This is What a Really Young Kanye West Looked Like at Jermaine Dupri’s Birthday Party in 1998 (VIDEO).
Interwebz lost footage find of the day comes via the folks at Channel Zero – a popular program out of Chicago from back in the day – who dig into their vaults for this previously un-aired gem: Ma$e and his Harlem World crew interviewed at Jermaine Dupri’s b-day bash in ’98 along with a fledgling producer named… Kanye West! ‘Ye is clearly giddy as all hell (“Yo, Chi-Town – REPRESENT!”) given the chance to roll with these dudes (for whom he produced “You Made Me” off HW’s The Movement LP). Never get tired of seeing these types of pre-fame clips. Priceless stuff.
(Props to FakeshoreDrive / channelzerotv for the upload)