Kanye West‘s 808s & Heartbreak is widely regarded as one of the more influential hip-hop albums in recent memory. As a nod to the 2008 project, America’s Got Talent contestant Brian King Joseph this week shared his rendition of standout track, “Heartless,” for the show’s live finale.
With literal flames in the background, Joseph lit up the auditorium with his incredible violin performance. At the end of the showcase, virtually no on in the room remained in their seats, as even the judges joined the crowd in a well-deserved standing ovation.
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