After ending 2009 by feeding the homeless, Kanye took to his blog yesterday to thank his fans for standing by him during a tumultuous year.
He goes on to place himself in a tradition of poets (like Maya Angelou and Gil-Scott Heron) who see documenting society as their mission. Basically it's your usual mix of vulnerability, fan lurve, and hubris that you expect from Kanye, whose VH1 Storytellers CD/DVD is out today.
Things get punchy when 'Ye turns his attention to his go-to punching bag, the press. West writes (in all caps, of course), "YOU CAN ALWAYS LOOK AT OUR WORKS AND FIND TRUTH AND SINCERITY IN A WORLD OF PROCESSED INFORMATION. LET US SOAK IN POSITIVE FORCES AND LOOK DOWN ON UPON THOSE WHO MASQUERADE AS TRUTH TELLERS AND OBJECTIVE FACT GIVERS WHEN IN REALITY EVERYTHING THAT IS PROJECTED HAS AN AGENDA OF BRAINWASHING US, THE "CONSUMER", THE PUBLIC, TO BELIEVE WHAT THEY WANT US TO."
Wowee zowee! Sounds like someone got A People's History of the United States shoved in their stocking this Christmas! Or some Honest Tea.
While we keep busy trying to figure out what piece of the Matrix Kanye will reveal next, get yourself in a rebellious mood by checking out what is no doubt West's new jam, Rage Against The Machine's "Sleep Now In The Fire."