Big Sean definitely had the most memorable set at the Powerhouse 2016 show, because his included a surprise drop-in from Kanye West! Click through to watch them destroy the new ‘Cruel Winter’ song ‘Champions’ live!
This is what being a champion looks like! Big Sean tore the roof off the Powerhouse 2016 concert in Los Angeles on June 4, with a huge ace up his sleeve: Kanye West! Sean brought out his GOOD mentor and Cruel Winter collaborator for one epic surprise set. Click through to watch!
The new of the album is Cruel Winter, but “Champions” is already poised to be the track of the summer after this performance. The crowd freaked out when Kanye popped up, and even more when they learned that he was going to stick around for a massive medley of hits. Ye made his grand entrance to roaring applause as the two sang “Mercy,” then transitioned into “Don’t Like (Remix)”
Pablo himself gave the crowd two songs of his new album, “Famous” and “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1,” which were huge crowdpleasers. But hearing Kanye give his first live performance of “Champions” was something else. Sure, Kanye and Sean were missing most of the artists on the song (2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Travis Scott, Desiigner, Quavo and Gucci Mane), but they made it work, and they made it work well. Just listen to how excited they were, rapping everyone else’s lines.
“Champions” had just debuted earlier that day on Big Boy’s Neighborhood, so it made it an extra awesome touch that everyone got to hear it that quickly! The Cruel Winter collaboration had been in the works for four years, so it was about time! “Champions,” according to Kanye, is “the Avengers of Rap,” as he told The Fader. “We’re going to do a version of that song with 12 or 15 minutes, everybody.” And we’ll be the first in line to listen!
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