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Jason Tate 01/16/12 08:32 AM

19 Year Old Kanye West [Video]
 
Stereogum has uncovered a video of 19 year old Kanye West rapping onstage in Chicago. It's in the replies for a little unseen nostalgia.

Jason Tate 01/16/12 08:32 AM


JonnyJonnyJonny 01/16/12 08:39 AM

He's come a long way.

Dre Okorley 01/16/12 08:41 AM

Like.

Holly HoX! 01/16/12 08:48 AM

Man, this video is heartbreaking.

This is who I wish Kanye West was. You know, a real MC.

TheRealJohnOC 01/16/12 08:48 AM

He hasn't aged lol still has the same flow and the same punching one liners. Awesome!

incognitojones 01/16/12 08:48 AM

Not bad at all. Really shows how he found his own sound.

BusterBluth 01/16/12 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Holly HoX! (Post 101252442)
Man, this video is heartbreaking.

This is who I wish Kanye West was. You know, a real MC.


Holly HoX! 01/16/12 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by BusterBluth (Post 101252582)


Ahhhh Conan. What happened to RepliesWithGifs. Passing da baton.

Dustin Harkins 01/16/12 09:02 AM

I hope no one ever finds my young performances...

BusterBluth 01/16/12 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Holly HoX! (Post 101253042)
Ahhhh Conan. What happened to RepliesWithGifs. Passing da baton.

I only usually reply to news posts with gifs, almost never threads.

Holly HoX! 01/16/12 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by BusterBluth (Post 101253322)
I only usually reply to news posts with gifs, almost never threads.


Ahhh

perceptrons 01/16/12 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Holly HoX! (Post 101252442)
Man, this video is heartbreaking.

This is who I wish Kanye West was. You know, a real MC.

I'd settle for this Kanye.

Holly HoX! 01/16/12 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by perceptrons (Post 101253472)
I'd settle for this Kanye.


That's what I'm saying. The Food is example of good, rapping Kanye. TCD is my favorite album of his then LR. I like when he raps, when it's hip-hop. His shit now is more about production than anything else and I can see why people dig it, but I like his earlier work more.

BusterBluth 01/16/12 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Holly HoX! (Post 101253372)
Ahhh

Well I suppose this is a thread, I meant forum threads.

And what's with the hate or Kanye nowadays? He's spectacular.

Chris Collum 01/16/12 09:16 AM

Pretty cool

Holly HoX! 01/16/12 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by BusterBluth (Post 101253792)
Well I suppose this is a thread, I meant forum threads.

And what's with the hate or Kanye nowadays? He's spectacular.


Oh, I certainly don't hate Kanye, never said that. I just prefer his older music. I liked his old instrumentals and his old rapping style like this video. He goes harder and has more fun. His lyrical content now is Gucci this, Prada that. Like I said, I like TCD more than anything else he's done. That's all. He doesn't make bad music by any means - but I did think 808s was fucking garbage.

BusterBluth 01/16/12 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Holly HoX! (Post 101254112)
Oh, I certainly don't hate Kanye, never said that. I just prefer his older music. I liked his old instrumentals and his old rapping style like this video. He goes harder and has more fun. His lyrical content now is Gucci this, Prada that. Like I said, I like TCD more than anything else he's done. That's all. He doesn't make bad music by any means - but I did think 808s was fucking garbage.

TCD and MTDF are just about tied for me. I downloaded an instrumentals only version of 808's and I enjoy that.

Dustin Harkins 01/16/12 09:23 AM

As a whole, MBDTF is my favorite but as for Kanye's actual rapping, my favorite has to be LR. I love TCD and put it above LR for the overall sound, but his rapping on LR was so much more mature. But other than 808s and "Drunk And Hot Girls" (because they obviously don't count in rapping), Kanye's rapping hasn't ever really sounded bad.

Holly HoX! 01/16/12 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Dustin Harkins (Post 101254542)
As a whole, MBDTF is my favorite but as for Kanye's actual rapping, my favorite has to be LR. I love TCD and put it above LR for the overall sound, but his rapping on LR was so much more mature. But other than 808s and "Drunk And Hot Girls" (because they obviously don't count in rapping), Kanye's rapping hasn't ever really sounded bad.


Feel the same about TCD as a whole. LR is straight beastly. It has of my single favorite Ye songs like "Celebration" We Major" and "Addiction"

Dustin Harkins 01/16/12 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Holly HoX! (Post 101254702)
Feel the same about TCD as a whole. LR is straight beastly. It has of my single favorite Ye songs like "Celebration" We Major" and "Addiction"

Kanye rapping on a Just Blaze beat was something special.

zachff 01/16/12 09:33 AM

Even back then he was rocking the tucked in polo. Props.

Kyle Thrash 01/16/12 09:36 AM

MBDTF is my favorite album of his but I can't watch this and not miss College Dropout Kanye

asthenia* 01/16/12 09:52 AM

kanye is still a fantastic rapper. people just seem to be disappointed that his subject matter has changed, which i personally am fine with. it would be weird if he was rapping about being broke, or dealing drugs because thats not his life. he's a huge celebrity, and i think it's been really interesting to watch how he deals with the dark side of fame etc.

obviously i'm generalizing here, but hopefully you get my point

vegasbabyvegas 01/16/12 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by perceptrons (Post 101253472)
I'd settle for this Kanye.

One of my favorites

defy_stars 01/16/12 11:53 AM

Very nice.

jornor 01/16/12 12:02 PM

lol win

freakster 01/16/12 12:09 PM

Is that the Double Door? Haha

Ollie McKraut 01/16/12 12:28 PM

weird that Kanye used to rap

steve187 01/16/12 01:02 PM

classic. not that i don't love MDBTF, but i wish he would make an album these days in this style but that would never happen

kidinthebushes 01/16/12 01:59 PM

So he wasn't always loud, arrogant and annoying?

mattyrocks 01/16/12 02:46 PM

ye = ye.

Mudblock 01/16/12 03:23 PM

Everyone says "Oh I wished he rapped more, hes just a production rapper now" but if he went back everyone would still complain. Hes at the top of hip hop at the moment, hes already proved that he can rap and now hes pushing the limits of hip hop further then anyone else in my opinion. I for one, am happy that he tries to push the boundaries with each record and doesnt settle for the TCD or LR sound and makes a different album each time. We have plenty of rappers doing the same old shit over and over, Im happy we have someone like Kanye doing it different.

PS. I loved 808 and Heartbreaks. I like it better then LR.

lbc182 01/16/12 03:54 PM

i saw him a few years after this. my friend was at this show or one around this..

thesafeword 01/16/12 04:17 PM

ye

RonStoppable 01/16/12 07:12 PM

way sick.

trappedintime 01/16/12 07:45 PM

This is so cool. Dude is a legend.

Mistle 01/17/12 03:46 AM

oh wow.

and yessss this got me pumped again. seeing kanye in 2 weeks headlining big day out! :D

Numero10 01/17/12 11:02 AM

You guys do realise that MBDTF features a lot of his best rapping?

See: "Power" and "Gorgeous"

incognitojones 01/17/12 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Numero10 (Post 101337042)
You guys do realise that MBDTF features a lot of his best rapping?

See: "Power" and "Gorgeous"

Some of his best verses in years.

I'll take pushing the boundaries of what can be considered hip hop over regular hip hop Kanye any day.

Dustin Harkins 01/17/12 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Numero10 (Post 101337042)
You guys do realise that MBDTF features a lot of his best rapping?

See: "Power" and "Gorgeous"

"Power" is my favorite Kanye song lyrically.

stereokiller 01/19/12 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Holly HoX! (Post 101253712)
That's what I'm saying. The Food is example of good, rapping Kanye. TCD is my favorite album of his then LR. I like when he raps, when it's hip-hop. His shit now is more about production than anything else and I can see why people dig it, but I like his earlier work more.

I was actually hoping his next album would have the production value of MBDTF and the lyrical content of LR. That would be the best record ever made.

stereokiller 01/19/12 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Dustin Harkins (Post 101341352)
"Power" is my favorite Kanye song lyrically.

god show me the waaaay because the devil tryna break me doooown.

I don't think I can ever have a favorite Kanye song lyrically. It always changes from time to time. Right now it's Jesus Walks though.

Holly HoX! 01/19/12 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by stereokiller (Post 101477372)
I was actually hoping his next album would have the production value of MBDTF and the lyrical content of LR. That would be the best record ever made.


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