Why Isn’t Kanye West on the ’12-12-12′ Concert Album?

Here's an interesting fact: Kanye West is the only artist who performed at the extremely successful Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in Madison Square Garden on December 12 that isn't included on the accompanying live album. Why, though? Well, the folks over at Billboard are trying to figure that out, but there doesn't seem to be a clear answer yet. One source informed them that it was West's decision; two others elaborated on that, explaining that he may not have been satisfied enough with his performance to have it included on the 12-12-12 album, which currently sits at No. 1 atop the iTunes Top Albums chart. They also speculated a less likely option, that of clearance issues with the numerous audio samples West included in his performance. Maybe we'll get the real answer eventually. But regardless, it doesn't really matter. The event has already raised over $50 million for Hurricane Sandy relief and is being called "the largest concert event to ever hit the stage at Madison Square Garden." West is a part of history yet again.

By: Matt Morris / News / December 21, 2012 / 4119 Views
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  • http://twitter.com/TylerTerminal T

    Dumbest article ever.

  • roger

    Then why don't you start your own blog and post your "smart" articles and have thousands of people view them everyday?

  • http://www.facebook.com/gnutgrass Garrett Nutgrass

    Yeah I found it interesting enough. Hypetrak does posts some stupid stuff sometimes, but I don't think this one was bad. It is an interesting curiosity to speculate why he wasn't on it.

  • http://twitter.com/tael_maestro Amadou Taal

    I wondered how much thought was put in coming up with that set esp. not much from Graduation.

  • ddodod

    yeah the article was pretty cool actually, idiot. haha, stick a finger up ya bum!

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  • http://twitter.com/TylerTerminal T

    I have no regrets.