I Wayne

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Mon December 12, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

I Wayne: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 8:09 am

I-Wayne performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on October 13, 2011.
Cristina M. Fletes/NPR

Amid drizzling rain, I walked out to I Wayne's black van, which had been outfitted with tinted windows and fat rims. Reaching for the door to let him out, I spied the door handle — which read "Dutty" in big gold lettering — before unleashing a cloud of that oh-so-reggae aroma as I pulled back the sliding door.

Between the van and the fifth floor of the NPR Music offices, I Wayne and his entourage said little. But as soon as our cameras started rolling, he sprang to life. He was quickly transformed into performance mode — vibrant and full of energy, right on cue.

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