Thu 30 Dec 2010
Kanye West’s “Monster” video featuring Rick Ross, Jay-Z, two Nicki Minaj’s, and lovely bunch of bored zombies…Posted by Miss Info under about miss info , for fashion-hounds and obsessive consumers , good for hip hop , hmmm....? , videos
(updated version via Yardie)
Seems like someone’s been watching Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, and Chan-wook Park flicks….and any of the superstylized glam-horror directors that have been blowing up from Hong Kong, Japan and Korea in the past 10 years. If you haven’t seen 3 Extremes, which features short films from all three directors above, it’s really weird and fascinating. Rent it. I’m betting Kanye has.
But as for “Monster”….seeing Kanye get an aggressive shiatsu from a bunch of models zombies is a little heavy-handed (pun intended). And maybe the she-wolf and the severed head is just out of season. Hov’s segment says to me “I’m just going to go to my happy place and pretend this concept isn’t happening.” But Nicki steals the show visually the same way she did lyrically, giving herself a dominatrix lapdance, and giving many fanboys a tingling sensation.
I can’t wait to see the highbrow breakdowns of what Kanye’s dead-eye models “symbolize.” That’s always amusing.
(trailer for the 3 Extremes movie that I mentioned, after the jump)