Kanye West - Runaway (Full-length Film)

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mysingalongsong : In retrospect, maybe serving your bird girlfriend a turkey dinner wasn't a solid choice.

Ofentse Mwase Films : This was Years ahead of its time.

Scott Farrell : Just imagine if everyone had Kayne's creativity. We'd be a different race

Scott Farrell : 5:54 - 7:30 should have been on the album as an interlude to POWER

Crystal Blackmore : Gosh this is beautiful every time

Cherish G : I love the bit where power is playing

philipbrankat : It's scary thinking about the world losing this man, a world without Kanye West

daniela rojas : north, saint and the ones after will see this and are gonna feel so damn proud of dad.

Steve L : Track List: 0:46 Dark Fantasy 4:39 Georgeous 5:56 Power 7:31 All of the Lights 10:25 Devil in a New Dress 13:50 Runaway 23:45 Hell of a Life 24:45 Blame Game 26:59 Lost in the World

Seth Bradley : I've been sleeping on this video for the longest time. Kanye West is a fucking genius.

Evelyn Jasso : How the fuck does this only have 20mil views and Drakes "hotline bing" have a billion? So confused. This is art, before any other artist did visual albums. I'd hate to say this but once this man is gone, people will then realize how gifted and talented he was.

Trevor Underwood : Runaway is such a good song because it can mean so many different things. On the surface, it seems like Kanye is just commanding the douchebags of the world, but it really has a deeper meaning. It's about his troubles with maintaining relationships with people as he is constantly messing up and being played as the bad guy. He knows he is just going to continuously mess up, and is seen as a douchebag, scumbag, asshole, etc. because of his mistakes. He warns other to runaway from him, as he is toxic and is going to hold them down. The last verse really demonstrates this well. "Never was much of a romantic, I could never take this intimacy. And I know it did damage, because the look in your eyes was killing me. You know that you have the advantage, because you can blame me for everything. But I don't know how I'm gonna manage, if one day you just up and leave" The lines show how he values his personal relationships, and is crushed when they fail. Kanye knows that his social anxiety/personality always messes things up. He also knows that he is also likely just going to fuck them up in the end somehow, and even though that is a very pessimistic approach, it's still tragic. This song is very personal to me, as I have had personal troubles maintaining relationships even with close ones even family members because of how difficult it is to express emotions at times.

yoshatabi : This was worth every single minute of my time.

Hades : Still cant belive melon gave dis a 6

axelssonable : Seven years later and this is still such a masterpiece.

Photified : KAYNE isnt the best rapper of our generation, he is the greatest ARTIST of our generation. Crazy, Eccentric, Inspiring, and takes risks. More artists should aspire to be like him.

Jacob Canavan : 13:00 is my favourite part "Do you know she is a bird?" conversation. "you leave the monkey at the zoo" and in parentheses (... and a bird in a cage). It is speaking to keeping things in their place. Use this as the metaphor for the more obvious black and white theme in this scene it portrays a sadder realisation and that is shown in Kanye's frustration at the guy saying that. It's the sub-text or inference you can attribute to the conversation. Applying this differently for example "your girlfriend is really beautiful do you realise she is (black)" or expressed more commonly "she is really beautiful... for a black girl". When he responds "no I never noticed that", he shows his frustration because he obviously 'knows' she is a bird but he saw the beauty regardless of the superficial and the guy just chimes in with "Do you know she is a bird?" as in you know you're not supposed to be here with her or this does not belong here. In response he unleashes into "Runaway" performance. This piece was meant to combat that negativity and really naivety moving forward and teaching not tolerance but true appreciation for things bringing together all things that are BEAUTIFUL [My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy] and allowing them to exist in open space to create something even more beautiful. "This is what the future is to me.. the JUXTAPOSITION of two things that you think don't go together" (Kanye West vh1 storytellers) [I capitalised juxtaposition because I wanted to point out that Kanye coined that term and I don't think he gets enough credit for it- he is personally responsible for a rise in that words use in recent times, but now back to the scheduled program] and in subsequent interviews he has described "Runaway" as being a juxtaposition of two worlds a meeting of hip hop and ballet. In the context of the short film the song is an expression of that frustration and a tableaux of "fuck your flawed thinking look how beautiful things that aren't supposed to be together can be and more eloquently expressed (let's have a toast for the douche-bags...)". For the concept of the overarching theme of the short film it is about teaching the CODES of how to conduct yourself in a hateful world right from "first rule in this world baby; don't pay attention to anything you see in the news" (at 4:30) [he has mentioned codes in the Zane Lowe interview and equating that it is in his code to do certain things and even though people are thinking they are cool whilst showing hatred and excluding him he had the winning ticket the whole time. He was Penelope Von Sweets 'the glitch' that was on the side of the game the whole time. He equated that hatred to the fashion world not letting him in the club there, but it can be extrapolated to the situation here. More on this point; he is saying it is a mentality that is stopping the civilisation from progress, not only on the individual level "That’s the main thing people are controlled by! Thoughts- their perception of themselves!" but also on the group and collective levels "right from the jokes people tell in the highschool lunch room to when you're older and anyone who decides to walk their own path is ostracised" (vh1 storytellers; not exact quote). Further he talks about codes existing in cultures and this type of knowledge can help people move through a social system by being a hub for knowledge (see surface interview) In this interview he also talks about people lacking opportunity and how those with it are often the ones portraying this catch-all snobbery attitude and exclusive thinking] to this conversation to "anything that is different you try to change" (at 26:30). They are all examples of how to navigate through this life and as jay z says which kanye likes to quote now and then "move in a room full of vultures". He gives you both the teachings of how this thinking is harmful and why we should stop it, but also how to arm yourself against it and progress through it. It comes back to letting things that are beautiful, be beautiful. No "Do you know she is a bird?", no backhanded remarks, just "Dopeness". There is also many other themes that tie in with this with the whole death/fantasy themes and all the dialogue, symbology and imagary that constantly shift the viewer's perception on where to align values on the presenting issues, but I wanted to just talk on that specific line. I am so dissapointed I couldn't express that sentiment with more truth I "didn't make it as poignant as I wanted to make it".

Jay First : Pusha T is the best ft Kanye West ever had on a song.

Blackburn : 2018 here ?.... Still coming back for this creativity

Dengo Smith : "do you know she's a bird?" "nah i never noticed that"

George Toogood : this is fully on another level, not even a fan of kanye but the guy is so fucking clever creatively - that bit where he remixes power is so sick

Lance Jozefkowicz : kanye should have won a oscar for this


Samuel Tarawally : the fact that this doesn't have a billion views says something about our society

VintageThe : 20mill views, still underrated.

Marco Althoen : Who's still watching this masterpiece in 2017

Tom Powell : This is a hip-hop masterpiece

morgana : Ok, I know next to nothing about rap or hip hop, and I'm listening this video because I heard his a legit artist and not just a douche. Is this right? Btw, never imagined to find Mozart's Requiem Lacrimosa and violin arrangements there. I don't know if I like it, but it was unexpected

Conor : This is incredible, except for 1 small thing: Kanye's line delivery

Macio Alladin : the first person to drop a visual album

Shay H : Man ... I miss this emotional n sensitive kanye ! Not this new arrogant and his fuck everybody attitude.

b.nix : One of them is the cousin that stole the laptop

Kyle Latham : Those ballet dancers need an award TBH.... They were extremely amazing❤👑

том король : MBDTF is the best crafted album in music, not just in rap

Edson Vuma : The College Dropout - 10/10 Late Registration - 10/10 Graduation - 13/10 808s and Heartbreaks - 15/10 MBDTF - 14/10 Watch the Throne: 11/10 Cruel Summer: 10/10 Yeezus - 12/10 The Life Of Pablo - 13/10

Lino F Gomes : Every frame is a masterpiece, as if I had seeing a Pablo Picasso or other famous paintings but with music, it's just speechless.

DREAM清醒夢LUCID : That turkey, reverse slavery, the hypocrisy of humanity. The human condition. "leave the monkey at the zoo" Are we such apostles of mercy? Why would a visitor from outer space want to stay here?

Cesar Rodriguez : I want this Kanye back. I miss the old Kanye...

Troy Spencer : The visuals and music deserve an award. Nobody in music, today, can do what Ye does.

AlmightyyJS : im seeing all these "Who still watchin' 2016?" but what about 2017??

Efoe-Yves Adjakly : who 's still tripping on this in 2017?

Careem Smith : When Nicki used to do that awful British accent.

Bernard Harris III : He did this before the "Beyoncé" album... just saying

Moo moo : "Your girlfriend's beautiful did you know she's a bird" "No I never noticed that"

braydennosredna : happy seventh birthday to this legendary album.

J. Cole : As soon as I heard the intro for devil in a new dress, I started to smile :)

andrewchen425 : Probably one of the best albums ever made in any genre. Classic

burgerboi.1984 : luh kanye

Patrick Tervo : Thriller by Michael Jackson. Best music video ever. If anything comes close, it is this absolute freaking masterpiece. It is the most beautiful, perfect, elegant, flawless video ever to bless the heartless land of YouTube. I want everyone I know to see this. Kanye, never ever ever quit. The world needs videos like this.

Mali Banks : Two words: Genius level.