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We all know Jay Z got a big ego, but back in the day he was as humble as humble pie.

In fact, the 45-year-old hip-hop artist and entrepreneur was so humble he didn’t even care that his name was not announced during his very first freestyle on tv.

A super vintage clip from 25 years ago surfaced on the ‘net, and it shows a young and hungry Hov sitting next to Big Daddy Kane as he interviewed for BET’s Rap City. Though Jay Z doesn’t say much, he was still the charming guy, with the same distinct giggle, that we know and love today.

Check out the throwback clip above.

 

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