Kanye West

February 24, 2011

Love to hate him. Hate to love him. The talented and outspoken Kanye West’s most recent offering, My Dark Twisted Fantasy, has raised some eyebrows since its release with its cover, its perfect 10 rating on Pitchfork, and its accompanying long-form video for “Runaway.” Sure the whoopla has been next to nothing compared to past Presidential accusations or award show microphone stealing moments on national television, but nonetheless, random shit keeps public opinion divided on Kanye.

The latest in the mini-saga of stupidness happens to be the new video for the song, “All of the Lights.” The song itself is one of the standout tracks on the album, maybe bested only by “POWER.” The video in question is directed by Hype Williams, who apparently is a big Gaspar Noe fan.

And the controversies continue! As in: Can anyone actually hear all (any more than two) of the guest artists credited on the song? Does Enter the Void actually merit an homage in the first place, and if so, does this qualify? As you ponder away, searching for meaning in the machine, here’s a suggestion:

If you haven’t seen the original video, watch it here. (Though it seems to have been largely wiped from the free flowing internet at this point, you shouldn’t deny yourself your daily dose of Rihanna’s hotness). Then, I suggest playing the intro to Enter the Void on mute (below), with this handy-dandy sort of grime-dubstep-esque remix of “All of the Lights” playing along (way below). A perfect compromise for both lovers and haters.

Watch: Enter the Void (Gaspar Noe)… loop it twice.

Listen: “All of the Lights” (Dubstep remix)