Vintage: Kanye West’s Tim Westwood Freestyle

blame it on Patrick Glynn February 4, 2016

Tim Westwood‘s Throwback Thursdays are one of my favorite weekly segments coming from the hip-hop world, and Westwood’s latest reminiscent freestyle brings Kanye West bars from January 2004 to the forefront.

Kanye’s freestyles lasted around six minutes, and he took on “Slow Jamz” (yes, he freestyled over his own single) and Jay Z’s “Change Clothes,” where he really just spit his verses from songs that eventually came out including Slum Village’s “Selfish” and Dilated Peoples’ “This Way,” Talib Kweli’s “Wack Niggaz” and Jadakiss’ “Gettin It In’.” He finished the “freestyle” with his remix to Ludacris’ “Stand Up” — a song he produced.

With the hype around a Kanye West album never higher, this is the perfect time for Westwood to revisit the rapper/producer/mogul’s roots. Watch the session below.