Name: Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean
Date of Birth: October 14, 2010
Parents: Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz
Siblings: Nasir (born in 2000), Kasseem Jr. (born in 2004) & Nicole (born in 2008)
♥ Egypt was born at St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City
♥ He arrived one month early
♥ Alicia dedicated the song Speechless to her son
♥ Alicia chose her son’s name after experiencing a breakthrough moment in the country of Egypt
“Being a parent has made me more open, more connected to myself, more happy, and more creative. I’m more discerning in what I do and how I do it. It’s just made me a better person all the way around.” – Alicia on motherhood.
“I’m so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life wowwwwww!” – papa Swizz Beatz on the birth of his fourth child.
“Motherhood is a billion times better than I expected, and I already expected it to be great. It’s all the things everyone ever said, but you don’t know it until you’re there. It’s a really special time, and I feel so honored that I get to help somebody in this world find his wings, and navigate and learn happiness, and be loved. Actually, he’s helping me learn, because I’m smarter now.” – Alicia on motherhood.
“My son, Egypt, makes me super giddy, especially when he laughs. His laugh makes me laugh like a maniac! He’s going to be a man in this world. It’s a beautiful blessing that I get to help raise a man. And I want to show him as much as possible.” Alicia on her little man.
“It was a time of transition. There were certain people [I was working with] who weren’t right. I had friends who weren’t right anymore. I was tired and I had overworked myself and burnt myself out. So I went to Egypt by myself. When I saw what was built there, it made me understand how powerful we are, that we can create anything. And I felt like I needed to create things that were timeless too.” – Alicia on the reasoning behind her son’s name.