Royce Da 5′9″ is the latest artist to take on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, using the occasion to mark his eighth year of sobriety.
The Detroit legend was joined by vocalist Ashley Sorrell, backing singers and a band. They worked their way through ‘God Speed’ and ‘Anything/Everything’ from 2018’s ‘Book Of Ryan’, as well as 2016’s ‘Dead President Heads’ and 2001’s ‘Boom’.
“This is a special moment for me. This is the world-famous Tiny Desk, at the world-famous Heaven Studios. This is my sanctuary, this is where I spend all my time. I am also celebrating eight years of sobriety. I decided that I did not want the game to chew me up and spit me out. I made a promise to myself that I was going to leave this motherfucker with everything I came with.” said Royce.
You can watch the performance below: