Kanye West, the multifaceted Chicago born rapper, designer and producer, known for his “I am a God, bow down to me attitude” is a polarizing figure.
You either love him or hate him, one thing for certain there’s no denying that this man has talent. Here we countdown our ten favourite Kanye music videos. What is your favourite music of his?
10. Flashing Lights
9. Otis (feat. Jay Z, Otis Redding)
7. Touch The Sky (feat. Lupe Fiasco)
The incredibly sultry video for Life of Pablo single “Fade,” features Teyana Taylor dancing provocatively who is then joined by her husband the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert for a steamy shower scene.
6. No Church In The Wild (feat. Jay Z, Frank Ocean)
5. Diamonds From Sierra Leone
Not one to back down from controversy Kanye West shares his 10-minute video for Life of Pablo single, “Famous”. The controversial video a recreation of Vincent Desiderio’s painting “Sleep,” and serves as a comment on fame. The visuals features the naked wax models of celebrities like Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and Caitlyn Jenner to name a few.
3. Only One (feat. Paul McCartney)
In the heartfelt video for “Only One” Kanye stars alongside his adorable daughter North West as they explore beautiful mother nature on a foggy afternoon. Kanye wanted a simple, stripped down aesthetic to go along with the songs emotional content where he channels his mother Dr. Donda West as she speaks to him from Heaven.
Inspired by Michelangelo’s frescos in the Sistine Chapel, Kanye West’s visuals for the single “Power” is art in its purest form and serves as a moving portrait. Depicting an empire on the brink of collapse from its own excess, decadence, and corruption because as the God Yeezus states no one man should have all this power…
1. Runaway (feat. Pusha T)
At 34 minutes the video for “Runaway” might sound long, but from the moment you press play you are instantly drawn into Kanye’s mind. Described as “a tale of loss and renewal,” the film tells the story of a Phoenix (Selita Ebanks), who crashes down to Earth and falls in love with her rescuer.