News: Kanye West On FaceBook Freestyles, "It's Been A While Since I've Performed Any Fresh Material"
Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 2:50PM
After footage hit the Internet showing Kanye West performing at FaceBook headquarters in California, Ye has expressed his overall reaction to the freestyles.
Writing an open-message to the employees at FaceBook, West talked about performing new material.
"To all my friends at Facebook, Many times in life I've had to deal with moments of doubt. And as it's been a minute since I've performed any fresh material in front of an audience, this could've been one of those moments... but it wasn't. Your energy was a gift so electric, so genuine, that it really helped me give my best. The energy was so inspiring I had to keep going! I just hope you got as much from me as I got from you...which was everything! Love to all my fans, especially at Facebook. Kanye West." (Kanye West's Blog)
Footage of West at the company's California headquarters circulated online last night.
Remember when Kanye first debuted he repeatedly said how much he wants to get respected as a rapper? Well, by now anybody with ears for rapping can attest to Mr. West's lyricism. Thanks to continuous reports and co-signs from hip-hop heavyweights who heard tracks off Good A** Job, the anticipation for the album continues to rise. Adding fuel to the fire, this clip of Yeezy humbly spitting several verses off his upcoming LP at Facebook HQ just adds a smile to our faces. "I am the day Ice Cube meets Mike Jackson. Keep them away, huh? Something might happen." Yea, son hear it for yourself. (Complex)
Song titles from Ye's performance have also been revealed.
Kanye West has been showing up in all sorts of random places including LeBron James' NBA announcement, alongside King Tut's great-grandmother, and now the Facebook headquarters. Mr. West, in a designer suit, stopped by the social networking website's Palo Alto, Calif., offices on Tuesday (July 27) to perform four songs from his fifth album, including "Mama's Boyfriend," "Lost in the World," "Chain Heavy," and "Sweat on My Face." (Rap-Up)
Earlier this summer, SOHH reached out to West's Def Jam labelmate Ne-Yo to get his reaction to the rapper's latest single, "Power."
"I feel like Kanye is one of the smartest dudes in the music business," Ne-Yo told SOHH. "And I say that to anybody. He caught a little bit of flack behind that Taylor Swift situation or whatever and so he moved away from it, let the fire die down and came back with something undeniable. That 'Power' record is ridiculous to me and he's back on his thing, he's talking sh*t and that's what Kanye do. It's one of those records that you hear one time and you're like, 'Yeah, Kanye's back.' I feel like the summer is about to be something crazy." (SOHH)
Check out Kanye West performing new songs down below: