Kanye West performed his new song "All Day" at the Brit Awards today and much to the world's delight, it features him rapping. "All Day"—snippets of which leaked last year and earlier this month—is as unbridled, giddy and grimy as West can get. It's the essence of Rapping Ye, which is a relief coming off the sad sereneness of "Only One" and the quiet rage of "FourFiveSeconds."
After being introduced by Kim Kardashian, he appeared on stage surrounded by what I estimate to be 503 (or 50-ish) Black men dressed in black—probably his way of challenging the notion of "intimidating" Black figures—rapping so fast that he ended up breathless. The song is fire, literally, there were flames shooting up on stage.