"In a way, I find Kanye to be a great metaphor for America: Incredible talent, nearly completely obscured by naked ambition, rampant consumerism and unbridled ego."

by CHLOE POST · August 11, 2010

    It is no mystery that one of Twitter's most monumental leaps as a internet sensation was sealed by the official membership of hip-hop's egomaniac Kanye West. Kanye, a newbie to the Twitterverse, joined only two weeks ago but is already on the path to notching his 1000th tweet in under three weeks. He literally posts about 50 times a day, updating his public (which by the way he miraculously gained 200,000 followers in 24 hours, he is up to 578,348 and counting...) on everything from "life is awesome" to "no more jeans."

    So of course, it was only a matter of time before someone interpreted Kanye's enlightening posts and spun those words of wisdom into gold.

    #KanyeNewYorkerTweets took on the task at hand, and has made headlines for pairing Kanye's tweets with a New Yorker cartoon. #KanyeNewYorkerTweets was an instant hit and even has its own website. Last week the man behind the tweets was finally revealed!

    Urlesque was lucky enough to score an interview with the brains behind the operation, Paul Sabourin, one half of the Philadelphia-based musical comedy duo Paul and Storm.

    Paul's explanation of the comedic genius that is #KanyeNewYorkerTweets

    The pretentious explanation: Kanye's tweets are more or less raw id (unfiltered, portraying base emotions and simple thoughts) and New Yorker cartoons are almost entirely superego (carefully considered, 'quiet' presentation).

    The simple explanation: it just struck me as funny at 3 a.m. Luckily, unlike most 3 a.m. inspirations, this one actually seems to hold up.

    Looks like Kanye is here to stay in the Twitterverse and might be trading his Roc-A-Fella sign for @ signs. Oh, and he actually has a sense of humor!

    Kanye's Twitter.

    [Images via Buzzfeed.com, Urlesque]