Near the end of last year, Gucci Mane and one of his go-to producers Zaytoven lit up the Internet with their intimate Tiny Desk performance on NPR. Perhaps looking to recreate some of that magic, the pair linked up for a similar sort of live show last night at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York. Billed as “Piano Nights: Gucci Mane and Zaytoven, A Throwback Piano Bar Show,” the pair regaled the crowd with piano-only renditions of some of the best songs in Guwop’s expansive back catalog.
Recently Zaytoven spoke on how this stripped-down show came together. “I think they seen the NPR Tiny Desk Concert and said ‘we want to do that show,'” he revealed. “Me and Gucci just do a few rehearsals, it’s nothing really hard because we know the music and know how each other get down. So just a few rehearsals was all we needed to get it together.”
While it might be a little too much to hope for more of these kinds of shows going forward, if you missed out on it in person, you can still catch the entire, performance in the video above courtesy of Red Bull. On his latest tour, Gucci Mane brought breakout rap star Dreezy along as his opener, read more about her stint doing that here.