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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

THE CHURCH OF YEEZUS PT. 1 of 3 (ft. Clarissa Ceffalo - Sec. 13.2)

At the beginning of the semester, I introduced myself and claimed Kanye was my favorite philosopher. Truth be told, he was a place holder for a “real” philosopher I was hoping to stumble upon, agree with, quote all over my social media and ultimately choose as the cream of the crop. However, none of the men discussed in class piqued my interest and so, I decided to dive into the mind and ways of The Kanye West.


Kanye is a rare creature. Many think of Kanye as a narcissistic jackass who interrupted Taylor Swift at the VMAs (in retrospect, Beyonce did have a fantastic music video). Take a closer look and you will see Kanye’s mind is deeper than his shallow personality. Either that, or he is just blowing smoke and everyone keeps inhaling.

Before we dive into Kanye’s brain, let’s first take a quick trip down Kanye Memory Lane:
  • Born on June 8th, 1977
  • From Chicago, Illinois 
  •  Made it big in 2004 (The College Dropout)
  • Married Kim Kardashian in 2014

To older generations, Kanye is most likely seen as making "rap crap" or "noise." Ask the children of today (Kanye help their souls) and they either love, envy or hate him. No matter what, people recognize that Kanye is making something, even if they take it as only mindless psycho-babble. The only difference I see between Kanye West and philosophers of the past, such as Plato and Nietzsche, is his ability to reach out globally and to billions in an instant


You may not like his music, but his beliefs may speak to you, or maybe you will realize his beats are too dope to ignore. Kanye fan or not, you should stayed tuned for 
THE CHURCH OF YEEZUS

4 comments:

  1. "The only difference I see between Kanye West and philosophers of the past, such as Plato and Nietzsche, is his ability to reach out globally and to billions in an instant."

    Really?

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    1. Besides his obvious perspective that differs from past philosophers, yes. He can speak indirectly to his "followers" while other philosophers relied on word of mouth, print or the dedication of people to come and seek out the philosopher himself. I simply meant his concepts and ideas are easily transmitted to people compared to, say, ancient Greek philosophers who didn't have the advantage of the internet.

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  2. That's a big difference, alright. But surely you don't really want to say it's the "only" one, or the most important.

    But I look forward to your next installment, maybe you and Kanye will surprise me.

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  3. I love this! Can't wait to read whats next!

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