Kanye West Reportedly DJ’ed 20 New “Ground-Shaking” Songs In London

Christina Lee | July 7, 2014 9:51 am

Kanye West performed at London’s Wireless Festival this past weekend to a mixed response. He paused his sets to give 15-minute speeches, though he also performed as a last-minute substitute for Drake — and, to the crowd’s delight, bumped Nothing Was The Same hits like “All Me” during his set.

Following his Wireless Festival showing, though, West reportedly headed to Hotel Cafe Royal with designer friend Virgil Abloh and, according to one spectator, Frank Ocean present. West then played about 20 new songs for three hours, with zero complaints. “Dark, hellish and groundshaking [sic]!” another spectator said of their sound. See other revealing tweets below.

West first shared plans to release a follow-up to 2013’s Yeezus last fall. Since then, however, he’s kept quiet as other potential producers, rappers and vocalists revealed that they submitted ideas, though aren’t sure what’s to come of them. Rick Rubin confirmed that he’s the album’s executive producer, however, as recently as last month, and also said that West was still searching for vocal ideas. The only new song West has revealed is “God Level,” which he composed for a World Cup commercial for Adidas.

One thing’s for sure: Whether the Yeezus architect is speaking on stage or having other artists chime in on his behalf, he knows how to make his fans hungry for his music, new and otherwise.

[via Stereogum]

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