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Jay-Z bought one of Swizz Beats original paintings of legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat on the hood of a Benz.

Swizz takes to twitter to celebrate selling of his artwork:

Look who purchased my Basquiat on Benz Hood 2day,” Swizz wrote. “What a honor and Blessing I’m so grateful for the support! July 4 its Showtime ART LIFE!!! I will use proceeds to continue helping kids in need.”

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Rapper, producer, designer and entrepreneur Swizz Beatz has added another job to his resume: visual artist.

The Bronx native auctioned off his first original art piece — a cool portrait of Muhammad Ali painted on a vintage Porsche hood — at a benefit for Smile Design Gallery on Tuesday night.

The piece sold for  $24,000 and will be donated to charity.



Hip-hop power couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have put their beautiful NYC home up for sale. For just a little under $18 mil, the 6167-square-foot triplex with 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 4 powder rooms can be yours! They’d definitely be making a come up if they get their asking price, as they bought it for $12.7 million from Lenny Kravitz back in February 2010.
The crib features terrace views of Soho, a private wine cellar, master suite with spa, gourmet eat-in kitchen and a floating glass staircase. Check out some pics below. Read More


The FBI on Thursday shut down popular file-sharing website and charged the site’s founders and five others with running “an international organized criminal enterprise” responsible for “massive online piracy.”

Megaupload Limited and sister company Vestor Limited generated “more than $175 million in criminal proceeds” and caused “more than half a billion dollars in harm to copyright owners” through the piracy of “numerous types of copyrighted works,”according to FBI.

Seven people have been charged with online piracy crimes in an indictment, dated Jan. 5 and unsealed in northern Virginia. Four of those suspects are already in custody, authorities said.

Among those charged are site founders Kim Dotcom and Kim Tim Jim Vestor and Chief Marketing Officer Finn Batato.

Megaupload CEO Swizz Beatz, a rapper and producer and husband to pop star Alicia Keys, was not listed among those charged. Read More

On Wednesday (November 30) Swizz unveiled his first design for Lotus, a red chrome Limited Edition Evora GTE Road Car.


This is a ground-breaking, amazing moment,” Swizz said. “I tell everyone, sky’s not the limit, it’s just a view. This is just the beginning of things going to the next level. My father is here, my beautiful wife is here. This is a blessing.”


Lotus Cars CEO Dany Bahar told that the company is hoping to grab younger consumer’s attention through it’s partnership with Swizz.

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