Two camps exist when the name Kanye West comes up. One camp justifies all of Kanye’s questionable behavior, standing by his every move. The other dismisses Kanye altogether as a pompous, overly-assured idiot. But after watching this unreleased interview with MTV from 2002, the two camps may at least be able to agree on the fact that Kanye really worked hard to get where he is.
The clip captures a giddy, upbeat, ambitious producer who just worked really hard and was excited about what he was doing. Regardless of his style, his level of influence on the industry, or how successful he is then compared to now, though, his passion for his work has never waned. It only goes to show that hard work always pays off. You go, Kanye West. Watch the interview above.