Kanye Graduation Videos

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So sometime last year, on the eve of releasing Graduation, Kanye West decided to forgo the typical press listening sessions for his new album. Ye wanted an "event" and, well, because it's him, he got it. There were fruit-smoothie cocktails, delicious munchies, and his DJ, A-Trak played records for the revelers. When it came time to play the album, Kanye gave a short speech, and then played the album to a visual montage of short films. They weren't music videos, more like visual references - clips from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tron - plus some animation featuring the Graduation bear, etc. It was like a laser-light spectacular with Kanye West instead of Pink Floyd.

Anyway, over at Kanye's blog (not like he's sitting up Wordpressing all night, but he actually curates himself), he's dropping these videos, one by one, for those non-media, non-NY-living folks to check out. Some are cool, some are yaaaawn, but mostly they're worth checking out. Here's a couple for you, after the jump. You should also turn off the lights.

GOOD MORNING 2001 from kwest on Vimeo

GRADUATION ALBUM LISTENING EXPERIENCE VIDEOS PT.2 - AKIRA CUT TO STRONGER from kwest on Vimeo