See 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rap In Unearthed 1996 Video

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Kanye West performs in a mask on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, north London, Friday, July 4, 2014. The first festival took place in June 2005 and was staged in Hyde Park. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) | Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP /Invision/AP

To celebrate #tbt, alerted the Internet to this previously unearthed video of Kanye West rapping in 1996. The video -- uploaded to YouTube by DJ Eclipse, who passed the clip on to Complex -- was filmed at Fat Beats' second New York location in August of 1996. West was 19 years old at the time of the recording. Watch below as he crushes some verses and references Alanis Morissette. Head to for the full story behind the video, as relayed by DJ Eclipse.

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