Big Sean and 2 Chainz break records at Fall Fest

Drexel hosted its very first Fall Fest concert Oct. 4, organized by the Dragon Concert Series with co-headliners Big Sean and 2 Chainz. A sea of wide-eyed 20-somethings clamored against the security gate in front of the stage, hands in the air, with an electrifying emcee feeding in to the… Continued

Fall Fest replaces two annual shows

Dragon Concert Series announced Sept. 4 that hip-hop artists 2 Chainz and Big Sean will co-headline the inaugural Drexel Fall Fest. Supporting acts are still to be determined. Fall Fest will take place Oct. 4 in Lot F, where Spring Jam has been hosted the past two years. It will… Continued

A$AP Rocky falls flat with his debut album

At the end of 2011, before ever releasing a mixtape, A$AP Rocky signed a $3 million record deal with RCA and Polo Grounds Music. Just weeks later, on Halloween, Rocky unleashed his impressive mixtape, “Live.Love.A$AP,” and instantly became one of the next rising stars in hip-hop. After touring off of… Continued

Wale takes next step with ‘Folarin’

2012 was an incredible year for Wale. After releasing his sophomore album and Maybach Music Group debut “Ambition” at the end of 2011, Wale began to emerge as one of the next rap superstars. The album’s lead single, “Lotus Flower Bomb,” featuring Miguel, is up for a Grammy Award this… Continued

G.O.O.D. Music brings an end to the season ‘Cruel Summer’

On Oct. 19, 2011, Kanye West tweeted the following: “GOODMUSIC. THE ALBUM. SPRING2012.” From that point on, expectations have been through the roof for what West and his signees were up to. The hype truly began to build this past April when West released “Cold,” featuring DJ Khaled and “Mercy,”… Continued

2 Chainz debut disappoints despite strong singles

Rapper 2 Chainz exploded onto the scene when he released his first solo project, “T.R.U. REALigon” last November. The rapper formerly named Tity Boi underwent a name change in 2011 to make himself more radio and family friendly. The change has resurrected the career of the man who represented half… Continued

Philly’s hip-hop summer lineup looks promising

As summer rapidly approaches, it’s time to block off some dates on the calendar for an amazing group of concerts coming through Philadelphia over the next few months. It’s only right that we start with this week’s huge announcement from Jay-Z and Mayor Michael Nutter, in which they unveiled the… Continued