A handful of explicit Yeezus lyrics might forever be associated with any sentence pairing Kanye West with the Hamptons, but recent news puts a positive spin on the artist’s relationship with the East End of Long Island. The New York Times reports that West will perform at a benefit concert for the prestigious Watermill Center. Opened to the public in 2006 and founded in the ’90s, the establishment is a safe haven for experimental arts.
Legendary creative Robert Wilson—the man behind the initiative—will apply decades of experience to West’s stage design. The Watermill founder has worked with countless artists, ranging from Lou Reed to Lady Gaga.
The House of Madness event will raise money for the center, a gathering ground that has brought hundreds upon hundreds of artists from around the world to deviate from their own norms and try something new. West’s set will go down next week, July 30. In 2012, West performed at a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims.