Big Sean Does Fuck With Movin’ On
After an impressive set from Big Gigantic before sunset, it seemed like Movin’ On could only get better from there once Big Sean hit the stage. Sure, the popular hip hop star may look small at first glance, but what he lacks in height he makes up for in talent and energy on stage.
Equipped with a smoke machine, video screens, and an arsenal of some of his best music, he came out with the confidence and swagger his fans know and love. Popping up above the video screens, he was met with the loving screams of the Penn State crowd. Performing everything from his old mixtape tracks to music from his current album “Dark Sky Paradise,” he made sure the crowd never stopped having fun.
Movin’ On really really started to turn into a party once the beat to Kanye West’s “Mercy,” which Big Sean is featured on, started playing. Soon after, favorites like “Dance (A$$)” and “Clique” popped up to keep the crowd moving and singing along.
“I’m repping that G.O.O.D. Music. I’m repping Detroit,” Big Sean said. “But tonight, you know I’m repping Penn State.”
This is the Kanye West protege’s second time performing at University Park. He made an appearance at the Hoops Madness event at Rec Hall in 2012, promoting his debut album “Finally Famous.” The thing I appreciated most about the performance from the rising MC was that he wasn’t afraid to spit a few bars a cappella in transition between songs.
His flow and speed rapping skills were excellent, with no autotune or lip syncing needed. As the beginning of his biggest track to date, “I Don’t Fuck With You,” filled the air, Big Sean made sure to let the crowd know that Penn State is one of the things he does “fuck with.” The song was the right choice to close out his performance, getting everyone excited and full of energy, which would hopefully carry over into the final act of the night — Passion Pit.
As his set closed, he gave Penn Staters some inspiring parting words, something that our graduating class can take with them when they accept their diplomas next weekend.
“Remember what I told you, you can do anything you put your mind to,” Big Sean said. “I know that if I can get up here and do this, that you all can do it ten times over.”
It’s clear that Movin’ On made a great choice booking Big Sean as one of the headliners. Full of wisdom and talent at a young age, he will have to make a return to the university again soon.