Chance the Rapper Shares New Poem and Covers Stevie Wonder for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series

Chance the Rapper stopped by NPR recently to share a new poem and cover Stevie Wonder as part of the Tiny Desk concert series.

Chance the Rapper stopped by NPR in June to take part in their Tiny Desk concert series, and early Wednesday, NPR shared a video of Chance’s performance. After introducing the band and backup singers that he brought along with him and revealing that he was surprised to find out that Tiny Desk concerts are "actually in an office," he got things started by performing his Coloring Book song, "Juke Jam."

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Once he wrapped up that track, Chance then recited a new poem called "The Other Side." According to NPR, Chance wrote the poem on his way to the Tiny Desk concert, so it was obviously his first time sharing it with the world. And while he was briefly interrupted by someone making an announcement over the NPR building’s loudspeaker, he rolled with it and finished the poem before concluding his Tiny Desk performance with a cover of Stevie Wonder’s "They Won’t Go When I Go."

You can check out Chance’s full 12-minute NPR performance in the clip above. Outside of performing for NPR, Chance has been keeping busy in a variety of other ways over the last few weeks. He delivered a powerful speech at the 2017 BET Awards last week while accepting the Humanitarian Award. He also had time to trade jabs with Nick Cannon on MTV’s Wild N’ Out. And he just revealed that he will take part in Dave Chappelle’s residency at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, which kicks off in August.

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