Kanye West is one of the few celebrities who understands the uniquely postmodern phenomena of true stardom. That is to say, he reaches for omniscience.

Fine Artist
Musician
Fashion Guru
Poet
Blogger
Performer
Politician
Prophet

Alice Jardine names avant-garde feminists as “participants in the project of modernity”, who engage in “the acutely interior, unabashedly incestuous exploration of these new [modern] spaces: the perhaps historically unprecedented exploration of the female, differently maternal body”.

Is Kanye West’s insistence on subsuming within his massive star-power all potentials of (post)modernity feminist?

Furthermore, is hip hop–with its Afro-American dandyism, emphasis on sampling (collapsing musical genres/eras upon one another), explicit politics via poetry (based on semiotic upset and pop culture self-referencing), assumption of the music video, fashion consciousness, overt performativity and economic savvy– the great inevitability of mass-media? The “every-thing” of our modern condition? Omg.

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