Music December 12, 2017

Tyler, the Creator’s NPR Tiny Desk Performance

Get ready to vibe out AND turn up, simultaneously!

Invite Tyler, the Creator to do a concert in your office, and he’ll put on a hell of a great show, and probably make fun of the tea you serve him. Don’t take it personal though. Most office tea is bad—and Tyler’s music is good.

The rapper was featured Monday on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series (NPR… thank you), bringing a full band with him and keeping things low-key with a three-song setlist of “Boredom,” “See You Again,” and “Glitter” off his 2017 album Flower Boy. It is, as NPR notes, the first Tiny Desk Concert performed at night, so Tyler and his crew could set up a lighting scheme that would change colors for every song. It’s both one of the most chill performances in the series and also the most fun, especially at the end, when Tyler—noting his disdain and apprehension for rap performed with a live band—takes some time to shoutout and introduce the band he’s playing with. You can watch the whole thing below:

 

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