'The Kanye Effect' – Episode 2: Yeezy's Power as a Live Performer
Welcome back to The Kanye Effect, a digital miniseries created by Fuse's Esteban Serrano in which we explore the specific ways hip-hop's modern visionary has changed the game. This second installment, "Live Performance," features commentary from YouHeardThatNew's Low Key, Alvin Blanco from Hip-Hop Wired, Fuse.tv's Zach Dionne and Yeezy himself, via the Fuse vault.
The guys weigh in on how much of an impact Kanye's performances has made on not just hip-hop, but the music industry overall. They also discuss how the artist manages to continually top himself with each tour. Low Key states:
"I would describe it as sitting in the front row of an IMAX theater, where you have to look up and everything is in your face. It's theatrical, it's timely, it's unforgettable. I would love to see an artist evolve into that, but I don't think it's gonna happen."
Below, watch episode one of The Kanye Effect, "The Producer," and check out the rapper's upcoming Saint Pablo Tour dates.
The Kanye Effect is executive produced by Esteban Serrano