Gucci Mane has become the latest artist to perform for NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’ series.
The prolific Atlanta rapper, who returned to music after finishing his prison sentence with his ninth studio album ‘Everybody Looking’ in July, was a surprise booking on the American radio station’s series of live performances, which hosts artists from the close and intimate confines of NPR host Bob Boilen’s desk.
Gucci brought along regular collaborator and producer Zaytoven for the performance, with the latter supplying piano accompaniment as Gucci delivered stripped-back versions of three songs: ‘First Day Out’ (which came out a day after his release from prison in May), ‘Everybody Looking’ cut ‘Waybach’, and ‘Last Time’.
NPR acknowledged the surprise nature of their latest guest, writing: “Gucci Mane agreed to this unlikely set as a gesture to those people — for remembering his work while he was away, and for cheering on his resurgence, his health, his charm and his singular nature.”
Watch a clip of the performance below, and watch the full performance over on NPR here.
The diligent rapper will release his latest project, ‘The Return Of East Atlanta Santa’, digitally on December 16. The release follows October mixtape ‘Woptober’ and the collaborative EP ‘1017 vs. The World’ with Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert.