I love seeing old clips of Kanye before he became a worldwide music icon and a victim of his own fame. The video below features an interview with Mase during Jermaine Dupri’s birthday party in 1998. At the end of the video, the mic gets passed to a young Kanye West who gives a shout-out to his hood. I bet no one in that room thought the dude with those teeth and glasses would ever make it big. We have a feeling Kanye knew it all along, even back in ’98.
Skip to 1:50 to check out Kanye in the clip.