Footage of before stars became famous never gets old. The same can be said for pretty much every video that surfaces of Kanye’s early days. The confidence is nothing new.
“It’s always fun when footage of pre-fame Kanye West emerges online. The latest example comes from DJ Eclipse, the former manager of legendary NYC record store Fat Beats, which before closing in 2010 was a pivotal New York rap hub and a mecca for hip-hop fans worldwide. Eclipse was poring through video of performances from the 1996 grand opening of the shop’s 6th Avenue location only to discover a now-familiar figure who hadn’t scanned as significant at the time.”