…presented by the Hype Men Podcast.
Streamable through our friends at DJBooth.
“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 2001, had the name Kanye West on them. These two beat CDs, now celebrating their 10 year anniversary and I believe the oldest Kanye beats ever released, are here for your enjoyment.
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
To stream Kanye Beats: Disc One in its entirety, visit: DJBooth
Notes: Disc Two will be released on Monday, April 4. For Jensen’s full story behind these discs, click here. Per request, Disc One is not available for download in its entirety, only streamed.