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Earlier, The Creative Control team earlier released the latest episode from Cousin Bang’s show and tonight here’s another gem. This footage dates back to 1998, specifically Jermaine Dupri’s birthday party in Atlanta. In the clip, Coodie catches up with Ma$e and the Harlem World crew. He speaks on the rumors of Brandy being his girlfriend among other things. After intro’s from the Harlem World crew, popping out from the side is a young (and unknown) Kanye West who takes over the moment by shouting out his people and city of Chicago.

For those not in the know, one of Kanye’s first major album placements was on Harlem World’s 1998 album The Movement, which was released under Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def label. ‘Ye and Murda Ma$e would go on to work years later on the “Jesus Walks” and “Welcome Back” remixes in 2004, and recently “Higher” off G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer compilation album that dropped last month.

Watch the vintage clip below…..

Spotted at OnSMASH

Previously: Watch Cousin Bang, Cam’Ron and a Young Kanye West at Harold’s Chicken Shack! #Exclusive