Hype Men Present: Kanye West’s First Beats (Disc 2)

Posted 5 years ago
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"Last week I was stumbling through my garage, searching through old storage bins, when I came across some old beat CDs from my days as a signed Interscope rapper. I was shocked to find that two of them, both given to me in '01, had the name Kanye West on them. These two CDs, which I believe are the oldest Kanye beats ever released, now celebrate their 10 year anniversary.

I think this collection of early Kanye beats shows you where he came from, even if it doesn't necessarily sound like 'Kanye' now. He kept at it and became the incredible producer he is today. I remember he even had to leave the studio sessions early, so he could make the last train back to his mom's house. He's come a long way, and I'm proud to have been around, even if for just a second at the start."

- Jensen Karp of The Hypemen

Notes: This is the second disc of an exclusive two disc series. Disc 1 is available here. For the full story behind these discs, click here. Per request, Disc One & Two are not available for download, only streamed.

UPDATE: I Dropped a Kanye Beat Tape & It Went Viral 4 Years Later

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