Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kanye West teams up with Hype Williams for "Runaway"

by today's Urban Chameleon contributor

It’s always refreshing to see artists who emerge from Hip-Hop push the envelop beyond the stereo typical images usually associated with the genre; like big booty hoes gathered at a club around a group of guys popping champagne throwing recession proof dollars in our faces.

Kanye West is an artist who (regardless if it works or not) has succeeded at exploring creativity, a criticism I often have about urban media in general being limited to the same recycled ideas.

His new 34min short film “Runaway” written by Hype Williams, starring lingerie model Selita Ebanks previews some good music to come from his album Nov 22 and is visually interesting but emotionally lacking as the chemistry of the product never quite sparks. Something to watch? Sure.

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  1. I actually like it, it very creative & out of this world. Of course simple minded lil people wont comprehend the whole concept...

  2. Kanye the auteur. Thankfully we have geniuses like Heather to tell the rest of us when something only seems to suck because it's over our heads. Running my mouth about how I think it's hardly an artistic achievement, and Kanye should've stuck to making beats; I would seem like such an idiot if it weren't for people like Heather. Whew, close call! Thanks, Heather!