WATCH — Jidenna’s Tiny Desk Concert

September 6th, 2017

Jidenna and his band recently visited NPR to perform three reworked selections from The Chief. They excitedly explored every nook and cranny of the Tiny Desk in search of props, eventually settling on a toy, the magic microphone, a tambourine and a bottle of whiskey. Jidenna bounced straight through “Trampoline” to “Long Live the Chief,” in which he explains why his threads are always so sharp:

You can either sink, swim or be the captain
Get the last word I’ma get the last laugh in
Now they say, “Jidenna, why you dressing so classic?”
I don’t want my best-dressed day in a casket

Finally, the band pauses, glides into the arresting harmonies of “Bambi,” and finishes charming the socks off the entire room.”

Set List
“Trampoline”
“Long Live the Chief”
“Bambi”

— via NPR Music

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