Kanye West called himself the "number one artist of the past ten years" in a recent interview. How accurate that statement is might be up for debate, but there is no denying Kanye's tremendous impact on culture, music, and fashion during this past decade. As proof of his influence, author Julian Bailey has written a book titled The Cultural Impact Of Kanye West. The synopsis says it all:
"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."
The 300-page book will be coming out March 6. It is currently available for pre-order.
[via Consequence Of Sound]
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