Kanye West


How quickly does the time fly by! It’s been 10 years since the release of The College Dropout, and one has to ask the following questions: How did we get from “Jesus Walks” to Yeezus in less than a decade? How does an artist progress from celebrating divinity as a source of personal strength to effectively claiming “I Am a God,” full stop? The answer is simple: fearless work and shameless dedication, plus the awareness that the world is listening. Kanye West is still the same artist who locked himself in a room doing five beats a day for three summers; it’s just that as he works now, we’re locked in the room with him, which can be kind of suffocating. Watch him clear the air at Nassau Coliseum for the final show of his Yeezus tour. Breathe in, breathe out.

Sun., Feb. 23, 8 p.m., 2014