Yup, you read that correctly. Yeezy is coming to the classrooms via author Julius Bailey, who penned a 300 page textbook examining the career of Kanye West and his challenges of popular art and various societial issues. I paraphrased from the official premise below:
“The ability of popular art to offer societal critiques and challenge received ideas has been recognized throughout history. Through rap and hip hop, composers, singers, and entertainers have recently provided a voice questioning and challenging the sanctioned view of the times. This book offers an in-depth reading of the works and cultural impact of Kanye West. Looking at the moral and social implications of West’s words, images, and music in the broader context of Western civilization’s preconceived ideas, the contributors consider how West both challenges religious and moral norms and propagates them.”
The book will be available on March 6th. Get them bookmarks ready! You’ll never have to be a “College Dropout” with Kanye.