Now we all know that Kanye is a mastermind when it comes to making beats. All of his projects feature some of the most recognizable sounds that have ever been incorporated into music. Today a blast from the past and an unsuspected gift has hit the internet, one of Kanye's beat tapes from 1997 has surfaced and it's very soulful. People are calling it Kanye's first ever beat tape but that may not be the case seeing that he produced eight tracks on Chicago rapper Grav’s 1996 release Down to Earth. The old tracks that have just surfaced really have a soulful/r&B vibe to them which is refreshing when you to take a listen. It's crazy to think that Kanye was putting work in way back in the 90s, that just shows how dedicated you have to be to reach a very high status is life. Stream the beat tape above and take a ride back to September of 1997.