Kanye West – “Runaway” Video

By Scott Lapatine / October 23, 2010 - 8:43 pm

At long last here’s the 35-minute short film Kanye briefly teased at the VMAs last month. The usual suspects — Pusha T, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj (in a Brit accent), and Bon Iver — make vocal assists, and allegedly 90% of this soundtrack will appear on the forthcoming LP. “Runaway” (written by Hype Williams and shot in Prague over the summer) was inspired by groundbreaking cinematic rock films like Thriller, Purple Rain and The Wall. Which explains the papier-mâché model of Michael Jackson’s head.

And in case you missed G.O.O.D. Friday yesterday:

Kanye West – “Don’t Look Down (feat. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean)”

My Beautiful Dark Twited Fantasy, banned album cover and all, is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Release date is 11/22 via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. Tracklist:

01 Dark Fantasy
02 Gorgeous (ft. Kid Cudi and Raekwon)
03 POWER
04 All of the Lights
05 Monster (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)
06 So Appalled (ft. Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi the Prynce, Swizz Beatz, and RZA)
07 Devil In A New Dress
08 Runaway (ft. Pusha T)
09 Hell of a Life
10 Blame Game (ft. John Legend and Pusha T)
11 Lost in the World

“Blame Game,” heard for the first time in the film, samples Aphex Twin’s “Avril 14th.” Though not as well as these guys did.

UPDATE: And yes, he surprised Brooklyn Bowl later that night. Photos and video here.