Throwback Kanye West Music Videos
For Throwback Thursday, we will be taking a look back at some of Kanye West’s most famous music videos. You can watch the following videos and build your own music video playlists by using the Edge Music Network app or this website.
Kanye West’s most esoteric and artistic music video ever made is for his song, “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD.” The video features a digitally rendered Kanye West rapping in front of a black and white background. The video uses black hoods in the background to symbolically represent a black Ku Klux Klan. The music video plays on the theme of anonymity, but also shows off the highly technical animation of Kanye at the same time.
The heartwarming video for “Only One” shows Kanye West bonding with his daughter, North. The video was uniquely filmed on an iPhone by famed director, Spike Jonze. The video has also been subject to several “memes” that have made it gone viral.
The music video for “Love Lockdown” features dancing African tribes in traditional African garments. The most impressive aspect of the video is the synchronized dancing and drumming with the song’s instrumentals. The effort put into the choreography of the video is an amazing feat to watch.
The video also makes a reference to the movie, “American Psycho”, by showing Kanye in an all white apartment. It’s an odd movie choice to parody, but Kanye West was clearly impressed with the interior design in American Psycho.