As Kanye West scrambles to put the finishing touches on his (thrice-titled, now-untitled) seventh solo album, some Internet sleuths have dug back in the vaults to uncover some previously unreleased footage.

The video in question shows a much younger Kanye West during a visit to Tim Westwood's show in January 2004, just before the release of his debut album, The College Dropout. Joining him are two-thirds of the Roc-A-Fella brain trust: Dame Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. (The executives carry on a conversation between themselves at one point in the video, which goes to show just how little attention Kanye once commanded, even from those in his corner.)

The six-minute clip is a charisma-drenched tour through the Chicago star's early work. He started by rapping a new set of lyrics over his beat for "Slow Jamz," which by that point had become a hit for both himself and Twista. Then Westwood threw on the beat for "Change Clothes," the single from Jay Z's The Black Album, which had come out the previous fall and at that point signaled his retirement. Ye ran through lyrics from: "Hold On (Remix)" from Freshman Adjustment Vol. 3; "Selfish," the Slum Village single on which he was featured; "This Way," the Dilated Peoples that introduced him to many national listeners; "Wack Niggaz," the Kanye, Talib Kweli, Consequence and Common mixtape cut--Kanye would later amend these lyrics for "Bring Me Down" from Late Registration; and "Gettin' It In" by Jadakiss, from his Kiss of Death, which came out later in 2004.

When the DJ moves on to another song from The Black Album, the West-produced "Encore," Kanye west takes a breather as only he can: "I'ma let y'all just talk about how good I rap for a minute, then I'm gonna come back." When he does, it's with his verse over Ludacris' "Stand Up," a single he also produced.

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