News of the rapper’s previously-unscheduled appearance had spread across the Texan city throughout the day, meaning that by the time the 9pm (CST) showtime arrived fans were still queuing down the street to get inside.
West, wearing a denim waistcoat and sunglasses, made his appearance at a showcase for the G.O.O.D. Music record label, which he founded. He performed his own songs sporadically between performances from rappers including Consequence, Mr Hudson, GLC and Big Sean.
West played songs from throughout his career, including ‘Amazing’, ‘Drive Slow’, ‘Spaceship’ and ‘Crack Music’ as well as the intro to ‘Diamonds From Sierra Leone’ – but not the whole song.