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Yung Gravy Was ‘Steppin’ On The Beat’ At Penn State Concert

Hide your moms, Penn State.

Penn State’s Student Programming Association (SPA) reeled in Yung Gravy for a performance in the HUB’s Alumni Hall on Thursday. Tickets to the concert were free for students and sold-out within a day. 

Gravy, born Matthew Hauri, is a Minnesota-based hip hop artist who is known for his comedic songs and his love of “MILFs”. His breakout single, “Mr. Clean”, was released in 2016 and has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Gravy has gone on to release three studio albums, including collaborations with bbno$, Lil Baby, and Ski Mask the Slump God. 

After a half-hour delay, Yung Gravy’s DJ, Tiiiiiiiiiip (editor’s note: not a typo), took the stage and played some 2000s crowd-pleasers. Gravy then emerged to absolutely blinding strobe lights wearing a hoodie, sweatpants, and flamingo pool float. He soon pulled off his hoodie to reveal a Jaquan Brisker jersey underneath, which amped up the crowd.

By his own admission, Gravy’s first experience with Penn State was when he fought a group of students while attending the University of Wisconsin. That said, he knew how to play to his audience. Between songs, he led several “We Are” chants and played Beaver Stadium classics like “Sweet Caroline” and “Livin’ on a Prayer”. He was cheered when he cursed out Michigan and Ohio State but seemed flabbergasted when the crowd booed Minnesota. Understandably, he may not have realized that his home state had a football team in the Big Ten. 

Some parts of the performance were things you would only see at a Young Gravy concert. He paused the setlist periodically to toss boxes of Lucky Charms and autographed Lunchables into the crowd. He enthusiastically supported several people who brought signs to the concert advertising themselves as “Future MILFs”. 

“Mr. Clean”, unsurprisingly, got the loudest reception, as Gravy professed his love to the aforementioned MILFs and rapped, “All my haters, they be skinheads / Pissed off ‘cause they wife is they sister / And Yung Gravy just kissed her.” 

Other popular songs included the platinum-certified “1 Thot 2 Thot Red Thot Blue Thot”, “Steppin On The Beat”, and “Whip a Tesla”, where Gravy asked the timeless question, “How many [women] can we fit in the Tesla?” (Supposedly, 13). 

After an hour of performing, Gravy ended his set by throwing his jersey into the mob of screaming fans. Many concertgoers, however, seemed more excited by the fact that he had taken his shirt off. 

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Adam Babetski

Adam Babetski is a senior double majoring in communications and medieval history. He's from the only part of Virginia without tractors and southern accents. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBabetski for hot takes about sports. For serious inquiries, email [email protected]

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