If you have any kind of intelligence you’re not sitting in front of the television, watching the shitfest which is the Grammy’s but FUCK I just happened to be passing by the T.V. (lol) and saw Kanye literally bring the roof down. I’ll admit, I’ve seen his performances numerous times, and I get quite fed up of artists flaunting their (lack of) talent only to sell concert seats… but KanYe definitely reached what he was trying to prove with Graduation… Stadium Status. But on some Michael Jackson shit… (at least, I think that was what he was trying to prove).
The Stronger performance was airtight… having Daft Punk (or were they) up there was the frosting on the cake (sidebar: I need more Jordans in my life), and eskay tells me Stronger already one something (WE MAJOR!). Now I’m still realizing how impeccably hard Graduation really was, but fuck my life @ the Hey Mama performance…which was definitely the coup de grace. I pussied out of dropping my “Chi-State of Mind, Lost My Momma, Lost My Mind” post but I do not know how he pulled that off, and probably have been pulling it off all over Europe.
I say that to say this… KanYe and P. dropped this poster last week, and I have everyone asking me when the dates/places are, because I would usually know this shit… and I find myself not wanting to look for it because I know that nobody ever comes to Montreal. Now, if ever the Tour goes well, and Rihanna makes it rain on KanYe or whatever she does to people… and the power’s that be decide to add a leg to the end of the tour… and if, let’s say those powers are reading this, they really need to hold me down. I can bring 1 or 2 thousand of my friends but the rest will already be lined up for tickets and shit. Anyway, fuck the bartering, I’ll probably just hitchhike my way to the Air Canada Center or Madison Square Garden shows, but still… doesn’t hurt to ask. But back to the topic at hand… that Hey Mama tribute was amazing. My moms was damn near in tears when he was hunched over. He took what had happened on stage at Europe, focused that energy, and re-invested in what he thought would be creatively awesome… and it truly was. It was too crazy at one point, ‘Ye looked up at the camera and I was like shit… I’m on T.V. like it’s just you and me.
Aight that’s it from me. Back to the regular programming. Catch me on Nah Right, Sundays to Sundays. But it’s funny because two years ago I was actually watching the Grammy’s beginning to end, and Kanye was like: “Yeah, I can’t wait to get on MySpace and see what everyone thinks”. I was like… what’s myspace? I don’t know if that’s a win or a loss, but it’s just funny how things have changed since.
BONUS: UPDATE: Kanye wins Best Rap Album
Apparently the Grammy people are smarter than MTV… although Fergie’s performance didn’t need to interrupt the standing ovation he was receiving. We’ll see how the rest of the night ends out…
Dawg – I can’t keep sayin G.O.O.D. music the greatest latest
Stuntin’ out the middle of nowhere like Vegas
From the Chi, the city of hella haters
Where we keep rising to the top like elevators
Hi haters, I’m back of hiatus…
I feel just like you, I mean even I hate us
Turn the radio down I mean every song
Yeezy got a vision that’s clearer than Evian
BONUS #2: Great Hovito going in on the Grammy Family beat. (My first real contribution to NR? Maybe, can’t really remember)