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16 years after the release of Kanye West’s ‘Spaceship’, the rapper finally released the song’s official music video.
The song was originally included on West’s debut album. University dropout released in 2004, he went on to be nominated to win Rap Album and be nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys.
The video leaked online a few years ago, but now, as part of its #WESTDAYEVER release, Yeezy has shared the official video. Refers to the fact that the video was never released by posting a link to the clip.
“NAVIGATION VIDEO WITHOUT RELEASING WITH GLC AND CONS,” he wrote. “THIS IS WHAT WE DREAM OF THEN.”
UNCHANGED CHRISTMAS VIDEO WITH GLC AND CONS
THIS IS WHAT WE DREAM OF WITH BACK THEN https://t.co/Zdywsuyuld#WESTDAYEVER
– ye (@kanyewest) June 27, 2020
The video shows the rapper as he was during his Roc-A-Fella days dressed as an employee at a GAP clothing store. The story shows him increasingly frustrated with his job at the mall with dreams of escaping into space.
After the appearances of GLC and Consequence, the ending of the playful video shows Kanye donning an astronaut suit after a long day of work and taking off on his spaceship.
The video’s release is timely, with West announcing a new 10-year partnership between its YEEZY line and GAP. The clothing brand believes that YEEZY will bring in $ 1 billion dollars each year in sales.
YZY GAP BEGINS
MOWALOLA JOINS AS YZY GAP’S DESIGN DIRECTOR
KSG HISTORIETA MURAKAMI CUDI
JESUS IS KING FILM IN APPLE JAMES TURRELL
YZY SPLY DOC NICK KNIGHT
Foam Runner Launch Made in USA
JESUS IS THE KING DR. DRE VERSION
WASH US IN THE BLOOD ARTHUR JAFA VIDEO # WESTDAYEVER
– ye (@kanyewest) June 26, 2020
The official version of the video now appears on Kanye West’s official website, but it is exactly the same as the leaked version that remains on YouTube. See it below.
Earlier this year, West joined Jay-Z as the first two rappers to become billionaires. He has shown his streak of philanthropy, donating $ 2 million to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, victims who were killed by police brutality.
Take a look at Kanye West’s ‘Spaceship’: