Listen To Kanye's First Beat Tape

Tons of old Kanye beats have surfaced over the years, but the latest leak is one of the best yet. The eight beats are supposedly from 1997 although he produced eight tracks on Chicago rapper Grav’s 1996 release Down to Earth and probably made tapes before that. Nonetheless, the sounds are definitely worth a spin as the tape represents some of West’s earliest work and predates the likes of his Go-Getters contributions (not to mention his work for Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella) by a few years..