16 year after ‘Spaceship’ by Kanye West was released, the rapper has finally dropped the official music video for the track.
The track was originally included on West’s debut album The College Dropout released in 2004, which went on to be nominated win Rap Album and be nominated Album of the Year at the Grammys.
The video leaked online a few years ago, but now, as part of his #WESTDAYEVER rollout, Yeezy has shared the official video. He references the fact that the video was never released when posting a link to clip.
“UNRELEASED SPACESHIP VIDEO WITH GLC AND CONS,” he wrote. “THIS IS WHAT WE DREAMED OF BACK THEN.”
UNRELEASED SPACESHIP VIDEO WITH GLC AND CONS
— ye (@kanyewest) June 27, 2020
The video shows the rapper as he was during his Roc-A-Fella days dressed as an employee at a clothing store GAP. The story shows him becoming increasingly frustrated with his mall job with dreams of escaping to space.
After appearances from GLC and Consequence, end of the playful video shows Kanye put on an astronaut suit after long day at work and take off in his spaceship.
The release of the video is timely, with West announcing a new 10-year partnership between his YEEZY line and GAP. The clothing brand believes that YEEZY will bring in $1 billion USD each year in sales.
YZY GAP BEGINS
MOWALOLA JOINS AS YZY GAP DESIGN DIRECTOR
KSG CARTOON MURAKAMI CUDI
JESUS IS KING FILM ON APPLE JAMES TURRELL
YZY SPLY DOC NICK KNIGHT
FOAM RUNNER RELEASE MADE IN USA
JESUS IS KING DR. DRE VERSION
WASH US IN THE BLOOD VIDEO ARTHUR JAFA#WESTDAYEVER
— ye (@kanyewest) June 26, 2020
The official version of the video now appears on the Kanye West official website, but is exactly the same as the leaked version which remains on YouTube. See it below.
Earlier this year West joined Jay-Z as the first two rappers to become billionaires. He has showed off his philanthropy streak, donating $2 million to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, victims who were murdered at the hands of police brutality.