1. WATCH: Kanye West and His Moms Rap an Old Ye Verse Together (2003).

    Not to get all mushy and stuff, but there ain’t no love like a mom has for her kids — even if they grow up to be rap superstars. In this video filmed back in ’03, a still rising Kanye West visits his dear mother Donda (may she rest in peace) and she surprises him by starting to kick one of his early raps .

    “I said, ‘Kanye, keep on doin’ that, that’s a million dollars,'” Mrs. West says about the memories of her son’s early rappin’ skills. To which Ye replies, “And we still ain’t made a million yet.”

    Ye: “I walk through the halls of the school and it’s cool to be known by many for my rappin’ ability/ But what about the brothers that ain’t got it like me?/ Makin’ money off the trade you can say I had it made/ Drugs on the rise and it’s not a big surprise/ You see no soul in a young brother’s eyes/ Hard bottle(?) streets but the streets are kinda hard/ But here’s another fact that we can’t disregard/ Black on Black is a stab in my back/ It really hurts my soul when I hear about that…”

    Mom: “I love that rap…”

    [Via Pigeons and Planes . Props to Water Block NYC .]

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