Megan Thee Stallion shines at NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’

    Backed by New York band Phony Ppl.

    Megan Thee Stallion NPR Tiny Desk Concert
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    In October, Megan Thee Stallion kicked off NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Fest, a four-night ticketed event riffing off their popular Tiny Desk video series. Now, her full 25-minute set has been released.

    The Houston rapper performed seven songs, including “Realer” from her star-making Fever mixtape, “Hot Girl Summer” and new song “Fucking Around.” Though Megan didn’t tone down the raunch for the office, and even encouraged the audience to “get ratchet,” she did change things up by performing with a live band for the first time. New York R&B/soul five-piece Phony Ppl lent Megan’s sound new dimension, injecting menace into “Cash Shit” and smooth groove into “Big Ole Freak.”

    Though Megan has had a rollercoaster 2019, she’s already got big plans for the new year. In a recent interview—also with NPR—she revealed she was ready to “commit” to a full album, featuring a new persona Suga. More recently, Meg appeared in the video for “Ride or Die,” her collab with VickeeLo for the soundtrack of Queen & Slim, and performed on Saturday Night Live as Chance the Rapper’s guest.

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