Throwback Footage Of Kanye West On Rap City In 2004

In 2004, right before “College Dropout” came out, Kanye West appeared on BET’s “Rap City” for the first time ever. Rocking a designer backpack and diamond fronts, Kanye talked about his synthesia (seeing colors when he heard certain sounds), wanting Ma$e on the “Jesus Walks” remix, why Lauryn Hill didn’t make the album, and what he wanted to achieve with his debut album. Classic footage, to say the least. Watch it below. — Max Weinstein