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Q: The artist behind a mysterious rap music video. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: The artist behind a mysterious rap music video.
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: erinchan-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 07 May 2004 10:27 PDT
Expires: 06 Jun 2004 10:27 PDT
Question ID: 342795
There's this rap/hip hop music video where the camera pans across a
bulletin board covered with photographs, and the camera pauses on the
photographs, which come to life, sometimes with concert footage or
documentary footage.  In the song, the artist is reminiscing about
past events.  This video couldn't be more than 2 years old.

I'd like to know the name of the artist and the name of the song.  Thanks!

Request for Question Clarification by lotd-ga on 09 May 2004 15:16 PDT
Hi erinchan,

I believe the music video you are referring to is 'Through The Wire'
by Kanye West. You can view the video on the mtv web site:

Click on the 'Through The Wire' link that is located under the Music
Videography area to be able to view the video online (Real Player

Please can you confirm if this is the music video you are referring to
in your question?


Clarification of Question by erinchan-ga on 10 May 2004 07:20 PDT
That's the song, alright.  Although I have severe issues with
RealPlayer so I was unable to watch the video... (I couldn't find the
plug-in for IE in Mac OS 9.1, and at work I have OSX, but I'm not
giving RealPlayer my credit card info for their "free" trial.  Plus I
hate RealPlayer).

Anyway, thanks so much for your help!
Subject: Re: The artist behind a mysterious rap music video.
Answered By: lotd-ga on 10 May 2004 10:11 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi erinchan,

Thanks for confirming that the artist and song mentioned in the
request for question clarification is correct.

Artist: Kanye West
Song Title: Through The Wire

You may also view the video in QuickTime format here:

Search Terms used:

Through The Wire Kanye West QuickTime
:// The+Wire+Kanye+West+QuickTime

Kind regards,

Clarification of Answer by lotd-ga on 10 May 2004 10:12 PDT
Apologies, the search link was posted incorrectly:
erinchan-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
I wish I could have found this answer by just using the google seach
engine, but a description of the music video wan't enough

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