"No one man should have all that POWER…"
Read my review of what happened on the first night of Kanye West’s YEEZUS Tour
just a couple of quick things i noticed:
- i was really surprised that Kanye even attempted “Coldest Winter” and “Hey Mama,” and was quite moved by his inability to get further than the first verse of the latter. he seemed to have a hard time recovering after that too (basically just shaking fans’ hands during “Through the Wire”).
- apparently, people really do not like the masks. wearing one is sort of perfect/on the nose for something like “Black Skinhead” and they fit in with what he was going for anyway, but i was pretty ignorant of how much middle America really did pay to see Kanye in his black skin.
- also, saying that Graduation was the height of his career while introducing “Coldest Winter” felt like a very personal admission. also, based on his energy level during the parts of his set when he did songs from that album, i would bet it’s not his favorite work.
- i have never heard a rapper as clearly during a show.