Watch Kanye West Rap With His Mom

A rare clip of the hip-hop star sharing a moment of reflection with his mother has surfaced.

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Kanye West is known for many things, and the most tender of his sometimes wild traits is his love for his late mother, Dr. Donda West. The Chicago State University professor passed away in 2007 following a complications during a surgical procedure, but before she died, her son immortalized their relationship through tracks like "Hey, Mama." Recently, reports Billboard, a 2003 clip surfaced of West and his mother remembering rhymes the star cobbled together as a high school kid and her words of encouragement.

Watch the West family in their element below:

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