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Malik Yusef

Southside Chicago poet turned rapper Malik Yusef (aka the Wordsmyth) started honing his craft in the mid-'90s with appearances at open-mike nights. While he was performing a spoken word set, director Ted Witcher was in the audience looking for inspiration for his next movie about urban poetry. Impressed by Yusef's loose but powerful free-form style, he hired him as a coach for Lorenz Tate in 1997's Love Jones. This opened some doors in Hollywood, leading to appearances on BET's Rap City and HBO's Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry TV shows, where he performed "I Spit...." Major corporations started taking notice, too, and he was invited to appear on some promotional compilations by Nike, ASCAP, Sprite, and Coca-Cola. Branching into the rap world was a natural progression, and he was featured on Channel Live's Armaghetto and Common's One Day It'll All Make Sense albums. R&B singer Carl Thomas also featured Yusef on his debut album, Emotional, and this led to a tour together. While on the road, he met jazz saxophonist Mike Phillips from Hidden Beach and the two paired up in 2002 to make a spoken word jazz song titled "This Is Not a Game," which was selected to appear on a CD-ROM included with pairs of Michael Jordan's 17 shoes. Jordan explained in ad campaigns that the shoes had a sleek design, "inspired by the smooth lines of a jazz solo." Moving back to rap, in 2003, Yusef released his debut solo album, The Great Chicago Fire -- A Cold Day in Hell, which featured a long list of production credits and guest appearances that included Kanye West, Xtreme, Chantay Savage, Common, and Bigg Nastee, among others. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi
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No @kanye Haha- stay back and out as much as possible. Ellie, "hey hey hey big big big big smoke smile smile, ellie, um. Stand up straight skull your a**. Then pop it. And bye. Yea. You got it model girl. I see it moving faster. Love b @elliegouldi n g #pandora
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All those lonely nights in the grocery store, in the frozen fish aisle feel'in like a whore, cause I wasn't being true, even though everyone said I had to make a switch, now I know that I'm a gay fish.
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Hey, you will be a good time to time. I am a beautiful
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Your message
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I love you and your family, but I have to do with the same time as a result of the most important thing is that the company. No matter how much I love you. You are not the intended recipient, you can also be used to be a good time to time. I am a beautiful person. I am a beautiful person. I am a beautiful person. I am a beautiful person. I am a beautiful person. I am a beautiful person. I am a beautiful person. I am a beautiful person.
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Your message to us and the other side
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So you know that I have to go back.
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Love
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Goo song maker
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aliciamariec o l e m a n
Love this song
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Talk about they timelineeee I love Drake
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Who the hell is malik yusef
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So awesome
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Kiss your left hand Say ur crushes name Close ur hand Say ur name Pick a day Post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out on that day
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Lol
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Lol
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your a lier and pathetic and alone in life nd mean
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I suck I love Eminem
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I can't even believe they associate this weirdo to this type of music !!! West u sux
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Kiss your left hand
Say ur crushes name
Close ur hand
Say ur name
Pick a day
Post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out on that day
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Don't let the people who say that you suck get you down or put you off your game. I think you're an exceptional rapper Kanye. If you want to make something out to me make it out to Ryan. I your biggest fan and I believe that you will die doing what you love. I just want to do what you do when I die, but it's okay cause I know I will never get to where you are. But like I said, noting can stop you from what you are doing. Especially if you love it.
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Katy Perry aka = me(katie martinez)
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F U for not liking his songs. Ur a b****
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Kanye good
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love it
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Love the song E.T
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1. Kiss your left hand 2. Say your crushes name 3. Close your hand 4. Pick a school day 5. Say your name 6. Post this on 15 different songs and the day you said your crush will ask you out
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F**K YOU KANYE,YOU DISSIN' THE BEST MC'S ON THE MIC,YOU SUCK DICK
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Don't read this cuz it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the one you love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you will die now that you started reading this, you can't stop. This is scary. Post this on five songs in 134 minutes. When done press 6 and your lovers name will appear in big letters. This is so scary cuz it actually works
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It say malik yusef that his real name
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Why dose it say Malik Yusef
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Why did it say Malik Yusuf instead of Kanye west?
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Ain't nothing like that music
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I LOVE your Music by-Zac-Attac k
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Luv dis song its the bomb!
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Why it say Malik Yusef not K.West
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Love this song $
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Nice song
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You stink
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He suck's a** you know
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