Watch Kanye West Rap As A Teenager In A Clip From 1996

Idolator Staff | January 16, 2012 10:23 am

Believe it or not, Kanye West didn’t emerge from the womb with millions of fans and a bevy of superstars aching to collaborate with him. He was actually once just a person like you and us, although probably always a better rapper. And now we have the footage to prove it — a rare video from his teenage years back in Chicago circa 1996, long before he reached our ears with 2004’s The College Dropout. In the clip,the man behind Donda raps with his buddy phenom, sounding remarkably similar to the Yeezy World Peace we know and love today. Check it out below.

Would you have known this kid was destined for great things based on this performance?

[Via DDotOmen]