Kanye Announces Presidential Run After Tweeting “Kanyeist Manifesto”

Jacob Schles, Averie Michaelson05/31/2019Volume 2


A shocking new latecomer to the 2020 election, Kanye West, (a new rapper in the indie hip hop scene) makes an announcement about his run for POTUS. Detailed through tweeting (deemed 2018’s political platform of the year), Kanye has laid out his plan in a long and thorough manifesto—The Kanyeist Manifesto. The name and contents would imply that this is merely a “Kanye-ized” version of the Communist Manifesto. Kanye denied these claims and further claims that the idea was all his, stating: “a special shout out to my boy Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels but credit goes to me, let’s not kid ourselves.”

Below you can find Kanye West's Kanyeist Manifesto, in full:

A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of Kanye West. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this rapper: Pope and President, libs and dems.

Where is the rapper in opposition that has not been decried as Kanye Westist by its opponents in power? Where is the opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of Kanye West against the more advanced opposition rappers, as well as against its classical music adversaries?

Two things result from this fact:

  1. Kanye West is already acknowledged by all European powers to himself be a power.

  2. It is high time that Kanye West should openly, in the face of the whole world, run for president in 2020.

To this end, Kanye West has written this manifesto.

Chapter I: Other rappers and Kanye West supporters

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of rap struggles.

Logan Paul and Travis Scott, Drake and Jay Z, Eminem and Childish Gambino, 6ix9ine and Vanilla Ice, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to each other, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contesting rappers.

In earlier epochs of history, we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of music into various orders, a manifold gradation of musical skill. In America we have rap, rock, classical, and country. In Korea we have K-pop and everything else; in almost all of these musical genres, again, subordinate gradations.

The modern pop music that has sprouted from the ruins of rock has not done away with bad rap. It has but established new bad rap, new conditions of bad rappers, new forms of struggle in place of old ones.

Our epoch, the epoch of the pop music, possesses, however, this distinct feature: it has simplified bad music. Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other - pop and rap.

From the rock of the 1970s sprang the-

Gonna leave it off here for now. You get my vision.

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