Yeezus Just Rose Again
On November 29th, 2013, the day that I was born to live for officially came – the Yeezus Tour had arrived in Miami. Not that I literally intended to use that deliberate exaggeration for a comparison, but this show was a big deal to me. In fact, it was so surreal to me at the moment that I wasn’t exactly sure Kanye was even out and rocking it on stage until the second song dropped. I was in awe. I don’t know/care what other people think about Yeezy, but for some reason, I really like him. I like his style, I like his attitude, I like his message. After he performed “Good Life”, Kanye reflected with the audience by saying, “It’s been a long nine years, everyone.” I think after that statement I screamed the loudest I did the whole night. Right when he said that, I instantly flashbacked to myself at 8 years old, in 2004, being mesmerized by hits such as “Golddigger” and “Jesus Walks” all over TRL on MTV. Kanye has always been one of my favorite artists, but I truly felt impacted with his words and message around my second year of high school. Maybe that’s why I like him so much – who knew what a connection and understanding I would have of him as a teen? This concert was spectacular, one of the best (even out of all the genres) I’ve ever attended in my short, 17 years. Ye went hard that night, and I tried my best to keep up. He rapped everything off Yeezus to College Dropout; literally sang all the hits. Not to mention, he sang my all-time favorite song of his, titled “Coldest Winter.” When he was lying down, singing this with his Margiela mask on, I just remember staring straight at him, hypnotized, and singing every word like I knew his next move. I literally feel so lucky to have seen this dude. Despite all the spookish and supernatural stage acts, I was fascinated and enthralled by his four-act concept concert. I couldn’t be happier with that entire performance, and will always remember this show and my favorite artist.