Fans took a trip down Kanye West’s memory lane this past week as exclusive videos of his teen years were released on the interwebs.
In time for the recent holiday, a video from 1990 showing a 19-year-old ‘Ye reciting a special poem at a Martin Luther King memorial at the prestigious fine-arts school John H. Vanderpoel Elementary in Chicago circulated on the blogs. He delivers his MLK Jr. tribute entitled “His Name Means Love” below.
A rare 1996 performance a la Yeezy in a Chi-Town club also surfaced on YouTube. “Keepin emcees lookin out” in his white polo tucked-in days, West, along with local rapper Phenom, hype up the crowd with the same spitfire raps the soon-to-be college dropout would be known for.
Daps to: Pop Crush