“So I don’t listen to the suits behind the desk no more…You can’t say s#@t to Kanye West no more, I just rocked Amsterdam when I was out on tour.”
Emerging from the depths of 2004, here’s a video of Kanye’s full set at an Amsterdam show. This is pure ‘Ye the musician, with neither the elaborate props and lighting nor outlandish antics that often make themselves hindrances. Throughout, he’s accompanied by John Legend on the keys and Dame playing the supporting role, along with brief guest spots from GLC and Miri Ben-Ari. Clocking in at seventy minutes long and worth the time spent watching it because the performance exposes the raw, more intimate performance side of Mr. West and his music, the parts that are often forgotten or overlooked.