You've Seen Kanye At 19. Now Watch Him As A Middle-Schooler

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 17, 2012 7:00PM

Still via YouTube

As a post MLK-day, post Kanye-before-he-was-famous treat, The Fader shared video of young Mr. West in middle school reading a poem he wrote in honor of the civil rights leader called "His Name Is Love." It is as adorable and poignant as you might suspect. Watch it, via DDotOmen. If there's footage of Kanye performing as a kindergartener, we'll promise we'll pass on it, unless he's rapping "The Message" or something amazeballs like that.