Jidenna Performs “Trampoline,” “Long Live the Chief” and More at NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Accompanied by his backing band and a toy microphone, Jidenna opened up his set with a version of "Trampoline" that interpolated lyrics from R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)."
"Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, like a trampoline," the artist sang in his opening number before going into his next song, "Long Live the Chief," performing a more rock-style version of the record, reminiscent of The Roots. Jidenna then wrapped up his set with a longer version of "Bambi" that featured his band jamming at one point.
The rapper made headlines recently when he spoke about climate change and how it's affecting people both in and out of the U.S. Using his Instagram to post about Hurricane Harvey and the natural disasters effecting Sierra Leone, he wrote, “This unfortunate occurrence is the result of climate change that has the potential to devastate many more coastal cities in Africa and the world. Let us support Freetown so that we can take one collective step towards defending all coastal cities that are at risk.”
Elaborating on the matter, Jidenna spoke with TMZ in more detail. "Honestly, climate change is hitting everywhere... From Houston to Sierra Leone, literally... The list can go on. It's not the only place," he shared.
Check out Jidenna's NPR Tiny Desk Concert below.
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