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Vintage: Kanye West & Rhymefest Circa 2002 (Video)

blame it on Meka April 20, 2010


This is actually very dope to see. I absolutely love seeing footage from back in the day that reminds me of how good music truly is. Many props to Andrew for unearthing this…

Here we have some super exclusive footage of Kanye West in his New Jersey home studio in early 2002, working on music for himself as well as Rhymefest’s demo. This was from a vintage episode of Channel Zero, the Chicago Hip-Hop show that Coodie (now with Creative Control) operated with Tittyhead Ted and Danny Sorge back in the late ’90s/early ’00s that has been highly requested on the site for a very long time.

In this two part clip , you can hear a very, very early version of “Jesus Walks” – the one that originally featured Rhymfest – and a handful of unreleased ‘Ye and ‘Fest records. Later on, Kanye even performs “Livin’ A Movie” incorporating various titles from his DVD collection. Hardcore ‘Ye fans know that one.