News Murakami's Video for Kanye West Song is iTunes #1
posted on 2008-08-27 21:10 EDT by Egan Loo
The hip hop artist Kanye West has announced on his blog that the "Good Morning" music video directed by artist/animator Takashi Murakami has reached #1 on Apple's iTunes music video chart in the United States. This computer-animated music video was just released on the iTunes Store on Tuesday. While West's earlier "Stronger" music video was influenced by the anime film Akira, his "Good Morning" music video was actually animated by Japan's Oriental Light and Magic (Pokémon, Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time's 3D animation). Murakami had previously overseen the art for West's Graduation album; "Good Morning" is the first track on this album, but its music video is the sixth one released from the album. A self-professed anime fan, West performed at the opening of Murakami's Los Angeles art exhibit last year.
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