Swizz Beatz Reveals He Once Had $700K In Checks Kept In A Shoebox

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Swizz Beatz is undoubtedly one of the greatest music producers of all time. With timeless classics and many accolades to his name, Swizz wasn’t always as wise as he is not about the music industry.

According to PageSix, the producer revealed that he once had $700K in royalty checks sitting inside of a shoebox without an idea of where they came from. According to him, there’s a possibility he could’ve thrown the checks away if his grandma didn’t prevent it.

“I thought the checks being sent to my house was Publishing Clearing House checks,” Swizz said on an upcoming episode of Untold Hip-Hop Stories. “In the hood, they’re sending you checks from everywhere. Like, every week you won a million dollars…My grandmother used to make me just save them in a shoebox. So, I had $700,000 in the shoebox. I never got royalty checks ever in my life before. Nobody told me. So I’m sitting here eating ramen noodles and I got $700,000 sitting in a shoebox?”

The show is set to air tonight.

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