Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kanye West Embraces Illiteracy

Here we are once again. Kanye’s bitchassness never ceases to amaze me! Five years ago, I thought he’d bring some sense and sensibility to the rap game. What could be further from the truth?

The latest news out of the Kanye Universe is that he’s “not a reader”. Check out this gem from a recent interview: “Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed”. Wow. So you don’t read, because the authors tend to be “self-absorbed”? This coming from possibly the most self-absorbed person this side of Narcissus, of Greek mythology?

But what have we here? Kanye has a new book out titled “Thank You and You're Welcome”. He doesn’t read, but he wants you to buy his book (i.e. give him your money)! Mind-blowing. This voluminous, literary masterpiece stands at a whopping 52-pages long, and features some pages which are completely blank (I shit you not). Other pages have just a few words scribbled on them. Some might call this a revolutionary leap towards the far reaches of minimalist couture. I say that stuff’s just clownin’ dog, c’mon, how messed up is you? (C) Eminem

We haven’t seen such an embrace of idiocy since the Bush Administration which, admittedly, already feels like ancient history to me. Kanye goes full-frontal with his arrogant ignorance: “I am a proud non-reader of books.” Way to represent for the kids, ‘Ye.

Take it from Dr. King: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”