Kanye West Wants To Build A ‘Luxury Cloud Service’

Kanye West takes to Twitter to call on the help of Larry Page and “dudes in San Fran” to help realise his dreams, which also include a ‘luxury search engine’

Not content with selling out Madison Square Garden to premiere his new album ‘The Life Of Pablo’ and showcase his new fashion line Yeezy 3, musician Kanye West has reiterated his plans to become the next superstar entrepreneur by creating a network of businesses that will invest in ventures ranging from fighting cancer to saving the world through renewable energy.

One of those ideas, according to West, is a ‘luxury cloud service’, which would work alongside a ‘luxury search engine’.

We’re stumped.


This tale started back in January 2012, when West outlined his plans for an investment company called DONDA, named after his late mother, that would “pick up where Steve Jobs left off”.

But over the weekend, the rapper posted his DONDA chart to Twitter detailing what exactly this company would invest in, and it contains some surprising gems.

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West said that he showed the chart to investors in 2012, but “everyone laughed” at his ideas.

“DONDA is a design company which will galvanize amazing thinkers and put them in a creative space to bounce (sic) there dreams and ideas,” said West on Twitter back in 2012.

“DONDA will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford. I want to put creatives in a room together with like minds that are all waaaay doper than me. We want to help simplify and aesthetically improve everything we see hear, touch, taste and feel.” he said.

But Kanye West wants Google in on the action as well. He went on to tweet late last night: “hey Larry Page I’m down for your help too…”

West also asked Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg to “invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas”.

kanye westDONDA, as a creative project, has seen little success since 2012, aside from a handful of music video and film premiere contributions.

But taking a closer look at the DONDA chart, it’s clear West wants to get his fingers in a whole swathe of technological, humanitarian, and philanthropic causes.

DONDAThe ‘Internet’ division is what we’re most interested in here. Aside from a luxury cloud service, which we can only assume means it has a mythological uptime of 200 percent or something, West wants a luxury search engine (what?) and a one page destination. West also displays his enthusiasm for getting to mobile apps and laptop apps, too.

TechWeekEurope can’t dig up any more information about what a luxury cloud service would actually be, but we can sure assume that if such a luxury service is created, West’s now very public $53 million of debt would be a problem no more, as every tech company on the planet would want a slice.

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