Her two-hour set provided career hits - covering and " N **** s in Paris" three times consecutively
In case there was any doubt about who currently occupies the throne of
rap, Kanye West and Jay Z combined reaffirmed its majesty Wednesday
night during a show sponsored by Samsung at the Austin Music Hall.
SXSW is supposed to be up-and - coming artists , but when you're
looking at two of the most important and consistent rappers performing
in an area normally occupied by artists with a fifth of Jay or ' Ye 's
fame , you can 't avoid dropping the jaw and remain open for the entire two-hour set .
Even in the intimate space , Kanye and Jay managed some theatrical surprises . Instead of taking the old -fashioned stage , Jay and Kanye emerged from two metal at opposite ends of the seat boxes.
while Kanye came before the audience , Jay started the show on a
platform that was actually ground level behind the fans, but right in
front of the balcony crowd. Fans
Balcony wheel that had consigned themselves to witness the spectacle
from afar were suddenly confronted with Hova at a distance of one meter.
Naturally , they were frightened .
A burst of cell phones and screams accompanied the duo as they went HAM on " HAM " and "Who Gon Stop Me" . Then Jay fell back into metal bucket and the two took the main stage,
next to " Otis " and "Welcome to the Jungle" , all delivered
emphatically and without backing vocal tracks as a crutch .
is difficult to pinpoint the highlight of a series that covers
everything from "Big Pimpin ' " to " Tom Ford " and " Jesus Walks " a "
sanctified" ( Yeezus ' song on Rick Ross ' Mastermind ) . But
seeing Kanye bust out a rare smile as he handles the lines of police
officers in " 99 Problems " was a great reminder that apart from being
the hip hop heavyweights , these two are also fans of the work of others. Hell, even Yeezus gets giddy over the " 99 Problems " !
in the series, Kanye materialized out of the box in the back room and
treated the crowd to a balcony - up close and personal interpretation of
"Runaway ," which comes with a kilt - silver studded (a change of wardrobe kilt leather Givenchy rocked earlier in the show) . If
high-end kilts are a bit too bourgeois for your taste ,
an olive branch of fashion to South America for breaking his shirt with
the giant face of a fierce Rottweiler ( it looks like you could buy at
any truck road stop , though Givenchy , too). Sadly , Jay did not change in a Versace shirt depicting a bald eagle carrying the American flag at any time.
couple wrapped whole SXSW 2014 with three consecutive versions of "N
**** s in Paris ," a buoyant firecracker that somehow defies the law of
diminishing returns. That encore and the show itself , Jay and Kanye showed that sometimes, more of it is actually very welcome.
Kanye West & Jay Z Setlist March 12 @ SXSW
Welcome to the Jungle
F - kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt
Beach is better
Drunk In Love
I do not like
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Public Service Announcement
You do not know
Run This Town
Empire State of Mind
In the next
Dirt Off Your Shoulder
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
All of the Lights
Big Pimpin '
No Church in the Wild
N **** s in Paris