Friends and family of Swizz Beatz gathered in New York on Thursday evening as Haute Living Magazine and Louis XIII honored the producer, artist, and all around Renaissance man for his continuous charitable efforts, talent, and living legacy.
Swizz was joined by his wife Alicia Keys, Haute Living Publisher Kamal Hotchandani, NY Knick and Haute Time partner Carmelo Anthony, businessman Phil Falcone, and Doug Davis who all raised a glass to toast the man of the evening. Artist Domingo Zapata was also in attendance and presented Swizz with a commissioned painting.
“Swizz has really developed into a pillar of our community—helping develop programs for education, sports, and the arts, So many different aspects of him lay the foundation of him creating legacy,” said Haute Living Publisher Kamal Hotchandani. “For anyone who knows him, he’s always behind the scenes in creating great hits for big stars—but a few of us got together and thought we really need to give him the recognition. He has created a fire that instills a lot of drive between everyone who is in this room, as well as the people who need his support and help.”
It was also announced that Swizz Beatz will now be involved in HauteAuto.com and HauteArtDaily.com. Swizz is a curator of the arts and a serious car connoisseur, so this was just a natural fit.
Always humble, Swizz thanked his friends and family for being by his side on the special evening, “I appreciate these opportunities…they go down in the history books. Hopefully the world hears all the great things that everyone here tonight is doing, and that we keep up with the greatness, the happiness and the creativity,” he said.
Following the toast guests were treated to the full Louis XIII experience in a theater style setting that took them through the journey of what it takes to produce such an exclusive and limited bottle of cognac. The experience was followed by a tasting dinner where the “century in a bottle” really came to life.