I’m in the process of breaking down walls that people will understand 10, 20 years from now.
Kanye just wrapped up his appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers (happy for one of my favorite SNL comedians — this is his 2nd night with the new late nite gig) and ‘Ye was the night’s first guest and of course, the musical guest. Above, after a pretty sleek Yeezus Tour video package, ‘Ye talks to Seth about the tour, how he approaches fashion and music “everything in the world is the same thing.”, a little College Dropout 10 year anniversary talk, being a dad, and even an old SNL sketch (hilarious. Did that air?)
To conclude the show, Kanye performed. And going into it, I was like, wait, what is he going to do this time? I couldn’t imagine another performance of “Bound” or “Black Skinhead”, and neither could ‘Ye. In fact, he took us through an entire journey of his discography. One song from each album (save for Watch The Throne) beginning with “Jesus Walks” and ending with “Black Skinhead”. Of course, these were abbreviated versions of all the songs, and its pace was an exciting blend of an iconic song from each album that I tweeted at the time was on point. I especially enjoyed “Jesus Walks” to “Touch The Sky” to “Stronger” to “Heartless”. Classics, yes. Blended together superbly, yes. He continued with “All of the Lights” (the blemish of the performance… ‘Ye was a little off-key), “Mercy”, and finally the aforementioned “Black Skinhead”.
4 highlights: the strobe light in “Stronger” combined with a standing still West (with Mike Dean and Mano in the background), the last autotuned belting of “Heartless” (amazing), the GIF-friendly silhouettes in “Black Skinhead”, and last but definitely not least: the #KanyeMicStandToss. Watch above and below and enjoy!