News: Kanye West Becomes A "Storyteller," Upcoming VH1 Special To Air Exclusive Performance
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 10:00AM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West will be featured in the upcoming televised VH1 special "Storytellers," offering fans a rare opportunity to watch him perform later this month.
The program will focus on taped material from mid-February.
Rap star Kanye West treated fans to an intimate performance Friday night, February 13 while taping an upcoming episode of VH1 Storytellers at The Sony Stages in Los Angeles. This exclusive performance, "VH1 Storytellers: Kanye West" will premiere Saturday, February 28 at 9:00 PM on VH1. (Hip Hop Press)
Fans will be able to watch Ye perform a number of hit records.
The hour long show will feature West performing songs from his critically acclaimed album 808's & Heartbreak in addition to past hits. Following in the "Storytellers" format, viewers will get a unique opportunity to hear the inspiration and stories behind each song. (PR Newswire)
While details on what Ye will specifically discuss have yet to be revealed, he is expected to briefly speak on the domestic dispute between Chris Brown and Rihanna.
Some of Brown's showbiz colleagues have defended him, including hip-hop star Kanye West who said, "Can't we give Chris a break?" during a taping of VH1's "Storytellers" on Friday (February 13). (Reuters)
VH1's "Storytellers" has been featured on the network for over a decade and showcased a number of acclaimed artists including Kid Rock.
This acclaimed series began with a broadcast of Ray Davies talking about his songs and performing them solo, as part of his own "Storyteller" concert tour in 1996. Many of popular music's greatest artists and songwriters have taped episodes, mostly in intimate settings, some taking audience questions and telling first-hand stories about their writing and personal experiences. As of November 2008, 79 episodes have aired, many in conjunction with its sister series, "Behind The Music". (TV)