Details Emerge from Kanye’s 40 Minute Film Runaway

Last night at BAFTA in London, Yeezy held a screening for his film Runaway, which he collaborated on with Vanessa Beecroft and producer Jonathan Lia.

Some details have started to trickle out:

  • Selita Ebanks co-stars as a phoenix that falls to the ground and starts dating Kanye
  • Kanye says he drew inspiration from Michael Jackson’s Thriller, The Wall and Purple Rain
  • The film is narrated by Nicki Minaj, in a British accent.
  • The version shown last night had French subtitles
  • It features a bunch of songs from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  • It features an homage to Michael Jackson

After the screening, Kanye held a nearly 2 hour Q&A with the audience. A few highlights:

  • The film was shot in Prague over a 4 day period
  • The term “toast to the douche bags” was inspired by a party in Stockholm.
  • He helped Nicki Minaj with her verse on “Monster”
  • Jay uses the Reasonable Doubt flow on his song with Pete Rock, and they’ll be visiting the south of France towards the end of the month to finish Watch The Throne, after Kanye hands in My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on October 14th.
  • Bon Iver, who he samples on “Lost In The World,” will be on 9 tracks from the album.

Images courtesy of DJ Semtex


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42 Responses to “Details Emerge from Kanye’s 40 Minute Film Runaway

  1. JihaD Says:

    tROUBLEsHOOTER1900 Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    Outshines good? Bad? Sounds off???

    JihaD

    ^It’s dope. But it makes the other two seem like they hardy rapping in terms of lyrics. They got good voice presence though. You seem to go in like you just finished writing a master’s thesis, lol. It’s not bad at all though.

    ^^

    *daps*

    I had originally wrote a double time flow to the track, but after hearing Free J and Lito, I decided to go with something more melodic. When I heard it back, it sounds different then their verses, but I want to say in a good way. I haven’t heard back from Free about my verse,so I guess he’s cool with it. I think I got busy, though, particularly with the double entendres and the word play.

    JihaD

  2. rex hussla Says:

    The film is narrated by Nicki Minaj, in a British accent.

    ^

    just went from kinda interested to GTFOH status

  3. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    He helped Nicki Minaj with her verse on “Monster”
    =================================
    Bullshit

  4. bIG_SETH Says:

    GAME… BLOUSES

  5. Heroin Headliner Says:

    on this side…..

    We only built 4 MAYBACHS…..

    Kanye only built for female clothes…..

    SMMFH

  6. dEEN Says:

    in the morning threads, you can see who was posting durin after-midnight hours, cause its the same thread..

    cmon b…

    ^^^

    That was an unfortunate misunderstanding. On Nah, anything might be an insult. I respect that.

  7. Fyodor Drostoevsky Says:

    Book writing =/= rapping. Developing a manuscript the caliber of The Invisible Man or Juneteenth takes years; Jay flat out has no excuse after Exhibit C received the acclaim it did– that nigga could have put the mic in the bathroom and farted for an hour of Just Blaze beats and niggas woulda said it was the hottest thing recorded.

    Plain and simple, he destroyed his buzz INTENTIONALLY.

    ^

    Not saying it’s the same at all. But Ellison finished IM in like ’52 n died in like ’91. In Forty years you can push out something. I saw a closer parallel in Jay doing HELLA interviews abt how good his shit is, the state of hip-hop, why he might be the best rapper alive, only to not do shit this entire year. Same with Ellison, and while infinitely more brilliant than Jay, spending years giving talks and interviews about one shining piece of work is more frustrating than the lack of production. But to each their own.

  8. rex hussla Says:

    I like all the GOOD Friday tracks except Monster…that shit is an audio abortion to me.

  9. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Jay Electronica = Axel Rose

  10. Fyodor Drostoevsky Says:

    Selita Ebanks co-stars as a phoenix that falls to the ground and starts dating Kanye
    ^

    Nigga is guano crazy… but I admire the hubris.

  11. novemberEND Says:

    Jay uses the Reasonable Doubt flow on his song with Pete Rock
    ^^^^^^
    o_0

    what does that mean?

    If he could use that flow anytime he wants why is he still bullshitting around w/ the Drake/Kanye flow…

  12. tROUBLEsHOOTER1900 Says:

    The guy with the mumble jumble name,

    Ralph Ellison has about 40 short stories you can check out. They are all quite exeptional. Ralph was so ahead of his time, no one has yet to catch up. Maybe Hemmingway, maybe.

    Wallace Thurman’s The Blacker the Berry was on another level too. These are books that make me wanna write novels.

  13. rex hussla Says:

    You know it’s bad when getting some pussy from Badu would actually tone down your dress code.

    Kanye is losing it LMAOOO

  14. tROUBLEsHOOTER1900 Says:

    Fyodor Drostoevsky

    Yeah. That’s your name.

  15. Jayson Werth's beard Says:

    The film is narrated by Nicki Minaj, in a British accent.

    ^

    just went from kinda interested to GTFOH status

    ^beat me to it…what the fuck is that about

  16. 45% Says:

    Kanye says he drew inspiration from Michael Jackson’s Thriller, The Wall and Purple Rain

    ^ how orginal… :\

  17. fuck boy music Says:

    this guy is a fucking fag

  18. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Jay uses the Reasonable Doubt flow
    =============================
    Fuck is that?

  19. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    Jay uses the Reasonable Doubt flow on his song with Pete Rock, and they’ll be visiting the south of France towards the end of the month to finish Watch The Throne, after Kanye hands in My Beatiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on the October 14th.
    ^^^^

    I know yall hear their footsteps

  20. rex hussla Says:

    The Nicki Minaj shit is getting outta control…she’s beyond horrible. It’s laughable how bad she is…

  21. Fyodor Drostoevsky Says:

    The guy with the mumble jumble name,

    Ralph Ellison has about 40 short stories you can check out. They are all quite exeptional. Ralph was so ahead of his time, no one has yet to catch up. Maybe Hemmingway, maybe.

    Wallace Thurman’s The Blacker the Berry was on another level too. These are books that make me wanna write novels.

    ^

    Dude was a beast without a doubt. However most of those stories were written before Invisible Man was realized, or were just cut parts of IM. He really put very little fiction afterwards. Just wish he had, would have been interesting to see how much he would have grown over 40 plus years. Fun fact, the big homie Ellison helped start PBS.

  22. tROUBLEsHOOTER1900 Says:

    Also, if you like Ralph’s style of writing, check out:

    Arthur Phillips

    Khaled Houssani

    Tom Knox

    Elizabeth Kostova (first novel only. 2nd one is bullshit)

    Juan Gomez-Jurado

    & Matthew Pearl

  23. rex hussla Says:

    they’ll be visiting the south of France towards the end of the month to finish Watch The Throne, after Kanye hands in My Beatiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on the October 14th. Jay told Kanye to pack extra blouses and pack some nice evening wear because they will be sharing a hotel room with only one bed [ll]

  24. bIG_SETH Says:

    Jay uses the Reasonable Doubt flow
    ^^

    aka the Camp Lo Flow

  25. hl Says:

    •The film is narrated by Nicki Minaj, in a British accent.
    •The film was shot in Prague over a 4 day period
    •The term “toast to the douche bags” was inspired by a party in Stockholm.
    •Jay uses the Reasonable Doubt flow on his song with Pete Rock,

    ^???

  26. hl Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Jay uses th-we Reasonable Doubt flow
    =============================
    Fuck is that?

    ————

    co-wtf?

  27. tROUBLEsHOOTER1900 Says:

    Dude was a beast without a doubt. However most of those stories were written before Invisible Man was realized, or were just cut parts of IM. He really put very little fiction afterwards. Just wish he had, would have been interesting to see how much he would have grown over 40 plus years. Fun fact, the big homie Ellison helped start PBS.

    ^Yeah he did. When I was setting up PBS 3/4g coverage down in Tampa, they had HELLA photos of him all over the place. The asked the Manager of the facility what was that about and he gave me the rundown.

  28. Fyodor Drostoevsky Says:

    He helped Nicki Minaj with her verse on “Monster”

    ^

    I think that went something like

    N: Hey Yezzy, what a really sick women’s shoe, like dead ass (paradoxically annoying yet fuckable NY girl accent)*
    K: (instantly) Guiseppe(sp?) heels… no doubt
    N:Thank you.

  29. neville Says:

    Even Kanye haters know ye gonna deliver come November!

  30. oké! Says:

    If
    Watch the Throne is a Kanye X Jay-Z Collaboration EP
    and
    My beautiful dark twisted Fantasy is a Kanye X Bon Iver Collaboration LP
    ….then where is Kanye West’s next SOLO Lp named “Good Ass Job”?! ;-)

  31. Marv Says:

    I mean niggas like D.Billz and Landlord have turned Nahright into a university….

    ^^’

    This nigga graduated five times over or he’s telling us he’s a failure and he STILL has gotten a degree…

  32. 007 Says:

    Sigh I’ve been being told I look like Ye’ since 02′
    Somethin tells me he is gonna come out the closet on this album title alone says it all!
    Boy he is really makin it bad for a guy like myself. Being called Kanye will no longer be exceptable. What next am I to wear womens clothes…FOH

  33. Marv Says:

    hasn’t >>>> has

  34. louisdadon Says:

    The film is narrated by Nicki Minaj, in a British accent.
    ———-

    0_0

  35. Marv Says:

    Sigh I’ve been being told I look like Ye’ since 02′
    Somethin tells me he is gonna come out the closet on this album title alone says it all!
    Boy he is really makin it bad for a guy like myself. Being called Kanye will no longer be exceptable. What next am I to wear womens clothes…FOH

    ^^

    *Daed*

  36. GC aka Chalky White Says:

    Minaj with a British accent sounds horrendous.

  37. Da Says:

    haha, ” He helped Nicki Minaj with her verse on ‘Monster’ ”

  38. WULU Says:

    He helped Nicki Minaj with her verse on “Monster”

    ^^^

    *gasps*

    say it aint so..

  39. boozer Says:

    blouses………………………………………………

  40. ulyssesSon Says:

    so i heard LASERS IS COMING OUT!!!

  41. poon Says:

    i like her butt

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