This show was so damn good. I had a blast tonight. Definitely one of the best shows I've seen this year.
Here we go again...20 minutes!
"When I say Yeezus, I mean Yeez-Is-Us. And anytime I'm fighting, I'm fighting for us...I’m 36-years-old and I have 21 Grammys. That’s the most Grammys of any 36-year-old. Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist. And Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list. But only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice?...when I say people are afraid of the truth, that’s one example right there in front of you. And people come to me and congratulate me on those two nominations. F*CK THOSE NOMINATIONS!"
The bigger crime is that Magna Carta Holy Grail got 9 nominations and that album is fucking awful.
It honestly didn't even feel like Kanye talked for 20 minutes last night, at least to me anyway. It didn't even feel so much like a rant than it did like a motivational speech done Kanye West style. The show is incredible. Last night was my sixth time seeing Ye, and I know this might just be an in-the-moment judgement, but I think I'd put this at No. 2 behind Watch The Throne and just barely above Glow in the Dark (which I saw twice). The crowd's reaction to the Yeezus tracks kind of caught me off guard. Didn't think they'd get such a huge reaction. They definitely come across very well in a live setting.
4/9 - Sleigh Bells (Crescent Ballroom); 4/11-13 - Coachella Weekend 1; 4/15 - Neutral Milk Hotel (Crescent Ballroom); 4/17 - Lorde (Comerica Theatre); 4/21 - CHVRCHES (Marquee Theatre); 5/10 - Morrissey (LA Sports Arena);8/1-3 - Lollapalooza
p.s. Bear Down
My biggest problem with the show was the sound in US Airways. Most of the show his vocals sounded tinny and the music a bit muddy. I was facing the stage lower level back of the arena. I started upper level for Kendrick and couldn't hear his vocals very well there either. During Nine Inch Nails at the same venue on the floor it sounded great. Also nose bleed upper level back of the arena for Black Sabbath sounded great. Shows in that arena are so hit and miss.
I was surprised at how much the crowd loved the Yeezus tracks. They knew every word it seemed. I felt he lost momentum big time with his speech/rant but god damn he lifted the crowd back up again with the rest of the set. Everyone was dancing. Good show. WTT obviously blew this out of the water but this was on par with his Coachella performance I thought. Wasn't super impressed with his mountain and thought he could have done more with the production but it was good, just not amazing. For example I thought the stage production at Coachella was superior.
Kanye show tommorrow in anaheim. Still no opener but I'm heeled none the less
Certain songs they get so scratched into our souls
it will be black hippy
Me and my coworker are headed to happy hour after work, maybe El Torito at the Block, then to the show. Last of the year for me.
https://www.facebook.com/BrimfieldPo...43802108982168Dear Kanye West,
I am honored to be writing such an important star. I am a mere Internet sensation. I’m not sure I am worthy to address you, although the Huffington Post did say I was “Humorous and Insanely Popular.” I don't pay much attention to those things. Anyway, please excuse my interference in your life for a quick second.
I read your interview and also watched it on video. You said:
“I’m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally.….and I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.”
I want to thank you for putting your life on the line for all of us every day. I know that being a rapper is tough work. I have tried to rap, and it is very difficult to keep up with the pulse of the rhyme flow…although when Ice Ice Baby comes on the radio, I can usually keep up with ol’ Vanilla. Anywho, your job is just some very dangerous work. Most people don't consider... if you rap really fast, without a chance to inhale, you could pass out and hit your head.
That last paragraph was covered in sarcasm. I’m letting you know, just so you do not think I agree with your very ignorant assessment of your career (or any other performer)as it relates to a person in the military or a police officer’s service. You sir, are as misguided as they come. I do have a suggestion for you. Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military. After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. It could be something like “I’m Kanye West, wearing a flak vest.” I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck.
Your line of thinking is part of the problem in the world today….which include entertainers thinking they are something more than just entertainers. I know it is supply and demand and the demand for your services is high. I get economics. What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.
Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver.
I always find it kinda funny that people take things Kanye says so personally. Dude says some stupid things sometimes, get over it.
I can't believe any news site would actually be reporting some dumb open letter from some small town Ohio police chief. This might be the most non-news thing to ever happen. The media must really hate Kanye if shit like this makes the news.
All this tells me is some police chief in Ohio wants some media attention. Pigs love media attention.
Well that was exhilarating. And Kendrick showed up.
Why didn't he have this setlist in Nov??? 40 songs?! I think we got less than 30 last year! A lot more songs from the College Dropout...
2/13/2014 Kanye West Setlist at Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA, USA
I AM NOT HOME
Send It Up
I Don't Like (Chief Keef cover)
I Am a God
Can't Tell Me Nothing
Hold My Liquor
I'm In It
Blood on the Leaves
Lost in the World
Through the Wire
All Falls Down
Run This Town (JAY Z cover)
American Boy (Estelle cover)
Get Em High
The New Workout Plan
Heard 'Em Say
Niggas in Paris (Jay-Z & Kanye West cover)
Touch the Sky
Can't Tell Me Nothing
All The Lights
I thought he was not going to do this anymore...but at least in the second video, he's showing appreciation for supporting his music!