October 4th, 2011 at 3:04 PM ^

Sure, maybe if the marching band played Jay Z or Kanye songs. But I don't even think a school like Oregon or Penn State would attempt something like this at halftime.


October 4th, 2011 at 3:04 PM ^

Jay-Z or Kanye fan, but this would kind of awesome. It's a good gimmick. Just tell them they'll get to perform in front of 114,000 + people and they have a small interest. This would definitely be the biggest story in sports for a couple months. Everybody would benefit from it. But it would also be a logistical nightmare, and will never happen.


October 4th, 2011 at 3:09 PM ^

So when Kanye/Jay Z don't work out, what group will Brandon actually choose, and pitch it as even better than Kanye/JayZ?  And how much will everyone hate it?


October 4th, 2011 at 3:16 PM ^

Would it be alright if a popular artist performed inside Michigan Stadium as a venue? That would be great. But for a half-time show? They'd only have ~20 minutes to work with before they'd have to clear the field for second-half warmups. So... no. Awful idea.


October 4th, 2011 at 3:16 PM ^

would be great. How great would it be if they incorporated the band in their performance. Remember "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" Kanye utilizes a small college band to the fullest!


October 4th, 2011 at 3:33 PM ^

I don't really get why everyone seems to adopt this stance about rap. I don't particularly love classic rock, but I don't make posts like "Oh, we're calling them the STONES now? Since when do THOSE GUYS deserve a nickname?" I can jam to "Beast of Burden" now and then and I respect them as musicians and artists. Why can't people afford rap the same dignity?


Whatever moniker Kanye chooses to go by, he's undeniably one of the best in the hip-hop game now. Kanye does unpredictable and exciting things with his beats and his albums, and Twisted Fantasy was a fantastic work that really delved into Kanye's feelings about himself, his career, and the music industry as he sees it.


Whether you like rap or not, saying things like this is just being a jerk. 


October 5th, 2011 at 1:18 PM ^

I like a lot of rap, just not Kanye West. You shouldn't make broad assertions like that without some evidence to back up what you're saying. Don't paint me as something I most definitely am not. Got it?

Your Rolling Stones analogy is way off too. It would be like calling Kanye West "Kanye", which is whatever, but thinking he's generally regarded such that calling him "Ye" is acceptable is a little much. I think he's a gigantic douchebag. Comparing himself to Jesus (no Jesus freak here either) and actually believing in what he's saying when he says it? Wow.

That's all.  

edit: yeah, nice you downvoted it so it would collapse so nobody could see me defend myself. dick. 

The Baughz

October 4th, 2011 at 5:48 PM ^

Kanye sucks. Jay and Em would be great though. It wont happen but thatd be awesome if it did. This would be great for recruiting, especially if we beat tsio's ass. Ya im lookin at you Mr Dunn.


October 4th, 2011 at 3:17 PM ^

Despite my typical GTFOML stance, I'd be okay with this as a one time thing if and only if the following conditions were met:

1) All background music is provided by the MMB

2) Kanye is immediately sniped by the dudes on top of the suites if, outside the actual lyrics of his song, he opens his mouth to say anything political or self-aggrandizing.


October 4th, 2011 at 3:30 PM ^

The stadium isn't built for this ... football isn't about rap and R&B. Not to mention, bands and singers at college football games makes no sense. Save that for the NFL venue please and bring on the marching bands.


October 4th, 2011 at 3:32 PM ^

football isnt about rap and r&b go ask the players what they listen to?

bet its rap... or r&b that they listen to most.

Id buy extra tickets just so i could dance and rock out in my isle.


October 4th, 2011 at 3:46 PM ^

And it would have be more like the Michigan Marching Band with special guest Eminem. Which might actually be doable.

This reminds me does anybody else remember a halftime show last year where the drum major tried rapping along to, or am I creating this memory in my mind.


October 4th, 2011 at 3:53 PM ^

if this were to happen it would literally be the coolest thing in the history of the world. A awsome concert at the best football game of  the year ! ? wow id pay $300  for the shittist seat there


October 4th, 2011 at 3:54 PM ^

I think the midday start and possibly frigid temperatures alone make this an unlikely scenario. Super Bowl and many bowl game performances of this grandure take place at night. 

Also, given the time it would take for the set-up/tear-down of the stage, would the B10 even allow something like this?


October 4th, 2011 at 3:55 PM ^

I approve as long as Dave Brandon will sign stating that Neil Diamond and Journey will never be played in the Big House again.  I could deal with these dudes rapping, halftime is currently an incredible waste of time anyway.