Kanye West – “Black Skinhead” Interactive Video

When an early version of Kanye West’s video for the Yeezus banger “Black Skinhead” leaked online, Kanye was not happy about it. But that early video didn’t exactly give a misleading impression; the real “Black Skinhead” video, which went online at midnight last night, is exactly as silly as that early leak implies, though it’s also weirdly impressive. In the Nick Knight-directed video, a suspiciously diesel CGI Kanye, who occasionally morphs into a distorted spiky-faced demon thing, co-stars with a bunch of dogs. It’s dark and intense, but it also looks something like a video game from 15 or 20 years ago. The video is interactive, but the interactivity is limited to slowing the clip way down and taking Instagram screen-shots. Watch it at Kanye’s website, or a non-interactive version below.

Yeezus is out now on Def Jam, and it is great.