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Taye Diggs channels Amar'e Stoudemire for passionate goodbye poem to New York
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Taye Diggs channels Amar'e Stoudemire for passionate goodbye poem to New York
Wednesday February 18th, 2015

On Monday, Amar'e Stoudemire debuted a piece of poetry that shook the literary world to its core, and now those verses are being given a proper reading courtesy of Broadway and film star Taye Diggs.

Diggs decided that the couplets would be best served by some beatboxing, so host Maggie Gray does her best to provide a beat while the Rent star gives life to Stoudemire's words.

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Not since Dylan Thomas died has the reading of a poem elicited so much emotion.

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