By Allison Perlstein

Swizz Beatz started out as a young DJ in du-rags and baggy clothes and has evolved into a Grammy award winning producer, artist, and style icon. In 2011 alone, Swizzy has already collaborated with Audemars Piguet, Louboutin, Reebok, and is said to be releasing his own line of studded leather jackets. It's no wonder a couple weeks back, he incited a small riot at Webster hall in NYC when he threw his leather Louboutin jacket into the crowd, starting a new song on the spot called “Throw the Muthaf*cking Jackets on Stage.” Whether custom-made or couture, Swizz’s choices in leather are always reflective of his unique style. With that said, let’s take a look back at some of Swizz Beatz’s best moments in leather jackets.