Wait: Someone’s Written a TEXTBOOK on Kanye?

Yep.  And here it is.



Although it won’t be out until March 6, the book can be pre-ordered from Amazon.  The synopsis goes like this (via Exclaim!):

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.

Sounds like a helluva beach read, don’t it?  And did you notice the muthaf**kin’ price of this things?  Jeezus.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Wait: Someone’s Written a TEXTBOOK on Kanye?

  • December 30, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    $100 for a “literary” piece about a musical bag of self riotous, arrogant, completely out of touch douche? The best thing he ever did (or at least the most entertaining) for society was boot Taylor swift off stage. He made a directionally challenged spawn with Kim kardashian, how culturally relevant could he possibly be?


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