It's Kanye West's world--we only live in it.

After conquering the music scene with a pair of mega-selling albums and a half-dozen Grammys in just two years, the hip-hopster is looking to dig some gold at the box office.

West is joining forces with New Line Cinema to executive produce and appear in an untitled feature film, the rapper's publicist, Gabriel Tesoriero, and a spokesman for the studio confirmed Wednesday.

The film will consist of a series of vignettes, all of which will be linked by a central theme and feature old and new music from West.

To translate the unusual concept to celluloid, West will collaborate with six writers on the stories and up to a dozen different directors will helm the segments, which producers stress will not be music videos.

"This project will synthesize Kanye's vision with a fantastic group of filmmakers and create what will be a one-of-a-kind film experience," Richard Brown, who's coproducing with Steve Golin, said in a statement.

No word what type of role(s) the hip-hopster will essay.

After staking out his turf as one of hip-hop's top producers, West launched his meteoric recording career with the 2004 smash The College Dropout followed by 2005's Late Registration.

The albums have sold a combined 5 million copies, spawned several hit singles, including "Jesus Walks," and "Gold Digger," earned him six Grammy Awards and fueled his monster ego.

Along the way, the sometimes prickly West has stepped on a few toes, notably whining about his perceived lack of award-show hardware, appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone as Jesus, and infamously going off script during a Hurricane Katrina benefit on NBC, telling a live audience that "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

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