Remember that time Kanye called himself “Yeezus”, and some people shat their pants, and some people thought it was a really clever idea? Well the people who thought it was a really clever idea decided to take things a step further by replacing God’s name with Kanye’s in the very first “Book of Yeezus.”
As if Kanye needed another reason to be a douche, this book really puts Kanye on a pedestal.
Here’s what the creators had to say:
“This book wasn’t made to make fun at Kanye, or really even show or undying devotion towards him. Book of Yeezus is simply an exposition. It’s adding an original twist to something ancient and important in order to capture new meaning. We are trying to cast our spotlight towards the way cultural icons have come to be the contemporary spiritual figures in our information culture.”
They went on to say:
“Each generation champions a superstar, so consistently relevant that they come to accompany that generation through its evolution, being a part of and ultimately shaping its identity. Such past icons have been the likes of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, or Michael Jackson. For this generation, Generation Y, Kanye West is not only its greatest spectacle, but in some senses, a spiritual figure. We are here to spread a doctrine. Well, a pseudo-doctrine.”
…not really sure what that means, but OK. In case you were wondering what’s inside the book, here’s an excerpt:
“In the beginning Kanye created the heaven and the Earth… And Kanye said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
It goes on to make the bold statement that Kanye’s music has created a “religious experience.” I mean, I like Kanye’s music too…but “religious experience”? I don’t know guys. But whatever your religion, I think we can agree that Kanye is a pretty dope artist. Is he on God’s level? Not quite. But if you’re interested, you can buy the book on Etsy or via the link below for just 20 bucks. 20 bucks for a good laugh isn’t all that bad…right?