Sun 6 Nov 2011
(The Throne performing “Otis”)
Last night, the good folks at Roc Nation blessed us with tickets to go check out the first WTT tour date in New Jersey. At the Izod center, Jay-Z and Kanye West put on a non-stop rap show that went on for over 2 hours. Honestly, I had a frckin’ blast just fanning out and rapping along with The Throne. This industry gets to be a bit much sometimes with the politics and fake a$$ people, but moments like this make it all worthwhile. From my lower level seat, I witnessed hip-hop greatness in a really pure form. Hov and Yeezy kept the stage setup pretty minimal as you probably have seen and made sure it was all about the music. To finish the eveningoff, they killed it with a triple encore of “N—as In Paris.” I was even able to snag some pretty decent video clips for you guys.
Check out footage of Kanye’s NJ version of his “Runaway” freestyle (Hi Amber) and “New Day” after the jump…
‘If I said I still didn’t love you I’d be lying” – Kanye during his “Runaway” freestyle segment
The Throne performs “New Day”