Musical and singing talents seem to run in Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz’s family.
Beatz recently shared a video of Egypt, his 5-year-old son with Keys, showing off his impressive piano and singing skills on Instagram. Egypt, affectionately called Egy, created the lyrics of a song named “Super-Boy” and his proud father uploaded a video of him signing the song while working his magic on the piano. He captioned the video, “Proud Dad Alert. Egy wrote his 1st song Super-boy . Wait for the fancy fingers at the end. Kids you gotta love em.”
Watch the video below:
Egypt is the first child of the “Girl On Fire” singer and the fourth of recording artist and producer Beatz. The couple confirmed that they are dating in 2009 after almost a year of the press speculating that they were seeing each other. They married in 2010 and have two children together. Besides Egypt, Keys and Beatz have another son named Genesis Ali Dean.
Beatz fathered his first son in 2000 named Prince Nasir Dean with Nicole Levy. He then had a son with songwriter Mashonda Tifrere named Kasseem David Dean, Jr. After they divorced, the producer had a daughter named Nicole with British singer-songwriter and producer Jahna Sebastian. He took a DNA test to confirm that he is indeed the father.
Keys spoke about her son’s musical talent earlier this month during an interview with Ryan Seacrest. “He’s super musical,” the “If I Ain’t Got You” singer said (via Entertainment Tonight). “He always has been, since he was a kid. You could play a rhythm on a drum and he’d duplicate it, or you could do a beat box with your mouth and he’ll duplicate it.”
The 35-year-old singer later added, “He’s [Egypt is] playing piano and he’s getting good at it, he’s out there practicing,” Keys added. “It takes practice! No one is good for no reason, so he’s working on it.”
Egypt is a credited producer in Kendrick Lamar’s album “Untitled Unmastered.”