The SoJones Focus: Kanye speaks at Oxford

SoJones is happy to present a new way of looking at life: with Retraining The Village doing work for the homeless and veterans in the Bay area, we are happy to bring to you the best of Kanye West’s vision for a more creative, expressive generation of artist.


Kanye wants the kingdom. So help him God! #sojonesvillage

Kanye wants the kingdom. So help him God! #sojonesvillage


The fact is, Kanye has a middle name close to what’s to come in tutoring through retraining the village- the Imani village has already teamed up with Sylvan learning center and be the spot where kids from Oakland or wherever can come to learn. Instead of being out there and getting shot in front of your coach’s house- which is never the right way for the hood to celebrate our youth- here are some really cool things we took from Kanye’s latest speech.

According to Gossip cop

“Some of you here probably remember the night when the Donda tweets came through me and I started talking about professions that you guys are going into, that seemed they had nothing to do with a rapper. I was talking about a band of thinkers that could remove religion, race, gender, and somehow come together to find solutions for a broken planet. We have the resources as a civilization to find a utopia, but we’re led by the most greedy and the least noble.”

The star shared his belief that selfishness and other people’s opinions are preventing a seamless society, and drew a comparison between the Bible and The Matrix that he recently shared with Steve McQueen:

“There’s a Bible saying, ‘No weapon formed against me shall prosper’. Recently I’ve been doing interviews and I’ve had to go back to this verse because I don’t think there’s a living celebrity with more weapons formed against them, but I also don’t think there’s one more prosperous. So what weapons have prospered? The smoke and mirrors of other opinions.

What I said [to McQueen] was The Matrix is like the Bible of the post-information age… I compared it like when the hundred guys come at Neo, those are opinions, that’s perception, that’s tradition. Attacking people from every which angle possible. If you have a focus wide and master senseis like Laurence Fishburne and you have a squad behind you, you literally can put the world in slow motion.”

Oxford got a taste of black counsciousness thanks to Kanye.

Oxford got a taste of black consciousness thanks to Kanye.

West explained, “This humanity that I talk about, this civilization that I talk about, this future utopia I talk about… it can only happen through collaboration,” and cited Steve Jobs as an example. The rapper said:

“I love Steve Jobs, he’s my favorite person, but there’s one thing that disappoints me. When Steve passed he didn’t give the ideas up. That’s kinda selfish. You know that Elon’s like ‘yeah, take these ideas’. Maybe there are companies outside of Apple that could work on them and push humanity forward. Maybe the stock brokers won’t like that, the stock holders wouldn’t like that idea, but ideas are free and you can’t be selfish with them.”

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