Kanye Bootlegs Himself: Why You Should Hear the Rapper's Coachella Recording
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:13:26 UTC

Last week, Kanye West released a free recording of his entire 96-minute set from last month's Coachella. Split into 32 tracks, the show gathers most of West's hits - or at least glimpses of them - into one compressed, downloadable file. To that end, it reads a little like a greatest hits mixtape, gathering "Gold Digger" alongside a crowd-gone-crazy version of "All of the Lights," "Power" right beside a thundering rendition of "Jesus Walks." It's a testament to Kanye's pop status, a reminder that - for all his controversy, ego, Twitter tangents and genuinely surprising ideas - he's got hits, and we know them. I've been listening to the set again and again all week, and each time, I'm surprised anew by West's canonical barrage. Complete Article

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