Kanye West at the Times Union Center

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Last month WCDB gave away 5 pairs of tickets to see the always controversial Kanye West on his Albany stop of the Yeezus Tour.

Those who were at the Times Union Center on February 19th 2014 were able to witness something that was was less of a hip hop concert and more of a muscial happening.

Kanye presented his “Yeezus” album in an epic theatrical poduction featuring a set of a large snow-capped mountain which he ascended to the top of to perfom his song “Power” and then split in two allowing a procession of Jesus to led Kanye into “Jesus Walks.” The set also a featured a glacier in the middle of the crowded audience which rose up and down for emphasis. There was even snow fall for his intimate performance of “Coldest Winter” and a laser light show for his hit “Stronger.”

It was by far one of the most extensive and creative musical expriences I have ever been to. In the close to 2 hour extravaganza, Kanye preformed most his latest, critically acclaimed album “Yeezus.” He also incorporated every notable song he has ever released including a few album cuts from his debut “The College Dropout”, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

In my opinion, Kanye west is one of the greatest artists of all time. Ignoring a few awkward rap lines, West understands synesthesia better than anyone else. His music, art, cloths and stage show reflect a mood and feeling that is exactly true to how he feels. The fact that he claims to be a  humble rap god is some of why he is revolted, but is the same trait that makes him so great.

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Song-A-Day: March 2

We missed a few days there while our radio station took a retreat to Dippikill, but its nice to be able to resume this project on an important date. Lou Reed’s passing last year left a strong impact on the music scene as many prolific artists from various genres chose to show their respect to the former lead singer of The Velvet Underground. Today would have been Reed’s 72nd birthday, and he’s one of those figures that I enjoy paying tribute to as often as I can, so with that in mind today’s Song-A-Day is going to go to the track “Here She Comes Now” off of White Light/White Heat.