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Kanye West has many hats that he tries on. Rapper, producer, designer, actor, father, husband and so on. He even has a Ph.D. from the Art Institute of Chicago so technically, you could call him Dr. Yeezy but he’s about to add another one to his lengthy resume: philosopher.
The Hollywood Reporter had Kanye try out the role of interviewer recently as he sat down with acclaimed designer Axel Vervoordt about his life and career. During the chat, Yeezy revealed that he’s working on a philosophy book, one about his many and we mean many concepts. And he already has a title for it called Break The Simulation.
So says Kanye: “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. It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes [people]. People dwell too much in the memories. People always wanna hear the history of something, which is important, but I think it there’s too much of an importance put on history.”
The chat continued and Kanye was quick to approach the topic of ego saying that it’s something that he fights with “every day.” Does he even wish to be number one in rap anymore? Not according to him. Instead he wishes to be “water.” He even discussed on his conflicting emotions when he found out partner Virgil Abloh was named head of Louis Vuitton.
“It’s not bad or good,” he said. “Because [Abloh and I] have been fighting to make apparel at a certain price that still has the same credibility and desirability as something at a higher price. … But when they say he was my creative director, that’s incorrect. He was a creative collaborator.”
Hmm, we wonder how this may affect new music that is supposedly coming soon from Kanye. Read the full interview here.