Live Stream Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 Show at Madison
The day has finally arrived. Kanye West is about to debut his entire new album, The Life of Pablo, during his Yeezy Season 3 show at Madison Square Garden. Minus “No More Parties in LA” and “Real Friends,” this is the first real taste of Kanye’s new album, which he’s literally changed the title of multiple times during the recording process. The actual lead up to the album was something that only Kanye West could accomplish, as he went wild on Twitter, shared pics from the studio, basically live-tweeted his notepad tracklist that grew by the day, and much more. It was a true peak inside the mind of Kanye while he works on an album, and now we get to finally hear the finished product.
Luckily, if you’re not able to attend the show in person, Tidal is streaming the entire thing live on their site, which you can watch in full above. While Kanye is premiering the entire album during the show, it’s still unclear how and when he will rollout the actual project and on what platform it will be on. Since Tidal is streaming the show, that indicates the album might also be a Tidal exclusive, much like Rihanna‘s ANTI was last month. The stream begins at 4 p.m. (EST) and we’ll update everything from Kanye’s show as it progresses, so stay tuned for chaos.
3:55 p.m EST: The show is set to start in five minutes, but the house is looking pretty empty (maybe they’re streaming footage from a while back). Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s delayed a couple minutes.
4:15 p.m: After the last update, a technician said “20 minutes” to show time. It’s been 20 minutes, and bupkis. Should be going live when Madison Square Garden gets a little more full. I mean shit, the Knicks had more people there at tipoff last year when Alexey Shved was running point at the end of the season last year.
4:21 p.m.: According to Complex’s Pchopz, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T, Sqaggy P, Blac Chyna’s baby daddy, 50 Cent, Big Sean and more are all in attendance.
4:33 p.m.: Kanye, Kim and North West just showed up alongside the rest of the Yeezy/Kardashian clan (including Lamar Odom). We should be getting started soon.
4:37 p.m.: Kanye and Don C are hooking up a laptop. Looks like we’re ready. “I’m about to play the new album”… Damn straight you are. First up, “Ultra Light Beam.”
4:42 p.m.: A little bit of gospel, a little bit of autotune, and CHANCE THE RAPPER. Nice.
4:44 p.m.: Here comes the fashion show and “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 & Pt. 2” with METRO BOOMIN. Damn.
4:47 p.m.:”Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 & Pt. 2″ has a lot of Travi$ Scott influence on it.
4:50 p.m.: Seems like “Freestyle 4” is playing now. “I’m the ghetto Oprah! You get a fur, you get a fur!”
4:54 p.m.: Here’s “Famous,” which features a “diss” toward Taylor Swift. Song features Rihanna and production from Swizz Beatz. Samples “Bam Bam” by Sister Nancy. Naomi Campbell showed up during the fashion portion!
4:57 p.m.: “Highlights,” which has that Ray J/Kim K line Ebro revealedyesterday. We think this is Young Thug on the hook?
5:00 p.m.: We’re halfway done with the album. “Feedback” definitely has Travi$ Scott in some formation.
5:02 p.m.: Is it me, or is he cutting off some of these songs? Either way, he just killed this freestyle at the end of “Feedback.”
5:05 p.m.: Seems like Kanye is skipping over “Fade” for now. Bring on “FML” featuring The Weeknd.
5:07 p.m.: Here’s the one we all know: “Real Friends.” There’s no way he’s playing the entire album now. Even better.
5:11 p.m.: FULL CDQ OF “WOLVES.” FINALLY.
5:14 p.m.: We’ve waited a gotdamn year for the CDQ of this. Comes with a verse from ‘Ye and FRANK OCEAN.
5:17 p.m.: SPEEEEEEECH. Kanye telling the crowd how hard it’s been to break into fashion being a big rap star, but he thanks his friends, family, Vanessa Beecroft and more.
5:19 p.m.: Here’s “Facts,” which came out the New Year’s Eve. Guess Kanye’s still mad Michael Jordan didn’t show up.
5:21 p.m.: FAAAAAAAAAADE. This is gonna be special.
5:24 p.m.: Post Malone was on “Fade,” then Young Thug hopped in to play a new song. This is hilarious.
5:26 p.m.: New Vic Mensa coming, too. He was dropped off “Wolves,” it seems, but he gets a spot here. People are filing out of MSG now, too. Get ready for the full album to drop any minute now.
5:32 p.m.: Kanye is just having fun passing the AUX cord at this point. Carry on.
5:35 p.m.: Another speech. Seems like Kanye is just killing time at this point. Now he’s showing footage from a video game of his mom traveling through heaven? Showing to the tune of a holy version of “Only One.”
5:39 p.m.: More speeches. This is Kanye’s version of a “party.”
5:42: p.m.: Here comes “Highlights” again. We’re gonna be here a while, I think.
5:45 p.m.: Correction: We’re gonna be here “All Day.”
5:50 p.m.: Yeezy left the building.