What were you doing when you were 19 years old? Well, while many of you were probably gaining your freshman 15 or immediately heading into an eternal workforce, Kanye West was doing the same thing he is now. Well, that’s relative, because obviously the scale wasn’t quite as grand, back when this rare, recently-unearthed footage of The Throne’s most complete artist was originally shot in 1996. But, when it comes down to it, you don’t even have to listen closely to see this Chicago prodigy went just as hard during the open-mic years as he does now, stunting on the jumbo-tron.
Aside from the nostalgia factor, though, this gem just further proves that if you give something your all for long enough, never letting up along the way, even college dropouts can achieve the unimaginable.