COINTELPRO | The FBI’s “Counterintelligence Program,” which was set up by director J. Edgar Hoover, in order to spy on infiltrate and otherwise disrupt black political empowerment and self-determination movements, in an express attempt to thwart “the rise of a black messiah.”
This is crazy. My dad is an astronomy professor, and we just had dinner with his astronomy advisor from Harvard. He asked what I was into and I told him about my ventures into hip-hop (I’m a rapper/producer). He asked if I knew about Kanye West, and obviously being a Ye stan I kept my cool and told him yes. He then told me that him and Donda West were good friends and co-teachers in China, and he got to spend a great deal of time playing with Kanye as a kid. Out of nowhere he whips out this picture and my jaw-drops. He said Kanye was a really sweet kid who wasn’t afraid to speak to adults and ask questions.