Young Thug: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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    Sidney Madden | July 27, 2021
    Young Thug looks right at home in the lush, almost regal, gardens of The Houdini Estate in Los Angeles. The serenity of the chosen location might seem too delicate for the punk-rock raps Thug and his crew reverberate through the grounds, but as hip-hop's impactful oddball, oxymoronic magic has always been his strong suit.

    For the last decade, the world of rap has lived, learned and been liberated while under the influence of Young Thug. His contorted cadence, visionary fashion sense and freaky, frantic wordplay have inspired an entire generation of artists to no end. And now, the Atlanta iconoclast is evolving yet again. Not only is he wading through the waters of punk with his forthcoming album, Punk - Thug is using his Tiny Desk debut to usher in his next era, one that's meant to represent "authenticity, consciousness and overall purity." Premiering songs off his long-teased album (due out Oct. 15), the Grammy winner's rhymes slither along smoothly no matter how rough the music, taking fans on a journey of energy and emotion.

    "I'm just seeking for God's soul 'cause I know something's missing," a peach-haired Thug admits on his opener, "Die Slow," before divulging specific hardships that shape his music. It's a small sample of the tests in life that inspire lines like, "You gotta go through this s*** with your heart / You can't snooze on it" and prompt him to celebrate even the smallest wins with VVS diamonds and exotic vacations. By the time the sun sets and the crew is joined by famed drummer Travis Barker for a fresh rendition of the chart-topping "Ski," the surge of triumphant excitement is almost too much for him to contain. But then again, why would he want to?

    SET LIST
    "Die Slow"
    "Droppin Jewels"
    "Hate The Game"
    "Tick Tock"
    "Ski"

    MUSICIANS
    Young Thug: vocals
    Tim Stewart: guitar
    Jonny Goood: bass
    Tosh Peterson: drums
    Travis Barker: drums

    CREDITS
    Video: Hidden Road Studios
    Audio: Demetrius Moore and Angad "Bainz" Bains
    Creative Director: Meggan Mckenzie
    Director: Tom Kirk
    Cinematography: John Barrett
    Management & A&R: Geoffrey Ogunlesi
    Production Manager: Paul Lovell Butt
    Camera Operator: Erick Turcios
    Tour Director: JP Firmin
    Band Fixer: Adam Blackstone
    Gaffer: Marc Patterson
    1st AC: Melissa Martine
    Key Grip: Christian Guerrero
    Production Assistant: Duane Avery
    Assistant Mix Engineer: Aresh Banaji
    Assistant Engineering: Bernard Chavez

    TINY DESK TEAM
    Producers: Sidney Madden, Bobby Carter
    Video Producer: Maia Stern
    Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
    Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Gabrielle Pierre
    Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins
    Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

caku93
caku93

His voice tho

3 daqiqa oldin
Elijah Abrahams
Elijah Abrahams

"I told my son he ain't a cheerleader but he might catch a body" BARS!!!!!

33 daqiqa oldin
Nabeel Jafar
Nabeel Jafar

pink hair so cute

51 daqiqa oldin
Nabeel Jafar
Nabeel Jafar

thugger could get it any day

52 daqiqa oldin
NOT your business
NOT your business

how can someone be so bad and have a carreer?

Soat oldin
Piffington
Piffington

how y’all like this it’s actually straight trash 🤣🤣🤣

Soat oldin
Zachary Conrad
Zachary Conrad

Graduated from hip hop with his PHD. Starting his bachelors in pop punk.

3 soat oldin
jazzbojackson
jazzbojackson

Best tiny desk.

5 soat oldin
Keke
Keke

Whugger🤍🔥

8 soat oldin
John601
John601

Hate the game*

8 soat oldin
DUMUGLY
DUMUGLY

After coming from TikTok all these comments seem like a joke

9 soat oldin
Barber UAV
Barber UAV

Oh my god this is really good.

12 soat oldin
Luis Castillo
Luis Castillo

Straight up trash

13 soat oldin
omardayungn
omardayungn

you a fan why watch it

13 soat oldin
Daniel Dias
Daniel Dias

Love you king 🇧🇷

13 soat oldin
Avery Watkins
Avery Watkins

Why does this go so HARD, COME ON THUGGGA

13 soat oldin
Ladd-E
Ladd-E

Inspiration for a generation

13 soat oldin
Yes
Yes

I get calm jazzy vibes like im just chillin in a backyard on a summer night.

14 soat oldin
Vette City Vintage
Vette City Vintage

I guess we’re just ignoring everything he said in the beginning

14 soat oldin
A.Barker
A.Barker

I think it's gonna be the intro to PUNK

11 soat oldin
Shayla Cunningham
Shayla Cunningham

He makes me so proud. Keep Shining, Mr. Jeffrey!! 👑🎉🎉

16 soat oldin
JABA Baby
JABA Baby

Freestyles ?

21 soat oldin
CHURL
CHURL

FRANK OCEAN PLEASEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!

22 soat oldin
Jean Samba Sow
Jean Samba Sow

Jeffery and Koffee got the best tiny desk concerts of all time, so proud of you Jeff

Kun oldin
M.O.E. Money Productions
M.O.E. Money Productions

This man done reached a new level

Kun oldin
Michael Pabon
Michael Pabon

❤️

Kun oldin
CRSHR KNNLZ
CRSHR KNNLZ

genuinely can't believe i seen this for free

Kun oldin
Emanuel Alvarado
Emanuel Alvarado

One of my favorite performances 💚

Kun oldin
Jenny Potts
Jenny Potts

Hey this concert was off the chain from start to finish and the band 💪🏽💯I had to save it to my playlist

Kun oldin
Teddy Brown
Teddy Brown

Young you amazing

Kun oldin
Diego Canales
Diego Canales

He said pulled out ran my mom over

Kun oldin
F S
F S

5:55

Kun oldin
Pita The Prophet
Pita The Prophet

Tosh The Drummer‼️ Slat slat 🤘

Kun oldin
Fable La Punisher
Fable La Punisher

So excited for this album! TUGGA

2 kun oldin
Scott Rollins
Scott Rollins

that was pretty sick keep it up

2 kun oldin
coldtea7
coldtea7

To be honest my least favourite thing about modern rap is the beats, I find them so boring and annoying but like this, this is amazing. I wish rappers would do this so much more, I think the generic sampled and synth or midi beats aren't helping the genre. I love synth beats but on their own, they're kind of weak and get annoying but this session is near perfect. I feel like with the original songs I would get annoyed by the beats and the gangster lyrics but when you add some band and other elements it just expresses itself like it was intended.

2 kun oldin
Warren Fossoh
Warren Fossoh

The bat guys are phenomenal especially the second one

2 kun oldin
Dom C
Dom C

Listen every single day. Multiple times.

2 kun oldin
Janea Edwards
Janea Edwards

💕💖

2 kun oldin
Chauncey
Chauncey

I really hope he’s not doing lean still man

2 kun oldin
Mr Black
Mr Black

" His driver name Joe, but he still can't do it sloppy "

2 kun oldin
Teboho Molapo
Teboho Molapo

I love to see this side of Jeffery, authentic, real and original

2 kun oldin
PeripheralBallBuster
PeripheralBallBuster

Mans made Tick Tock into a rock song and somehow it works perfectly

2 kun oldin
My Nama Jegg
My Nama Jegg

No who i expected to see on tiny desk

3 kun oldin
Jennifer Tuyapeni
Jennifer Tuyapeni

Italy on the water ( Venice)💯

3 kun oldin
Olive Bro
Olive Bro

1:30 when you slim down the essay but forget to correct

3 kun oldin
Silly Izzy
Silly Izzy

I love these home concerts 😍

3 kun oldin
Wqrl
Wqrl

1:47

3 kun oldin
Tavoris Scarborough
Tavoris Scarborough

👏😮👏

3 kun oldin
Emerson Haywood
Emerson Haywood

If you want it you gon get up earlier than anyone!

3 kun oldin
LA'Chi Naze
LA'Chi Naze

I guarantee he just started up a new trend with this one.. Everybody about to start doing this, salute

3 kun oldin
Axel Hernand
Axel Hernand

This is not A trend but a genre.

3 kun oldin
leeshowron22
leeshowron22

its not that bad

3 kun oldin
MC 888
MC 888

This chill asf

4 kun oldin
Quentin Marion
Quentin Marion

incroyable

4 kun oldin
Erick Robinson
Erick Robinson

He’s really the goat 🐐

4 kun oldin
johnisdead5
johnisdead5

Drummer goes dumb dumb

4 kun oldin
Soltex Animation
Soltex Animation

I keep coming back to this and man is it a great piece of music. Wish the whole thing was on spotify

4 kun oldin
Marko Smith
Marko Smith

Straight fire. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

4 kun oldin
Ollie Mcintosh
Ollie Mcintosh

The goat speaks !!!

4 kun oldin
tear truitt
tear truitt

That drummer tho...amazing

4 kun oldin
healthybuttrfly RN
healthybuttrfly RN

Brilliant

5 kun oldin
healthybuttrfly RN
healthybuttrfly RN

💓💓💓

5 kun oldin
Twan Fazo
Twan Fazo

Droppin jewels the best on the set❗️

5 kun oldin
S EN
S EN

Do not Hate me, Hate the game baby 🔥

5 kun oldin
S EN
S EN

one of my favorite rappers 🔥🔥

5 kun oldin
DiQi
DiQi

this album is gonna be a classic.

5 kun oldin
Joe Kanzangu
Joe Kanzangu

First Drummer… was zooooooted!! Travis Barker closed it out 🔥🔥

5 kun oldin
Bongani Mtshali
Bongani Mtshali

This was beautiful 😆🔥

5 kun oldin
ahmed sajee
ahmed sajee

🥺😍

5 kun oldin
Roblox Horus
Roblox Horus

If every rap concert were like this it would be way better than just play the playback and don’t sing

6 kun oldin
Remy Shoots
Remy Shoots

I swear this is like my 16th time back here!

6 kun oldin
SwishSaeed
SwishSaeed

Only Like This If You Watch This Daily 👀🐐💕

6 kun oldin
Travis Ortyl
Travis Ortyl

This version of Tik Tok is supremacy. As well as Skii.

6 kun oldin
sibei gumie
sibei gumie

Do not hate me hate the game baby (i.e., hot)

6 kun oldin
casillas cicero
casillas cicero

Die slow and safe, deepest songs for me from Thugger, went all out on 'em!

6 kun oldin
Miguel Wilthsire
Miguel Wilthsire

I feel like I’m making love in the Clouds. Listening to this

6 kun oldin
5starralvin_
5starralvin_

Ski performance give me super bowl vibes 😂😂

7 kun oldin
Chamunorwa Murombedzi
Chamunorwa Murombedzi

Yooooh this is just dope Thugger updated my respect for him

7 kun oldin
Draconic Clothing
Draconic Clothing

Wish this was on Apple Music

7 kun oldin
Deonna Nelson
Deonna Nelson

This was amazing … Die Slow and Dropping Jewels … amazing .

7 kun oldin
MiamiManolo
MiamiManolo

So happy he is embracing punk with his flow💕

7 kun oldin
Liam Conway
Liam Conway

Such an incredible performance. That first drummer was really killing it.

7 kun oldin
Cassie Bernardy
Cassie Bernardy

Beautiful is tight.

7 kun oldin
Cassie Bernardy
Cassie Bernardy

Be about it than boy. See through can see through.

7 kun oldin
Cassie Bernardy
Cassie Bernardy

I love you Man. Wow !! Thank you.

7 kun oldin
OKCCanna Reviews
OKCCanna Reviews

With the band is dope.

7 kun oldin
OKCCanna Reviews
OKCCanna Reviews

Dope wow.

7 kun oldin
Jman9898
Jman9898

Pink and blue McLovin absolutley shredding the drums

7 kun oldin
Emilio Gonzales
Emilio Gonzales

Do not hate me hate the game bby🔥🔥

7 kun oldin
Muriuki Waithaka
Muriuki Waithaka

Thugger, simply the best

8 kun oldin
LA CANDELA
LA CANDELA

Slatt

8 kun oldin
Amina Tg
Amina Tg

🐐

8 kun oldin
japarker211
japarker211

The band is so unbelievably locked in on that last song holy god

8 kun oldin
MARTIANALLY
MARTIANALLY

I listen to the whole thing every day

8 kun oldin
Kassia
Kassia

Still rewatching this performance 👏🏽👏🏽❤️

8 kun oldin
Brick Jamal
Brick Jamal

wow 🛸💨🖤

8 kun oldin
RDP Mizo Boi
RDP Mizo Boi

Man I keep re-watching this...I love this performance so much...props to the engineers and the band behind him...and all those who took part in makin this vid...GOATS!🐐

9 kun oldin
TRY DEUS
TRY DEUS

Corre aqui. Por : Marcus

9 kun oldin
AlsatianFever
AlsatianFever

this guy has been so off the hook for years its like man what does he have to do??

9 kun oldin
crazy thug
crazy thug

Slatttt

9 kun oldin
G. Nept Dadaaa
G. Nept Dadaaa

I just got the 6ix9ine and Shotti bar 🔥📶🤯😯 “ I ain’t 6ix9ine but I got two hoes with me rn you kan kall me Shotti “ two holes (two hoes) are in a Shotty (Shotti)

9 kun oldin

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