Queens, NY – Less than two weeks after releasing his debut album From King to a GOD, Conway The Machine has put on a show for NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) concert series. Released on Wednesday (September 23), the performance saw him run through songs from his catalog inside a diner in New York City.
The Buffalo rapper kicked things off with “Lemon” and “Front Lines” off his new album, before getting into “OverDose” from 2018’s EIF 2: Eat What U Kill. He then performed his verse from Westside Gunn‘s “The Cow,” describing the song about getting shot and losing a friend as “one of the most personal and transparent records I ever wrote.”
After 13 minutes in the booth, he closed things out with the Murda Beatz-produced “Anza” from his latest record.
Conway released his album From King to a God on September 11 with features from Method Man, Havoc, Lloyd Banks, Freddie Gibbs and more. On Monday (September 21), Conway celebrated reaching No. 126 on the Billboard 200 chart with a post about how hard he’s worked for his position.
“This may not mean much to y’all but I’m fuckin proud of myself!” he said. “When I think about all the work I put in and all the energy I put into this FKTG album, this is gratifying. I did it MY way, this is DRUMWORK! absolutely NOBODY gave me a single dollar to cook this shit up, no help from labels, no handouts no nothing, just ME and I did all this shit myself out my own pocket and I’m fuckin proud of the results!!”
He added, “Lol Love to all the fans that fuck wit me,I appreciate all the support!! I’m bouta go smoke 126 backwoods and celebrate I made it to @billboardcharts I’m lit!!”
Conway isn’t the only Griselda rapper to throw a Tiny Desk concert this year. In June, Benny The Butcher performed five songs from the comfort of his couch — revisit the performance below.