It looks like the Book of Yeezus had a very short-lived run. The book was available on Etsy for $20, but the page has been taken down. No telling if the project will go on sale again, but we’ll have to see.
The book replaces “God” with “Kanye” in the Genesis chapter of the old testament. The changes were made by three brothers, who see their version as the “gospel according to Yeezy.”
The authors say:
Each generation champions a superstar, so consistently relevant that they come to accompany that generation through its evolution, being a part of and ultimately shaping its identity.
Such past icons have been the likes of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, or Michael Jackson. For this generation, Generation Y, Kanye West is not only its greatest spectacle, but in some senses, a spiritual figure.
What if the Bible, the most singularly significant publication in the ancient canon of Western tradition, were updated to reflect our modern society? What would it look like? …In a sense, Kanye’s awesome and orchestrated spectacle is truly a religious experience.
As if Ye referring to himself as a “God” wasn’t blasphemous enough.
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