Tyler, The Creator: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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3 years ago

Watch Tyler, The Creator play "Boredom", "See You Again" and "Glitter"at the Tiny Desk.
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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) Dré 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
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NPR Music
NPR Music Month ago
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Jeff Farrell
Jeff Farrell 6 days ago
Hip-hop is inherently "protest music" ? That's like saying NPR is inherently a nonprofit unbiased news outlet. Hahaha
ikhsan rahman
ikhsan rahman 12 days ago
Thank you love
Spitta Andretti
Spitta Andretti 16 days ago
We need that whole thing on Spotify tho..
Jay Wonyne
Jay Wonyne 23 days ago
@Jimbo Slice is gangs are glorified.... they didn’t want black panthers and brown berets
دنيا
دنيا Month ago
@Jimbo Slice also the need for money. the artists wanted the money and they got the money
Daniel Hardy
Daniel Hardy 2 hours ago
Guess what.... “November is over” (6:12 mark) December 1st, 2020 ✌🏾
Warren Parks
Warren Parks 7 hours ago
November is over.
Luke Fogel
Luke Fogel 9 hours ago
Had to come back now that November’s over
Martin Bartsch
Martin Bartsch 10 hours ago
wait Tyler tiny desk??! "ADVISORY: this video contains explicit language" ah ok , it is tyler
Siphiwe Magubane
Siphiwe Magubane 15 hours ago
Those backup singers need to drop an album!🔥🔥🔥
Andy Ortiz
Andy Ortiz 16 hours ago
"November is over" - (me on December 1st): truer words have never been said
Reficul 999
Reficul 999 19 hours ago
I'd chop my left arm off to work in NPR lol
EinweitererGoogleBenutzer
EinweitererGoogleBenutzer Day ago
This Actually looks freestyled
nope
nope Day ago
Tyler is directing the band, joking around with the singers, improvising lyrics, playing notes and rapping. This is such a good Tiny Desk.
Hashan Ranatunge
Hashan Ranatunge 2 days ago
Imagine a Frank Ocean tiny desk concert!
Suatt38
Suatt38 2 days ago
Man, I wish I was as charismatic as Tyler
ingrid ibarra
ingrid ibarra 2 days ago
i wish he would have returned to perform some songs off igor :/
CaptainEverything
CaptainEverything 2 days ago
I RESPECT HIM!
UglySephie
UglySephie 2 days ago
Those women make me feel so emotional with their duet. Feels like time is ripping open to another reality where nothing bad could ever happen.
Guive Mehdi-Souzani
Guive Mehdi-Souzani 2 days ago
best live ever
Johan Söderberg
Johan Söderberg 2 days ago
02:40 is everything, I LOVE U TYLER
jacob thoane
jacob thoane 2 days ago
Tyler really shocked me with this one😳🤯🔥🔥
Laura Torres
Laura Torres 2 days ago
awesome :')
The Offspace Podcast
The Offspace Podcast 3 days ago
When Keke hit the riff singing "More than just friends" everything in the world was at peace for a little bit :'^)
sourced podcast
sourced podcast 3 days ago
911 would've been crazy
Pablo espinoza
Pablo espinoza 3 days ago
still waiting for frank ocean
Lorraine Croke
Lorraine Croke 4 days ago
Wow so unassuming at the end .. 🥰🥰
Lorraine Croke
Lorraine Croke 4 days ago
I will add though best thing about this the two girls 🙌🙌
Lorraine Croke
Lorraine Croke 4 days ago
I love everything about this ... ❤️
Josefina Del Pilar Vera alvarez
Josefina Del Pilar Vera alvarez 4 days ago
síiiii
Kat Rat
Kat Rat 4 days ago
the girls are so pretty!
v savage
v savage 5 days ago
Haha he say 35 percent Siberian?? What nut
v savage
v savage 5 days ago
2020 vision
Sofia Garza
Sofia Garza 5 days ago
nadie entendería lo bien que me hace sentir el piano en el minuto17:27
Te Mantha
Te Mantha 5 days ago
UM GIVE THOSE BACKUP LADIES A RAISES AND A SPOTLIGHT YASS
Luciano Rojas
Luciano Rojas 5 days ago
8:35 see you again
Camille le Clercq
Camille le Clercq 5 days ago
Daily tingz, pure magic '''..,,":.,,,';
Native Sun
Native Sun 5 days ago
Tyler: Go Spanish! Band: Goes Bossanova! Haha! Love it.
Native Sun
Native Sun 5 days ago
I’m so glad I had a chance to see the Flowboy promo tour to a crowd of like 500 a few years back. That was magical. Good Memories. 🌸 🐝
zeze
zeze 6 days ago
Whatever he says always sounds so good
Superjodokus
Superjodokus 6 days ago
This just makes me so incredibly happy!
Nielzz Music
Nielzz Music 6 days ago
Tyler is just unbelievably talented what a cool guy!!
Santidtp
Santidtp 7 days ago
I'm from Spain and I have to say that I understood everything when they go Spanish.
Fawziah Jappie
Fawziah Jappie 7 days ago
Yep November is over 💓💓💓
Larissa Martins Cordeiro
Larissa Martins Cordeiro 7 days ago
Tyler and the creators ...
sebas ses
sebas ses 7 days ago
That versión of see you again is just magic
Noah Conway
Noah Conway 8 days ago
This might be the best Tiny Desk Concert out of all of them
Barbara Oliveira
Barbara Oliveira 8 days ago
this is so good
Gabriel Blaikie
Gabriel Blaikie 8 days ago
GO SPANISH ON EM!
Derius
Derius 8 days ago
12:30 lives in my mind rent free
Phamquoc Quangtrung
Phamquoc Quangtrung 8 days ago
Wow.
Ryan
Ryan 8 days ago
He’s one of the only artists who sound perfect with no auto tune
Kenneth Braxton III
Kenneth Braxton III 8 days ago
Thank you npr and thank you upright bass!! Car is bassin!!
Brian Parker
Brian Parker 9 days ago
The band and the girls sound amazing Tyler is amazing the sister on the right looks like the girl from empire
Vlontae got tha smoke
Vlontae got tha smoke 6 days ago
Same thing i was thinking😂I think she is
Hovenbet Music
Hovenbet Music 9 days ago
Hey! Sorry for spamming but I'm making a Tyler the creator type beat in my first youtube video if you want to check it out on my channel!
elLocodelsubte
elLocodelsubte 10 days ago
que hermosa morocha la de trensas, omg.
q q
q q 10 days ago
I bet tyler could have chose from like 50 girl singers but he was like: ima pick the prettiest two
Irealla Real Life
Irealla Real Life 10 days ago
This boi cold!🌟🎵💯😅
Basil Disani
Basil Disani 10 days ago
They gotta get him back on now that IGOR is out
Ryan Whale
Ryan Whale 11 days ago
The vibes are immaculate
Marcio Gomes
Marcio Gomes 11 days ago
Showwww
Jermin Sanchez
Jermin Sanchez 11 days ago
NOVEMBER IS ALMOST OVER !!
Victor Henrique
Victor Henrique 11 days ago
Think i will never be able to stop watching this
J E S U S
J E S U S 11 days ago
I love it . You all have place next to me in heaven
Colleen Angela Quizon
Colleen Angela Quizon 12 days ago
y’all ever just come back to this video just cuz
Sizo Hlongwane
Sizo Hlongwane 12 days ago
Guys,the backup singer on the right is Lucious's girlfriend in the last two seasons of empire 😨
Vlontae got tha smoke
Vlontae got tha smoke 6 days ago
😭😭
nicky
nicky 12 days ago
gooch
Alan Morganstein
Alan Morganstein 12 days ago
Annnnd I'm back.
KillerBee010
KillerBee010 13 days ago
simpler times.
TopOneName
TopOneName 13 days ago
When the man was hitting the drums when he wasnt supposed to i knew Tyler was gunna say somen.
Shaun Garrett
Shaun Garrett 13 days ago
I swear it sounded like Dave Chappelle when he was talking.
Judy BC
Judy BC 13 days ago
This has such good vibes, I'm having so much fun just vibing out 😭
Tambuko
Tambuko 14 days ago
Alright we can all admit this isn't our first time here
jake mckown
jake mckown 14 days ago
Y’all am I wrong? Tyler is black Jacob collier
jake mckown
jake mckown 14 days ago
The first song 🥺
Poob
Poob 14 days ago
9:11
Tom Sempiternal
Tom Sempiternal 14 days ago
Those girls voices are so beautiful
Alphonse Foradori
Alphonse Foradori 15 days ago
the chemistry between him and his backup singers,
Andre Shephard
Andre Shephard 15 days ago
I love loaded loops played by live band
Mario Manzanares
Mario Manzanares 15 days ago
Isn't it nice how these talented back-up singers invited Tyler to sing in their video?
Gabrielli Galeazzi
Gabrielli Galeazzi 15 days ago
ONLY THE BEST TINY DESK EVER
Nalijah Wright
Nalijah Wright 15 days ago
It’s the meet and greet at the end for me❤️😭
Stirfry 55
Stirfry 55 15 days ago
Watch and listen stoney bologna. Thank me later
soulbreakfast
soulbreakfast 16 days ago
snoop dogg x carti on the keys
Kaleebize
Kaleebize 16 days ago
oh my god...there gorgeous 13:19
Clif Walters
Clif Walters 16 days ago
chuggaaconroy
Balasch
Balasch 17 days ago
Everyone behind that desk is beautiful inside and out, but JEEZ the smile from the long haired singer makes my knees weak
FlyMen theoneandonly
FlyMen theoneandonly 17 days ago
Joy Division on tiny desk pls
Ryzie
Ryzie 15 days ago
It’s a bit hard when the lead singer has been dead for 40 years
Liam Queneau
Liam Queneau 17 days ago
♪ I wonder if you look - EUEAHHHAHHHH - when you cross my mind :)))) ♪
victoria chisholm
victoria chisholm 18 days ago
dopeee
g p
g p 18 days ago
No minuto 3:33 é ritimo do brasil!!! Não espanhol caralho
M Baker
M Baker 18 days ago
They sound so angelic and down to earth
chris2k94
chris2k94 18 days ago
I'm watching this for the hundred times
Terra Jones
Terra Jones 18 days ago
I cant even count how many times a week i watch/listen to this...pure gold
Daniel Boulton
Daniel Boulton 18 days ago
I always love that proud dad look from Tyler before he walks into the desk. I've watched this like 100 times and that bit always makes me smile.
William S. M. L.
William S. M. L. 19 days ago
1:39 Borom borom borom borom borom borom borom borom borom borom borom borom borom borom borom yeah
Ezequiel De Leon
Ezequiel De Leon 19 days ago
Yo Nana's life was just made
Kwadjo Joseph
Kwadjo Joseph 19 days ago
why this gee fuuh so....skjkshahahah
RealRickyWade
RealRickyWade 19 days ago
Every artist on Tiny Desk: Yo it got hot in this room
lil duck sauce
lil duck sauce 19 days ago
Tyler slowly is turning into Thurnis Haley
Bryce Hellwig
Bryce Hellwig 20 days ago
Some people have a happy place they go to when they are upset, I go here
Stevie B
Stevie B 19 days ago
I can relate
Nick Spring
Nick Spring 20 days ago
Tyler doesn’t make any moment awkward
Philip Small, Jr.
Philip Small, Jr. 20 days ago
I almost choked to death when Tyler sang that solo :)
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vytautas niagoskriok 20 days ago
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