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Kanye West Is Working On A Video Game About His Mother

by Kyle Hilliard on Feb 21, 2015 at 09:53 AM

In an interview on The Breakfast Club radio show, rapper and musician Kanye West revealed he has been working on a video game based on his song, "Only One".

You can check out West's comment about his in-development game by heading to the 58:58 mark on the video below.

He doesn't offer many details about the game but says, "Right now I'm working on a video game for 'Only One'. The idea is, it’s my mother going through the gates of heaven and you have to bring her to the highest gates of heaven by holding her to the light. We’ve been working on it for like six months.”

You can check out the music video for "Only One," West's 2014 collaboration with Paul McCartney, below.

This is only tangentially related to Kanye West and video games, but here's a video of Toon Link from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD rocking out to "Black Skinhead" from Kanye West's Yeezus ablum.

[Source: The Breakfast Club 2015, via NeoGAF]

 

Our Take
West's video game sounds like a sweet memorial for his mother. I'm curious if he is actually pursuing this as a profitable video game, or if it's just meant to be a interactive accompaniment to his song. Also, is this going to be a mobile game? Or is it something larger? Hopefully West will offer more details soon, because I would certainly be curious to try out a game he created.