Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Love him or hate him, Kanye West has definitely left an indelible mark on music, fashion and pop culture. Now the Grammy-winning rap star, producer and self-proclaimed genius  is the subject of a new 300-page text book from Wittenberg University professor, Julius Bailey.

According to Bailey, an instructor in the Department of Philosophy, the new book “offers an in-depth reading of the works and cultural impact of Kanye West.”

Kanye West TextbookCheck out the book’s official synopsis below:

“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.”

A hardcover copy of “The Cultural Impact of Kanye West” is available now on Amazon for $78.85 but doesn’t officially land in stores until March 6.

What are your thoughts about a textbook based on Kanye West?


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