Joey Bada$$, Jidenna featuring at Spring Fest
Spring Fest this year will be featuring rappers Joey Bada$$ and Jidenna. The concert will be held at Malosky Stadium on April 29 at 6 p.m.
Spring Fest tickets will be sold every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $20 in the Kirby Lounge. A student ID is required when purchasing tickets.
Joey Bada$$ is a rapper most known for his song “Devastated.”
He released his sophmore album titled “All-Amerikkkan Bada$$” on April 7. The album was noted for its variety of songs that bring awareness to sociopolitical issues. Songs like “Land of The Free” and “Amerikkkan Idol” have strong lyrics that make people think about the “systematic prejudice,” Bada$$ said when commenting on his lyrics on Genius.com. The raps he writes relate to the political climate of today’s society and can be referred to as “conscious rap.”
In an interview with Billboard, Bada$$ said, "If I die right now, I know I made an impact on the world with this body of work. That's success to me."
Jidenna most known song, “Classic Man,” stayed on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 21 weeks straight in 2015.
Jidenna is a hip-hop artist who spent his youth Nigeria, emigrating from the United States. His first studio album, “The Chief,” was released in February. According to Rolling Stone, he wrote most of the album in solitude, keeping it relatable to his own life. He released the album on the 20th anniversary of his father’s death and dedicated it to him. It features a range of musical styles from pop to R&B.
“In many ways, I'm American, but in many ways, I'm a first-generation immigrant,” Jidenna said to Rolling Stone.
He finds himself caring about political issues, but not making a political statement on this album.