Kanye West pays tribute to his late mom
Kanye West has followed up his 10th studio album Donda with the release of an all-new music video for his song “24” that pays tribute to his late mother.
The abstract visual, which premiered on Thursday (September 16), begins with a clip of a fictional audience that appears to be cheering for West during one of the parties to hear his album at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. “He has worked miracles for me,” West is heard singing at the beginning of the song.
At the minute mark, an emotional clip of West’s late mother Donda appears in which she is seen laughing and smiling. As the video progresses, a version of West is seen gradually ascending from the stadium into the sky, above the clouds, and into an infinite universe; at that point, the world as we know it vanishes and an empty galaxy remains.
West’s new tribute to his mother comes nearly 14 years after her death in November 2007. She was 58 when she died of complications from surgery.
The new visual for “24” comes after West released the music video for his Donda song “Come to Life” on September 1.
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West debuted 23 songs from his new album on the Billboard Hot 100 count as of September 11. The historic feat makes it the second act in music history to record that many songs in a single week.
With Donda debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, West is now the seventh artist to release at least 10 chart-topping albums.
The 22-time Grammy Award winner is now joined by fellow hitmakers The Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14; offers uncredited guest voices on Donda’s “Jail”), Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand (11 each) , Eminem, Elvis Presley. and Drake (10 each).