Tyler, The Creator knocked out some firsts when he stopped by Bob Boilen’s desk for NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series. For one, it was the LA rapper’s first time at the NPR studios and it was the first ever Tiny Desk nighttime performance. According to NPR, the latter was at the behest of Tyler and his team so that they could soak the “stage” in blue, orange and fuschia lighting, one color for each song Tyler performed.
Backed by a stripped down band consisting of drums, bass, keys and backing vocals, Tyler performed three songs--”Boredom,” “See You Again” and “Glitter”--from his latest album, Flower Boy. As NPR reported, and after tossing his tambourine in the air and busting out a “modified mic drop,” Tyler stuck around for an hour afterward to hang with his fans, take pictures and crack jokes. You can check out Tyler, The Creator’s entire Tiny Desk performance below.