Flashback: Kanye West Dedicates Poem to Martin Luther King in 1990

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Before he was a household name, Kanye West still knew how to command a crowd. A 12-year-old Yeezy is seen reciting a poem in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. in rare footage from 1990. “My name is Kanye West and my poem is, ‘His Name Means Love,’” says Kanye with conviction while introducing himself to the audience. “What this man was fighting for, so blacks, Hispanics, Jews, and Asians could put their foot in the door.” Preach, Yeezy!

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9 Comments

  1. Lauryn

    Awwww. You Go Ye!

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  2. Redchainsaw

    This is nice! Thumbs Up

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  3. Lauryn

    I bet little Ye would have thought a site called MTo is posting pics of him giving backshot’s like a BOSS!!!

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    B-Rad Reply:

    @Lauryn, Get Yo Wack Ass Off this Site… Sorry Ass aint got nothing else to do #For Real

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  4. keith

    dope!

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  5. RDK

    hehe look a yeezy,,he was a star from the get. go.

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  6. john

    So cool. This Guy is the real deal

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  7. nicegirl

    Damn the videos been removed. Cute though!

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @nicegirl, if you want to see it youtube search “Kanye West Poem Dedicated To MLK”, rap-up seems to not want me to post the link

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