Kanye West Will Memorialize His Late Mother Via A Video Game
Kanye West is well known for his portfolio in music and fashion industry as a rapper, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer. But his next project is not related to music nor to fashion but to video games.
In a recent interview with with The Breakfast Club, the famous rapper is planning to venture in one of his childhood interests, video gaming, by making a new game to memorialize his late mother Donda West. The game is reportedly connected to one of West’s songs with Paul McCartney.
Dona West was an English professor at Chicago State University. She couldn’t bear the complications of her cosmetic surgery and passed away in 2007 at 58. Since then, West has expressed his heartache on several occasions in distinctive ways. His 2005 song “Hey Mama” was solely sung for his late mother.
“So right now I’m working on a video game for ‘Only One,’” West said. “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.”
Moreover, the record producer released a single featuring the former Beatles star on piano on Dec.31. In this very song, West attempted to convey “a powerful message of hope and joy to his daughter” through his mother’s memory.
Although, grief of the late mother is chief motive behind West’s attempt to develop a video game in order to commemorate her but, his love for video games as a child must be another motivation.
In a 2009 profile, West revealed to the Details Magazine: “First beat I did was in seventh grade, on my computer,” he told the publication. “I got into doing beats for the video games I used to try to make. My game was very sexual. The main character was, like, a giant penis. It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas. Mind you, I’m 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming. You’d have to draw in and program every little step — it literally took me all night to do a step, ’cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.”