The Isley Brothers are the latest act to take the “Tiny Desk” stage — and fans can’t get enough of their performance.
On Wednesday (Aug. 18), NPR released the full video of the four-song set, which included performances of “Between The Sheets,” “Footsteps In The Dark,” “For The Love of You” and “That Lady.” Before performing “That Lady,” lead vocalist Ronald Isley shared a story about the song, which was later sampled by one of the greatest rappers alive. “It reminds me of going way back, when we had Jimi Hendrix living at the house and playing,” he said. “We went on to meet a young fellow by the name of Kendrick Lamar who sampled the record and we got a Grammy award for it.”
The Isley Brothers have been on a roll since their April Verzuz battle against Earth, Wind & Fire. Their streams reportedly increased by 420 percent and they are currently trending on Twitter for the 13-minute concert.
“It can’t get any better than this!” tweeted @Cedric324. “The Isley Brothers — real music! And this is my jam too! I’ll be watching this on my lunch break today…”
Twitter user @theberndotcom tweeted, “The Isley Brothers have a ‘Tiny Desk’ performance and I……. Whoever is in charge of booking these acts need, NOOO DESERVE A RAISE!”
“The Isley Brothers did a ‘Tiny Desk’ Concert and I’m over here jamming like I’m not on deadline,” wrote @bymichaeljones. “Someone family reunion me please.”
Twitter user @hotsaucedrippin tweeted, “The Isley Brothers said there’s a whole generation out there that needs to be serenaded and reminded of what sex sounds like and I’m always here for it.”
“Probably one of the best voices around, and don’t forget the iconic band that supplied a shit ton of samples for the hip hop and RnB industry,” wrote @Mazibuko_Guy.
Check out The Isley Brothers’ full performance below.
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