Young Kanye West Name-Drops Alanis Morissette in 1996 Freestyle

We’re about 12 hours too late for #ThrowbackThursday, so how about accepting this footage of a 19-year-old Kanye West spittin’ a hot freestyle as our contribution to #FreezeFrameFriday (Yes, we just made that up…)? A recently unearthed 1996 freestyle from Mr. Kim Kardashian has make the ’rounds on the blogosphere.

The video of the future rapper/producer/Mr. Kim Kardashian was recorded at the now-defunct New York record store Fat Beats and features the “Flashing Lighrs” emcee professing himself as “mad ironic like Alanis Morissette.” (A nod to Morissette’s quintessential 1995 hit, “Ironic.”)

We always took Kanye for more of a Suzanne Vega sorta guy. (*Kanye Shrug*)

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