Someone found Kanye West’s old beat tape and put it on Soundcloud and it definitely has that “old Kanye” feel.
According to Vibe the beat tape was made in 1997, the same year Ye dropped out of school and a few years before he would start producing at Roc-a-fella Records. The tape is 8-tracks long and was uploaded by a user named Trilly Madison.
According to the Kanye West fan site Kanye To The one of the songs on the tape was eventually used for a song for Grav, a local Chicago rapper and another was used for a song called “What You Do To Me” from Infamous Syndicate’s album Changing The Game.
Listen to the demo tape below.