Kanye West – “Power” Video

08.06.10 7 years ago 47 Comments

There are two ways to approach this: as a “moving painting,” as Kanye says it is, or as a music video, which is what it’s supposed to be.

As a painting, sure, even if the whole ‘taking power from the powerful’ theme has been beaten for few thousand years, I can appreciate it. And as far as artwork is concerned, it’s so on point it would make da Vinci blush. But, as a music video, has Kanye gone off the deep end? After watching this sh*t ten times, and through a clusterf*ck of sword-swinging, all I could notice is that Mr. West gives himself a flipping halo and that the angel needs a hell of a lot more camera time.

Maybe if he “painted” the entire song, instead of just one verse, we mortals could see Kanye’s higher purpose for the video.

Related: Kanye West’s “Power” Video: A Cultural Cheat Sheet [MTV]

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