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Watch A 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rap At Fat Beats

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 [...]



Vintage Video: Kanye West at Freestyles at Fat Beats Opening Circa 1996

Wow. DJ Eclipse just liberated this footage of a young19 year-old Kanye spitting at the grand opening of the old Fat Beats store on 6th Avenue in the West Village. Eclipse gave Complex some context: “The original location of Fat Beats launched on July 14, 1994 which means FB just turned 20 years old! Business […]

Kanye West, Iggy Azalea Join Made In America L.A. Lineup

Jay Z’s Made In America festival did a weird thing this year by splitting itself in two and trying to tackle both coasts. When it was first announced, it was clear the Philadelphia one was clearly better with sets from Kanye, Pharrell, Spoon, and Grimes while the Los Angeles edition was headlined by the likes [...]



Watch Kanye In The Pilot For His Travel Agent’s Failed Reality Show

Kanye West appearances on Keeping Up With The Kardashians are fairly few and far between when you consider that Kanye’s wife is the most famous person on the entire reality-TV hellscape. But as TMZ points out, the whole Kardashians era does not mark Kanye’s first foray into those reality TV waters. Four years ago, West’s [...]



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