Some vintage studio footage just came up online of Kanye showing Jay-Z his skills. Its clear to see that JAy-Z was blown away by Kanye, its likely he signed him soon after this recording.
The video is real ol’ skool, you can see Kanye loading up samples on zip discs. Ballin’
Its truly amazing to see the bars he had back then, and his progression. The bars are still BIG! Jay collaborates there and then… @5.35 he says “ill put my money on him”.
Big up Channel Zero Recordings on the footage.