Kanye West, childhood pics

Instagram; Greg Tidwell, PacificCoastNews.com

We all know Kanye West as a superstar rapper, fashion designer and Kim Kardashian's love. But back in the day, the mogul was just a cute kid, growing up in Chicago, with a big personality and even bigger dreams.

In a couple of old-school pics, young Kanye is adorable as he celebrates his birthday, poses for his yearbook photo and sweetly embraces his late mother, Donda West. In another shot, you can clearly see that the Grammy winner's passion for music began at an early age as he works on what would probably become a hit song.

Take a look back at how the 36-year-old has grown over the years from a young tot to a successful musician and father!

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