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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Vanguard Award winner Kanye West speaks onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Howard graduate and college professor, Dr. Joshua Wright is releasing a new biography on Kanye West entitled, “Wake Up, Mr. West: Kanye West and the Double Consciousness of the Black Celebrity

The biography takes a look at Kanye and his relationship with the Black community as well as how he goes against trends.  “This book should be used as a case study to think about how we view this idea of Black identity in America, what it means to be Black, and what it means to be an exceptional Black person,” explains Wright.   “Wake Up, Mr. West” will be released on February 1st through publishing house, McFarland and Company.  Sound like something you want to read??