After 808s we seeing Kanye emerge back in to rapping with “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” the album describes the music very as we see Kanye back giving spiritual references again but darker ones. West references to him self as a Monster, Dealing with the Devil in a New Dress, and feeling p***y and religion is all he needs. These seem to from his new religion as mentioned in “No Church in the Wild” from the Watch the Throne album. Kanye Rhymes “We formed a new religion/ No sins as long as there’s permission”. He Continues to explain his new doctrine “Two tattoos, one read “No Apologies”/ The other said “Love Is Cursed By Monogamy”/ That’s something that the pastor don’t preach/ It’s something that a teacher can’t teach/” Kanye’s spirituality now goes from the traditional leanings of Church to freedom to do as you please and there is only sin if you did not seek permission.
As we look at the current Kanye he’s one who seeks to rule his own destiny is that really a bad thing? On Yeezus he has a song “I am a God” he raps “I just talked to Jesus/He said, “What up, Yeezus?”/ I said, “S**t, I’m chillin/ Trying stack these millions”/ I know He the Most High/ But I am the close high.” Kanye believes his greatness makes a close to the Most High, while he may not be God Almighty he is a god in his own right and is free to casually converse with Jesus.
Over his 10 year career we’ve seen Kanye walk with Jesus in “College Dropout” strive to walk in Jesus’ footstep in “Late Registration” then Declare his music the “new gospel” in Graduation. After his lamenting in “808s & Heartbreaks” we see him enter into “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and creating the doctrine that goes this new gospel and form this new religion we hear of in “Watch the Thorne” and now with that we could say we meet this religion’s deity “Yeezus” I feel Kanye believes he’s attempting walk with Jesus and follow his foot steps but does Yeezus fit the foot steps Jesus has left? I feel with Kanye we see what we all try to do on a small scale make God in our own image whether he actually sees himself as a god or not he does recognize he has some power and with that power he strives to form his own destiny and his own rules.
Question: Who is God in our life Yahweh or Someone/something else?