Fresh off telling the AMAs he wants to be “better than Elvis,” Kanye hit Ed Sullivan Theatre last night with “Lockdown.” The vibe was VMA style, but with two tiers of masked drumline to better fit Dave’s stage. I like that he’s going for it with the singing thing, looking increasingly comfortable relying on his questionable cords (he smiles!), but even that auto-tune can’t save the bum note on “it haunted me.” Tweak those settings, Ye. Doesn’t bother Dave though — he gives the performance a “Whoa buddy!”
808s & Heartbreak is out and prematurely evaluated.