Kanye West Raps "Never Let Me Down" For Pharrell For The First Time
Kanye West gives Pharrell an exclusive preview of "The College Dropout"'s "Never Let Me Down" in this throwback clip.
Kanye West's The College Dropout celebrated its 10th anniversarty this week, and since 2014 seems to be a pretty anniversary obsessed year, we've seen a plethora of retrospectives on the topic. A lot of older interview footage has also surfaced in tandem with this, but this very rare moment may be the most interesting thing we've seen yet.
The video dates back to 2003, where we see a young Kanye, and a naturally ageless Pharrell kick it in the studio. 'Ye gives Pharrell a preview of his now-classic "Never Let Me Down".
At this point, Jay's verse is already on the record, but Yeezy gives Skateboard P a live rendition of his verse, which if you don't remeber is packed with plenty of quotables ("Racism is still alive/ They just be concealin' it"). Pharrell is pretty reserved at first, but by the time Kanye is done spitting, his reaction is priceless.