Swizz Beatz form, getting your ass on the floor became the concept behind the 2011 Diddy - Dirty Money single. It also featured Dean's vocals in the hook. "When you in the club get ya ass on the floor."
The last two on the list go to the birtday man himself - Swizz Beatz.
12. Swizz Beatz - "Money In The Bank"
13. Swizz Beats - "It's Me Snitches"