Bless the internet and what it is capable of.
A few days ago, early video from 2003 surfaced online thanks to Channel Dynamic. It shows a younger, less narcissistic (probably not) Kanye West performing “Gold Digger” alongside John Legend at the The 2nd Annual Dynamic Producer Conference.
In this video, the track was titled “18 Years” and was later changed to “Gold Digger,” This performance was a year before ‘The College Dropout’ was released, before Kanye knew who Kanye was and definitely before ‘Kim-ye.’
Cannot forget to give a shout out to John Legend on the piano.
This video was first spotted by a Reddit user and has taken off from there. Over 180,000 views and currently trending on Facebook, this will continue to go viral.
Watch the performance below.
[Photo credit: Flickr]