Atlanta rapper Nick Grant dropped by NPR's Tiny Desk Concert to deliver some jams from his acclaimed debut, Return of the Cool.

Backed by popular DC soul band, Black Alley, Grant ran through some of the more popular songs on his debut, including the title track, which he opened with. He also performed the laid-back, swinging track, "Drug Lord Couture" and "Luxury Vintage Rap."

"All you rap n----s running in place/Nothing to say you such a disgrace/I don’t want it easy baby, it’s the love of the chase/Life’s a wet dream n----s a kill you and come to your wake," he spits on the latter soul-tinged track, which is produced by Organized Noize.

Although he was fighting the flu, joking that his "flu game" was "Jordan today," Grant delivered a smooth, confident performance, showcasing why he's one of the most buzzed about new artists in rap.

Take a look at his fly performance above.

 

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