Rare Kanye Video: Preteen West Recites Original MLK Poem

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Yesterday footage of a teenage Kanye West surfaced the web showcasing a 19-year-old West performing in his native Chicago, courtesy of DDotOmen.

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Today another video from the same source hits the Internet — and it couldn’t have been a better time.

The footage is of a pre-teen West — most likely 12 or 13 years of age — from 1990 at Vanderpoel Elementary School in Chicago reciting an original poem titled “His Name Means Love.”

The poem was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would’ve been 83 today.

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