Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is proving he is a man of his word after showing up to Odd Future‘s concert last night (November 9) in Los Angeles.
According to reports and footage, Mr. West came through for OF with a performance at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
And yet, the moment was somewhat surreal. Midway during the Odd Future Carnival that Tyler was throwing, Kanye popped up on stage and began by performing “New Slaves,” a song off of his most recent album, Yeezus. This was followed by Tyler giving Kanye a hug, and then the two transitioning to a song from the beginning of Kanye’s catalog: “Late.” Unfamiliar with the song? It was hidden at the end of Kanye’s album, Late Registration. Kanye asked for Tyler’s help to perform the song, saying that he had not performed the song “in six years.” Tyler willfully obliged, showing how big of a fan he was of the song by knowing it word-for-word. Kanye had some trouble initially, but ended up taking care of the second verse. (Complex)
Last month, Yeezy boasted about how much he respects Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator.
“Artist. Innovator. A good mentor. He helped me out with some of the [Yeezus] merch. So talented, he understands things. Went to film school, I email him, like, ‘Could you teach me how to make videos?’ Did you see his amazing Mountain Dew commercial before it was banned? It’s the best thing in the last year. You know what should be banned? Stuff that’s whack, not stuff that’s controversial. The world is controversial, classist, racist — so what. You guys are selling soda, be glad someone that creative took a moment to help you do what you do.” (98.7 The Amp)
A few days ago, Tyler dished out what potential concertgoers could expect from the carnival.
“I’m actually throwing a carnival Saturday cuz I like carnivals and I’m in a position to do awesome stuff like that, so if you’re not weird or nothing, come to the carnival Saturday. It’s at the L.A. Coliseum and I’m gonna be onstage yelling for a hour and probably doing other weird stuff.” (“Arsenio”)
According to Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw website, this is their second annual gathering.
Wassup Everybody! If ya’ll reading this then ya’ll must be excited as f*ck for the carnival because thats the reason why I’d read all the extra sh*t about something. It’s kinda like reading all the ingredients on a cleaning product bottle while taking a sh*t. Anyways we got the 2nd Carnival coming up on November 9th, 2013 and we moved it to a bigger and better location, the LA Coliseum. This way more people can come and enjoy it. If that hasn’t already sold you then I’m sure seeing R. Kelly perform Feeling on Yo Booty, live 23 times, will. Okay that’s a lie, but we do have Frank Ocean, Tyler Da Creator, Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt aka Harrison Ford, MellowHigh, Schoolboy Q and a bunch more. I’d write all the names, but I realized you could just look at the flyer. So if you don’t already have a ticket you better go buy one. See ya’ll n*gga’s there! (Camp Flog Gnaw)
Check out Kanye West’s performance: