Before he was famous, Kanye West was just another hip-hop nerd on the come up. In honor of the ten year anniversary of The College Dropout, it was only right to unearth this lost gem of the superstar before the spotlight. 

Back in 1998, Kanye was just a 21-year-old kid at Jermaine Dupri's birthday party, getting interviewed alongside Mase. He was skinnier and wearing glasses back then, but the swagger is undeniable.

[via Rolling Stone]

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