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See 19-Year-Old Kanye West Freestyle Rap #FlashbackFriday

Yeezus could throw down beats even at 19!

A two minute video was posted on YouTube, Thursday, of the rapper in 1996 at the Fat Beats store grand opening in New York, showing off his free styling skills. And after a rough start he was unstoppable rapping about Alanis Morissette, his hometown of Chicago and also a strange nod to the future.

"It ain't original because I'm coming from the future," he raps in the clip.

Fat Beats general manager, DJ Eclipse, posted the video and wrote in the description, "Yesterday I started converting old Hi8 video tapes to DVD and came across some interesting footage from that day ... But what took me by surprise was the appearance of this 19 year-old kid who at that time nobody knew."

Five years later Kanye produced Jay-Z's hit song, Izzo right before his big break with his 2004 debut album The College Dropout. The rapper has definitely come a long way in his rapping career since that freestyle rap.

Check out the video to see Kid Kanye's skills for yourself.

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