During an interview with interior designer Axel Vervoordt for the Hollywood Reporter, Kanye West casually mentioned that he may be working on a book of philosophy. Fast forward six days, and Yeezy has already started working on the book via Twitter.
During the interview with Vervoordt, West described the book, which he's been calling Break the Simulation.
“I've got this new concept that I've been diggin' into. I'm writing a philosophy book right now called Break the Simulation,” he said. “I've got a concept about photographs, and I'm on the fence about photographs—about human beings being obsessed with photographs—because it takes you out of the now and transports you into the past or transports you into the future. It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes [people].”
Whether you love the (in)famous rapper or love to hate him, Break the Simulation is unsurprising. West has always been one of hip hop's loudest, wildest, weirdest, and unpredictable artists. Now that West has decided to write the book in "real time," posting various maxims and (what I guess Kanye thinks are) philosophical musings to his feed on Twitter, the show has just begun.
Kanye's always been angsty, so what triggered this particular off–the–wall antic, especially after he swore off social media a few months ago and ghosted the world? Some have been speculating that a lot of this has to do with former Yeezy collaborator and Off White designer Virgil Abloh being named head of Louis Vuitton (West himself brought this up in his interview with Vervoordt). Maybe recording sessions with his new group Kids See Ghost with Kid Cudi (and potentially the Dream, Travis Scott, and King Louie) are going less than exceptionally? Maybe this is a celebration of his 7 song album dropping June 1st, and its so great that he just needed to share all of the wisdom that got him there? Who knows.
Regardless, we have been blessed. Turn your twitter notifications on, 'cause Yeezy is back on social media in a big way.