The abstract visual, which premiered Thursday (Sept. 16), opens with a clip of a fictional audience that appears to be cheering West on during one of his album listening parties at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. “He’s done miracles on me,” West is heard singing as the song begins.
At the one-minute mark, an emotional clip of West’s late mom Donda appears, in which she is seen happily laughing and smiling. As the video progresses, a version of West is seen gradually ascending from the stadium to the sky, above the clouds and into an infinite universe — at which point, the world as we know it fades and an empty galaxy remains.
West’s new tribute to his mom comes nearly 14 years after her November 2007 death. She was 58 when she died due to surgery complications.
The new visual for “24” comes after West released the music video for his Donda track “Come to Life” on Sept. 1.
West debuted 23 songs from his new album on the Billboard Hot 100 tally dated Sept. 11. The historic feat makes him only the second act in music history to chart that many songs in a single week. With Donda debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard200, West is now the seventh artist to release at least 10 chart-topping albums. The 22-time Grammy winner now joins fellow hitmakers The Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14; he provides uncredited guest vocals on Donda’s “Jail”), Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand (11 each), Eminem, Elvis Presley and Drake (10 each).
Watch West’s new “24” music video below:
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