Anti-books man, Kanye West, turned author

Kanye West New book thank you and you're welcome

Kanye West New book thank you and you're welcome

Kanyes West is a very … let’s say, up front man. He’s always likes to be at the center of everybody’s attention and is well know for being a big douche. Yes, I tried avoiding that word as much as I could, but it’s just not possible under his circumstances. He just embowers douchbaggery in all that he does.

Honestly, folks, I really like most of his work (especially the last 2 albums), but just because the man behind the music is a total ignorant, ego-centric, arrogant individual, does this mean we should think less of him, musically? I think definitely not. Kanye will still have fans and plenty, because what he may lack in simple things like manners or even conversation skills, he makes up for in his music.

His latest stunt, however, makes it hard for anyone with the slightest degree of common sense not to regard Mr. West as a cretin. To be brief, Kanye West, a well known anti-books advocate will soon release his first BOOK, “Thank You And You’re Welcome.” This is an excerpt from his blog, announcing the book:

…I teamed up with co-author J. Sakiya Sandifer to make my literary debut with Thank You And You’re Welcome!, an entertaining volume of “Kanye-isms “– the creative, humorous and insightful philosophies and anecdotes used in creating my path to success. It captures the same wit, playful irony, and piercing insight found abundant in my lyrics. In Thank You And You’re Welcome! I deliver my personal message uncensored, without any five-second delay or media distortion…

Here it is, an open, long time proud disbeliever in the power of books, who most likely never read a book cover to cover in his life, writing a book of his own about philosophical concepts (Kanye-ism. God I loled so hard on this one!!!) and how he’s found success. Here’s what I’ve read about the book on Reuters.

His book is 52 pages — some blank, others with just a few words — and offers his optimistic philosophy on life. One two-page section reads, “Life is 5% what happens and 95% how you react!” Another page reads “I hate the word hate!”

“This is a collection of thoughts and theories,” West, 31, said in an interview about his spiral-bound volume, which was written with J. Sakiya Sandifer.

West said he put his thoughts in a book because “I get paraphrased and misquoted all the time.” He calls his wisdom “Kanye-isms.”

OK. Seriously now. Who in their right mind would pay 10$ for this piece of crap? Pardon my french. Apparently, a lot of people, judging from the various comments he’s been receiving on his blog. Speaking of which, why would Kanye want to post his rants and life ramblings in hard cover book when he could’ve very well manage to do it through a series of simple blog posts? Probably because of the most common reason people resort to hypocrisy – money. And you, Mr. West,  are one big hypocrit. I respect your music, but I feel very less of you as a man.

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  • Scorpio27

    I don’t understand where your hate is coming from..nor what the root of your insults come from..because he wrote a book?

    And why do you accuse him of writing a book as a “stunt” ..do you actually think that he NEEDS to sell 10 dollar books? Of course not.He gave thousands of these away at his tour last year, literally EVERYONE got a free copy.

    I saw him on the Early Show promoting this book, and he made it clear that this is a collection of very simple philosophies that he has found to be helpful for his personal life as well as his career.
    He later said “this is not about me, but about the reader,and they possibly learning a thing or two or maybe applying these to their professional lives”

    As for Kanye saying ” I am a non-reader” so what?
    he doesn’t read novels or full books..many people lose that habit, and dedicate their reading more towards magazines and or newspapers etc..he made the point that he specifically designed the book to make quick points…There is no “rambling” in the book whatsoever, that’s not a fact at all.

    Many people unfortunately, have decided to look at EVERYTHING he does and says and demonize him..and think that everything about him is mean spirrited, when i have yet to see him hit a woman, kill, rape, insult someones race, talk disresptfully about woman etc…

    ..what is it that he has really done? nothing.Yes he has some bold statements about his music, but thats just passion speaking, i havent heard him offend anyone ever..nonetheless, interesting article.

  • Henry Rat

    10$ kanye book? that’s how much his last album cost was too, if i’m not mistaken. Now, both of you are a bit exagerating. Tibi is a bit too bold on his Kanye dissing and scorpio is defending him way too much. Let’s not be forgetting who we’re talking about here. One of the biggest tools in the scene today. He’s crashed so many events and made so many absolutely ludicrous/idiotic statements that i don’t have enough fingers on my hands and feet to count anymore.

    But although how stupid this may sound, i’m quite curious in reading the book. I’d really like to see what he’s manage to put in 50 more or less blank pages.

  • Syfal

    Why is this article full of hate ? Come on Tibi, your wife cheated on you with him or what?

  • Ren

    This article is so prejudice!!!! a hate filled article, in my wrds………Plain Fuccery!!!! I agree wit Scorpio…..the man has pure, raw passion, an he stays true, says wat is on his mind, an doesn’t let ‘ppl’ or ‘wat ppl would say’, affect his realness! jus sayin