Courtesy of the Atlantic

Kanye West’s artistic journey has been a fascinating ride. He’s arguably the most significant artist of the last 20 years — a cultural icon who has firmly established himself at the forefront of Western social discourse.

What do we make of Kanye’s journey? Is this latest turn a marketing scheme? Or is Kanye an exhausted, complicated, intimately self-aware soul authentically desperate to find a savior beyond himself and the world…