Download: Kanye West Demo Tape From 2001

kanye-west-usaEarlier this weekend the Internet uncovered two demo tracks from Kanye West‘s vault. Today, an entire demo tape is discovered, filled with material dating back to around 2001. As you can see, many of the songs are different or original versions of the publicly released material, but there is also some new music to be found as well. For West fans, though, this is a pretty stellar find.

You can download the demo tape here.


1. Home (Windy)
2. Jesus Walks (Original Version)
3. Have It Your Way (Demo Version of Bring Me Down)
4. Out Of Your Mind (Unmixed)
5. Wow! (New Verse!)
6. Need To Know (Orginal ORIGINAL “Gangsta” Version)
7. Gotta Pose (Snippet, was going to be single I guess)
8. Never Letting Go
9. Hey Mama (High Quality Original)
10. Know The Game (Unreleased)
11. Family Business (2001 Unreleased)
13. Dream Come True (All Falls Down Demo)
14. DJ Boom Freestyle (Jigga That N*****)
15. DJ Boom Freestyle (I Met Oprah)
**BONUS TRACK** Heartbeat (instrumental made around the time this tape came out)

7 thoughts on “Download: Kanye West Demo Tape From 2001

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  1. That’s what the best artists due with old material that is worthy of being released. They find ways to release it. The Beatles did it a lot.

  2. This is a demo release, so recycling isn’t that weird.

  3. when we hear all these old kanye demos does it scare anyone else that he reuses all of these verses in the albums College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation?… Does kanye have problems writing new material or…? idk just he reused some verses like 3 or 4 times over +5 years till he put out a final version

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