We're smack in the middle of our week-long celebration of Kanye West's iconic debut album The College Dropout, but Yeezy won't let us forget his most recent accomplishment: the fantastical, theatrical Yeezus Tour. Tomorrow (February 13), Ye will hit the road again, starting in University Park, PA—but there's no word on whether or not the tour's first leg opener, Kendrick Lamar, will be back for this go-round.
Kendrick was a suitable start to the show. His album good kid, m.A.A.d. city was received as a particular kind of genius. But what about the people who needed a buffer before the aurally ambitious and sometimes alienating Yeezus performed lived? Complex's own Brandon "Jinx" Jenkins said he wasn't prepared for the severe, fiery show after watching Lamar.
Everyone knows that Kanye likes to disarm, but if he wanted to the create a cushion for his concert goers, these ten artists would do the trick. Some worked on Yeezus, others are artists that Kanye's initial SNL performances were compared to, and others are just the right kind of scare-the-crap-out-of-you to hit the bill.