Before he took the Def Jam Poetry stage, Kanye West was a very cute middle schooler with a dream and a tiny tie.

Yesterday, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to post a video of husband Kanye West reading a poem dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. in 1990 as a belated MLK Day tribute. The clip shows a young Kanye, with the confidence and charm of current day Kanye, reciting an original poem:

"A man who fought for freedom / A man who fought for equality. Those who were against him / Were 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 / Everyone lifts their voice and sing / For a man who wanted freedom to ring / Martin Luther King is who I'm speaking of / A man whose name means love."
Watch the world's most adorable video, above. 
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