by / October 24th, 2010 /

Video: Kanye West – ‘Runaway’ – the 35 minute version

Kanye West premiered a 35 minute music video/short film which was directed by himself and written by Hype Williams on MTV US last night. Purported to be the music video for the next single ‘Runaway’ from the upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, it is much more ambitious than a simple video clip.

There are tracks from the album including ‘Blame Game’ (which features samples of a song from Aphex Twin’s Drukqs album) and Lost In The World (which samples Bon Iver’s ‘Woods’) as well as a plot about Kanye and his lover, a phoenix. The whole thing clocks in at 35 minutes long.

Watch at MTV US.

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See banned cover art for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy