Posted in hiphop | music on August 13, 2010

by BBG

Kanye West at The Box last night
Kanye West

Kanye West popped into the 200 capacity club The Box on the LES last night for a 1:30 AM surprise set:

An e-mail went out to a select group late Thursday evening, alerting recipients that West and John Legend would be holding a function. If not quite a black-tie affair, the invite asked guests to be suited and booted. No exceptions. Also noted in the message was a phone number to call to learn the address of the venue, which was Manhattan's Chrystie Street club, the Box. The stage set-up was pretty simple: a baby grand piano at which Legend sat, two microphones (one just for Auto-Tune), an 808 beat machine and a keyboard. -[MTV]
The fully-suited Mr. West crooned through favorites like "Homecoming", "Flashing Lights", "Heard 'Em Say", "Love Lockdown", "Power," "Good Life", and "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and even ventured into new territory like "Moma's Boyfriend", an unheard Billy-Joel's-"Moving Out"-sampling track viewable in the video below. Besides John Legend, who contributed with his hit "Ordinary People", Estelle was in the house (and joined him for a rendition of "American Boy") as well as A-Trak, Consequence, and his "latest signing to G.O.O.D. Music" Pusha T (of Clipse).

Some video from the show (which was also an afterparty for Rihanna's MSG show), is below...

Kanye West Performs "Mama's Boyfriend" Off His New Album

Kanye West - Say You Will Freestyle

This Is Rosewood: Starring Kanye West & John Legend

Kanye West and John Legend performing at the Rihanna after party @ The Box in NYC

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Comments (29)

not trying to be a snarky troll or anything, but:

WHO HONESTLY FUCKING CARES

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 5:35 PM

Two Microphones (one just for Auto-Tune)

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 6:01 PM

Man, this is this generations Rat Pack?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 6:02 PM

fuck Kanye, that guy sux..

i'd rather hear a bum talk dribble about his mom than hear that idiot slur words on stage

Posted by Candy B | August 13, 2010 6:35 PM

BLLECCCHHH

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 6:42 PM

I saw Rich Cohen there!!!

Posted by Yaps' Bandana | August 13, 2010 6:47 PM

kanye should use this beat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EDgy07zy4w

Posted by kanye should use this beat | August 13, 2010 7:02 PM

skippy was there

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 7:13 PM

Fuck you all, this was definitely awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 12:11 AM

wow, that show looks like it was alot of fun. great videos.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 1:23 AM

Kanye West is the perfect example of why mainstream hip hop sucks these days.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 1:28 AM

I see even ultra-exclusive VIP shows are besieged by people talking the entire time....... One huge advantage to folk, traditional, and jazz is that people in attendance shut up and listen. Banjo Jim's is a great venue for people to hear music, not themselves babble.

This particular show looks like a particularly trying evening.

Posted by Brian | August 14, 2010 9:52 AM

agreed with 12:11

some of you are so ridiculously jaded its a wonder you are still able to appreciate breathing

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 11:49 AM

Gay Fish yo.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 12:22 PM

mothafuckin' gay fish! hahahaha nice.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 2:07 PM

That YouTube clip is probably the worst music that has ever entered my ears in my entire life... It's level 2 type crap!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 2:21 PM

Man... I just don't get it. Why is Kanye famous? Why does BV follow his every move (I guess because he's famous?)? I don't see any musical talent whatsoever there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 3:34 PM

people need to stop talking and show kanye some respect

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 5:15 PM

yea agreed fuck you all this show must have been sick and you all fucking wish you were there. the taylor swift bs is over so forget it. yall just haters.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 5:38 PM

Kanye west clearly is showing signs of hummus deficiency.
Somebody get him a bowl quick! His career is nearly over...

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 6:00 PM

Hummus guy has a micropenis.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 6:40 PM

Hummus guy need to be tazed. repeatedly.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 7:14 PM

keep going, hummus guy! rock on, you crazy chickpea!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 8:19 PM

Hummus guy has a large penis from the phyto-nutrients within the tahini.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 8:59 PM

After canceling a November 16th performance at SUNY Purchase due to back problems, musician Dan Deacon has returned

Posted by شات صوتي | August 17, 2010 5:23 AM

Julian Cope on Mac:

"I gots to tell y’all that when I heard the other day that the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch is writing his autobiography, I nearly shat my undies laughing so hard (good job I don’t wear any!); Ian Mac write a book? A man for whom completing a single song on his own is a struggle of Everest the Hard Way proportions is hardly going to write a book. Ian, I’m speechless at your continued arrogance in the face of no evidence whatsoever. In my opinion, you’ve been a dried-up shell of a husk of a man since just after OCEAN RAIN, so don’t embarrass us all with your ludicrous claims that you’re gonna write an autobiography. Two words… No Way. Writing a book involves discipline and hard work, two things you never nailed in the past and never will. As I heard it, you even said in the press that your book will be better than the Bible. Well, in two ways it may well be like the Bible: 1) it’ll be full of half-truths and outright lies, and 2) it’ll have been written by umpteen uncredited writers and you’ll name yourself solely as its author. There you go, dumkopf, I just handed you the map: don’t even bother buying yourself a pen, son; just do what you’ve always done throughout your career; get someone else to do most of the work then claim all the credit yourself. I even have a title already: MAC USER. And with that, I shall sweep off into the Beltane sunset. Yowzah!"

Posted by Youtube | October 26, 2010 7:39 PM

Man... I just don't get it. Why is Kanye famous? Why does BV follow his every move (I guess because he's famous?)? I don't see any musical talent whatsoever there.

Posted by يوتيوب | December 15, 2010 8:26 AM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by دردشة عراقية | February 20, 2011 9:42 PM

tanks you men :D

Posted by smo | July 4, 2011 12:09 PM

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