There is no way we are going to get a break from Kanye West anytime soon. His album hype is insane right now,-seriously he just sold out Madison Square Garden in ten minutes- and he somehow has his hand in every piece of pop culture at the moment. Tim Westwood knows this fact as well, and he is doing his part in adding onto the hype leading up to the iconic rappers album release.
Tim Westwood has a weekly segment on his radio show called Throwback Thursdays. Exactly like the famous instagram trend. It has become an integral part of many rap heads Thursdays and never ceases to provide gems.
Today was no different as Westwood let the nostalgia flow as he let a young Kanye’s freestyle grace the airwaves. This freestyle actually takes place a little over 12 years ago.
Disclaimer the footage above turns out to not actually be a freestyle. Tim Westwood as long as any Kanye fan will recognize these verses in some way. The first beat Westwood saw Kanye freestyle over was his own single, “Slow Jamz.” Next Tim Westwood put on another classic beat in Jay Z’s “Change Clothes,” and this is where the term “freestyle” gets used loosely.
‘Ye pretty much recited written verses that would eventually end up on the songs “Selfish” by Slum Village, “This Way” by Dialted Peoples, “Wack Niggaz” by Talib Kweli, and “Gettin it in” by Jadakiss. To cap off the freestyle (again, used in the loosest of terms) by spitting a verse over “Stand Up” by Ludacris, a song that ‘Ye produced.
Tim Westwood’s Throwback Thursday’s continue to unlocks vaults, and people that may have missed these crazy moments in rap history the first time around now have a chance to witness it. Be back next Thursday as Tim Westwood will surely bring some more fire.