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Mikey: Last night, Kanye West and Heineken kick off their Red Star Access G.O.O.D. Music Series at an enormous former bank in downtown Brooklyn. “Influencers” from around NYC were first sent secret invites packed with custom t-shirts and complimentary T-Mobile Astound cellphones.  We weren’t even told the location of the venue until the day of the show. But when the call came, we all went to Skylight One Hanson St., where the NBA Finals played in the basement,and Q-Tip held down the turntables until Ye took the stage around 12:30 AM. Big Sean, CyHi The Prynce, Pusha T, Kid Cudi and Mr. Hudson all joined Kanye onstage too. And despite some mic issues, the performances were pretty damn electrifying. Big shouts to our friends at Team Epiphany for putting together an incredible event.

For all of the elaborate scavenger hunt before the event (getting your own cell phone to receive the location of the show, et al) this Kanye West concert was one of the most hassle free big time shows I’ve ever been to. Thanks to Jane Kim, Coltrane Curtis and Epiphany. The venue was jawdroppingly stunning (the same place where I shop for antique sunglasses and McClure pickles during the winter Brooklyn Flea markets, lol)…and they even had the NBA game playing in the basement so my buddies could keep score. Sadly, the amazing domed-ceilings made for not-so-great acoustics, but Kanye still rocked….and Kid Cudi stole the show because he looked like he was having more fun than anyone on or off the stage. Me, Mikey, Noah, Erica, and more had lots of twitter commentary…worth scrolling back for ; )

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more photos and video from the performances after the jump…

(photos by 13th Witness, YuMing/FreshnessMag, RichxNice)

Kanye West and Kid Cudi (along with Big Sean and Cyhi da Prynce) “All Of The Lights” (from Idoit4TV via Nahright)

Kanye West “Runaway” (from Idoit4TV via Nahright)

Big Sean feat. Kanye West “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” (via Amaya/RR)

Speaking of Kanye…he was at the Big Sean listening party when this aired on TV, but I hope someone showed him a video of Dia Frampton, the half-Korean, half-Dutch contestant on The Voice, KILLING her own version of Kanye’s “Heartless.”

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