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He might be a globally successful rap star now, but even Kanye West had to start somewhere.
And in his case those tentative early steps towards world musical domination included this little-seen performance at New York record store Fat Beats in 1996.
The minute-long clip, which surfaced on YouTube earlier this week, sees a 19-year-old Kanye – pre-Yeezus and any association with the Kardashians showing off his vocal skills on the store’s tiny stage.
And not content with showing his suitability for rap stardom there’s some choice lyrics in there too, including a few random references to Chicago and, weirdly, Alanis Morrisette.
Yes, it’s a teenage Kanye West showing off his rapping skills. And not a Kardashian in sight. (Picture: YouTube)
All of which is a far cry from his more recent headline performances and bizarre onstage rants.
Unsurprisingly the video has proven popular, with over…
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