Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz's son follows in dad's footsteps as he makes beats in recent video
Egypt Daoud, the eldest son of Alicia Keys and famed hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz, is already following his parents’ steps and showing off his musical skills. The boy carries the passion for music in his veins, and he has worked hard to develop his talent, as shown in a recent clip shared by Swizz.
Swizz Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, is a proud father for all the right reasons. The music producer recently took to Instagram to share a video of his and Alicia Keys’ eldest son, Egypt, creating some beats on a MIDI controller pad, and the talent exudes from the young boy.
Wearing a black hoodie, matching pants, and a white karate belt, Egypt looks wholly immersed in the music as he effortlessly lets it flow, switching the beat in the middle of the melody as his father encourages him behind the camera.
“2019 warmup zone. EG karate belt zone,” Swizz captioned the post.
Fans of the producer and his Grammy Award winner took to the comment section impressed by Egypt’s abilities and joking that the boy should start his own music business already.
“@reallovejones: Okay how much he charging cuz his beats slap!”
“@jvilleonthetrack: Bruhhhh did you hear him switch the beat !! lil swizz got them dblock beats.”
“@24_7selfpaid24_7: This is gonna change the game. He is already making billboard beats.”
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My young king You are powerful beyond belief I can’t believe how wise you are! And funny, and thoughtful and cool as ever!! I can’t wait to continue to support you as you become more absolutely yourself The day you were born was a powerful day And even though you don’t belong to me, thank you for choosing me I’m blessed We are blessed Happy birthday Egypt!!! #thegreat8
A MUSIC PRODIGY
It’s not the first time Egypt shows off his abilities on producing beats.
In 2016, when he was 5, he received his first credit as a producer on Kendrick Lamar’s project, “Untitled Unmastered.” The boy created a synth break between two distinct parts of the song “Untitled 07 | 2014 – 2016,” a melody he came up with all by himself.
He's also good at playing piano, and even composed his first song that same year, a track titled “Super-Boy,” which his father recorded and shared on social media too. Young Egypt didn’t take his eyes off the camera as he showcased an impressive piano riff, displaying a smooth finger work on the keyboard with a calm expression on his face.
Talking to Ryan Seacrest about her son’s talent, Keys said:
“He's super musical. He always has been, since he was a kid. You could play a rhythm on a drum, and he'd duplicate it, or you could do a beatbox with your mouth, and he'll duplicate it."
“He's playing piano, and he's getting good at it, he's out there practicing. It takes practice! No one is good for no reason, so he's working on it."
TALENT RUNS IN THE FAMILY
Egypt is not the only child to be interested in the music business. One of his sisters is also learning how to create beats, and his baby brother, Genesis, showed off his beatbox skills at 2-year-old.
Genesis, Egypt, and the rest of Swizz’s children have all the tools and talent they need to keep the family business alive for the next generation. And with the support of their talented parents, they will probably succeed.