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18

Jul

Watch a 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rap at a Fat Beats Record Store in 1996

Woooo! My ninja ‘Ye is killin!!! Young spitta is throwin’ that fuego!

The backstory via Pigeons & Planes:

In 1996, Fat Beats opened up a record shop on 6th Avenue in New York City, and to celebrate the launch, a bunch of rappers came through to perform. At the time, a 19-year-old Chicago kid named Kanye West wasn’t one of the big draws. They had Lord Finesse, Ill Bill, J-Live, Chino XL, Xzibit, and a few other rappers who had already made a name for themselves and were known in New York.

Going back through the footage of the night, Fat Beats manager DJ Eclipse realized what he had and sent the video to Complex. It’s a teenage Kanye rapping in ’96, dropping lines like, “Tryin’ to flex technique you gettin’ blast with a tec / That shit is mad ironic like Alanis Morissette.”

02

Jul

Zane Lowe meets…. Rick Rubin

Loved the insight into the creative process working w/ some of the biggest names like Kanye West, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, etc.

Also, while you’re at it, peep the
Shangri La Studio tour from Zane Lowe.

16

Jun

Dave Chappelle Describes His First Encounter with Kanye West

Bahahaha…epic!

24

May

New ADIDAS Promo Ft. New Kanye West Track - The Dream: all in or nothing ft. Messi, Alves, Suárez, Özil and more — FIFA World Cup™

Sick promo!

18

Apr

NEW MUSIC VID: Future - “I Won” (Explicit) ft. Kanye West (Dir. by Hype Williams)

Real dope visuals.  Maaaan, I remember growing up on Hype Williams’ vids all through the 90s.  Time flies!

14

Apr

NEW MUSIC VID: Atmosphere - “Kanye West” (Official Video)

07

Apr

NEW MUSIC: Future - “I Won” ft. Kanye West (co-write by )

ISH KNOWS…I’m really feelin’ those keys and melody.  Peep the original track by Nick Seeley here.  Apparently this is his first placement.  Shit, talk about breaking in w/ a bang haha.

This is the highly anticipated single off Future’s, “Honest,” which goes on sale April 22th.

FREE D/L

24

Mar

Kimye Trolled!  LMFAOoOOOOO!!!!! Hahahaha!!!

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Hahahahaha…

Kimye Trolled!  LMFAOoOOOOO!!!!! Hahahaha!!!

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Hahahahaha…

(Source: solangehitme)

10

Mar

Daft Punk - “Computerized” Ft. Jay Z (Co-Prod. by Kanye West)


Feelin’ the production a lot; real chill, smooth.  Idk about Hova on the track, though.  Rumor has it this was meant for ‘Random Access Memories’ but didn’t make the cut.

17

Feb

Hudson Mohawke Unveils Unreleased Kanye West “Bound 1” Track

Interesting.  Which one do you guys like more???