Kanye West Is Writing a Philosophy Book Called ‘Break the Simulation’
Kanye West is famous in large part for his philosophical raps, but there are some universal truths he'd probably need an entire book to explain. So, that's exactly what he's going to do.
During an interview with his own interior designer, Axel Vervoordt, for a piece The Hollywood Reporter published today (April 13), Yeezy reveals that he's got a philosophy book in the works. That revelation comes after he asked Vervoordt what period of time he'd like to live in if not the one we live in today. The renowned designer responded by sort of passing the ball back to Yeezy, who let off an epic bit about the new book he's writing and people's varying levels of willingness to dwell in the past.
"I'm writing a philosophy book right now called Break the Simulation," ’Ye explains. "And I've got this philosophy—or let's say it's just a concept because sometimes philosophy sounds too heavy-handed. 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."
Yeezy goes on to explain people's relationship with history and fashion, though he doesn't offer up too many more details about his book.
"There's people who will go and reference something from the 1920s or reference something from the ’40s, especially dealing with sportswear," the MC says. "My sports wear is athletic wear. I was working with a guy named David Casavant and we were looking at a jogging pant from the 1940s and we were looking at a jogging pant from the 1980s, and I thought it was interesting that he refused to go all the way back to the ’40s as a reference, that he wanted to keep the references close to now, to be here now. So I'm not saying that, you know, it's bad to go all the way back [laughs]."
Since Kanye was hospitalized after a mental breakdown in the fall of 2016, it's good to see he's keeping himself busy. Here's to Kanye's health and the possibility of getting more dope ’Ye-related stuff, including a new album.
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