Yet another Grammy Award winning number one song from Kanye West. The second single from West's third album 'Graduation' (2007), Stronger received the Best Rap Performance at the 2008 Grammy Awards. The song contains a vocal sample from the Daft Punk song Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and the French electro-house duo also had some of their iconic costumes featured in the music video.
Directed by Hype Williams, the video for Stronger was shot in and around Tokyo over 9 days, the Japanese connection is strong throughout the video as well as linking in with the artwork for the single, made by artist Takashi Murakami. Parts of the video were shot in the Aoyama branch shop of Tokyo based brand A Bathing Ape as well as The Billionaire Boys Club / Ice Cream's Harajuku shop.
The video pays homage to the 1988 cult anime film Akira.