It sure is good to have Kanye West back. Later today, we should all be hearing the remix to “Power” featuring big brother himself, Jay-Z. Meanwhile, last night, ‘Ye had a (not-so) secret show in NYC at The Box. The show was so secret and so official that it even had a dress code for admittance. Along with Mr. West, several friends joined him on stage (not on this clip though) including John Legend, Estelle and the newest member of G.O.O.D. Music (along with CyHi Da Prynce), Pusha T. Chicago’s own ran through a slew of hits that included “Selfish,” “Good Life,” “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and several others. For the record, Kanye’s catalog > damn near everyone else.
The highlight of the performance, however, was his incredibly personal “Mama’s Boyfriend.” I’m avoiding anymore footage of this song because the next time I hear it, I want it to be CDQ and on the actual CD. Any song about his mother is guaranteed to be a classic, especially the way he was talking about her on Angie the other day.
Respect to Nigel D. for the footage.