Hear A Freshly-Surfaced Kanye West Beat Tape From 1997
As the world continues to debate whether they prefer the old or new Kanye West, a freshly dug-up beat tape may just stack the odds in favor of the former. This morning, what is claimed to be a tape from well-before Ye’s College Dropout run surfaced, featuring eight clean instrumentals, though they generally stray from the old-soul chipmunk chops we’ve come to love of young Kanye, with the exception of track 5 and a very simple, non-high-pitch flip of Minnie Riperton‘s “Lazy Afternoon” on track 7.
It’s hard to say just how long the tape will remain on these here internets, as they may have aged right out of relevance for the copyright hawks of his team. Nonetheless, Ye’s squad tends to act fairly swiftly with these sorts of matters, and with that in mind, we suggest you put your ears to this thing while you can. Having a tough time washing away the memories of post-Kardashian Kanye? Here’s the remedy you may be seeking. Though, personally, I’d still take just about anything on The Life Of Pablo, finished or not. Stream the new(ish) arrival from Kanye West down below and revisit his scattered, yet poignant Ellen interview today for all of Kanye-isms you can bear.