To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Birth nameMashonda Tifrere[1]
Born (1978-01-09) January 9, 1978 (age 42)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Singer
Years active1998–present
Associated acts

Mashonda Tifrere (born January 9, 1978), is an American singer from Boston, Massachusetts. Tifrere appeared on several songs from hip hop artists in the 2000s. In 2004, she married record producer Swizz Beatz, and was once signed to his label Full Surface, under the aegis of J Records. Tifrere released her debut studio album January Joy in 2005. In 2011, Tifrere was a part of the first season of VH1's reality show Love & Hip Hop: New York.[2]

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/2
    16 110
    5 077
  • ✪ Mashonda gets REAL about her tough divorce, forgiving Alicia Keys and MORE...
  • ✪ Why BW Have Such A Problem With Alicia Keys, Mashonda, And Swiss Beatz Blended Family




In 1998, Tifrere signed a publishing deal with Warner Chapel Music. She subsequently wrote for singer Monifah and worked with Full Force. The following year, she signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.[3]

In 1999, she featured on rapper Jay-Z's single "Girl's Best Friend", for the soundtrack to the film Blue Streak. The song, produced by Swizz Beatz, was included as a hidden track on Jay-Z's fourth studio album Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter. Tifrere's vocals also featured on rapper Eve's song "Gotta Man", produced by Beatz, from her debut studio album Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady.[citation needed] Tifrere made guest appearances on hip hop artist Cassidy's "Get No Better", produced by Beatz, from his album Split Personality (2004),[4] as well as rapper Fat Joe's Beatz-produced song "Listen Baby", from his 2005 album All or Nothing.[citation needed]

Tifrere's debut album January Joy, produced by Beatz, Kanye West, and Raphael Saadiq, was released in November 2005 in Japan. The album was supported by two singles, co-written by Beatz: "Back of da Club", featuring Beatz, and "Blackout" featuring Snoop Dogg.[citation needed] In March 2009, she released a mixtape titled The Renovation Series.[citation needed] In February 2011, Tifrere debuted her website, and released two songs titled "Intrigued" and "Catastrophe".[citation needed]

Tifrere is the author of a column, "Pandora’s Box", on VIBE Vixen.[5]

Personal life

Tifrere began dating record producer Kasseem Dean, known as Swizz Beatz, in 1998. She had a miscarriage in 2000. Tifrere was step mom to Dean's son Nasir, who was born during her pregnancy and whom she named.[6] She and Beatz married in 2004.[7] Their son, Kasseem Dean, Jr., was born in 2006.[8][17] In 2008, Dean and Tifrere announced their break up. According to Dean, they had been separated nine or 10 months by June 2008. Their divorce was finalized in May 2010, citing irreconcilable differences.[18][7][19]

Tifrere authored a book on co-parenting, titled Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family (2018), with contributions from co-parents Beatz and Alicia Keys.[20][21]


Studio albums

  • January Joy (2005)
  • Back To Business (2007) (Shelved)
  • The Renovation Series (2009) (Unreleased)
  • Mashonda Loyal (2012) (Unreleased)


  • The Renovation Series (2009)
  • Love, Mashonda (2012)


  • 2005: Back Of Da Club
  • 2006: Black Out (feat. Snoop Dogg)
  • 2006: Used To (Promo Only)
  • 2009: Dirty Laundry (feat. Eve)
  • 2009: No Panties (Buzz Single)
  • 2011: Intrigued (Buzz Single)
  • 2011: Juicy Fruit
  • 2012: Touch Me
  • 2012: Mystery (feat. Lil Mo)
  • 2015: Unify Our Bodies (Unreleased)
  • 2020: TBA
As featured artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B
"Girl's Best Friend"
(Jay-Z featuring Mashonda)
1999 52 19 Blue Streak: The Album and Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter
"Get No Better"
(Cassidy featuring Mashonda)
2003 79 51 Split Personality
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

Guest appearances

List of non-single songs with guest appearances by Mashonda
Title Year Album Other artist(s)
"Crazy Girl" 2001 Rush Hour 2 (soundtrack) LL Cool J
"Kiss Is Spittin'" Kiss tha Game Goodbye Jadakiss, Nate Dogg
"You Could Be Blind" The Great Depression DMX
"Be Me" Scorpion Eve
"S.H.Y.N.E." 2002 Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories Shyne
"Ghetto Love" LL Cool J
"Wanna Be Like Him" God's Favorite N.O.R.E.
"Party in the Rain" Eve-Olution Eve
"This Is Who I Am" 2003 La Bella Mafia Lil' Kim, Swizz Beatz
"S.H.Y.N.E." 2004 Godfather Buried Alive Shyne
"So Long" 2005 I'm a Hustla Cassidy, Raekwon
"Listen Baby" All or Nothing Fat Joe
"Take a Trip" 2007 B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story Cassidy
"Luv Me Tomorrow" 2012 Black Hero Theme Musik Omen, Karina Pasian, Amanda Seales, The Force


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Love & Hip Hop: New York Herself Supporting Role (Season 1)


  1. ^ "Mashonda » Biography, Pictures, Forum, Videos, News, Photos". Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "Vh1: Love & Hip Hop (Trailer)". Hip Hop N More. February 11, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Didnt Cha Know 5 Hit Records Mashonda Wrote". Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Cassidy's "Get No Better"". VIBE. July 13, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 29, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b "Vibe Magazine Part 4 Mashonda Cover Story Interview". Vibe. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Mashonda: Swizz Beatz is a deadbeat who owes big money". New York Daily News. May 18, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  8. ^ "Swizz settles with baby mama". New York Post. September 19, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Vibe Magazine Part 1 Mashonda Cover Story Interview". Vibe. July 13, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  10. ^ "Vibe Magazine Part 2 Mashonda Cover Story Interview". Vibe. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  11. ^ "Vibe Magazine Part 3 Mashonda Cover Story Interview". Vibe. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  12. ^ "Vibe Magazine Part 5 Mashonda Cover Story Interview". Vibe. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  13. ^ "Vibe Magazine Part 6 Mashonda Cover Story Interview". Vibe. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  14. ^ "Vibe Magazine Part 7 Mashonda Cover Story Interview". Vibe. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  15. ^ "Vibe Magazine Part 8 Mashonda Cover Story Interview". Vibe. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  16. ^ "Vibe Magazine Part 9 Mashonda Cover Story Interview". Vibe. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  17. ^ [9][10][11][6][12][13][14][15][16]
  18. ^ "Swizz Beatz addresses Alicia Keys Rumors, Reveals Michael Jackson Tour Deal". MTV. June 16, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  19. ^ Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller (November 26, 2015). "Rap Radar Podcast - Swizz Beatz on Alicia Keys relationship". Rap Radar (Podcast). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  20. ^ "Swizz Beatz's Ex Mashonda Tifrere Opens Up About Co-Parenting with Her Ex and His Wife Alicia Keys". People. May 17, 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  21. ^ "Inside Alicia Keys and Mashonda Tifrere's Blended Family Friendship: 'We Have Girl Talk'". People. October 4, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
This page was last edited on 10 January 2020, at 04:27
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.