If you ever thought the Bible lacked a certain…je ne sais quoi, there’s now a special bible just for you. Created by 3 entrepreneurial brothers, the official Kanye West-themed “bible,” titled The Book of Yeezus, is available for sale on Etsy. The book focuses on the Book of Genesis, and every mention of the word God has been replaced with the words “Kanye” or “Yeezus.”
But why Kanye West?
“Each generation champions a superstar so consistently relevant that they come to accompany that generation through it’s evolution, being a part of and ultimately shaping its identity,” write the creators of the book on their Etsy page. Past superstars they mentioned in the same vein as Yeezus include Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson.
But Kanye, they point out, represents a sort of spiritual, cultural figure for millennials.
The creators not only wanted to focus on a major cultural figure, they also wanted to focus on a major cultural object, interpreting it’s role and significance in the 21st century. The Book of Yeezus is less of a joke and more of statement, or as the creators described on their Etsy page, “an editorial art piece.”
The Book of Genesis is also a story of creation and origin, making Kanye, a figure who has grown to larger-than-life proportions in the new millenium, a relevant figure to focus on. “What if the Bible, the most singularly significant publication in the ancient canon of Western tradition, were updated to reflect our modern society?” the creators asked. “What would it look like?”
Well, we guess it would look something like this.
So what do you think? Are you ready to worship at the altar of Yeezus? (Read here)
EXTV Editors notes:
23 months ago we wrote an article entitled “Kanye West I’m a Disciple of Christ” in response to West publicly professing to be a Christian during an interview on Kris Jenner’s talk show. After it was published here on our EXTV blog page, there were many Christians to include “Christian Celebrity” Meagan Good, who made accusations that we were being judgmental. Several online media sites covered the story such as Christian Post and Rapzilla to name a few. Christian Post even wrote about her responses to our article. However you would think that a website with the name “Christian” would’ve addressed the issue from a biblical prospective instead of documenting a celebrities opinion. However in our efforts to righteously judge according to scripture and exercise (Matt. 7:20 & Luke 6:43) we were criticized for speaking the truth.
Cause my Jesus likes sex..my Jesus didn’t die a virgin” – Kanye West
Contactmusic.com reported on February 9th 2006:
Cocky West: ‘I Should Be In The Bible’
Cocky rap star Kanye West is calling for a revised edition of THE BIBLE, because he thinks he should be a character in it.
The JESUS WALKS hitmaker, who picked up three Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06), feels sure he’d be “a griot” (West African storyteller) in a modern Bible.
He says, “I bring up historical subjects in a way that makes kids want to learn about them. I’m an inspirational speaker. (Read here)
Kanye West, I Am God, Yeezus Album
I Am God
I am a God
I am a God
Hurry up with my damn massage
Hurry up with my damn massage
Get the Porsche out the damn garage
I am a God
Even though I’m a man of God
My whole life in the hands of God
So y’all better quit playing with God
Cause kissing people a** is so unlike you
The only rapper who compared to Michael
So here’s a few hating a** ni***s who’ll fight you
And here’s a few snake a** ni***s to bite you
I don’t wanna hear what ni***s might do
Old ni***s mentally still in high school
Since the tight jeans they never liked you
Pink a** polos with a f***ing backpack
Everybody know you brought real rap back
Nobody else swag man we the rat pack..
Why Kanye West Chose the Title “I Am God”
“I made that song because I am a god,” he says finally. He laughs for a second, then stops. “I don’t think there’s much more explanation. I’m not going to sit here and defend s**t. That s**t is rock ’n’ roll, man. That s*** is rap music. I am a god. Now what?”
This world is in need of a Savior and our desire should be Gods desire; that all men repent and receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So what do we do now? We must continue to intercede for the lost. Pray that God moves upon the heart of men from Kanye West to your next door neighbors. God has no respect of persons. The same gospel that saved and delivered you from the law of sin and death can deliver an entertainer. However we also must also earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude 1:3)
Links to articles:
The Kris Jenner Show, “I’m a Christian” says Kanye West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeSI3oeORlI
EXTV “I am a Disciple of Christ” http://exministries.tv/kanye-west-im-a-disciple-of-christ/
Christian Post “Meagan Good Defends Kanye West Christianity” http://www.christianpost.com/news/meagan-good-defends-kanye-wests-christianity-103810/
Rapzilla “Kanye West says I’m a Christian” http://rapzilla.com/rz/features/story/6889-kanye-west-says-im-a-christian
Contactmusic.com “Cocky West: I Should Be In the Bible” http://hub.contactmusic.com/kanye-west/news/cocky-west-i-should-be-in-the-bible_09_02_2006