For fans of the old Kanye West, a recently uncovered freestyle from the “Violent Crimes” rapper highlights him rapping more like the Freshman Adjustment Yeezy, rather than the Ye rapper of today.
The recording, which is apparently from Sept. 22, 2000, was recorded at Kanye’s Chicago home studio and highlights the Windy City rhymer conveying some hard-hitting bars. “Ya n*ggas follow Kanye like a hip-hop cult/This ain’t Tool Time get off my nuts and bolts/And everything I spit is like a f*ckin’ quote/Man, sometimes I can’t believe the shit I wrote,” he raps.
Later in the video, Yeezy spits one of his renowned lines that he later utilized as a part of “Last Call” on The College Dropout. “I murder these niggas on that lyrical shit/Mayonnaise-colored Benz I push miracle whips,” he rapped during the freestyle.
“I copped a new set of rims, nubuck Timmies/I wear a size 12, my car wear 20s/Momma, why they won’t just let me live my life? Let me rock my ice?/Just admit that I spit that nice/When I drop that flow, fuckin’ with Kanye to the is Mission Impossible,” ‘Ye continues.
While fans may never recover the old Kanye West, there could be some new music from the maker in progress. In July, Chance The Rapper announced that he and fellow Chicago native Yeezy were chipping away at new music for a forthcoming project.
Look at Kanye’s 2000 freestyle below for your daily dose of nostalgia:
UNRELEASED Kanye West Freestyle
September 22nd, 2000. 10:45pm. Live from Kanye's home studio on 95th and Longwood. Beverly. Konman Productions HQ.
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