If you google “Kanye West philosophy” there are a number of articles pondering over the idea that Kanye West is a new age philosopher. There is even a website cleverly called “Philosoph-Ye” which makes the claim that rappers are modern day philosophers: spreading wisdom, asking questions, and teaching listeners more about themselves. The answer is simple, though: West is the Socrates of our times. And he's writing a book to prove it.
Yeezy is finally ready to spread the good word.
West announced the news during a conversation with famous interior designer and visionary Axel Vervoordt, as shared on Pret-a-Porter.com. West says the book (“this new concept that I’ve been digging’ into") will be titled Break the Simulation, which is immediately some Matrix-level shit. Then he introduces his first philosophical observation, and is… extremely Kanye West.
“I've got this philosophy — or let's say it's just a concept because sometimes philosophy sounds too heavy-handed,” he tells Vervoordt. “I’ve got a concept about photographs, and I'm on the fence about photographs — about human beings being obsessed with photographs — because it takes you out of the now and transports you into the past or transports you into the future. It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes [people]. People dwell too much in the memories.” West wants people to look forward! Think about the future! Don’t just stare at the cave wall!