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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.

Watch Jay Z’s 1st freestyle on TV

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