2 Chainz: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
NPR Music's Tiny Desk series will celebrate Black History Month by featuring four weeks of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and playlists by Black artists spanning different genres and generations each week. The lineup includes both emerging and established artists who will be performing a Tiny Desk concert for the first time. This celebration highlights the beautiful cornucopia of Black music and our special way of presenting it. We hope you enjoy.
LaTesha Harris | February 17, 2021
"There are a lot of people who have been moving the needle forward for Black people. And they have been for some time," says an earnest, almost plaintive 2 Chainz. In a heart-filled sermon, he cites Martin Luther King Jr., Tyler Perry and Puffy as trailblazers, practicing gratitude for Black leaders who inspire him and the world at large. It's a sober moment of euphoria - and a drastic shift from the first 17 minutes of the Grammy winner's flashy Tiny Desk.
Colored in royalty, neon hues of lavender, fuchsia and violet, in his high-end nail studio Pamper (yes, he owns it, and he's not shy about letting you know), 2 Chainz is feeling himself throughout his five-song set. Getting a champagne-soaked pedicure, rolling one and periodically shouting out his sixth and latest studio album, So Help Me God!, the rapper exudes Black excellence in the way of luxurious comfortability. His unbridled braggadocio so clearly comes from the freedom of security after being denied opportunities, not just individually but generationally.
And he's worked for it. First coming up from Atlanta's hip-hop scene as one half of Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz landed a solo record deal and guest verses on Kanye West's "Mercy" and Nicki Minaj's "Beez in the Trap'' in 2012. And, through guest verses and singles, his music's been dominating the charts ever since. For his Tiny Desk (home) concert, he rewinds the clock and samples that stacked discography ("Good Drank," "I'm Different") and performs three new hits ("Grey Area," "Southside Hov," "Vampire"). Alternating between earnest vulnerability and well-deserved conceit, 2 Chainz offers up his best: leaning into the dynamism of life and practicing gratitude.
"Southside Hov"
"Good Drank"
"I'm Different"
"Grey Area"
2 Chainz: vocals
Tyler Sherard: bass
Alex Turner: drums
Josh Sneed: guitar
Mark Polynice: keys
Video: Howard Ross, Shanika Boyd
Audio : Willis Polk II, William "Willy Will" Hodge, Amond "AJ" Jackson, Brian "Change" Penny
Producer: Bobby Carter
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Art Director: CJ Riculan
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Kara Frame, Morgan Noelle Smith
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


  1. India Meyers
    India Meyers
    17 uur geleden

    This was majestic and the sound was crisp! I loved it ✨ truuuuu

  2. Lebogang Panyane
    Lebogang Panyane
    17 uur geleden

    I knew it was about to get dirty when the bassist adjusted strings. Sick version of grey area

  3. ladyenvyus
    18 uur geleden

    A vibe 4 sure...i will never forget being in the studio with him & Dollar...Duffle Bag Boys 2007 East Atlanta

  4. Marlon H
    Marlon H
    Dag geleden

    2 chainz is my spirit animal

  5. Cornivus7
    Dag geleden

    Money help people...

  6. LuvLee
    2 dagen geleden

    My fave❤️

  7. Champion😎
    2 dagen geleden

    This too cold 🥶

  8. Lawrence Smith
    Lawrence Smith
    3 dagen geleden

    Rick Ross sessions was hype...(despite the pink hair dilemma lool), but if you watch these back to back it's the perfect combo 🤗

  9. Mike P
    Mike P
    3 dagen geleden

    By far one of the best tiny desk ever

  10. April Anderson
    April Anderson
    3 dagen geleden

    I love 2 Chainz. I wish I had his drive. I'm getting there though.

  11. Michael Edens
    Michael Edens
    4 dagen geleden

    Dudes flex game is insane.

  12. Bayete Jackson
    Bayete Jackson
    4 dagen geleden

    Aye 2..I see ya brah..do yo' thing,talk that thing!! Stay up,King👑👏👌👍💪✊😊

  13. Chevy R
    Chevy R
    5 dagen geleden

    I wish he was at the trap house water whipping like a real G!! …but nah he’s at the beauty shop getting his toes did 😳

  14. Roy R
    Roy R
    5 dagen geleden


  15. NNED16
    5 dagen geleden

    Very good this Tiny desk with 2 Chainz. Is it a joke this pedicure ? Hope its water if it's true it's very deceiving

  16. Brodly Benzion
    Brodly Benzion
    5 dagen geleden

    good drank bassline smooth AF

  17. Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS)
    Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS)
    6 dagen geleden


  18. Que
    6 dagen geleden

    Litttt 😭 🔥

  19. Trenise Williams
    Trenise Williams
    6 dagen geleden

    got that alter call music at the end

  20. Quantez Parks
    Quantez Parks
    6 dagen geleden

    That "SouthSide Hov" Different

  21. Apt 14e
    Apt 14e
    6 dagen geleden

    I hope that pedicurist got atleast 5k for this.

  22. Cantor Yakov
    Cantor Yakov
    6 dagen geleden

    salute to the lighting crew

  23. Capten Hook
    Capten Hook
    6 dagen geleden

    "This ain't no extra, we using what we got to get what we want" I rewatched that part 5 times, really spoke to me.

  24. Tray Dizzle
    Tray Dizzle
    6 dagen geleden

    Vampire rides!!! So Help Me God was slept on by most. Album is fiyah

  25. oscar bee
    oscar bee
    7 dagen geleden

    This is the first and last Style Mode 1.0 v. 1.0

  26. Edgar
    7 dagen geleden

    That band went in on "Good Drank".... bass line and the guitar was my favorite!!

  27. Ashley Sterling
    Ashley Sterling
    7 dagen geleden

    Ayeeee 💃🏾🤟🏽

  28. Michelle Hadebe
    Michelle Hadebe
    7 dagen geleden

    I'm different yeah I'm different 🕺🕺🕺🕺..... Aaaw man still a vibe 👌

  29. James Barger
    James Barger
    7 dagen geleden

    Dirty Dirty South

  30. CurlsnCaramel
    7 dagen geleden

    ending brought me to proud tears. Thank you few chainz

  31. CurlsnCaramel
    7 dagen geleden

    that freestyle thoooo 🙌🏽

  32. B.D. Howard
    B.D. Howard
    7 dagen geleden

    The performance of vampire!!!! Fire 🔥 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  33. Ndu Mncube
    Ndu Mncube
    7 dagen geleden

    Came here for IM DIFFERENT 🔥🔥🔥

  34. EliorSquared
    7 dagen geleden

    this dope AF

  35. Dre Cherry
    Dre Cherry
    7 dagen geleden

    Bitcoin > Paper Money

  36. Julius Stokes
    Julius Stokes
    7 dagen geleden

    That guitar!

  37. Rowan Springfield
    Rowan Springfield
    7 dagen geleden

    Where's your decorator at? Those power sockets...

  38. DaniloHRF
    8 dagen geleden

    This should be on spotify

  39. James Clingmon
    James Clingmon
    8 dagen geleden

    Lift every voice and sing in the background while he's talking was dope AF. Hope y'all caught that

  40. Lion Bird
    Lion Bird
    8 dagen geleden

    This and Rick Ross are just not doing tiny desk any good. This was just dumb. Had he even watched one to try and fit in? Lame

  41. 8in
    8 dagen geleden

    vampire my favorite 2c song

  42. Renae
    8 dagen geleden

    That guitar solo on Big Drank was everything!

    8 dagen geleden

    와우 마사지받으면서 라이브라니 투체인

  44. Jay Tay
    Jay Tay
    8 dagen geleden

    His music really doesn't get the love it should

  45. William Chillis
    William Chillis
    8 dagen geleden


  46. High Definition
    High Definition
    8 dagen geleden

    Trash, he lip sync. After seeing Rick Ross with a real band do tiny desk, I wouldn't dare watch this bs

  47. Thiago Nascimento
    Thiago Nascimento
    8 dagen geleden

    black band

  48. gls0076
    8 dagen geleden

    I see you 2 Chainz with the benediction, the Black National Anthem/Lift Every Voice on the keys in the background. Beautiful ending to a uniquely creative Tiny Desk. 🙌🏾

  49. Taylor
    9 dagen geleden

    This band is awesome 👏🏾

  50. Jeb Mahaney
    Jeb Mahaney
    9 dagen geleden

    Two thumbs down👎👎 So many N bombs and bragging about selling drugs instead of having a job, way to for promoting black culture NPR🤣🤣

  51. Leon Lees
    Leon Lees
    9 dagen geleden

    The band though..... Wicked

  52. ProbablyPat
    9 dagen geleden

    crazy to see this guys patients and glow up from being an artist on DTP not getting to much shine because luda was buzzin big.. stayed faithful and now hes got ten years deep on top

  53. theo nzualo
    theo nzualo
    9 dagen geleden

    lit 🔥

  54. Bruno Oliveira
    Bruno Oliveira
    9 dagen geleden

    Aqui, no Brasil, chamaríamos essa patética cena de representativa da "pedagogia do oprimido". Isso, é claro, para quem leu o referencial teórico.

    1. Nayara Sil.
      Nayara Sil.
      7 dagen geleden

      Pq ele tem alguém o massageando?

  55. Filip
    10 dagen geleden

    How is this a Tiny Desk Concert? NPR strayed from their path so dang far during this pandemic.

  56. It’s Bigger Picture
    It’s Bigger Picture
    10 dagen geleden

    Thank god for 2 chainz

  57. Byron Farmer
    Byron Farmer
    10 dagen geleden


  58. Dirty Talk 101 Vegas
    Dirty Talk 101 Vegas
    10 dagen geleden

    What makes tiny desk great is the live music he took every thing away from giving us that. Worst tiny desk I've ever seen.

  59. Gabriela Goodman
    Gabriela Goodman
    10 dagen geleden


  60. Carter Pope
    Carter Pope
    10 dagen geleden


  61. sihle Sibande
    sihle Sibande
    10 dagen geleden

    02:15 CAT

  62. jfosdaboss
    10 dagen geleden

    Chainz playa AF for this! That Grey Area is 🔥🔥🔥

  63. ChillyCity88
    10 dagen geleden

    How 2 chains not gone do it’s a vibe on this?

  64. Diego Vargas
    Diego Vargas
    10 dagen geleden

    Ty Dolla, Rick Ross, Dua Lipa now 2 Chainz *_* Amaaaazing! lack Chris Brown or The Weekend

  65. sinamen516
    10 dagen geleden

    Ayyyeeee 2 Chainzzzz!!!

  66. Yatah Zama
    Yatah Zama
    10 dagen geleden


  67. shunell collier
    shunell collier
    10 dagen geleden

    love him

  68. SJsRedemption
    10 dagen geleden

    This is dope but I really appreciate acoustic Tiny Desk sessions 🙏🏾

  69. Tanay Watson
    Tanay Watson
    11 dagen geleden

    I Love Tiny desk and 2 Chainz

  70. Ryanlee Coker
    Ryanlee Coker
    11 dagen geleden

    Cut to man smoking a zoobie on the stall... it's a vibe!

  71. relmons92
    11 dagen geleden

    Dang i thought the versuz was over he still trying to out compete Ross

  72. stephan gillis
    stephan gillis
    11 dagen geleden

    Chainz is my spirit animal.

  73. Erynn Love
    Erynn Love
    11 dagen geleden

    He really makes me want to move to Atlanta.

    11 dagen geleden


  75. Raw Shea Butter
    Raw Shea Butter
    11 dagen geleden

    This was thee toughest Tiny Desk 😤💪🏾🤴🏾

  76. Emmanuel Kilat
    Emmanuel Kilat
    11 dagen geleden

    He should have had the choir for Good Drank.

  77. kissedincrimson4
    11 dagen geleden

    This has definitely been one of my favorite ones! It’s the passion for Black Excellence for me 🖤🖤🖤!

  78. Danone Amiss
    Danone Amiss
    11 dagen geleden

    Npr vs audiomack

  79. henk Keegstra
    henk Keegstra
    11 dagen geleden

    Thx for the political covid commercials youtube ;)

  80. Naim Tate
    Naim Tate
    11 dagen geleden

    I know this isnt Verzuz but 2Chainz won Battle #2 lol

  81. Andre Adonis
    Andre Adonis
    11 dagen geleden

    crazy🔥..thank you🙇🏽..dunk on’em 🤾🏾‍♂️

  82. Adrian & Kathy Weathersbee
    Adrian & Kathy Weathersbee
    11 dagen geleden

    I can shoot a mean game of pool with his shins.

  83. The Rad Fems
    The Rad Fems
    12 dagen geleden

    TBH, kinda disappointed by 2's performance here, I'm a big fan, but IDK his cues were super sloppy, maybe that was what he was going for... didn't really work for me.

  84. Jasmin Sing
    Jasmin Sing
    12 dagen geleden

    I can never listen to the studio version of "Grey Area" again after hearing this version

    1. Brandon Lawrence
      Brandon Lawrence
      9 dagen geleden

      Soooo factsss

  85. Artist Formally Known as 'Riq
    Artist Formally Known as 'Riq
    12 dagen geleden

    Everyone brings bands to Tiny desk, 2 Chainz shows up getting a champagne pedicure smdh lol

  86. Matthew Davidson
    Matthew Davidson
    12 dagen geleden

    Oof, taken a while, but I finally found a bad tiny desk. Couldn't we have gotten Gambino or something?

  87. Roger Thomas
    Roger Thomas
    12 dagen geleden

    One word. Dopest🔥🔥🔥

  88. Aina Roots
    Aina Roots
    12 dagen geleden


  89. dirk bowman
    dirk bowman
    12 dagen geleden

    He is different

  90. Daija Williams
    Daija Williams
    12 dagen geleden

    We need Brent Faiyaz on tiny desk ASAP . Who agrees ?

    1. 1dopequeen
      9 dagen geleden

      I am confident he will get there

    2. Darrione Dangerfield
      Darrione Dangerfield
      9 dagen geleden

      Now that would be 🔥

  91. Keshia Ball
    Keshia Ball
    12 dagen geleden

    Love his marketing strategy 💖💪🏾💯.

  92. Tony Redd
    Tony Redd
    12 dagen geleden


  93. Random Ness
    Random Ness
    12 dagen geleden

    The pedicure lady didn’t get a credit on the video drop link

  94. Lateipan Chole
    Lateipan Chole
    12 dagen geleden

    Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is by far his best album!

  95. Michelle
    13 dagen geleden

    Supposed to be sleeping but I can't stop watching! On a fuckn vibe

  96. SirClydeBearowthe2nd
    13 dagen geleden

    So wack how theres commercials in the middle of songs.

  97. Liz Khalifa
    Liz Khalifa
    13 dagen geleden

    This man is the goat

  98. OOOk ay
    OOOk ay
    13 dagen geleden

    bring kodak and future to the desk dudes

  99. Indigo'Negus NEGUS
    Indigo'Negus NEGUS
    13 dagen geleden

    fuuuuuuuuuucken Flex

  100. Ferhat Şahin
    Ferhat Şahin
    13 dagen geleden

    Chainz = Full Kıro