Contact Us

Watch Rare Footage of Kanye West Working on His Demo With Rhymefest [VIDEO]

Kanye West may be one of the biggest stars in the world, but he still came from the same humble origins that most up-and-coming artists do. As fans wait on the rapper’s much-anticipated new album, they now have the opportunity to get a glimpse of the man before the fame in a rare behind-the-scenes visuals titled ‘The High School Graduate.’

The videos, shot by Danny Joe Sorge, takes you back to 2002, as Kanye works on his demo alongside longtime collaborator Rhymefest. The two trade some stories and ‘Ye even shares his philosophy on music, detailing why he feels it’s OK to have someone sing atop a vocal sample. Viewers also get to see the modest setup Kanye had in New Jersey at the time — a stark contrast to the studios the Chicago native records in today.

The footage even includes a look at an early version of Kanye’s breakthrough single, ‘Jesus Walks,’ featuring a verse from Rhymefest. It’s a unique peek into Kanye’s mindset and recording process long before he became the huge act that he is today.

More from KFFM.com

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kffm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 107.3 KFFM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 107.3 KFFM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!