S H U Q I T H E R A P P E R // You Need Me
Dropping this weekend. Lost World.
Ojerime // Bad Ones
L O S T W O R L D L O N D O N // 2014.
T O N I G H T 8 P M // Ojerime’s new single ‘Bad Ones’ Prod. By L.Momrelle will drop tonight 8pm via bitchyonline.com
Helios5th // NANG Mix
Kanye West // Wireless Festival 2014
Disclaimer: I haven’t written a blog in a long time, so if there are grammatical errors, I apologise. Sort of. To be honest, if you have got time to pick up on my grammatical errors & not understand what I’m actually saying, you probably wouldn’t like my blogs anyway :)
Wireless Festival. Every year I attend Wireless Festival, not only for the acts, but for the vibe, for the sheer fact that it’s a day off with my absolute best friends, a shit load of weed & alcohol & usually a good artist or two. This year, I bought my ticket for one reason. KANYE WEST. Yep. My idol, soul brother, (biological father) was performing at little old Wireless Festival. Now he’s performed there before, but not as THIS Kanye West. This Kanye West was the ‘I’ve fought paparazzi - created Yeezus - screamed a lot - ranted at every show - met kim kardashian -now have a baby - now am a married man - some could call me Kanye Kardashian - I’m the happiest man alive” Kanye West. And fuck me I was looking forward to it.
So we have a good day (I’ll name some set backs later… actually I wanna end on a positive so I’ll do it now)… Wireless festival should never be in Finsbury Park again, now I don’t know whether it was a bump on the head, a last minute thing or Hyde Park/Olympic Park decided to just shaft Wireless, but I felt like I was at a really inappropriate teenage party for a lot of it, watching girls dance to Iggy Azalea while in (the typical white girl - sorry but it is) flower head band, booty shorts - literally “bum meat” hanging out - and a little crop top/bikini with converse or vans was uncomfortable enough but the fact that when the real stars like Pharrell graced the stage and performed classics like “She wants to move” & these kids were sitting on the floor, taking selfies & just generally not appreciating what was happening. Yeah it peeved me off a little, maybe it was the area or maybe I’m just getting old. But hey, I continued. One other gripe, it took me an hour and a half to get on a train, literally from the park to the station, now thats not a far walk, no longer than 10 minutes, but Finsbury Park with it’s one station.. I mean why did we move from Hyde Park again… but thats for another time.
So back to Kanye. He got on stage, I SCREAMED; in my head I literally wanted Kanye to hear me sing every single lyric, which I obviously know and I fell into that bubble of ‘IDGAF’ when dancing or singing to my favourites at a concert. So while I scream into this helpless little blonde girls ear (who clearly had no clue who Kanye West was) I danced, sang and just got jiggy to Yeezus. Then came the rant… NOW let me just start off by saying I actually hate when people call it a rant. I mean, I rant, when someones stepped on my fresh white creps or my brother is playing guitar at two in the morning or like if my mom turned off the wifi (like why would you commit this sin anyways) so what I’m trying to say is, a rant is so negative & POINTLESS. What Kanye had to say was not pointless. I mean, I’m a ride or die for Kanye & I know some of you will think that this affects the way I react to his behaviour/what he does. But take that away. What he says does actually make sense. It’s like everyone wants him to just not have an pinion and play his music. We seem to be a generation that with all power and technology and the worlds most powerful tools at our fingertips, just want Jesters. You know what a jester is right? Those medieval people who were hired to entertain the king then pretty much killed off if they got bored of them (we’ve all seen game of thrones).
Any way, as Kanye went on about how people talk shit about him and how he put his mind to things & they materialised/came through, I heard shouts of “I paid £75 for this” “shut up” “boo” “you’re shit”… thats when I realised, I was amongst a bunch of uncultured fools where longevity, opinion, power and meaning pretty much didn’t want to be heard if you weren’t playing your number 1 chart hit & serving your purpose to the people like the good Jester you’re meant to be. I mean, if you have the shit to back up your talk, I cannot fault you & KANYE WEST DOES! Why because someone says they’re great that automatically makes people question their greatness? Why when you start to believe start to say ‘ i can do this’ people start to doubt you? I don’t even know the answers to these questions, but i’m damn willing to find them… just like Kanye.
We carried on through the performance, (everybody went back to loving him after he stopped talking) and I can literally say it was one of the best experiences of my life.
I don’t think I’ll be attending Wireless Festival again though (unless Beyonce headlines) I don’t know whether I’m getting old or it’s just the type of festival put on for none festival go-ers. When it becomes more about the Instagram pictures/snapchats & image rather than the letting go, screaming lyrics and generally just giving into a bit of hedonism for a few hours, I think thats when it’s time to drop me out.
(I am super pissed I didn’t see OutKast though)
All in all Kanye West at Wireless Festival was a success for me!