News: Kanye West's Behind-The-Scenes "Power" Footage Leaks Online [Video]
Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 3:00PM
Behind-the-scenes footage from Kanye West's "Power" music video shoot has leaked on the Internet a day before the visual premieres.
The footage presents viewers with an inside look.
The 88 created a behind the scenes look at Kanye Wests "POWER" by Marco Brambilla. This is an exclusive video showing never seen footage of the anticipated video before its official release. "POWER" shows a continuous camera move from extreme close-up of Mr. West revealing a neoclassical video tableau showing characters and creatures surrounding him in an abstract environment - all moving in extreme slow motion. Inspired by Michelangelo's frescos in the Sistine Chapel, the piece depicts a faux historical moment - an empire on the brink of collapse from its own excess, decadence and corruption - Love The 88 (The Hottest Ishh)
According to reports, West linked with artist Marco Brambilla for assistance on the video.
In a coming video for his single "Power" that was created by the artist Marco Brambilla, Mr. West is seen standing imposingly with a heavy chain around his neck. As Mr. West raps the camera slowly zooms out in one continuous, unedited take to reveal him in a classical structure, surrounded by female attendants who are partly or entirely nude; some kneel before him on all fours, others wear devil horns and still others are suspended upside down from the ceiling. The Sword of Damocles hangs precariously over Mr. West's head, and behind him an unseen executioner is preparing to strike him with a blade. (ArtsBeat was allowed to watch a portion of this video but was not permitted to post it.) (Rap Radar)
Separate reports from July said West wrapped up his video from the Big Apple on Saturday, July 3rd.
Kanye shot the video for the first single, "Power," of his upcomingalbum in New York this week. Photos from the sets have leaked on the Internet. In the shots we have two pics from the set which don't really reveal too much aside from Kanye Westserving himself at a catering table...but it seems like we'll get to see some booty in the vid... (Amajanese)
Ye's Def Jam labelmate Ne-Yo recently talked with SOHH about the rapper's new song.
"I feel like Kanye is one of the smartest dudes in the musicbusiness," Ne-Yo told SOHH. "And I say that to anybody. He caught a little bit of flack behind that Taylor Swift situation or whatever and so he moved away from it, let the fire die down and came back with something undeniable. That 'Power' record is ridiculous to me and he's back on his thing, he's talking sh*t and that's what Kanye do. It's one of those records that you hear one time and you're like, 'Yeah, Kanye's back.' I feel like the summer is about to be something crazy." (SOHH)
Kanye West's "Power" will reportedly debut tomorrow evening at 11 PM EST on MTV.
Check out footage from Kanye West's "Power" video below: