It seems like every rapper has a classic “How I Met Kanye” story. In an interview with N.O.R.E. and DJ Effin for Drink Champs, Talib Kweli shared his. According the Brooklyn rapper, the first time he met Kayne was during a studio session that was supposed to be for Mos Def (Yasiin Bey).
“He said ‘Mos Def told me to meet him here. I got some beats,” Talib remembers. The young and hungry Kanye played Talib four beats which became apart of Talib’s 2002 album, Quality. From then on, the rappers’ relationship blossomed. Talib took Kanye one of his first tours and was one of the first people to hear “Jesus Walks” and “Hey Mama.”
Watch above as Talib recalls the classic story over liquor with the Drink Champs above.