Young Greatness Performs “Moolah” on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’
Young Greatness made his network TV debut last night (July 12) with a performance on CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Accompanied by DJ Holiday and Colbert's resident band, Jon Batiste and the Stay Human, the Quality Control and Motown Records signee ripped a dope live version of "Moolah," the lead single off his newest mixtape I Tried To Tell 'Em 2 .
"All I ever had was the cocaine/My cousin Leeroy was the dope man/And GT switchin' four lanes/On the stove whip the coke up like propane/On the block where the shots go "bang!"/Only real niggas really gon' hang/All my life, you was saved by the bell/I was saved by the cocaine, aye!/Young boys with choppers, young boys with lawyers/We stand in the kitchen and whip out that work," raps the NOLA rhymer over soulful horns. The original track was held down with a gritty beat by Jazz Pha, but this switch-up made for a celebratory reaction from both Greatness and the crowd.
Last time XXL checked in with the New Orleans native, he was dead set on achieving all his goals and getting beyond his regional success.
“I have goals to be the next star to come out of New Orleans and I have a strategic plan,” Greatness said in our interview. “I’m confident in myself. I believe in myself, and at this point and time for my city, it’s going to be big for New Orleans. I got to do it. I don’t have another choice.”
And judging from this performance, his hard working is starting to pay off. He has already collabed with Meek Mill, Juvenile, Young Thug and Pusha T. Not to mention the fact that Yo Gotti and Lil Wayne hopped on the "Moolah" remix back in May.
Check out Young Greatness, all smiles, performing "Moolah" above and if you haven't already, check out I Tried To Tell 'Em 2 .