Kanye West hasn't been doing a lot of press lately. Since his Coachella performance and a performance at MoMa's benefit, the rapper has remained relatively quiet, abandoning his Twitter account and retreating to work on the hotly-anticipated Jay-Z collaboration Watch the Throne (as well as a few stops at fashion events around the world).
As far as a heads-up of the artists' whereabouts and activities, Kanye fans have pretty much been left with the cryptic photos posted on the Tumblr account of his creative director, Virgil Abloh.
It's no surprise, then, that when VEVO posted footage from their G.O.O.D. Music concert in Austin, they created quite a buzz. The videos show a hyped-up Kanye powering through "Dark Fantasy," "Blame Game" (with John Legend manning the keyboard and chorus) and, of course, "H.A.M." with Jay-Z himself. Hov, who recently previewed Watch the Throne for journalists in New York, seems a bit under the weather, though it's possible that mic troubles were to blame for the garbled sounds and dropped words in his fierce verse. Pusha-T, Big Sean, Mos Def and Kid Cudi also perform singles to a crowd that holds up an amazing number of cellphones.