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Started from the bottom now we’re here! While Jay Z is considered one of the most successful and influential figures in the music industry today, that wasn’t always the case. This week, a vintage video clip of the rapper’s first-ever freestyle on TV (from 25 years ago) hit the Web, reminding us of his humble hightop fade beginnings. Check out his “freaky freestyle” above. Enjoy.

v: Watch Jay Z’s 1st freestyle on TV

R. Hawkins

Humble with a hint of Muhammad Ali...


  1. BigSeannY on February 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    A young Jay Z gets a free exposure from Big Daddy Kane.My how much has changed in the rap game

    • Sherri Etienne on February 21, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Jay-Z is the protege of rapper Jaz-O. Big Daddy Kane stepped in all after the fact. Jaz and Jay had already done Hawaiian Sophie and The Originators.

  2. Sherri Etienne on February 21, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    This us not his first though! Sorry… Everyone’s fails to realize Hat-Z got his start with rapper