The Video of KanYe West’s 'Power' is released officially on youtube. Kanye West premiered his album "Power" video on Thursday night (August 5) on MTV, leaving fans to interpret the rapper's vision in the Marco Brambilla-directed "portrait."
The rap singing sensation showed his gratitude to Facebook by posting a letter on his website saying:
"Your energy was a gift so electric, so genuine, that it really helped me give my best. The energy was so inspiring I had to keep going!" after seeing these words anyone will attract towards this rap singing of him.
The video was rife with religious references; Brambilla said the rapper admired his previous efforts, which combined sexual overtones with religious imagery. The clip begins with an up-close shot of Kanye and pans out to reveal a neoclassical living portrait of the rapper surrounded by supernatural figures from various historical eras, including horned women, winged women and dudes with swords. The clip has the feel of a slow-motion Roman orgy, with West being the Caesar at the center, rows of ionic columns stretching out behind him. And then, the 90-second visual was a digitized still image, in which Kanye West was decked out in a black T-shirt and the same flamboyant jewelry he wore during this year's BET Awards.
Brambilla told MTV News of West's yet-untitled next LP, "I instantly connected to the themes on the album. The whole idea of celebrity, the idea of power, the idea of sensuality in it, there's sexuality in it as well, and those were all kind of themes that I've explored in my work before. Once I heard the album, that was what clinched it, and I felt very much in tune with the message behind the music."
The production climaxes with an all-black background with the word "Power" across the screen.
Toward the end of the brief clip, the camera pulls away to reveal imagery of West with decorated woman, who were placed adjacent to the rapper and who also stood upside down.
Brambilla said, "I've always wanted to do something that would visualize power, to do a portrait of what power would look like in a sort of timeless way and being able to have him framed in that portrait. "Essentially doing a video portrait of Kanye as a symbol of power was very consistent with my art practice and what I explore in my artwork."
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