The Chainsmokers - Closer ft. Halsey
So... after 17 missed calls and fake texts pretending to be a different person... Alexa finally agreed to do this video with me! Also, Alexa if you're reading this now... my phones broken but i swear the money will be with you shortly... I'm definitely, 100% not avoiding you...
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Erykah Badu: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Aug. 15, 2018 | Felix Contreras -- Some folks around the NPR Music office said they felt an almost spiritual connection to Erykah Badu during her visit to the Tiny Desk. And that was before she and her band even played a single note. It came from the waft of earthly scents that followed in her wake, to the flowing dreads and clothes that hung on her like robes. After her self-introduction, which included a rundown of her spiritual and creative aliases, Badu rolled into one of her earliest musical calling cards, "Rimshot." It's an ode to the sound the percussionist makes when a drumstick is struck against the metal edge of the snare drum. On this performance, as on her 1997 album Baduizm, it becomes a device to play with time — stretching it, stopping it, suspending it. Propelled by jazz chords on the piano and the steady pulse of the acoustic bass, the playful performance unfolded in the tradition of the best bebop.
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The Internet: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
September 29, 2015 by TIMMHOTEP AKU The Internet is both an anomaly and a sign of the times. No, I'm not talking about the actual Internet you're using to read this text (though that Internet is pretty special, too), I'm talking about the L.A. band featuring founding members Syd The Kid (vocals/production) and Matt Martians (keys/ production), as well as Pat Paige (bass), Jameel Bruner (keys) and Chris Smith (drums). The band might just be the oddest thing to come from Odd Future, the collective known for its irreverence — and, of course, for making hip-hop. The Internet doesn't stand out from the rest of Odd Future because of any over-the-top antics, but because they make great R&B music. Beautiful, textured, enveloping R&B. Sure, the swagger of hip-hop is apparent in Syd's songwriting and the swing of the beats, but that doesn't mean it's adulterated — theirs is some of the most refreshing neo-soul to come out in years, and it's created by a band whose members were small children or not even born when the subgenre came to be in the mid- to late '90s. That's where the sign-of-the-times part comes in; while some decry the death of musicianship at the hands of samplers, drum machines and computer programs, we need look no further than the L.A. band for evidence to the contrary.
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John Legend: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
At 34, John Legend has sold millions of records, won nine Grammys, collaborated with many of the biggest stars in music (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, The Roots, et al), and achieved the kind of statesmanlike musical-ambassador status usually afforded to artists twice his age. He is, in short, the sort of star who doesn't usually perform behind desks in offices. But once we'd wedged a piano back there, Legend sounded perfectly at home. His rich, soulful voice never suffered for a lack of processing and production as he performed three songs for NPR Music and a few hundred of our rapt coworkers, loved ones and hangers-on.
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Corinne Bailey Rae: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
September 19, 2016 by BOB BOILEN • It's been six years since Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae released her second album, The Sea, so this Tiny Desk concert feels like both a re-introduction and a welcome back. The Sea dealt with the sudden death of her husband, saxophonist Jason Rae; since then, she's married producer Steve Brown, and together they've made a new record called The Heart Speaks In Whispers. That album has this English singer recording with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller and members of the band KING.
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Gregory Porter: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
July 18, 2016 by BOB BOILEN • Gregory Porter's healing soul music sends a message of compassion, and he's got a baritone voice that resonates love. When Porter visited NPR, we'd just learned that our colleague, photojournalist David Gilkey, had been killed while working on a story for NPR in Afghanistan. When Porter began singing the calmly beautiful "No Love Dying," he may not have known how much it would mean to us. Yet this song of compassion and hope, from his Grammy-winning 2013 album Liquid Spirit, was just what we'd needed.
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Jidenna: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Sept. 5, 2017 | Bobby Carter -- "Classic Man," the 2015 debut single from Nigerian-American MC Jidenna, caught everyone off guard. The song found him teetering between rapping and singing about elegance, politeness and Nat "King" Cole, and the melody felt irresistible. Then there's the look: He rocks thrift-wear tailored to a T. The song eventually went double platinum and earned a Grammy nomination. Jidenna followed it with a few more club bangers before releasing his debut album, The Chief, earlier this year. A tribute to his father, a Nigerian chief, the record is peppered with African rhythms and themes.
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"I Like It" - Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin COVER (Cáthia)
Cardi B's #InvasionOfPrivacy is straight fire & “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny & J Balvin is one of my fave tracks ! Here’s my own spin on it I was super inspired by the beat & wrote my own second verse !! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!!! Beat Reprod by: Timothy Infinite my cover here! #CardiB #ILikeIt #JBalvin #BadBunny XOXO, Cathia --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEAMOS AMIGOS EN LAS REDES SOCIALES!! LETS BE SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS! twitter: s
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Bebe Rexha - Meant to Be feat. Florida Georgia Line (Andie Case Cover)
Ok guys I did it! This is the first country song i've ever covered!! Although country isn't totally my style this was legit THE MOST REQUESTED COVER I'VE EVER HAD since I started uploading!! Plus I do really love this song!! So here ya go! Please give this video a Like & share with your friends! MAKE SURE THOSE NOTIFICATIONS ARE ON BABES!! I've got more covers, collabs & originals comin!!! LOVE Y'ALL!!! Andie Case cover of "Meant to Be" with Naphtali Smith, originally performed by Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
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Post Malone - Better Now (Tyler Ward Acoustic Cover)
Lyrics: You probably think that you are better now, better now You only say that 'cause I'm not around, not around You know I never meant to let you down, let you down Woulda gave you anything, woulda gave you everything You know I say that I am better now, better now I only say that 'cause you're not around, not around You know I never meant to let you down, let you down Woulda gave you anything, woulda gave you everything (oh wow) I did not believe that it would end, no Everything came second to the Benzo You're not even speaking to my friends, no You knew all my uncles and my aunts though Twenty candles, blow 'em out and open your eyes We were looking forward to the rest of our lives Used to keep my picture posted by your bedside Now it's in your dresser with the socks you don't like And I'm rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin' With my brothers like it's Jonas, Jonas Drinkin' Henny and I'm tryna forget But I can't get this outta my head I seen you with your other dude He seemed like he was pretty cool I was so broken over you Life it goes on, what can you do? I just wonder what it’s gonna take Another foreign or a bigger chain Because no matter how my life has changed I keep on looking back on better days
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REVOLT Sessions | Kehlani
Kehlani tells it like it is. Whether in conversation or on stage, the Oakland-born R&B singer and songwriter gives the straight truth about her life, pain, passion, love, triumph, and everything in between with collected calm and confidence. It’s that type of honesty that makes her music resonate with the depth of classic Motown and a vividly confessional lyricism reminiscent of Neo Soul. At the same time, her 2015 mixtape, You Should Be Here, tells a story that distinctly belongs to her. Revolt Sessions | Kehlani
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SZA - Go Gina (Stripped) (Vevo LIFT)
#VevoLIFT SZA - Go Gina (Stripped LIFT) SZA is enjoying a big blast of acclaim for 'Ctrl,' one of 2017's most inventive albums. Our newest LIFT artist performs "Go Gina" accompanied only by a bassist in an outdoor setting, and it almost more fierce than the studio version. See how different this spin is compared to the original.
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Normani – Love Lies (Live on the Honda Stage)
Normani performs “Love Lies” live on the Honda Stage. Building on its deep foundation of bringing music to fans, American Honda brings you Honda Stage - a platform that celebrates determined, breakout artists and features their exclusive performances. And for a unique behind-the-scenes experience, Honda introduces Honda Backstage, where fans can dive deeper into what inspires and drives these artists who have pushed further and reached higher, no matter what stood in their way. Through Honda Stage, Honda Backstage, live events like Honda Civic Tour and Honda Stage festivals, and exclusive online content from partners including Billboard, iHeartMedia, UPROXX, Vevo and Snapchat, Honda offers music fans access to the music moments they love and celebrates the creativity and drive it takes to make it big.
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FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS Episode 1: BUSISWA
JR's FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS presents “HER MAJESTY, THE QUEEN;” Busiswa Gqulu. The Mthatha born singer-songwriter and poet gained public recognition in a feature on DJ Zinhle’s song "My Name Is" after being discoverd by Kalawa Jazmee CEO Oskido. She has since then claimed her throne in the music industry with hits such as "Ngoku", "Lahla,” a feature on Bhizer’s "Gobisiqolo" and Maphorisa’s “Midnight Starring” On this episode of #FeelGoodLiveSessions, she not only celebrates the versatility in her music style but also a 2018 SAMA win for the best Kwaito Album for “Highly Flavoured.” Get your dancing shoes for quite an exuberant session. WE LIVE BABY!!! Tracklist 1. Lahla 2. Gobisiqolo 3. Bim Bim 4. Midnight Starring
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FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS EPISODE 2: KID X
JR's FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS presents “Bonginkosi Mahlangu known as KidXSa. The Middleburg born rapper saw his rise to fame in 2012 when he was signed under Cashtime Fam. Under his belt, he brags collabos with hip hop stars Ricky Rick, Cassper Nyovest, KO; just to mention a few. On this edition f #FeelGoodLiveSesiions we’re treated to his live band rendition of his album “ThankDaKing which shows off a unique side of traditional maskandi. We could never let this one go without him performing his hit tracks “Aunty” and Mnta’Omuntu. Which rapper you know can spit bars on Shwi Nomtekhala’s “Ngafa instrument? Iyoooh!!! WE LIVE BABY!!! TrackList 1. Plaak 2. Jakalas 3. Get Up 4. Mtan’Omuntu 5. Aunty
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FEELGOODLIVESESSIONS Episode 3: ROUGE
JR's FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS presents Deko Barbara-Jessica Wedi famously known as Rouge. The Pretoria born FemCee broke into the hip hop market in Rouge is a 24 year old female rapper born 2014 with her single 'Party' and is also known for her big hits Bongo Zanga and Dololo. Her biggest hits have seen collabos with Moozlie and Bigstar Johnson. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a SAMA award winning FemCee int the house. Did we mention that she’s the only rapper who was nominated for a SATMA? Let’s give it up for the “CEO.” WE LIVE BABY!!! Tracklist 1. Deja Vu 2. Bongo Zaka 3. Dololo 4. No Pressure
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JR: FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS EP 8
JR's FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS' Episode 8 brings you an exclusive preview of JR's upcoming album "what.a.life". Pre-order now available on iTunes & album out June 30th 2017? iTunes Link: Appears Courtesy of Feel Good Music Track List: 1. DITR 2. Ngilinde 3. Imin' Iyeza 4. Vibin.
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YANGA: FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS EP 22
JR's FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS presents YANGA. Introduced to the HipHop scene in 2014, Mthatha born hip hop artist Yanga Ntshakaza has since then been dubbed as a refreshing voice to the South Africa hip hop industry. With heavyweight collaborations with JR, AKA and KO, he has definitely blown up our airwaves. His Feel Good Live Session is packed with bars and charismatic flow with melodic renditions of his songs taken off his EP titled "Neighbourhood Genius". Packed with songs that evoke emotions like "Mntase", this is guaranteed to get you in the mood. ItsYangaChief... Please say the "CHIEF" chief. WE LIVE BABY!! Tracklist: 1. Run Jozi 2. Tricky 3. Mbali Yam 4. Anytime 5. Mntase
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REASON: FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS EP 5
JR's FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS' Episode 5 presents to you, one of the best lyricists in the game REASON. Showcasing his latest project titled "GIRLS", delivering an impeccable performance proving once again why he's regarded as one the best to ever do it!! FOR THE CULTURE!!! REASON Appears Courtesy of KOOLOUT. Track List: 1: WHY YOU FEEL SO BAD 2: NO OFFENCE 3: CELEBRITY 4: ALL THE TIME
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Chance The Rapper: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Robin Hilton | July 5, 2017 — Chance The Rapper knew he wanted to try a different approach for his Tiny Desk performance, so he decided to do something he said he hadn't done in a long time. He wrote a poem. More specifically, he wrote a poem in the short time it took him to ride from his hotel in Washington, D.C. to the NPR Music offices. Calling it "The Other Side," Chance debuted it in the middle of his remarkable set, reading from his notes written out in black marker on sheets of typing paper. "I still have all the keys that are of no use to me," he began. "They used to, though. 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." Chance didn't get much further before he was interrupted by one of the hazards of performing in an actual, working office: a building-wide page for someone to call the mailroom. But Chance rolled with it, cracking a quick joke before starting over again. The night before arriving for his Tiny Desk set, Chance performed for more than 23,000 people at Jiffy Lube Live, an outdoor theater in Bristow, VA. The sold out arena and amphitheater shows of his current tour offer a stark contrast to the first time I saw Chance in concert back in 2013. Then, he was a 19-year old upstart rapping and singing for a handful of people at a tiny club in Austin, Texas. A lot has changed since then, and quickly. Chance's most recent mix tape, Coloring Book, was widely ranked among the best albums of 2016 (some called it a masterpiece) and featured collaborations with a cast of hip-hop luminaries, from Kanye West to Lil Wayne and T-Pain. Chance's poem "The Other Side" was sandwiched between an opening version of "Juke Jam" from Coloring Book and another special gift just for his Tiny Desk appearance, a moving cover of Stevie Wonder's 1974 song "They Won't Go When I Go."
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Mac Miller: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Aug. 6, 2018 | Bobby Carter -- There was a shift in Mac Miller's boisterous demeanor as he started the third of his three-song Tiny Desk set. It's the first time he's performed tracks from his new album, Swimming, in front of an audience. On "2009," he rubbed his chin with clinched eyes, looking like a young man who's beginning to crack the code. Backed by a piano loop and a string quartet, he reflected on his journey's peaks and valleys thus far. I ain't asking why no more I know I'll take it if it's mine I don't stay inside the lines It ain't 2009 no more Yeah, I know what's behind that door With nearly a decade under his belt at 26 years old, these words ring like an artist twice his age. We were introduced to Mac Miller via 2011's XXL Freshman Class, which featured a special crop of MCs such as Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill and YG, all of whom are now considered in the upper echelon of hip-hop. After his big splash, he's been able to find a groove and consistently release quality rap records, ultimately keeping his name in the conversation with the other young greats. His 2011 album, Blue Slide Park, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the first independently distributed debut album to do so since 1995's Dogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound. These consecutive triumphs amassed plenty of fame, fortune and insurmountable obstacles, causing a stumble here and there. Throughout the years, however, Mac has brushed himself off and put it in the music. For this performance, Mac Miller invited frequent collaborator Thundercat, who graced the Tiny Desk last year and will join Mac on tour this fall. Thundercat put on a dazzling shaker routine and played the deep centerpiece bass line on "What's The Use?" These Swimming iterations don't veer far away from the recorded versions, but here, his lyrics seem easier to interpret under live instrumentation.
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T-Pain: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
T-Pain's fingerprints are all over pop and R&B and hip-hop. He wasn't the first musician to use Auto-Tune as an instrument — he noticed it on a Jennifer Lopez remix, and remembers "Deep" well — but it was, as he says, his style. For a while, in the mid-2000s, he lived at the top of the charts. He dominated that brief moment of our lives when ringtones were a thing. He was celebrated as an innovator, and he happily took his talents where he was invited, which was everywhere. But somewhere along the way, somebody got it twisted. "People felt like I was using it to sound good," says T-Pain, in an interview that will air on All Things Considered. "But I was just using it to sound different.” He just turned 30, but T-Pain has already done enough to drop a greatest hits album next week. We asked him if he'd grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what's really made his career: his voice, and those songs.--FRANNIE KELLEY SET LIST "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" "Up Down (Do This All Day)" "Drankin' Patna"
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Rakim: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
June 25, 2018 | Abby O'Neill -- It had been nearly a decade since Rakim released new music, but that drought ended Friday when the godfather of rap lyricism and one half of the revered duo Eric B & Rakim released a new song, "King's Paradise." The track was written for Season 2 of Marvel's Luke Cage, which premiered on Netflix the same day, but it wasn't entirely new to select NPR staff; they heard it days earlier when the God MC performed at the Tiny Desk. The New York rap icon wasn't the only legend in the building that day. Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest — who produced and co-wrote "King's Paradise" with keyboardist Adrian Younge under their new project The Midnight Hour — played bass, and rising blues torchbearer Christone "Kingfish" Ingram sat in on guitar. "King's Paradise" pays homage to the heroes of the Harlem Renaissance as well as its fictional superhero, the bulletproof Luke Cage. Rakim tipped his hat to Philip Payton Jr., Joe Lewis, Lena Horne, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou and Louis Armstrong, before concluding with a few bars about the comic book-inspired series. Younge then led the nine-member backing band through two of Rakim's undeniable classics: "Paid in Full" and "Know the Ledge." For the former, drummer David Henderson rolled right in with the unmistakable breakbeat, — originally sampled from The Soul Searchers "Ashley's Roachclip." Muhammad, who's been playing bass since age 19 despite being known for his production and DJ work, provided the low end for "Know The Ledge." Rakim released his first single 32 years ago, yet the timbre of his voice and Dali Llama aura remain strong. Let's hope this is the beginning of another renaissance. Set List "King's Paradise" "Paid In Full" "Know The Ledge" MUSICIANS Rakim (vocals), Adrian Younge (keys), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (bass), Jack Waterson (guitar), David Henderson (drums), Loren Oden (vocals), Saudia Mills (vocals), Angela Munoz (vocals), Stephanie Yu (violin), Bryan He
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Wyclef Jean: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Nov. 6, 2017 | Bobby Carter -- Wyclef Jean doesn't get his just due. It was only after The Fugees had the world in their collective palms, and then disbanded, when we got to know his unadulterated abilities as a musician — his first solo album The Carnival was a project equal to (if not greater than) his greatest successes with The Fugees. From there, his focus shifted to discovering and producing stars, stretching all genres in his solo mission, and philanthropic work for his homeland of Haiti. A seasoned pro, he walked through our doors greeting and charming anyone within arm's reach. Once in front of an audience, he was in attack mode, playing every instrument in sight. Clef doled out stories ranging from his upbringing and rise with The Fugees to intimate musical encounters with Whitney Houston and Destiny's Child. The mentions were properly placed and added substance to the performance, but to me, he pulled what I'd call a "subtle stunt." Hip-hop is and has always been about youth and freshness, so most elder statesmen of rap aren't celebrated to the degree of their peers in rock 'n' roll and country music. Every now and again it's necessary to inform the younger generation, who would otherwise never know these epic moments ever happened. Over the past few years, we've seen a resurgence of sorts for Wyclef. Young Thug noted a heavy influence, naming a song after him and then tag-teaming on a different track on last year's Jeffery; one of the biggest songs of 2017, DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts," prominently samples Wyclef's colossal collaboration with Carlos Santana on "Maria Maria." His career trajectory was recently documented on TV One's Unsung, and in September he dropped the third installment of The Carnival. He starts his set with two highlights from his latest record, and finishes with a climactic rendition of his signature hit like you've never seen or heard. Set List "Borrowed Time" "Turn Me Good" "Gone Till November" MUSICIANS Wyclef
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Big Boi: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Oct. 10, 2018 | Abby O'Neill -- The energy in the room was buoyant and vibrant from the moment they walked in the door. OutKast star Big Boi, Sleepy Brown of the prolific Atlanta production collective Organized Noize, and their eight-member backing band have been working together for 20-plus years, and their chemistry is instantaneous and undeniable. These guys helped redefine the sound and style of hip-hop in the '90s, incorporating funk and psychedelia while transcending genre boundaries. As half of OutKast — still the only rap group ever to take home Album of the Year at the Grammys — Big Boi continues to thrive as a solo act, riding the charts with last year's Boomiverse and its hit single "All Night." Big Boi played that infectious, horn-drenched banger at the Tiny Desk, and book-ended it with two of his best-known OutKast songs: "So Fresh, So Clean" from 2000's Stankonia and "The Way You Move" from 2003's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Along the way, he and his stellar supporting players just keep feeding off each other in a set that's bound to leave you smiling. Personnel Big Boi (lead vocals), Sleepy Brown (vocals), David Brown (guitar), Preston Crump (bass), Omar Phillips (drums), DJ Cutmaster Swift (turntables), Jason Freeman (trumpet), Jerry Freeman (trumpet), Keisha Williams (backing vocals), Terrance "Scar" Smith (backing vocals) Set List "So Fresh, So Clean" "All Night" "The Way You Move" Credits Producers: Abby O'Neill, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Beck Harlan, Maia Stern, Kaylee Domzalski; Production Assistant: Brie Martin; Photo: Cameron Pollack/NPR
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Saba: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Oct. 1, 2018 | Rodney Carmichael -- Every Tiny Desk is special, but sometimes the stars align and we're treated to an artist just as he's coming into his own. Six months after releasing Care For Me — a sophomore studio LP on which Saba transforms his survivor's guilt into something equal parts traumatic and transcendent — the Chicago native paid a visit to Tiny Desk. His performance at NPR's Washington, D.C. headquarters came just two days after he announced his first tour of Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea, scheduled to begin in November. It's an incredible achievement for an independent artist who released one of 2018's best hip-hop albums without the benefit, or creative constraints, that come with major-label backing. To help translate Care For Me live, Saba brought along a band consisting of the same musicians who helped bring his album to life in the studio — including Daoud Anthony and daedaePivot, who produced the entire LP with him; instrumentalists Cheflee and Brandon Farmer; theMIND and Kaina, who contributed vocals on the record; and another featured vocalist and special guest that Saba took extra pride in introducing. "You're not gonna believe me when I say it," he prepped the crowd, turning to the tall man wearing the Saba tee and Panama hat. "This is Chandlar, my father." Fans of the album may be familiar with Saba's references to his dad on the songs "Life" and "Prom / King" — the epic seven-and-a-half minute eulogy to Saba's cousin and Pivot Gang rap collective founding member, John Walt, whose 2017 murder serves as the impetus for Care For Me. But Chandlar is also an accomplished soul singer, songwriter and producer in his own right, as well as one of Saba's earliest musical influences. In a live set that proved to be as resonant as Care, Saba and his band showcased the album's emotional depth and range with stark juxtaposition, like the sound of the bright hook on album closer, "Heaven All Around Me," set against a particularly ha
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Tom Misch: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
June 1, 2018 | Bobby Carter -- I learned a few things while watching Tom Misch perform at the Tiny Desk that should've been obvious to a longtime fan like me: He produces beats with a live audience in mind. As much as his drums slap, guitar is the foundation for most of his songs and he showcases a burgeoning talent on the instrument throughout his set. I first caught wind of this UK wunderkind in 2014. Crafting his own instrumental projects and remixing tracks by artists ranging from Busta Rhymes to Lianne La Havas, Misch steadily garnered a dedicated following on SoundCloud. From there, he collaborated with other London artists and released EPs of original music on the platform. Misch's style doesn't revel in what's going on in pop music today; like a handful of other artists from the UK, his interpretation of hip-hop and R&B is a continuation of what the greats who came before him started. A healthy dose of that inspiration is drawn from the late J. Dilla, while Misch's up-tempo dance numbers align him with the Kaytranadas of the world. In 2016, Misch — still just 21 years old at the time — decided to dabble more in songwriting and explore that soothing timbre of his voice on Reverie, and all of a sudden, his potential rose exponentially. Misch and the band arrived bright and early to get situated behind the Tiny Desk and rehearse. Misch has said before that he isn't a jazz purist intrinsically, but the way he opens up a guitar solo or jams with saxophonist Braxton Cook, jazz music certainly runs through him. If you haven't heard of Tom Misch before this performance, now's a good time to catch up. Check out his breakthrough album, Geography, as well as his earlier collaborations, then come back and watch his Tiny Desk again for a true appreciation of his growth as an artist. SET LIST "It Runs Through Me" "I Wish" "Movie" MUSICIANS Tom Misch (guitar/vocals), Tobias Tripp (guitar/violin/vocals), James Creswick (bass), Jamie Houghton (drums), Jose
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Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Oct. 5, 2018 | Felix Contreras -- There's so much joy in the sound of the Hammond organ, especially for those of us of a certain age. Hearing it can transport you to the early '70s, when every rock band seemed to have one in its arsenal: The Allman Brothers, Santana, Deep Purple. In the hands of true masters — like the late Billy Preston and the very-much-alive Booker T. Jones — the organ can be a melodic, funky rhythm machine. Cory Henry's name belongs in the same breath as the Hammond organ masters of the past. The instrument creates the central sound of his dynamic, neo-soul- and funk-infused musical identity, and he opens his turn behind the Tiny Desk with what feels like an encore: the full-on soul assault of "Love Will Find a Way." The song twists and turns, then winds up as a full-on celebration — and it's only the first song in his set. Henry's keyboard skills are on full display during a synth solo in "Trade It All," which also spotlights his entire band. To my mind, they'd have sounded right at home on Stax Records in the '70s — no small accomplishment. "Send Me a Sign" then showcases some of the roots of Henry's songwriting; it's inspired by church sermons that bloom into group sing-alongs. Just another way Cory Henry digs way back to give us something new and exciting. Set List "Love Will Find a Way" "Trade It All" "Send Me Sign" Credits Producers: Abby O'Neill, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Colin Marshall, Beck Harlan, Bronson Arcuri, Kara Frame; Production Assistants: Marissa Lorusso and Fernando Gallardo; Photo: NPR
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Tyler, The Creator: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Content advisory: The video above may contain language that is offensive to some. Dec. 11, 2017 | Sidney Madden -- Tyler, The Creator's Tiny Desk performance was a first for many reasons. It was the Los Angeles rapper's first time performing at our offices, but moreover, it was the Tiny Desk's first nighttime performance, a special request from Tyler and his team in order to professionally light the "stage" themselves. Members of Tyler's lighting crew came to the office a day before to set it up, eventually bathing him and his band in shades of fuchsia, orange and blue — one for each song — during the early evening show. Flower Boy, Tyler's latest album, is much like this Tiny Desk performance; a surprising departure from the expected. Four albums in, he has matured as a producer, rapper and human being. Often equated to hip-hop's class clown, the 26-year-old peels back his own mask of immaturity to reveal a young adult grappling with anxiety, fear and uncertainty of self. After he was done, Tyler did something of a modified mic-drop, throwing his tambourine in celebration of what he and his band had accomplished. Always one to stay casually connected with his fans, Tyler made time — nearly an hour after the performance was done —- to pose for photos, sign merch and crack jokes with (and on) everyone around him. Set List "Boredom" "See You Again" "Glitter" MUSICIANS Tyler Okonma (vocals, keys), Jaret Landon (MD/Keys) Dr? Pinckney (Bass), Dalton Hodo (Drums), Kaye Fox (background vocals), Kiandra Richardson (background vocals) CREDITS Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Lighting: Max McDougall; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Maia Stern, Beck Harlan, Alyse Young; Production Assistants: Paul Wichmann, Salvatore Maicki; Photo: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR For more Tiny Desk concerts, subscribe to our podcast.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Tears and laughter in the span of about 15 minutes — that's what's so astonishing about these Macklemore & Ryan Lewis songs. The first time I heard "Same Love," it brought tears to the eyes of a roomful of people, myself included. The song is about equality, specifically gay rights, with an unambiguous message: "It's human rights for everybody / There is no difference." Then, in a flip of a backing-track beat, Macklemore (a.k.a. Ben Haggerty) sings about wearing a velour jumpsuit and some house slippers, "grandpa style." The contrast in these songs, "Same Love" and "Thrift Shop," makes the levity all that much memorable; as producer, Ryan Lewis is a master at the hook and clever with the melody. But this Tiny Desk Concert didn't end there: The live, sweet, soulful sounds of singer Ray Dalton belting, "Like the ceiling can't hold us" had Macklemore standing on my desk and shaking the dust off the ceiling tiles. Watching this video fills me with that inspirational feeling we shared watching it happen: I'm still cleaning dust around my desk, but it only makes me smile. --BOB BOILEN Set List "Same Love" "Thrift Shop" "Can't Hold Us" Credits Producer: Bob Boilen; Editor: Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Christopher Parks, Lauren Rock; photo by Lauren Rock/NPR
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Imagine Dragons - Thunder (Live On The Honda Stage)
Imagine Dragons performs “Thunder” Live on the Honda Stage Get Imagine Dragons’ new album Evolve, ft. ‘Believer,’ ‘Thunder,’ ‘Whatever It Takes’ and ‘Walking The Wire,’ out now: Shop Imagine Dragons: Imagine Dragons: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: on its deep foundation of bringing music to fans, American Honda has brought together an unprecedented group of entertainment and technology leaders to produce and distribute some of the best original, high-quality music content available, under the Honda Stage name. Through a combination of live events, Honda Civic Tour, Honda Stage festivals and exclusive online content from partners including iHeartMedia, Vevo, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Woven Digital and YouTube, Honda Stage offers music fans access to the music moments they love from Honda Stage social handles and www.YouTube.com/HondaStage. Subscribe to discover new music from #HondaStage: us on Facebook: us on Twitter: us on Instagram: us on Tumblr: our website: and produced by: LiveNation Studios Music video by Imagine Dragons performing Thunder. (C) 2017 KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records 1
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Halsey - 100 Letters (Vevo Presents)
Music video by Halsey performing 100 Letters (Vevo Presents). 2017 On Thursday, June 1, at the MacArthur in L.A., Halsey gave the first full performance of the songs from her new album ‘hopeless fountain kingdom’ at our Vevo Presents show. A fearless stage performer, she brought all the roiling emotions of her latest work to the foreground; both artist and audience connected deeply. Several of the tunes were inspired by a “prolonged breakup” Halsey went through (as well as being artistically influenced by Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’) and their dramatic impact was front and center. “‘BADLANDS was about my relationship with myself,” she says. “‘hopeless fountain kingdom’ is about me fighting to get back to that relationship with myself.” Watch Vevo Presents Halsey performances: to Halsey's 'hopeless fountain kingdom': Halsey on Vevo: “hopeless fountain kingdom” on iTunes: Listen to Halsey on Apple Music: to Halsey on Spotify: Order deluxe box set, limited edition vinyl & more in the official store: Save hopeless fountain kingdom on Spotify: Order deluxe edition CD on Target.com: Order Urban Outfitters exclusive red-splattered clear vinyl: Follow Halsey Inside My Head playlist: Spotify: Mailing list: M
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Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (cover) by Dana Williams and Leighton Meester
www.danawilliamsofficial.com Dana Williams and Leighton Meester cover "Dreams" originally performed by Fleetwood Mac. Percussion by Maxwell Drummey. "The Lonely One EP" now available on iTunes! by Davida Williams - www.davidawilliamsphoto.tumblr.com @DavidaBWilliams Colin Oh - www.ColinOh.Com @ColinOh FIND DANA ON SOCIAL MEDIA: www.DanaWilliamsOfficial.com for more!
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Little Mix - Power (Live from Capital FM's Summertime Ball)
Little Mix - Power (Live from Capital FM's Summertime Ball) Get your copy on iTunes: and stream on Spotify: featured on their platinum selling album Glory Days. Get it here on iTunes: on Spotify: Play: more music from Little Mix here: from Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex: More Sad Songs: Little Mix: Facebook Instagram great videos here up, no you didn’t bow bow I ain’t the chick to walk behind you round town Just cos you’re packin’, packin’, whoop, down south That don’t mean I’m ever gonna take it lying down, baby Oh I’m a machine when I do it I’ll be catchin’ fire, gasoline when I do it Just cos you’re packin’, packin’, whoop, down south That don’t mean I’m ever gonna take it lying down, baby (CHORUS) You’re the man but I got the, I got the, I got the power You make rain, but I make it, I make it, I make it shower You should know I’m the one who’s in control I’ll let you come take the wheel long as you don’t forget Who got the power Hold up! My turn I make this look easy Tick tick boom like gasoline-y Yeah they call me Lamborghini Cos I know just what I’m worth Zero to a hundred B-b-body make ‘em stutter Start my engine, push the button Cos I’m gon’ be coming first Oh I’m a machine when I do it I’ll be catching fire, gasoline when I do it Just cos you’re packin’, packin’, whoop, down south That don’t mean I’m ever gonna take it lying down, baby (CHORUS) Don’t be fooled, I got you wrapped up In the arms of an animal Got you thinkin
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Julia Michaels - Uh Huh (Stripped) (Vevo LIFT)
#VevoLIFT In the last three years, our new LIFT artists Julia Michaels has positioned herself as a songwriting force in pop music. The 23-year-old, who grew up in Santa Clarita, California, had a hand in crafting “Miss Moving On” for Fifth Harmony, and ever since, she’s aligned herself with some of the biggest names in music, clocking co-writing credits with Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”) and Selena Gomez (“Hands To Yourself”). Jason Derulo recorded her “Trade Hearts” and gave her a feature vocal on his ‘Everything Is 4’ album. Michaels has been writing poetry since childhood, and when her mom brought a piano into their home when Julia was 12, she began to blend her words with music. These days, the depth of her artistry is being recognized by critics and fans alike, and she’s not only crafting hits for others, but blossoming into the performing artist she’s always wanted to be. Her first big show was on a global stage, closing the 2016 Olympics in Brazil with Kygo, singing “Carry Me” to fans around the world. To kick off her LIFT cycle, Michaels performed “Uh Huh” in a stripped-down setting in LA, and it looks like she and her band had a blast. Stay close to Vevo for another performance of a new song, and an extended profile piece that will explain how music-making is central to Julia’s life. Director: Ryan Booth Producer: Micah Bickham Julia Michaels on Vevo: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Watch music videos at: Get the Vevo app: Michaels: V
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Halsey - Strangers (Vevo Presents)
Music video by Halsey performing Strangers (Vevo Presents). 2017 On Thursday, June 1, at the MacArthur in L.A., Halsey gave the first full performance of the songs from her new album ‘hopeless fountain kingdom’ at our Vevo Presents show. A fearless stage performer, she brought all the roiling emotions of her latest work to the foreground; both artist and audience connected deeply. Several of the tunes were inspired by a “prolonged breakup” Halsey went through (as well as being artistically influenced by Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’) and their dramatic impact was front and center. “‘BADLANDS was about my relationship with myself,” she says. “‘hopeless fountain kingdom’ is about me fighting to get back to that relationship with myself.” Watch Vevo Presents Halsey performances: to Halsey's 'hopeless fountain kingdom': Halsey on Vevo: “hopeless fountain kingdom” on iTunes: Listen to Halsey on Apple Music: Listen to Halsey on Spotify: deluxe box set, limited edition vinyl & more in the official store: Save hopeless fountain kingdom on Spotify: Order deluxe edition CD on Target.com: Order Urban Outfitters exclusive red-splattered clear vinyl: Follow Halsey Inside My Head playlist: Spotify: Mailing list: Halsey l
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Kodaline - Brother (Acoustic from streets of Warsaw)
Kodaline performing their song ‘Brother’ on the streets of Warsaw, Poland. Get Brother here: iTunes: Apple Music: Spotify: Google Play: For more information, releases and tour see: Facebook: - Instagram: Website: we were young We were the ones the kings and queens, oh yeah we ruled the world We smoked cigarettes, man no regrets wish I could re live every single word We've taken different paths and travelled different roads I know we'll always end up on the same one when we're old And when we're in the trenches and you're under fire I will cover you If I was dying on my knees You would be the one to rescue me And if you were drowned at sea I'd give you my lungs so you could breathe I've got you brother I've got you brother I've got you brother I've got you brother Oh brother we go deeper than the ink beneath the skin of our tattoos No we don't share the same blood, You're my brother and I love you that's the truth We're living different lives,, heaven only knows If we'll make it back with all our fingers and our toes Five years, twenty years come back, we'll always be the same If I was dying on my knees You would be the one to rescue me And if you were drowned at sea I'd give you my lungs so you could breathe I've got you brother I've got you brother I've got you brother I've got you brother And if we hit on troubled water I'll be the one to keep you warm and safe And we'll be carrying each other Until we say goodbye on our dying day Because I've got you brother I've got you brother I've got you brother I've got you brother If I was dying on my knees You would be the one to rescue me And if you were drowned
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Julia Michaels - Worst In Me (Stripped) (Vevo LIFT)
#VevoLIFT In the last three years, our new LIFT artists Julia Michaels has positioned herself as a songwriting force in pop music. The 23-year-old, who grew up in Santa Clarita, California, had a hand in crafting “Miss Moving On” for Fifth Harmony, and ever since, she’s aligned herself with some of the biggest names in music, clocking co-writing credits with Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”) and Selena Gomez (“Hands To Yourself”). Jason Derulo recorded her “Trade Hearts” and gave her a feature vocal on his ‘Everything Is 4’ album. Michaels has been writing poetry since childhood, and when her mom brought a piano into their home when Julia was 12, she began to blend her words with music. These days, the depth of her artistry is being recognized by critics and fans alike, and she’s not only crafting hits for others, but blossoming into the performing artist she’s always wanted to be. Her first big show was on a global stage, closing the 2016 Olympics in Brazil with Kygo, singing “Carry Me” to fans around the world. To kick off her LIFT cycle, Michaels performed “Worst In Me” in a stripped-down setting in LA, Great performance. Stay close to Vevo for an extended profile piece that will explain how music-making is central to Julia’s life. Director: Ryan Booth Producer: Micah Bickham Julia Michaels on Vevo: Twitter: Instagram: Watch music videos at: Get the Vevo app: Julia Michaels: X
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