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As an OVO-signed, pop-star dating, turbo-banger writing, chart-topping hip-hop icon, it’s almost impossible to think that PARTYNEXTDOOR was once just a portly dude in a Space Invaders T-shirt. Today, the rapper has shown he’s not averse to a spot of self-deprecation, posting a quite impossible to believe then-and-now image on Instagram.

After meeting Drake in 2014, Party solidified himself in the mainstream with a string of gargantuan hits, both his own and for other artists. Credits include “Work” by Rihanna and “Shining” by DJ Khaled, a track which also features contributions from Beyonce and JAY-Z.  Now carving a unique niche with his detuned production approach, the image is proof that sometimes it is indeed a long path to the top.

This guy

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There’s hope for us all yet.

For more juice on Party’s earlier career, check out his recent interview with the living legend that is Nardwuar.

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