I’m a day late getting this to you but get ready for a cuteness overload.

DDot brings us a video dating back to 1990 with footage of a then 12-year old Kanye West reciting an original poem dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr., titled “His Name Means Love.”

“My name is Kanye West, and my poem is, ‘His Name Is Love’.

A man who fought for freedom.
A man who fought for equality.
Don’t you worry [?] we’re too blind to see
What this man was fighting for:
So Blacks, Hispanics, Jews, and Asians could put their foot in the door.
Yes, we know that this man is great.
That’s why today we celebrate.
And everyone lifts their voice and sings
For a man who [?] freedom to ring.
Martin Luther King is who I’m speaking of A man whose name means love.”

You gotta’ admit that delivery by a 12-year old is impressive!

(h/t Ddotomen)

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