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Kanye West @ G.O.O.D. Showcase (FADER Fort)

In the second worst surprise (oh hai, Lars) of SXSW, a denim-clad Kanye West served as ringleader of the G.O.O.D. Music showcase at Levi’s/FADER Fort Saturday night. “It feels so good to rock for you tonight,” he told a packed tent at the start of a three hour set that alternated between his hits and the songs of ’Ye protégés like Consequence and Kid Cudi. Fellow Chi-town rapper Common appeared in the final hour, performing “Universal Mind Control” and “The Light” with legitimately surprising guest Erykah Badu. The entire G.O.O.D. crew was onstage at the end, bringing the house (fort) down with a bunch of songs from 808s. The whole thing streamed on Kanye’s blog ; if you missed it, we’ve got YouTubes after the jump. Setlist too. After FADER, denim-clad Kanye and Cudi played Perez Hilton’s part with Little Boots, Ladyhawke, and … Indigo Girls?

From Variety:

For his part, Hilton was redeemed after another performer, the British rapper Lady Sovereign, canceled on him. An angry Hilton – who said Lady Sovereign was a late scratch due to sickness – repeatedly used a vulgarity to refer to her, bragging that his slandering of Lady Sovereign would be big news.

Big news! Everyone was Tweeting about it. (No one was Tweeting about it.)

“Day ’N’ Nite (Crookers Remix)”


“Welcome To Heartbreak”

“The Light”

Setlist (via RS):
“Amazing” (Kanye West)
“The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” (Consequence ft. Kanye West)
“Don’t Forget Em (Consequence)
“Gone” (Consequence ft. Kanye West)
“Drive Slow” (Kanye West ft. GLC)
“Big Screen” (GLC ft. Kanye West)
“Spaceship” (Kanye West ft. GLC and Consequence)
“Disperse” (Consequence ft. GLC and Really Doe)
“We Major” (Kanye West ft. Really Doe)
“Plastic” (Really Doe ft. Kanye West)
“Crack Music” (Kanye West and Malik Yusef)
Malik Yusef interlude
“Diamonds Are Forever (Kanye West)
“Getcha Some” (Big Sean)
“Way Out” (Big Sean & Mr. Hudson)
“Anyone But Him” (Mr. Hudson ft. Kanye)
“Stay Up!” (Viagra) (88 Keys ft. Kanye West)
“Everybody” (Fonzworth Bentley)
“Welcome To Heartbreak” (Kanye West ft. Kid Cudi)
“Sky Might Fall” (Kid Cudi)
“Buggin’ Out ’09?(Consequence ft. Kid Cudi)
“Day ’N’ Nite” (Kid Cudi)
“Universal Mind Control” (Common)
“Get Em High” (Kanye West ft. Common)
“The Light” (Common ft. Erykah Badu)
Freestyles (Common, Erykah Badu and Kanye West)
“Heartless” (Kanye West)
“Paranoid” (Kanye West ft. Kid Cudi and Mr. Hudson)
“Good Life” (Kanye West)
“Love Lockdown” (Kanye West)

Little Boots & Kid Cudi @ Perez’s Party:

Comments (22)
  1. Rogerr  |   Posted on Mar 21st, 2009 0

    “love Lockdown” — i know this song!!

  2. Kanye looks sweaty.

  3. Andi  |   Posted on Mar 21st, 2009 0

    Who’s the random blonde dude?

  4. sxslame  |   Posted on Mar 21st, 2009 0

    They did Talib earlier

  5. BEN  |   Posted on Mar 21st, 2009 0

    kanye = animal collective

  6. well here in England…we’ve got..will young on tour.

  7. Random blonde dude is Mr. Hudson. This show literally blew my face off last night. I was rocking out hardcore standing next to Jona and Claire from Yacht, caught a couple members of Natalie Portman’s shaved head in front of me–Hood Internet was in front and I’m pretty sure I saw a member of PBJ to my left–although that could have just been another ironic dude with a mustache. This show killed it–when Ye opened up with Amazing? Spaceship? Kid Cudi’s Day N Nite? FORGET IT.

    • Michael  |   Posted on Mar 22nd, 2009 0

      doubt you saw pb&j: they said friday they were leaving saturday for italy. am jealous about seeing the yacht dudes. love ‘em.

  8. annie onymous  |   Posted on Mar 22nd, 2009 0

    kanye shouldnt be allowed to be in the same room as the greatness of erykah and common. shoot, make that the same state even.

  9. TT  |   Posted on Mar 22nd, 2009 0

    It’s sad that it’s likely that no one from the G.O.O.D. Music label will ever be as successful as Kanye.

  10. Greg  |   Posted on Mar 22nd, 2009 0

    Hey, I hear some other bands played SXSW too. Maybe we could hear more about those instead of having another Kanye West circle jerk.

  11. joey  |   Posted on Mar 22nd, 2009 0

    The little coda he’s added to Heartless there is awesome.

  12. joe  |   Posted on Mar 22nd, 2009 0

    the freestyle common and badu did was sick. badu is one badass bitch

  13. what’s going on with all the denim ye’s been wearing? every time i see him it looks like he’s headed for a melissa etheridge concert.

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