Home THE GRIP REPORT Gucci Mane Brings East Atlanta Santa to SantaCon in NYC, Performs at NPR [Watch]

Gucci Mane Brings East Atlanta Santa to SantaCon in NYC, Performs at NPR [Watch]

Gucci Mane Brings East Atlanta Santa to SantaCon in NYC, Performs at NPR [Watch]

Gucci Mane decided to spread a little holiday cheer early this year in preparation for the release of his new album, The Return of East Atlanta Santa,  slated to drop on Dec. 16 exclusively via Apple Music by dropping in on New York City’s annual SantaCon event to hand out presents.

The annual holiday bar crawl, which has received a bad rap in recent years, is a time for adults to dress up as Saint Nick and proceed to get wasted. It’s usually a good time for those who participate, but this year’s festivities were a little more turnt thanks to an appearance by Gucci Mane.

The event, which took place Saturday, Dec. 10, featured Gucci performing five songs from the upcoming album and gifting the fellow Santas with “East Atlanta Santa” hats, cups, and sweaters with the words “St. Brickulous.”

In other Gucci-related news, Guwop stopped by NPR to perform at their Tiny Desk concert series alongside longtime producer Zaytoven. The ten-minute show features Gucci Mane ripping a five-song set with tracks including “First Day Out,” “Waybach” and “Last Time.”

The charasmatic and self edited performance was awesome to say the least as Zaytoven played the songs on the piano sans the bass and snare.

“They performed with the understanding that everyone in the room knew their songs — one from 2009 and two from this year — and knew that this performance would represent a surreal dip into a parallel universe where ingenuity is rewarded, snobbery is gone and love is real,” NPR’s Frannie Kelley noted in the description of the video, which was posted Monday morning.

“Gucci Mane agreed to this unlikely set as a gesture to those people — for remembering his work while he was away, and for cheering on his resurgence, his health, his charm and his singular nature.”

In addition to performing and spreading holiday cheer, Gucci also managed to find time to drop his new song,“Stutter” via YouTube and Soundcloud making Gucci one of the hardest working artists in Hip Hop after previously dropping two albums since getting out of federal prison last spring.

Check out the live performance at NPR, along with the new single “Stutter” below.

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