I'm sure you've heard by now that Kanye West hijacked Twitter last night to talk about any and everything of import to Kanye West: fashion, education, value-added taxes in France, the Jetsons, and his new creative design initiative, named after his mother, DONDA. It wasn't a celebrity rant so much as his marching orders for the creative class, a celebrity manifesto to change the freakin' universe.
But the best thing about his near three-hour Twitter sermonette is his unwitting plan to stimulate the economy. That's right, y'all, Kanye's hiring like a mug:
I am assembling a team of architects, graphic designers, directors musicians, producers, AnRs, writers, publicist, social media experts, app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionist, doctors, scientist,teachers. DONDA will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford. I want to put creatives in a room together with like minds that are all waaaay doper than me. We want to help simplify and aesthetically improve everything we see hear, touch, taste and feel... To dream of, create, advertise and produce products driven equally by emotional want and utilitarian need.. To marry our wants and needs.
I'd say we hereby nominate Kanye West the new Steve Jobs, but he's kinda already beat us to it. Lord knows the world needs a new perfectionist, like West, who makes things (music, fashion, film, design, fuck it, the world) so ingeniously innovative that we overlook his self-described inclination to be an "international asshole."
So far the Internet's response to Kanye's plan runs the gamut, from "this is great" to "that shit cray." But now is not the time for cynicism, people. There's a childlike sincerity to Ye's tweets that gives me Obama-sized hope for the future. Apparently, I'm not the only one. People are already applying to work for him. And you can, too, by sending your resumé to email@example.com. Unfortunately, copyeditors need not apply. As Kanye notes, but for the proliferation of grammatical errors in his texts, we'd never be able to gauge his level of excitement.
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?