Kanye West was once a regular human being. That means he used to grab a microphone and rap with his buddies just like the rest of us. For proof, here’s a video of him in Fat Beats in New York kicking a freestyle in 1996, which would make him roughly 19 at the time.
The freestyle is pretty good. It’s like you can hear it and foretell of greatness but you can see a guy who can hold his own on the mic, which Kanye could always do even at his worst. It’s sort of funny to see him get the DJ to cut the music off because Kanye is still directing the action on the stage even as a young rookie.