Kanye’s rollout process for The Life of Pablo has been … unusual, to say the least. First, there was the most maddening lead-up of all time; then, there was the Dark Age, aka the Age Of Tidal Exclusivity, aka the Age of Tidal Subscriptions Spiking; now, at long last, the album is available on every digital service, and lo, it hath reached the top of the Billboard chart.
But Kanye has yet to release a music video for any of the songs off of TLOP—fairly understandable, given his newfound focus on fashion and family. Yet he’s also made some very noteworthy music videos in the past, including but not limited to his infamous motorcycle trip with Kim on “Bound 2” and his sprawling featurette “Runaway.” Apparently perceiving some stress emanating from Yeezy, Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim decided to do Kanye a favor and make him a video for “Famous.”
It looks like the two Master of None co-stars are having a blast in Italy filming the show’s second season, eating a ton of amazing food, dancing in the streets and humping some cars. The Tim and Eric vibe is strong here. The video is certainly silly, but in all honesty, it’s probably a better depiction of the luxuries of fame than Kanye could have provided us at this point, since he’s pretty much run the gamut of hedonism over the course of his career.