#TBT: Here’s Kanye West Freestyling in 1996 Before He Was ‘God’

We all know that musical stardom doesn’t rise out of thin air, but it’s still interesting to see the early moments of any living legend. That’s the appeal of this clip of a young Kanye West freestyling at a record store almost 20 years ago. According to the video description, Chicago’s DJ Eclipse found the recording in his archives from the early days of Fat Beats, a record store that used to have a NYC location–that’s where this freestyle session took place. Apparently Eclipse has more footage on the way, so it’ll be interesting to see what turns up next.

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