The month of June wrapped up with a bang as Juvenile’s highly anticipated Tiny Desk Concert premiered. The concert was released on NPR’s website and YouTube channel on June 30th, and it featured the beloved rapper performing alongside his longtime collaborator Mannie Fresh and some notable musicians from their hometown of New Orleans.
The performance took place at the NPR offices in Washington, D.C., with Jon Batiste, Trombone Shorty, Alvin Ford, and members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra joining Juvenile and Mannie Fresh on stage. Together, they revisited some of Juvenile’s biggest hits, including “Back That Azz Up,” “Ha,” “Set It Off,” and “Slow Motion,” among others.
The release of the Tiny Desk Concert marked the end of a unique journey to get Juvenile on the stage. It all started with a Twitter campaign in April, where fans rallied to convince Juvenile to appear on NPR’s signature concert series. Initially, Juvenile had no clue what the Tiny Desk Concert was and dismissed the idea. However, after seeing the overwhelming demand for his performance, NPR booked him for the show.
The reaction to Juvenile’s Tiny Desk Concert has been overwhelmingly positive, with fans taking to social media to express their excitement and praise for the performance. Here are some of the Twitter reactions: