Check out this interview with an excitable and humble Kanye West for MTV in 2002.
We made our feelings quite clear on Kanye’s last album but 11 years before fame, darkness and confusion pervaded his life, Kanye was like a child in a sweet shop when it came to discussing hip hop. In this MTV interview, the rapper was a very different person. His accent was thick and Chicagoan, he tripped over his words and he was generally… happy. While some of that still exists in the Kanye we know today, I think I speak for many when I say I miss this Kanye. Only the music mattered. His message was clearer and he was honest. But I digress.
Stream it below and see for yourself. Oh, and this is.