Listen to a newly unearthed Kanye beats compilation

Art collector and one-time rapper Jensen Karp discovered two mix CDs in his garage.

Two collections of beats made by Kanye West in 2001 have surfaced online today. Former rapper Jensen Karp was apparently surprised to discover that he was the owner of the two early compilations.

“Last week I was stumbling through my garage, searching through old storage bins when I came across some old beat CDs from my days as a signed rapper. I was shocked to find that two of them, both given to me in the year 2001, had the name ‘Kanye West’ on them.” He wrote on his blog before admitting that he wasn’t particularly impressed at the time, “I popped in the CD and wasn’t exactly blown away to be honest. It was definitely good though, so I asked my manager for more beats from this Kanye character.”

Listen to Part 1 of Kanye’s beats compilation in the player below and you can check out the rest here.