April 22, 2015

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Kanye West's 'Time' 100 Gala Performance Was One for the Ages

Kanye West, Time 100 cover dude, performed last night at the magazine's annual list-centric gala. From a well-done montage clip, we can see Yeezy standing stone-still still while rapping his new single's previously boisterous "all day, n---a" refrain over and over to a besuited room. Then he goes full-on Civil Rights speechifier during "Black Skinhead." It's powerful stuff. There's a montage clip above, and here's a standalone featuring the latter moment:

MissInfo's got more details on the event:

[Kanye] made a statement with several half-naked black men dressed in rags and white chalk walking out with him, and entered the stage to James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”—then went immediately went into “All Day,” followed by “Black Skinhead,” “New Slaves” and “Blood on the Leaves.” Yeezus continued with “Runaway” and a captivating performance of “Only One.”

And yeah, "Runaway" contained the standard-issue Kanye "Runaway" live freestyle, this one about "so many, so many, so many so-called artists." 'Ye also rocked "Touch the Sky," "Good Life," and "Gold Digger" out and about with the crowd. A Time 100 Gala to tell the grandkids about.

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