Kanye West Raps With His Late Mother, Donda West, Before They Sing & Dance To "Hey Mama" — VIDEO
Before Kanye West made millions as a rapper and had a baby with Kim Kardashian, he spent his days freestyling with his mom. In an old video from 2003 recently unearthed on Reddit, Kanye and his late mother, Donda West, rapped one of his unreleased tracks. Back then, Donda was trying to remind then-26-year-old Kanye of the song because she thought it would be his big break. "Keep on doin’ that — that’s a million dollars," she tells him, to which he replies, "And we still ain’t made a million yet." That was the year that things changed for him, and she got to see the success of his first three albums — College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation — before she passed away in 2007.
In the heartwarming video, Donda raps the untitled song before Kanye launches into it. Check out the lyrics below — it's a song he should definitely bring back now.
After their joint rapping, they both sing and dance to his song "Hey Mama," which he told MTV he wrote in 2000, but saved it for his sophomore album, Late Registration. It seems like Donda was Kanye's best friend, and their relationship can really change the way you look at him now. Check out the full video below.