Dr. Cornel West Gives Thoughts on Kanye West’s Black Future Month; Tells Ye to “Get Off the Symbolic Crack Pipe”

Dr. Cornel West Gives Thoughts on Kanye West’s Black Future Month; Tells Ye to “Get Off the Symbolic Crack Pipe”

The socialist professor called West a “confused genius” before giving a philosophy lesson to TMZ.
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According to Kanye West’s latest promotional rollout, Black History Month is now “BLACK FUTURE MONTH” to coincide with the release of his next project, the follow up to his blockbuster hit DONDA. Ye posted a new graphic for his next release with the caption FEBRUARY IS NOW BLACK FUTURE MONTH #BFM causing his now almost routine brand of controversy.

The great Ivy League professor, author, professor Dr. Cornel West explained the purpose of Black History Month and how West’s titling of Black Future Month is fairly nonsensical in his comments to TMZ posted yesterday at 5:43 PM [PST] . After joking that he was unsure if Kanye West was in direct relation to him and calling Ye a musical genius, but confused, Dr. West explained:

“As an artist that every performance is the authorizing of a future in the midst of the present trying to recover the best of the past. BHM is not about the past; it’s about the past in the present that can authorize a better future and you get that in Kanye’s music but you don’t get it in his rhetoric.” The professor continued:

“There’s a sense in which his artistry is some much more profound than his rhetoric.”

“When I hear ‘Jesus Walks’ that he wrote with Rhymesfest? What do you get? Rich history of people, black folk moving into the present with a vision for the future three dimensions of time. Past, present, and future, they all go together so Kanye think he can have Black Future Month without having a black history month? Tell that brother to get off the symbolic crack pipe and be true to his own artistic genius.”

Dr. West also responded to comments that singer T-Pain made about the existence of BHM, explaining its importance – white supremacy is still operating.

Cornel West has released three hip hop spoken word albums Dr. West has also released three hip hop and spoken word albums Sketches of My Culture (2001), Street Knowledge (2004), and Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations (2007).


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According to Kanye West’s latest promotional rollout, Black History Month is now “BLACK FUTURE MONTH” to coincide with the release of his next project, the follow up to his blockbuster hit DONDA. Ye posted a new graphic for his next release with the caption FEBRUARY IS NOW BLACK FUTURE MONTH #BFM causing his now almost routine brand of controversy.

The great Ivy League professor, author, professor Dr. Cornel West explained the purpose of Black History Month and how West’s titling of Black Future Month is fairly nonsensical in his comments to TMZ posted yesterday at 5:43 PM [PST] . After joking that he was unsure if Kanye West was in direct relation to him and calling Ye a musical genius, but confused, Dr. West explained:

“As an artist that every performance is the authorizing of a future in the midst of the present trying to recover the best of the past. BHM is not about the past; it’s about the past in the present that can authorize a better future and you get that in Kanye’s music but you don’t get it in his rhetoric.” The professor continued:

“There’s a sense in which his artistry is some much more profound than his rhetoric.”

“When I hear ‘Jesus Walks’ that he wrote with Rhymesfest? What do you get? Rich history of people, black folk moving into the present with a vision for the future three dimensions of time. Past, present, and future, they all go together so Kanye think he can have Black Future Month without having a black history month? Tell that brother to get off the symbolic crack pipe and be true to his own artistic genius.”

Dr. West also responded to comments that singer T-Pain made about the existence of BHM, explaining its importance – white supremacy is still operating.

Cornel West has released three hip hop spoken word albums Dr. West has also released three hip hop and spoken word albums Sketches of My Culture (2001), Street Knowledge (2004), and Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations (2007).


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