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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Lights Up The HUB For SPA Day 2018

Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie put on a solid performance in Alumni Hall Friday night, pumping up the crowd with his wavy flow. The Bronx-born artist put on a set at the HUB to commemorate the third annual SPA Day Celebration before heading over to ENVY Nightclub to perform for its one-year anniversary bash.

The young rapper got the audience into it early by performing “Ransom” from his 2016 mixtape “TBA.” A Boogie then rolled into another one of his first early hits, rapping “Jungle” from his debut album “Artist.”

A Boogie’s DJ noted the 22-year old’s sophomore project “The Bigger Artist” is just 50,000 sales away from becoming a platinum album. They also took time to promote A Boogie’s new remix on Maroon 5’s hit song “Wait” that was just released, even though he did not perform the new song.

The Bronx native has come into his own in the last two years, reaching No. 38 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Drowning” featuring Kodak Black.

The New Yorker wrapped up his concert with a flurry of his best tracks to date. The artist spit his parts on his song with 21 Savage called “Undefeated.” A Boogie proceeded to do the same a few moments later when rapping his most popular song to date: “Drowning” featuring Kodak Black.

The Bronx native performed “No Promises” towards the end of his set, one of his most popular songs that doesn’t include a feature from another artist.

A Boogie’s concert may have had too much energy before it even started.  A late-arriving crowd caused a huge hold up at the door just moments before the start of the performance. SPA is allowed a capacity limit of 1,000 students at its concerts in Alumni Hall, giving out wristbands to admitted students. During the delay in handing out the wristbands, many of the students in line began to get restless and start pushing up on the front gate.

There was a noticeable amount of empty space inside of Alumni Hall. Dozens of students were turned away at the door after the environment around the entrance was deemed unsafe.

One SPA official compared the crowd’s behavior to that of a “mob mentality” as students began arguing with event staff and officers from Penn State campus police. Eventually, the situation was deemed unsafe, and the remaining students in the lobby waiting in line were asked to leave.

While the crowd was pretty lively for the event, it did seem to be impacted by the events that took place before it even began. A few dozen students were still arguing at the entrance an hour after the concert’s scheduled start.

This was the scene at the front gate at 10:55 p.m., as students argued with event staff and Penn State campus police nearly an hour after the scheduled start of the concert. The lobby was cleared around 10-10:15 p.m. (Photo: Mitch Stewart)

Despite the chippy situation, no injuries or altercations were reported.

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Mitch Stewart

Mitch is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism from Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to being an editor for Onward State, Mitch loves to watch sports, talk about sports on PSU CommRadio, and tries his hardest to avoid the agony that being a Mets fan brings. To contact Mitch, feel free to send him an e-mail at [email protected], and if you really don't value your social media accounts, follow him and his garbage opinions on Twitter @mitchystew.


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