Kanye West — Self Conscious (All Falls Down)
"Please give it up for the future of hip hop—Kanye West!"
A then-relatively unknown Kanye West rips though a poetic version of what is now know as “All Falls Down” on Def Poetry Jam. The song has a completely different dynamic when performed as spoken word. In addition to “Self Conscious”, West also performed “Bittersweet” and “18 Years (Gold Digger)” on the show.