Kanye West Plays Surprise London Show... And It Was Epic!
The likes of Big Sean, Raekwon and Skepta were all on hand to help Yeezy take over Camden's KoKo last night...
As we all know by now, Kanye West is a man who always likes to surprise us… and last night was no exception!
Yeezy took over prestigious music venue KoKo in Camden for a surprise gig (March 3), with the show only announced a 7pm over social media.
Doors opened at 11pm, but the man himself didn’t actually emerge on stage until 1am, where he was joined by the likes of US stars Big Sean and Raekwon, plus London grime MCs Skepta, JME, Meridian Dan and Novelist.
Fans were not left disappointed by Yeezy’s set, with the Only One rapper playing some of his biggest hits, including Power, Can’t Tell Me Nothing and All Of The Lights, as well as new single, All Day - which kicked off and ended his gig.
West also took the time to premiere brand new material, such as U Mad featuring Vic Mensa, which is to be taken from his forthcoming LP, So Help Me God.
His special guests all took their turns in performing their own tracks - much to the delight of the crowd who couldn’t believe their luck that they’d landed tickets!
Here’s some of the best social media reactions below:
Kanye gig was incredible. BBK a full part of the show. Novelist, Skepta, JME and Meridian Dan got their own spots in Ye's set.
— TomThorogood (@TomThorogood) March 4, 2015
Kanye and Wu Tang last night. Wow.
— Pete Beck (@PeteBeck03) March 4, 2015
Kanye West, Big Sean and BBK one off show last night was insane.! More than made up for the 3 hour wait in the freezing cold in a tshirt.
— Samuel Jenkins (@Samuel_Jenkins1) March 4, 2015
Kanye opens with 'Mercy'. HUGE. pic.twitter.com/d3dOOMgSWH
— NME (@NME) March 4, 2015
Got to rate Kanye for having Skepta and co turn his show into a Grime rave worth watching with Shutdown & That's Not Me #KanyeKoKo
— Floyd Smith (@Effstream) March 4, 2015
— Austin (@AustinIsDeleted) March 4, 2015
GO SEE KANYE LIVE AND THEN TRY TO TELL ME HE'S NOT LITERALLY GOD pic.twitter.com/qObJ39c8dW
— Lex (@lexcanroar) March 4, 2015
And, here’s some from those unlucky ones who missed out:
Well KoKo is pretty close in wording to XOYO. Tried to get tickets and couldn't, would've been amazing to see Kanye there!
— Jamie Carter (@iamjakarta) March 4, 2015
Kanye's surprise gig at Koko looked insane
— Pascal (@whospascal) March 4, 2015
The Kanye gig looked sick but going to bed at 11 is the new rock n roll. So whatevs
— Jamie Howard (@JamieHowardHaha) March 4, 2015
The Kanye West KOKO show looked so live :( arghhhhh
— Nathan (@NateMills) March 4, 2015
wait, skepta and kanye played a show tonight? whoa thats lit
— DJ Latin Flavor (@SadAndy) March 4, 2015
kanye did a secret show in camden last night. 5 minutes from my house. i didnt know. i am now GUTTED
— William Stead (@williamfstead) March 4, 2015
The Kanye gig in Camden last night looked ridiculous. Wish wish I could've been there. Jealous doesn't even cover it.
— James D Kent (@Jdkent) March 4, 2015