Kanye West was verbally assaulted on the streets of NYC ... and he liked it ... giving a total stranger several minutes to show off his rapping skills on camera.
Kanye and Kim Kardashian were walking to their home in SoHo when a guy -- who's either really brave or really dumb -- ran up behind Kanye and boldly said, "I been working on my s***, trying to get better at it."
This is where old Kanye shoots the guy down and crushes his dreams -- but the new KINDER Yeezy instead replied, "How's it sound now?""
And then ... the guy spits his rhyme for more than a minute straight! Kanye even waited for the guy to finish before walking into his building!!
Check out Kanye's reaction -- not sure the guy's going on tour with him anytime soon, but still ...
"The Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day."
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5/5/2014 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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