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Kid Ink Energizes Small, But Loyal Crowd at Eisenhower Auditorium

You could say the club was going up on a Tuesday, if that club was, in fact, located in Eisenhower Auditorium. Penn Staters received an early Christmas gift last night as Kid Ink performed a lively show for his loyal fan base.

The Los Angeles-based rapper originally launched his career in music as a producer at the age of 16 and developed his own style by collaborating with famed artists such as Diddy and Sean Kingston. At the age of 22, he began his career as a rapper, but never left behind his talent in production. He said, “My background in producing contributes so much to my own music. I feel like I have different ear because of that.”

Eisenhower Auditorium opened its doors shortly after 8 p.m., but Kid Ink did not take the stage until 9:30.

The crowd eagerly waited for the rapper, and when he finally took the stage, the venue came to life. Alongside DJ Tech, the rapper opened the concert with his hit song “Walk In The Club” from his debut album Up and Away.

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Unfortunately, the size of Eisenhower Auditorium created an open and somewhat vacant atmosphere, but that didn’t distract Kid Ink from showcasing his talents and performing an energetic show. His fans crowded the stage and created a small group that fell back roughly 15 rows.

The duo performed for an hour and entertained the crowd with songs such as “Hell & Back,” “Sunset,” and “I Just Want It All.” It wasn’t until the last half hour that the rapper decided to pick up the pace. Constantly interacting with the crowd, Kid Ink went up and down the stage reaching out to fans and throwing water bottles into the crowd.

It was no question that his hit song “Show Me” was the most popular of the night that kept students dancing and singing throughout the entire track. With the leftover liveliness from his popular song, Kid Ink closed out the show with his newly released single, “Body Language.”

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Shortly after the concert, the rapper showed some love and left a personal impression on those lucky patrons who were able to snag a front row seat. For 10 minutes, Kid Ink walked up and down the stage and autographed anything ranging from hats to cell phones, before handing out his shirt and sweaty bandanna.

The concert was over as soon as it started. What began a bit slow turned into a concert that most will not forget anytime soon.

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About the Author

Jon Deasy

is a senior majoring in criminology from the Steel City. You can find him at the Rathskeller on a Saturday or in the library at four in the morning. He plans to attend law school in the future and enjoys writing about college kids committing the most comical crimes in State College. When he’s not busy, he’s aimlessly staring at his Twitter, @jon_deasy. You can reach him via email at [email protected]

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