Kanye West Reveals Only One: The Game

At his much anticipated album premiere for “The Life of Pablo” and his latest fashion line “Yeezy Season 3” at Madison Square Garden, Kanye West took everyone by surprise by announcing that he’d been working on a game.


Kanye West actually talked about Only One: The Game in a radio interview (56 minute mark) last February [via Polygon]


He says, “I’m working on a video game for [my song] ‘Only One,’ and the idea is it’s my mother going through the gates of heaven. And you gotta bring her to the highest gates of heaven by holding her to the light. We’ve been working on it for like six months.”

Only One: The Game takes its title from his single “Only One” that’s was produced by West in collaboration with former member of the Beatles, Paul McCartney. The song actually concerns a conversation between his daughter North and his late mother Dondo West, who died of complications attributed to a plastic surgery operation back in 2007.

The trailer shows a figure riding astride Pegasus, flying through clouds in a rather dreamy sequence of events. It’s not much to go off and little do we know how it’ll actually turn out, although I must say that the trailer music is actually rather special.

The only real snippet of information we got from Kanye at the premiere was, “This shit was hard to do man.”

Nothing has been set in stone, so expect Only One: The Game sometime in the future; that’s as close as we’re going to get.