You can hate Kanye West's ego, but you can't quibble with his influences. Recently, the much-maligned rapper and producer announced his return to the studio after his Taylor Swiftus interruptus-influenced hiatus. Noting the responsibility of artists to document the struggles of the times, he name checked Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, and Gil Scott-Heron, the legendary spoken-word artist whom Black Pearl Poetry is... More >>>