watch young kanye rap for jay-z in the studio

I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye.

by Charlotte Gush
19 July 2017, 5:50pm

This article was originally published by i-D UK. 

An old studio recording of Kanye West showing off his beats and bars to mentor Jay-Z has surfaced online. The clip appears to show an early performance by Kanye of his verse on "The Bounce," eventually heard on JAY-Z's 2002 album The Blueprint 2. The verse references the films South Central and, err, Shrek, and Kanye correctly predicts himself blowing up as an artist.

Before Jay exits, the filmmaker can be heard asking what he thinks of Kanye. "Ye West. Hot. Fire. Put my money on it!" Jay-Z responds. Check it out, below.

Read: Remember when Kanye told hip hop to stop being homophobic on MTV?


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