Watch a 19-Year-Old Kanye West Freestyle At Fat Beats

Yeezus wasn’t even a word and Kim K was still in high school when Kanye West, still trying to earn his street cred, popped into the now-closed Fat Beats storefront in Greenwich Village in August of 1996. Now on the 20th anniversary of Fat Beats inception, the store manager-turned “Rap Is Outta Control” radio host, DJ Eclipse released some grainy footage he took way back when of Ye, already plenty cocky but a masterful freestyler, doing what he still does best. It’s refreshing, seeing the current king of rap in a low-fi 480 pixels, and an incredible time-capsule for a store that played host to what would become the next generation of a genre.

POSTED July 17, 2014 5:23PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (3) TAGS: ,

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  2. percee p says:

    Is that Percee P in the back with the Fila jersey?

  3. ARCHIE says:

    freestyle? lol

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