Every Kanye West Music Video From 2003 to Today: Watch His Evolution
Last week, Kanye West dropped his eighth studio album, Ye, and to celebrate, Billboard is taking a look back at West’s music video evolution, from his 2003 debut “Through the Wire” to 2016’s “Fade.”
Kicking off with the lead single from his LP The College Dropout, video directors Coodie & Chike captured everything from studio sessions to the rapper’s dentist appointment in “Through the Wire.”
You can also catch 2004’s “All Falls Down,” which follows West taking his onscreen girlfriend, played by Stacey Dash, to catch a flight from Ontario International Airport and also features cameos from GLC, Consequence and Common.
Continuing with his star-studded videos, there’s also West’s equally memorable “The New Workout Plan" video, featuring the late Anna Nicole Smith, as well as Tracee Ellis Ross (who plays “one very rich shorty”) and John Legend.
In 2007, West went to Tokyo to film his Hype Williams-directed, anime-inspired visuals for “Stronger,” while the following year, “Good Morning” came to life via an animated College Dropout bear.
“Power” came along with some stunning visuals in 2010, with West referring to it as a “moving painting,” while 2015 saw an adorable video for “Only One,” directed by Spike Jonze and featuring West’s daughter North.
2016 was the year that West’s controversial “Famous” video dropped, which featured a slew of naked celebrity look-alikes lying in bed together, re-creating Vincent Desiderio's painting “Sleep.” And that same year we were all extremely envious of Teyana Taylor’s dance moves in “Fade.”
Check out the full video below to see many more Kanye West music videos.