Chance the Rapper stopped by NPR's popular series, Tiny Desk Concert and rocked it.

He began with a performance of "Juke Joint" from Coloring Book, after jokingly admitting he didn't realize the series was recorded in actual office and shouting out Gregory Porter and Tank and the Bangas, whose Tiny Desk's appearance he's really enjoyed. He recited a poem that he'd just written on the way over, "The Other Side."

"I still have all the keys that are of no use to me," he said. "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."

After the poem, Chance slid into a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "They Won't Go When I Go," making for one of the series' more memorable performances.

Chance has been busy this summer with shows all over the country. Next month, he'll join Dave Chappelle for his residency at Radio City, where the comedian will also be joined by Yasiin Bey, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Childish Gambino and more.

Of course, Chance has been busy with his humanitarian efforts as well. Last month, the 23 year-old rapper teamed with Chicago Beyond, a venture philanthropy fund, to announce a $2 million funding challenge that supports Chicago youth.

You can catch Chance's NPR Tiny Desk Concert above.

 

 

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