Kanye gets credit for continually trying to buck the aesthetically boring and usually misogynistic trends of hip hop videomaking. The Takashi Murakami video for “Good Morning” was basically a work of art, probably. I don’t know how that works, I’m not an art scientist. But this one is like Picasso’s…less…good…art…period…well, whichever period Picasso had in his career where everyone was like “Oh well, nice try, Picasso” and “Better luck next time, Picasso.” Not that Kanye is Picasso. Art is hard!
My favorite thing about this video, though, is that once he decided to rotoscope the whole thing, he could have put himself in front of any background he wanted, and he still decided to use those ugly Jetsons paintings from his real life living room:
(images via Interior Design)
Between this, the “Love Lockdown” video featuring Kanye West’s Sub Zero refrigerator, and the entirety of his blog, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Kanye West is into design and stuff. You heard it here first, guys. Drudge siren.