Kanye Plays New Tunes, Wu-Tang Pay Tribute
West, who, during his crowd-pleasing set, filled the far-reaching throng in on what he's been working on, including new albums by John Legend and Common. He also mentioned being "80 percent done with an album I can't tell you about." Though the smart money says it's from an artist whose name starts with J and ends with Z. (At one point, as West's DJ played a sample of a Jay-Z tune, West referred to the icon as "my boss.")
West also treated the crowd to a preview of stuff from his upcoming 'Graduation' album. "I can't really play you the tracks," he said, settling instead for rapping two verses a capella that showed the emcee/producer has lost none of his confidence, defiance, or edge.
During Wu-Tang's hour-long set, which allowed individual members such as RZA, Method Man, and Ghostface Killah to show off their skills, the group remembered fallen comrade Ol' Dirty Bastard. "We're not gonna mourn the death of ODB. We're gonna celebrate his life," the crew announced from the stage, leading the crowd in chants of "O.D.B."