A bad guy's anthem told in whispered come-ons and puffed-chest threats, mixed with a little of Staples' trademark ability to cut down anybody his lyrics touch a notch or two. On stage at NPR Music's SXSW showcase, Staples turned the song into a loopy party starter sewn with the seeds of its own destruction.
Watch the entire set here, or check out individual songs in the set list below.
Producers: Saidah Blount, Mito Habe-Evans, Otis Hart; Technical Director: Josh Rogosin; Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Videographers: Nickolai Hammar, Katie Hayes Luke, Cameron Robert, A.J. Wilhelm, Lizzie Chen; Editor: Cameron Robert; Audio: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile; Assistant Audio Engineer: Loretta Rae; Production Assistants: Erin Conlon, Nathan Gaar; Special Thanks: SXSW, Stubb's BBQ; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann.
Support for NPR Music comes from Blue Microphone.