Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kanye West, and friends perform whole album at the Bowery Ballroom Show

Last night, Kanye West gave a somewhat impromptu performance at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Tickets went on sale at noon yesterday, and all 550 tickets sold out in seconds. So the crowd consisted of lucky mofos, those with deep pockets, and Ye's people.

As for the show itself — it was basically the Justice League of the hip-hop game (although no Cudi, Jay-Z, or Weezy). And it was one giant toast to Kanye's album/ego. Good to see unity in Hip Hop.

According to Pitchfork, this is a boner-inducing list of legends at the show last night:

"Featured players included Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, CyHi Da Prynce, Ryan Leslie, John Legend, one-time Pharrell protege Teyana Taylor, and multi-instrumentalist/producer/secret weapon Mike Dean. There was plenty of star power in the balcony, too, like Q-Tip, Mos Def, ?uestlove, Fab 5 Freddy, Aziz Ansari, and an energized Diddy, who screamed and flailed over the railing several times during the night. So, yeah, pretty eventful show."  

Yeah. Yeezy's back with a vengeance (as if his album wasn't enough). You can bet your ass a tour is coming and that his stage will be filled with flashing lights, porn stars, and lots of champagne. Love him, hate him — you can't doubt his music or the respect he garners in the game. Game recognize game, as the Complex profile hammers home. The quality isn't great, but here are videos of Kanye's performance from last night. It looks prettay, prettay ill. I'm glad he aint wearing that red suit anymore. Vids Below:

So this was an impromptu last minute throw together performance, this let's you all know how solid that actual tour is gonna be. Given the envelopes this man likes to push. I've had the the pleasure of seeing him perform live and I can tell you nothing was left to chance, everything planned out meticulously, to give me (the audience) one of the best live shows I've ever been to. This guy cares bout his craft and it shows, if you don't like the man atleast show respect for the work he puts in.


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