By Jason Williams, Contributor, DC Music Live
On June 8 in several locations throughout Washington, D.C. Kanye West projected his “New Slaves” video on buildings. The video had been released almost a month prior and there were still large crowds gathered in Georgetown, U Street and everywhere the showings occurred. At 10th and U Street on the side of the CVS, a sizable group came at the scheduled time, watched and recorded the video they had already seen, and walked away completely content with the experience. As the group dispersed, you over heard in tongue in cheek tones, “Thank you Yeezus!”
As the Yeezus tour rolls into Verizon Center it is the ninth stop of 25 scheduled dates. Anyone who has been paying attention knows exactly what the capacity crowd was in store for, but just like those that gathered around the city on June 8 it did not matter. The spectacle of Kanye West is too much to not anticipate. And by spectacle I mean not just unbelievable happenings but also undeniable events that show depth of thought and planning. However, before the Kanye entrée performance Kendrick Lamar served up a more than worthy starter.