Here Is Video Of 19-Year Old Kanye West Freestyle Rapping In NYC


Video of 19-year old Kanye West busting a freestyle rhyme in NYC back in 1996 has made its way to the Internets and as you can see above, it’s a pretty kickass video. Baby Kanye’s rap performance was filmed at the now-defunct Fat Beats storefront in Greenwich Village in NYC by the shop manager-turned radio disc jockey DJ Eclipse. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Fat Beats, DJ Eclipse has made this previously unseen footage of Kanye rapping available for all to see. It’s clear to see that West has had a talent for rap from the start. It’s pretty neat to see Kanye the rap superstar in his infancy. Please enjoy this video.