Music| Listen to Kanye West’s Beat Mixtape from 2001


• Before Yeezus it was simply Kanyé and before he was a College Dropout he was trying to be accepted. Recently Gallery-owner and writer Jensen Karp acquired a historic piece of Kanye West’s journey to stardom, Kanye’s beat tape aging from 2001. This artifact may seem trivial but when listening music connoisseurs will notice the blueprint of what became sounds of Ye’s first two studio albums.

Throughout the tape we take notice to the origins of Kanye’s sampling secrets, his preparations for drum kits he became infamous for and hints of projects he was preparing during this time period. You will experience several shades of sounds hinting towards renown tracks like Jay-z’s “Izzo (H.O.V.A)” or “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)”. Karp has discovered a nostalgic article of Kanye memorabilia from 2001 that help better understand Mr.West of 2015.


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