December 29, 2013


Kanye West Gets Textbook

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Surface Magazine
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Surface Magazine

Yesterday we had to add an amendment to our extensive Year in Kanye West breakdown when 'Ye and Kim Kardashian topped Zillow's Worst Neighbors of 2013 list. And now it appears we need to add yet another Kanye moment: subject of academic textbook.

Julius Bailey, a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Wittenberg University, is dropping The Cultural Impact of Kanye West on March 6th.

Bailey, like his subject, is a fellow Chicagoan and through his book "offers an in-depth reading of the works and cultural impact of Kanye West."

We're guessing all the college kiddos in Professor Bailey's class will be purchasing the 300-page opus at its $95 price tag.

According to the book's Amazon listing, with that purchase they—and you if you have an extra Benjamin lying around—will get to learn about "West's words, images, and music in the broader context of Western civilization's preconceived ideas."

Additionally, they will finally understand how and why "West both challenges religious and moral norms and propagates them."

OK, now we're searching for some extra cash!

Considering Kanye's vow to six months of no sh-t talking, Professor Bailey has until June to rest up before he has to immediately start work on an official second edition.