I was sad to see the leaked visuals for Monster off of the same album, I really felt it did the album as well as the song an grave injustice as its creativity couldn’t be fully consumed as it was meant to. With the proper release for the visuals for “All of the Lights”, directed by Hype Williams, we can get a true sense of the vision Kanye wanted to portray for the track. The treatment itself isn’t groundbreaking by any accord but when you have Rihanna wearing whatever little number she is you can get away with damn near anything. For what its worth i’m glad that the man’s full vision is seen and not a leaked rough cut, as creatives we all are at least owed to have our best and final work represent us.
Kanye West "All of the Lights" featuring Rihanna, Kid Cudi Video
February 19th 2011