Young Thug previews his new album, ‘Punk,’ during his debut Tiny Desk performance

Young Thug performed four songs from his upcoming album, Punk, for his debut on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert.

The YSL CEO showcased his love for punk rock and hip-hop music during an intimate garden performance at The Houdini Estate in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winner opens with a track where he reflects on his parents splitting up at a young age and missing his son’s birthday while on tour.

“I’m just seeking for God’s soul ’cause I know something’s missing,” Thugger admits on “Die Slow.” He followed that with “Droppin’ Jewels,” “Hate the Game,” “Tick Tock,” and a punk-rock version of the chart-topping single, “SKI,” with drummer Travis Barker, whom he called “G.O.A.T.”

Thugger’s other guitarists and drummers wore pink sweat short sets to match the rapper’s pink-hued dreadlocks. The 13-minute performance ends with the back of Young Thug’s shirt featuring the name and release date for his first solo album in two years.

Fans on Twitter were amazed by Thugger’s NPR debut, calling it one of the best Tiny Deskperformances by far. Others gave it a ranking of 12/10.

“Never knew we needed Young Thug on rock beats until now. #NPR,” one fan tweeted, while another asked, “Did @youngthug really give us one of the best NPR Tiny Desk episodes and have fire-new songs for an album we can’t get [until] later this year? Somebody give me the number to YSL. I just want to talk.”

Punk arrives October 15.

(Video contain uncensored profanity.)

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