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Watch Denzel Curry's jazzy Tiny Desk Concert

Denzel Curry appeared on NPR‘s Tiny Desk Concert, performing a number of songs from his discography. Curry was joined by DJ POSHtronaut and the Cold-Blooded Soul Band.

Curry’s understated approach to creating the tracks on Melt My Eyez See Your Future made their transition to live accompaniment that much sweeter. The band, boasting a 10-piece configuration, supplied Curry with each bass groove or trumpet wail the artist needed to recontextualize his discography for the performance.

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The crew’s effortless cohesion was evident not only from their performance but also from Curry’s celebratory shouts.

“We only did this rehearsal twice,” Curry says after a stunning rendition of “Troubles.”

It seems Curry’s earlier work was also begging for the neo-soul treatment his later works received. “DIET_,” “CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N” and “RICKY” all soar to new heights against a choir of brass and tenderly plucked strings.

Look below for the video of Curry’s Tiny Desk Concert.