Kanye’s New Book: Through The Wire (Preview)

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Kanye has teamed up with famed illustrator Bill Plympton to create Through The Wire, a graphic memoir that will include the lyrics to 12 of Yeezy’s most important songs with accompanying illustrations.Hit the jump for more details and a couple of page previews from the book.

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Book description via Amazon:

This is a rare partnership between two geniuses at the top of their crafts — Kanye West, who was named “the smartest man in hip-hop” by Time magazine, and Bill Plympton, an Academy Award-nominated animator, cartoonist, and illustrator.

Through the Wire is a graphic memoir that illustrates the lyrics of twelve Kanye West songs to tell his story, from his decision to drop out of college to pursue his dreams in music, through his days spent folding chinos at the Gap while struggling at night to make a name as a producer, through the pivotal car accident that eventually set him on the course to stardom and the epiphany of realizing exactly who he had become:

“…They say people in your life are like seasons
And anything that happens is for a reason…”

Plympton illustrates each of the songs in detail, his vision of Kanye’s world. The songs are annotated with explanations of the references in the songs, biographical components that illuminate the lyrics, and their meaning on a deeply personal level.

The result is a one-of-a-kind book that initially grabs you and stays with you forever.

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Through The Wire will be available November 10th.

Props to ICE for the heads up

Previously: Kanye’s Glow In The Dark Tour Photobook


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11 Responses to “Kanye’s New Book: Through The Wire (Preview)”

  1. yaboy Says:

    i think there were at least 5, probably more CDs/mixtapes that came out this year that were better than BP3

  2. icanhazmangu Says:

    Kanye West x Spike Jonze – We Were Once A Fairytale short film

    http://dtrain.tv/

  3. BSEENANDHEARD Says:

    So 6th best album is still pretty good LoL

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  7. Bj Says:

    this fruit needs to go to hell, and quick.

    also “voted smartest rapper by time magazine” this is the same propaganda rag thats been cheerleading bush and cheney through the ages????

    fuck time and kanye west

  8. Da Says:

    ditto

  9. spirit equality Says:

    The result is a one-of-a-kind book that initially grabs you and stays with you forever.

    ^^^ there is something mildly horrifying about that boast.

    also “voted smartest rapper by time magazine” this is the same propaganda rag thats been cheerleading bush and cheney through the ages????

    ^^^ one thing has nothing to do with the other. your better argument is “the editors at time don’t know sh*t about rap music and probably can’t name five rappers, so how can they decide whose smartest?”

    depending on when you catch them, bun b, david banner or mos def could all interchange between the smartest rapper slot. either one of them says really poorly thought out things at times, though.

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