Kanye West debuts 20 new songs during a private DJ set in London
Rapper drops a series of previously unheard tracks following his final performance at the Wireless Festival
According to Vulture, West was joined by associate Virgil Abloh at a gig at a private club following his final set at the Wireless Festival in Birmingham.
No cameras or audio recording equipment were permitted during the session, but some details have leaked via Twitter. Attendee Jason Powell described the music as "dark", "hellish" and "groundshaking" and revealed that West’s set lasted over three hours. Brandon Sales described the new songs as "crazy" and managed to take a picture of the rapper, which he later uploaded onto his Instagram account, which you can see below.West was stepping in for Canadian rapper Drake who was forced to pull out of his headline appearances at the London and Birmingham legs of the festival on Saturday and Sunday due to illness. His scheduled opening night set in the capital on Friday divided opinion after a ten minute mid-performance "rant" attracted some boos from the crowd. Known for being outspoken during live performances, West discussed a broad range of topics, from consumerism to wife Kim Kardashian.
"How many people here believe they are awesome?" asked West. "What have I ever done but believe in myself? I go to meetings and people treat me as if I'm stupid. I'm not going to name names, I'm not going to dis Nike or anything but don't discriminate against me. They tell me: 'Sit in the front row. Wear this jacket I made for you and do as you're told.' That's why I wear this mask. Fuck my face."