Image via Ali Graham

Image via Ali Graham

Every once in a while you come across something so brilliantly random that you have no idea how someone even came up with it. But you’re thankful they did. The latest gem we’ve discovered on the internet is a tumblr dedicated to illustrations of a youthful Kanye West.

A few months ago, artist Ali Graham began posting these illustrations on a tumblr titled Lil’ Ye and the Hip Hop Hoorays. The majority of the drawings feature a young version of Kanye, but there are some appearances by artists like Jay Z and BeyoncĂ©, of course. As well as Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and even Paul McCartney. Each illustration is captioned with the lyric that inspired the drawing.

There is also a Twitter page dedicated to the daily illustrations by Graham that has already gained over 9,000 followers. You can view all of the illustrations here and even purchase prints.


Check out some of the Lil’ Ye illustrations below.