Watch Kanye West And John Legend Perform An Early Version Of ‘Gold Digger’

Kanye West’s recent offerings, “FourFiveSeconds,” “All Day,” and “Only One” showcase Yeezy’s artistic transition. With Yeezus, it’s clear the rapper now has an affinity for musical experimentation. But if you find yourself reminiscing on ‘Ye’s old days, here’s a gem for you.

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Channel Dynamic, a YouTube channel for the Dynamic Producer Conference according to 2DopeBoyz, released a footage from 2003 of Kanye West performing an original version of “Gold Digger” with John Legend two years before any of us heard the hit. The clip finds a pre-Balmain West rocking a Reese’s t-shirt and spitting a few bars that never made it to the song’s final version. Legend is seen backing his future G.O.O.D. Music leader on the keys.

Solid proof that Kanye West knew what he was doing all along. – Krissy Lewis