As we previously reported, Kanye West was scheduled to perform at a function that would celebrate the 25th anniversary of Casio's G-Shock watch line. Kanye did show and performed such hits as “I Wonder” and “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” The night before, Kanye had peformed at Madison Square Garden with his Glow In The Dark Tour.
The New York Daily News reviewed Kanye's tour stop in NYC and didn't have much positive to say. Earlier this month, Entertainment Weekly did the same and Kanye blasted the magazine on his blog.
At the show, Pharrell Williams introduced his new artists Chester French. The group, a couple of Harvard grads, performed a ten-song set at the Cutting Room. They were signed to William’s Star Trak label after Kanye West and Jermaine Dupri expressed interested in signing the pop act.
Twista and his group, Speedknot Mobstaz, are set to hit the road as a part of the Rock The Vote tour. The Chicago veterans will embark on the twenty-plus date bill as they also prep for the release of their latest album, Mobstability II: Nation Biznezz. The album will hit stores May 27 via Twista’s Get Money Gang imprint with Koch Records.-XXL staff