Chance The Rapper Covers Stevie Wonder for NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Chance The Rapper is the latest artist to stop by NPR to perform for their Tiny Desk Concert series, and not only did he perform his own original music, but he also paid homage to Stevie Wonder. After performing his Coloring Book hit, "Juke Jam," the Chicago MC went on to read an original poem, and then cover the legend's "They Won't Go When I Go."
The "No Problem" rapper made his way through the NPR offices in the footage posted by the outlet, where he showed his surprise over the concert setting being in the actual office itself. He then started out by performing his original song, "Juke Jam," off of his Grammy award-winning album, before transitioning into a poem titled, "The Other Side," he wrote that same day. While he was reading his poetry, an alarm went off in the building, which he took as a joking sign that he should get back to the music.
"I still have all the keys that are of no use to me. They used to, though," Chance read in the poem. "On the other side was a mansion on a hill, complete with L.A. pools and fireplaces and a rim made specifically for people that lie about being six feet to dunk on."
The rapper then concluded his stellar Tiny Desk performance with a cover of Stevie's "They Won't Go When I Go" record, which comes off of the legendary musician's 1974 album, Fulfillingness' First Finale.
Watch the full video of Chance's performance for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert below.
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