It's 1998, and the Bad Boy crew of a very stoned, hasn't-left-while-he's-hot Murder Ma$e (now just Mase) arrives at the birthday party of Mr. Jermaine Dupri. The time is 8:57 p.m. It is a Saturday.
Upon arrival, Mase and his crew are approached by Coodie from Chicago's hip-hop show Channel Zero. He has a few questions for the camera. The first guy interviewed is Mase, who's already released "Harlem World," with its hit tracks "Feel So Good" and "What You Want." He says he's excited to be at the party—but he can't be more laid-back in saying it. The rest of the crew then introduces itself.
Then, this 21-year-old guy pops on the screen.
He literally could not be any more excited to be on TV. And by wearing ridiculous glasses, giving shout-outs to pretty much every person he knows in Chicago, and pointing out each member of the Harlem World crew that he worked with, he could not be any more different from the already-famous Mase. It's a side of Kanye you'll never see again.