KANYE WEST – We greet first here “at home” in Africa
Jul12

KANYE WEST – We greet first here “at home” in Africa

Boring. That’s the best way we can describe our experience of Kanye… if it wasn’t for our two friends that were Bopping away crazily and who got us a little energised we would have left early. First things first – Kanye West was a complete show. A hot show. But he was a cliche of all things “African American visiting the Motherland”, milking every possible cheesy outlet to remind us that he … is so not from here. The only thing he didn’t go into too much detail about was his religious beliefs and thanking God. Otherwise he ticked all the boxes, speaking lots about his achievements and how great he is – confirming his arrogant and self-involved reputation. .. You may think we’re being a little harsh, that’s because he annoyed us for two main reasons… 1. He never said Hello to us. 2. He went on and on about “coming home.” Cliched. If he really was from Africa, he would know that the most important thing you do when you arrive at a place is to GREET everyone around you. Because he never greeted us, he never quite clicked with us. We weren’t suprised to hear the crowds boo-ing him when he did the whole “I’m home – thank you for making my dream come true.” But to give him a break, it was great to hear Touch the Sky, GoldDigger and other hits… ALso liked his original twist using classical musicians to back him up. Gotta give it to the brother, his show was tight. But lacking in soul and spirit. Next time brother, please MOVE us. ***************************************************** Have you got your Kanye West tickets yet? Best you hurry! Book at Computicket! Recently named in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, Kanye West has had significant successes in South Africa with chart breakers on 5fm, Metro FM and Goodhope FM. While his early work suggested greatness, it was on Jay-Z’s now-classic The Blueprint that West first achieved it in a major way. Drawing from the Jackson 5 (“Izzzo (H.O.V.A)), the Doors (“Takeover”) and the Temptations’ David Ruffin (“Never Change”), West created the soulful yet gritty sound behind Jay’s best tracks that his imitators are still trying to copy today. But like any true original, West was in a league of his owncreating the future of hip-hop as he dug back in time with his unique samples to connect the past with the present in a brand new way. Before long, West was being hailed as the future of hip-hop. In the wake of his breakout success, West earned a whopping,...

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