Watch Kanye West Rap at Fat Beats in 1996

Years before Kanye West was the tabloid target he is now, he was a skilled struggling rapper like many others. This recently-released video footage of a young Kanye rapping at a Fat Beats record store get-together is proof. During the festivities for the opening of the Fat Beats on Sixth Avenue in 1996, a hungry Kanye jumped in front of a crowd to spit a hardcore verse as a DJ supplied live boom-bap behind him. The Kanye showcased in this nearly-20-year-old clip was nowhere near the monolithic Yeezus figure we see today, but even as a young kid Kanye had a great deal of talent. You can watch the entire footage of Kanye's performance at Fat Beats above.

By: Patrick Montes / Live / July 17, 2014 / 6249 Views
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  • For Fucks Sake

    get off his dick already. shits 18 years old.

  • MarvelAlexander

    damn that was kinda raw


    Ok? It's nothing to click on. I normally check shit out. But wtf

  • whoa

    I was 2 when this happened

  • Andy Carmon

    Kanye's been sick since I was 3 years old

  • nez

    this one of those moments where I wish I had his passion and guts to go against all odds.

  • Sam Astachnowicz

    Before he started trippin on his ego...

  • YeahYouToo

    Chi-town kid with a nas flow

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  • The Rhyme Rockin’ Scotsman

    ... that nigga lurkin in the FILA doeeee... yuk yuk ha ha

  • tobs

    Young Yeezus

  • D3AVE

    Can u blame em? Started from nothing and keep going

  • cformusic

    damn im old!

  • Nick • Eyebone

    Fuck. You. Amy.

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    fooka you amy!!!

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  • Forever Fly

    Thats the legendary Percee P fool, better recognize