Video: Kanye West In His New Jersey Studio Circa 2002 [Unreleased]

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Filmed by Danny Joe Sorge

Here we have some super exclusive footage of Kanye West in his New Jersey home studio in early 2002, working on music for himself as well as Rhymefest’s demo.  This was from a vintage episode of Channel Zero, the Chicago Hip-Hop show that Coodie (now with Creative Control) operated with Tittyhead Ted and Danny Sorge back in the late ’90s/early ’00s (you can read more on Channel Zero here), that has been highly requested on the site for a very long time.  

In this two part clip , you can hear a very, very early version of “Jesus Walks” – the one that originally featured Rhymfest – and a handful of unreleased ‘Ye and ‘Fest records.  Later on, Kanye even performs “Livin’ A Movie” incorporating various titles from his DVD collection.  Hardcore ‘Ye fans know that one.  

It’s also dope to see Channel Zero panning in on Kanye’s then-current write-ups in various magazines such as XXL, The Source, etc.  You’ve come a long way, Mr. West.   Last call, anyone?

“New” episodes of Channel Zero coming soon.