Kanye West has indeed been a major cultural influence over the last decade. From the sounds of ‘Yeezus’, to his significance in the fashion world, it is unquestionable that Kanye West has not had a major impact on culture today.
Mr. West himself has self proclaimed his importance and the influence he has in our society today, and consequently Julius Bailey has written a book entitled ‘The Cultural Impact of Kanye West’. This highly anticipated read is due to hit shelves in March 2014.
Here is a full synopsis of the book:
“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.”
– Imad Ahmod (@itsimvd)