How Did Pharrell React To Watching Kanye West Rap Never Let Me Down For The First Time? Watch (Video)

With all the attention on Kanye West’s College Dropout this month, one track that deserves special mention is “Never Let Me Down.” The Jay Z-assisted moment, which closed with a powerful Spoken Word piece by J. Ivy was a stellar album cut on the 2004 Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records debut.

But in the days when ‘Ye was plugging away at it, what was the vibe like? Complex got the footage from Creative Control of a studio session shared by ‘Ye and Pharrell Williams. Presumably while both artists were hard at work on something Roc-related (The Black Album, maybe?), Kanye plays Skateboard P the song. The track then did not include J. Ivy’s poem, or ‘Ye’s recorded mix, so what did the Louis Vuitton Don do? He spit it accapella with the same fervor as the LP version.

Without blowing the secret, what P’s reaction. It’s priceless:

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