Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz

Long-running hip hop producer Swizz Beatz, who has worked with Jay-Z, T.I., Busta Rhymes and many others, has been named the Global Ambassador for New York City Health and Hospitals (via Black Celebrity Giving). He'll be formally presented as the new Global Ambassador at a fundraiser at Mural Pavillion at Harlem Hospital Center on Thursday (9/27) at 7 PM. Executive director Joe Shick said Swizz "is committed to using his creativity, his innovation, and his international stature to help spread the HHC message on a global scale to promote better health in our city and our world."

Swizz Beatz will also be performing at a Bud Light Lime-presented 'End of Summer' party at Beekman Beer Garden on Saturday (9/29) with Araabmuzik, Jermaine Dupri, and DJ Kiss. Admission is free but RSVP to turnupsummer@engineshopagency.com is required.

This Saturday's party is Araabmuzik's last show before he kicks off his tour with Sleigh Bells, which begins at Port Chester's Capitol Theater on October 5. Tickets for that show are still available. All Araabmuzik dates are listed below.

In related news, Megaupload, which was shut down earlier this year and which Swizz Beatz was involved in, is allegedly on its way back. Kim Dotcom, who launched the site, recently tweeted, "Quick update on the new Mega: Code 90% done. Servers on the way. Lawyers, Partners & Investors ready. Be patient. It's coming." He followed that with multiple tweets, saying, "Dear Megaupload friends please RT to tell @BarackObama & @MittRomney that you want #InternetFreedom and #Megaupload back." Though "the new Mega" may also be in reference to Kim's new Megabox music service, which he just posted a trailer video for today (9/26). You can watch that video below.


Kim Dotcom's Megabox trailer

Araabmuzik -- 2012 Tour Dates
Sep 29 Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club New York, NY w/ Swizz Beatz
Oct 05 Capitol Theater Port Chester, NY *
Oct 06 Mardi Gras World New Orleans, LA *
Oct 07 The National Richmond, VA
Oct 09 Orange Peel Asheville, NC * *
Oct 10 Workplay Birmingham, AL *
Oct 11 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA *
Oct 13 Treasure Island Music Festival San Francisco, CA *
Oct 14 Corona Capitol Music Fest Mexico, MX *
Oct 16 Dallas House of Blues Dallas, TX *
Oct 19 The Rialto Tucson, AZ *
Oct 21 The Mid Chicago, IL *
Oct 22 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO *
Oct 23 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS *
Oct 24 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI *
Oct 26 The Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN *
Oct 27 Woolys Des Moines, IA *
Oct 28 The Pageant St Louis, MO *
Oct 30 Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, IN *
Nov 01 Majestic Theater Madison, WI *
Nov 02 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN *
Nov 07 Clazel Theatre Bowling Green, OH
Nov 08 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Nov 09 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
Nov 14 Canopy Club Urbana, IL
Nov 15 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
Nov 16 Mansion Miami Beach, FL
^ - w/ Sleigh Bells