Kanye West Recites Martin Luther King Poem

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Forget Throwback Thursday for a minute. 

Kim Kardashian just came up with Remembrance Monday.

Okay, granted. The name needs a lot of work.

But the mother of two shared a pretty cool video on Instagram this week in honor of Martin Luther King Day, hearkening way back in time to when her husband was just 13 years old.

In the following piece of old footage, we see a very young Kanye West reciting a poem about the iconic civil rights leader from his days as a middle school student.

The poem is titled "His Name Means Love."

The video was recorded in 1990 and it gives viewers a glimpse of the rapper's early confidence, as he speaks passionately in a school assembly celebrating the King's amazing life.

"Baby Kanye reciting a Martin Luther King poem," the reality TV star captioned the short clip, adding:

"Happy Martin Luther King Day."

We love it.

Who ever would have guessed that this little boy would grow up to be Kanye West?

Then again, considering his dapper appearance and the confidence with which he recites these words, perhaps some in attendance did see fame in the teenager's future.

Check out the throwback video now:

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