Kanye West finally releases official ‘Spaceship’ video 16 years after the song was released
While the music industry continues to battle cancellations, album delays and abandonment of live venues amid the current pandemic, Kanye West has been dipping into the archives to keep his fans entertained.
In 2004, the rapper released his single ‘Spaceship’ while ramping up the excitement around his debut studio album The College Dropout. The record, which would go on to instantly propel West to international, was famously released through Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella.
The material would establish the solid foundations for West to go on to prolifically produce chart-topping songs, work that has helped the rapper to build a legacy as one of the genre’s greatest and most pioneering musicians.
Sitting in the number six slot of the album’s tracklisting is ‘Spaceship’, a track featuring GLC and Consequence and one that built up a somewhat mysterious reputation. After initially being pencilled in as the sixth and final single, plans were scrapped and an unreleased music video has been a thing of cult status after random bootlegs sporadically appeared and disappeared in the years since its release.
Now, 16 years after its inital release, West has shared the visuals for the song.
“Unreleased ‘Spaceship’ video with GLC and Cons,” West said in a post on social media. “This is what we dreamed of back then,” he added.