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Dreamville Rapper J.I.D Electrifies Penn State As Movin’ On’s Headliner

Atlanta rapper J.I.D, former Division I defensive back for Hampton University, took his talents to Happy Valley and headlined Movin’ On’s 2023 festival. J.I.D is best known for his hits “151 Rum” and “Surround Sound,” as well as for collaborating with Imagine Dragons on “Enemy,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Taking the stage quickly through a smokescreen, J.I.D made sure to welcome his fans and apologize about the weather, saying “Sorry its cold, let’s warm it up! Let’s have some fun! Let’s mosh!” and jumped right into “Never”. After his opener, he let the crowd pick each song, giving Penn Staters the “aux” at a live show.

“Off Deez” let the rapper flex his lyrical muscles early into his set. He made sure to say that they were “high-level raps” and got the crowd chanting “fuck yeah Jiddy” throughout the song.

Jiddy kept the crowd hype and chanted “WE ARE” for his Penn State crowd. “Raydar” was next, a fitting song for the damp weather given the line, “it rains it pours.” After the track, he took time to congratulate the seniors and all those movin’ on, saying “Good job on all that education and shit.”

“Off Da Zoinkys” kept the vibes tight before J.I.D launched into “Dance Now,” which did exactly as the name suggested and got the damp crowd moshing.

Next up was “Down Bad”, and J.I.D’s bars seemed never-ending, and then “Big Black Truck” kept the speakers banging, both off of the “Revenge of the Dreamers III” album.

J.I.D let the crowd know “its about to get absurdly more lit in this bitch” before queuing up the crowd favorite “151 Rum”, getting the crowd moshing and swaying to the bass-heavy banger.

Crowd picks “Wells Fargo” and “Surround Sound” followed by “Costa Rica,” which the crowd chanted every word to, especially when he asked where his bands were.

“Crack Sandwich” was the penultimate track, bringing some old-school flow to the event.

Finally, a song the crowd was begging for all night, “Stick,” was the closer. Before getting started, J.I.D made sure to give the crowd a disclaimer and told his fans to “take care of yourselves.” After rocking the Movin’ On stage for just over an hour, J.I.D let Penn State know that it was way too cold and to meet him downtown later.

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Jack Scott

Jack is a junior industrial engineering major from Pittsburgh, PA. Sometimes, he enjoys the misunderstanding of his friends and family that Penn State Club Ski Racing may be a D1 sport and usually won't correct them. Jack is way too into Thundercat for his own good. Follow him on Twitter @joscottIV and Instagram @jackscott._iv

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