words by Wandera Hussein
Rich Brian (formerly known as Rich Chigga) has turned his virality into stone-cold hype for his debut project, Amen, which released today (Feb. 2). In promotion of the album, the Indonesian-born rapper paid a visit to The Late Late Show With James Corden to play a brooding medley of “Amen” and “Cold” both of which are on the album.
Alone on the dark stage which flashed between blue and red lights, It was Brian and the mic, as the online sensation spit rapid fire bars over an eerie synth as a vintage film projector streamed “AMEN Rich Brian” In bold blue letters across the wall behind him.
As he rapped, smoke began to fill the stage floor, as the lights brightened, revealing a bedroom stage set. A flurry of percussion came over some hi-pitched keys, and the medley transitioned from “Amen” to “Cold” as Brian exchanged machine-gun raps for a more melodic delivery. “You don’t get me? Well I don’t blame you, I don’t get myself,” he sings in a deep rumble.
Check out the performance below.