May 30, 2018

2007: Battle of the Beats Ft. Kanye West + Swizz Beatz + The Birth of the IPhone and More! [VIDEO]

Kanye West Summer Jam Swizz Beatz Video
2007: Battle of the Beats Ft. Kanye West + Swizz Beatz + The Birth of the IPhone and More! [VIDEO]
 (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

HOT 97’s Summer Jam 2007 was definitely one to remember!

Now that Swizz Beatz is making a return for the 25th anniversary this year on June 10th, it is only right that we revisit the time Swizz and Kanye went head to head as producers, with ‘Battle of the Beats’ on the Summer Jam stadium stage.

Swizz admitted that he hit up some of the best producers to take him up on the challenge, including Pharrell and Timbaland, but Kanye West was the only one who accepted!

While they both showed each other their lists of what they were going to play on that legendary night, Swizz says Kanye changed things up and surprised him with different tracks during the actual show.  

Sounds like a Kanye West move, right?

All in all both of the artists have produced great hits from ‘’Takeover’ by Kanye West  down to ‘Jigga My N****a” by Swizz Beats!

Watch footage from the Battle of Beats Summer Jam 2007 below:

Kanye West x Swizz Beatz

Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez GettyImages

The Birth of the IPhone!

2007 was definitely a year of CHANGE in the world of technology.

The brilliant Steve Jobs released the IPhone and garnered fans he never knew he had. 

One of the most memorable moments in Apple history was when Steve Jobs presented the IPhone, which has morphed into a substitute for a laptop at the Macworld San Francisco conference.

Take a look:

Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five Make History AGAIN!

In 2007 Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five became the first Hip Hop act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Sounds kind of late, but it was a pivitol moment in Hip Hop history. 

Take a look at their acceptance speech/performance below: 

2007 Wrap Up + Summer Jam Line Up 

Let’s just say the year of 2007 held a lot of weight between new music, inventions, and accomplishments!

Not only that, but Summer Jam 2007 had a line up that is still remembered till this day, and shares two legendary artists that will grace this years 25th anniversary on June 10th 2018!

Swizz Beatz

Lil Wayne




Chris Brown


Keyshia Cole



Young Jeezy

Kanye West


Rich Boy

Lil Kim 

Watch the highlights from Summer Jam 2007 below: 

SJ 2007

SJ 2007 2

SJ 2007 3

SJ 2007 4

SJ 2007 5

Photo  Credit: Theo Wargo – Getty Images