A few weeks ago, we heard a little bit of noise on social media of a frenzy happening at NPR’s headquarters. People inside the building were running—running!—through the halls upon the announcement of a special guest in the office. Who could have attracted such a frenzy? Why, Chance the Rapper, of course:
— Emily Dagger (@AbbottRabbit) June 5, 2017
This morning, around a month later, the Tiny Desk Concert is finally available for people not employed by National Public Radio to experience, and it is quite delightful. Featuring a performance of “Juke Jam,” a reading of an original poem, and a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “They Won’t Go When I Go,” Mr. The Rapper charms everyone in the office, and everyone clicking at home through their screen, with his warm and kind demeanor.
It’s got to be one of the most awaited Tiny Desk Concerts in recent memory, and while it would’ve been nice to hear stripped down performances of more than just one of his own original songs, we’ll certainly take what we can get. Chance has been performing and recording like a madman over the last few years, and this is only the latest step towards world domination for the unsigned budding superstar. Check the Tiny Desk Concert out below, and revel in all of it’s calming glory: