Kanye West has a way of keeping his fans on their feet.
The Chicago rapper announced in an interview with his interior designer Axel Vervoordt for The Hollywood Reporter that he is writing a philosophy book, Break the Simulation, that will focus on time, spirituality and photography.
Break the Simulation will be one of Yeezy's biggest projects since the release of his 2016 album The Life of Pablo.
"I've got this new concept that I've been diggin' into," he explained in the interview. "I'm writing a philosophy book right now called Break the Simulation. And I've got this philosophy — or let's say it's just a concept because sometimes philosophy sounds too heavy-handed.
West added that he's not sure how he feels about photographs, claiming that people dwell too much on memories.
In recent years -- most notably since his marriage to Kim Kardashian -- the hip hop mega-producer has had a series of bad run-ins with overzealous paparazzi.
"I've got a concept about photographs, and I'm on the fence about photographs — about human beings being obsessed with photographs — because it takes you out of the now and transports you into the past or transports you into the future," West said. "It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes [people]. People dwell too much in the memories. People always wanna hear the history of something, which is important, but I think it there's too much of an importance put on history."
For him, time is now.
"The future is here now, the past is here now," he said. Rolling Stone notes that West's latest project could be connected to his wife, Kim Kardashian West's 2015 coffee table book, Selfish.
He called his socialite wife "a Marie Antoinette of our time" in reference to the French queen.
"A designer told me that my wife was a master of light and I was a master of time," West said. "How to use time is equal to being someone who can cut a diamond. The ability to preserve time is more valuable than the ability to preserve a diamond because time is our most valuable resource. So using something timeless to remind us of what time is, is a good bar. When you walked into the room, I had been dealing with a very heavy concept this week that I couldn't get out of my head. Just the way you're expressing yourself has lifted the burden on me."