Kanye West

9 Kanye West Recommended Books

Kanye West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and occasional actor. He first gained recognition as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records. His debut album The College Dropout in 2004 was a commercial success and earned him his first Grammy Award. His subsequent albums have all been critically acclaimed and achieved high sales.

9 Books recommended by Kanye West

Raising Kanye

Raising Kanye

Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar

Author :Donda West

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"I've known my mom since I was zero years old. She is quite dope. [...] You'll learn things that I didn't even know until I read this book." - Kanye West [Source]

Blackout

Blackout

How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation

Author :Candace Owens

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"THANK YOU CANDACE OWENS." - Kanye West [Source]

PowerNomics

PowerNomics

The National Plan to Empower Black America

Author :Dr. Claud Anderson

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"I’m willing to do a live interview with the New York Time about my meeting with Jared where we discussed [this book]." - Kanye West [Source]

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Complete Paintings and Drawings

Author :Frank Zollner

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Kanye West recommended this book as one of his "favs" on Twitter. [Source]

The Non-Materiality of the Material

The Non-Materiality of the Material

Author :Claudio Silvestrin

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Kanye West recommended this book as one of his "favs" on Twitter. [Source]

Portraits of Interiors

Portraits of Interiors

Author :Axel Vervoordt

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Kanye West recommended this book as one of his "favs" on Twitter. [Source]

Matthew Barney & Elizabeth Peyton

Matthew Barney & Elizabeth Peyton

Blood of Two

Author :Angus Cook

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Kanye West recommended this book as one of his "favs" on Twitter. [Source]

James Turrell

James Turrell

A Retrospective

Author :Michael Govan

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Kanye West recommended this book as one of his "favs" on Twitter. [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What types of books does Kanye West recommend?

Kanye West's literary preferences span a variety of genres - from self-help and philosophy to biographies and novels. Some of his favorite titles include Eckhart Tolle's 'The Power of Now,' Seneca's 'Letters From a Stoic,' 'The Words of G.I Joe' by Robert Caputo, Ernest Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast,' Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist,' 'The Story of My Life' by Helen Keller, and Viktor Frankl's 'Man’s Search for Meaning.'

Kanye West has often cited two books as his favorite – 'The Power of Now' by Eckhart Tolle and 'Letters From a Stoic' by Seneca. Both titles drive home the importance of embracing the present and living a life of simplicity, balance, and wisdom.

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At this time, Kanye West does not have a book of his own. However, he has been open about his love for books, which he often talks about in interviews and his lyrics.