Music Musings: Opening Night on Tour with Yeezus

By  October 21, 2013

For his first solo tour in five years, Kanye West reminded us that beyond his controversial rants and “bad guy” persona is a certain musical prowess that can’t be contested. After Kendrick Lamar opened the North American leg of the Yeezus tour, West proceeded to Seattle’s center stage with a familiar claim. Backed by Daft Punk-assisted boom, West performed “On Sight,” signaling that Yeezy season is approaching… or, in this case, has already arrived.

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From there, we were taken on a journey chronicling West’s College Dropout beginnings, his 2007 Graduation, and a critically-acclaimed run as the purveyor of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. In a more tender moment, West gave tribute to his late mother Donda West with a “Hey Mama” instrumental—even reportedly shedding a tear—before he broke into the somber “Street Lights” from 808s & Heartbreak

In all, there was one giant mountain, four masks, infinite LED effects, two rants, 29 songs, and one actor portraying Jesus—what else would you expect from a man who lists God as a featured act?

Turn up to our Yeezus tour playlist and let us know what you think about West’s return to stage.