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Both Zaytoven and Future were scheduled to do an NPR Tiny Desk concert, but Future was a no show.

Zaytoven: Tiny Desk Concert

The Lord works in mysterious ways. It might sound cliché, but there's really no better way to describe the circumstances that led to prolific producer Zaytoven's impromptu Tiny Desk. Last month, Zaytoven arrived at Bob Boilen's desk with a full band in tow with the intent of backing up his Atlanta friend and collaborator Future, who had dropped his latest album, The Wzrd, earlier that day.

The producer and rapper were booked to perform on the same day that Future’s latest album, The Wizrd was released, back in January. After waiting on the Atlanta rapper for several hours, the show had to go on.

Although Future didn’t show up, Zaytoven and the band held it down. They performed two songs from Future’s Beast Mode album and “Mo Reala” from Zaytoven’s 2018 album Trapholizay, according to NPR’s Rodney Carmichael.

Neil Garrard was on guitar, Bernard “TreWay” Lambert was on drums, and DJ Spinz and Elena were on the flute(s).

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.