Happy Birthday Kanye West!

Today we celebrate the 39th birthday of our generation's greatest musician. Let's rewind and watch a video from early in his career, where a collar-popped Kanye performs a verse that would later appear in "Gold Digger" at the Def Poetry Jam.

Or, political Kanye, when he made Mike Myers shit his pants with his punk af and astute ad lib during "A Concert for Hurricane Relief":