A Kickstarter campaign has been launched with the hope of raising enough money to send a children’s book inspired by Jay Z and Kanye West’s Grammy-winning single “Niggas In Paris” to print.
Titled “Friends In Paris,” the book aims to break down the lyrics used in the song so that readers can gain a greater understanding of Jay Z and Kanye’s relationship. In addition to adding illustrations, the book has toned-down the language used in the original song so that it’s more child-friendly.
“Every club you walk into these days, everybody wants to gloat about how they can rap to Niggas In Paris, forming a circle, stepping inside it and letting their friends see their rap chops,” author Bianca Bosso says. “Often they get most of the lyrics right, to the surprise of no one who’s heard the radio spin it 4062 times, but how well do we REALLY know the lyrics? We decided it was about damn time that we broke down the song, made it a little more PG and illustrated it so we could better understand Jay and Ye’s relationship.”
The Kickstarter campaign has already doubled its original goal of $3,000 AUD (Australian Dollars). As of press time the campaign has raised $6,649 AUD from 129 backers.
“Now we think the book should be immortalised like Jay and Ye’s relationship and sent to the printers,” the Kickstarter description reads. “We want to print this as a 32-page children’s book. It’s the perfect companion for your Late Registration vinyl or your The Blueprint cassette plus you can pass it onto your kids.”
To view the entire digital version of the book, click here.
Alternatively, excerpts can be viewed below:
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