Kasseem David Dean, a.k.a. Swizz Beatz, stopped by ‘106 & Park’ on Friday (June 15, 2012) to talk about the joys and challenges of fatherhood. The producer was accompanied by his two sons, Kasseem Jr. and Prince Nasir, making the visit especially memorable.


When asked about his favorite thing to do with dad, little Kasseem,5, said, “We usually watch movies [for fun].” Although they may not always watch movies for pleasure, Prince Nasir,11, and Swizz always find time to bond. “I think it’s one of the most important things in my life,” said Prince. “I don’t know who I would be without a fatherly figure like him.”

Beatz proudly fathers four children and views motivation and instruction as the best parts of parenthood. “The best part of being a dad is being able to encourage my children and teach them,” says Beatz, “show them the dos and the donts, and just mold them into a better me. It’s not the cars, it’s not the birthday gifts, it’s not the Christmas presents. It’s the time that you [as a parent] put into small things that add up to the big love that they have for you.”

Check out the video on BET.com



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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