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From the Archives: Kanye West Talks Early Fame and First Cover

photographer Jonathan Mannion

Back in late 2003, we gave Kanye West his first magazine cover. We've reached deep into the video archives and found this relic of West catching up with MTV at the FADER #20 release party. Read Knox Robinson and Will Welch's cover feature from the back issue here and watch Kanye talk, with signature grandiose style, about the makings of his early success and his biggest inspiration at the time, new Rock hall-of-famers Red Hot Chili Peppers, below.

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From the Archives: Kanye West Talks Early Fame and First Cover