Kanye West – “Take One for the Team” ft Keri Hilson, Pusha T & CyHi the Prince

Better late than never, here’s last week’s GOOD Friday song. It doesn’t match the quality of what’s come before it but the run of great releases had to stop at some point. It’s still got some nice verses and it’s put Atlanta’s CyHi the Prince on my radar.

Continue reading to see the banned cover of Kanye’s new album, now titled My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, as well as news on the 40 minute video to “Runaway”. 

According to Ye’s Twitter: “Banned in the USA!!! They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!”

Here’s the details of the epic “Runaway” video. Hopefully UK fans will be able to stream it at the same time as it airs in the States. Some people will think such a long video is pretentious. I can’t help but admire him for continually pushing boundaries and trying to elevate hip hop as an art form. Go Kanye.

The film, which is about 40 minutes long, will be broadcast simultaneously on both networks and MTV2 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also catch the film via live stream on MTV.com, BET.com and VH1.com. Directly following the premiere, West will helm a live Q&A session from the MTV headquarters in Times Square. Viewers who miss the premiere on October 23 can catch an encore presentation on VH1 on October 26 at 12 a.m. ET.

The flick has been dubbed a “visual accompaniment” to Kanye’s forthcoming LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (which drops November 22). Right before the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, where ‘Ye debuted “Runaway,” MTV gave fans a taste of the movie with an exclusive preview during the VMA pre-show. The clip featured prancing deer, a nimble dancer and Kanye West hauling away a woman swathed in feathers from a fiery explosion.

“It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world,” he told New York magazine. “I’ve been feeling the idea of the phoenix. It’s been in my heart for a while. It’s maybe parallel to my career. I threw a Molotov cocktail on my career last year, in a way, and I had to come back as a better person.”

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