hip-hop

March 29, 2015 - 2:17pm
Black Reign Step Team performs Reign Side Story, which is their version of the musical West Side Story, in front of an enthralled crowd on Thursday.

From the crowds' roaring screams, to the echo of leg slaps, claps, and foot stomps, the noise produced at Black Reign's performance matched the amount of students, faculty, and community members who came out to watch it. 

Syracuse University's Black Reign kicked off their 10th year on campus with a step show musical on Thursday. Reign Side Story is Black Reign's very own version of the popular musical West Side Story

March 19, 2015 - 7:53am
From the South to Syracuse, the artists fused electronic dance music with southern style rap for an unforgettable ending to University Union's final Bandersnatch concert of the year.

Southern rapper Isaiah Rashad headlined the event and captivated the audience with his ability to transition from performing smooth soulful songs to raw raps over southern beats. Rashad says he finds his inspiration in spontaneity and from movies such as Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing". Rashad signed with California based, independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment in 2013 and says that, "it's very inspiring...It's a family, we work and chill together". 

February 25, 2015 - 11:11am
DanceWorks paid homage to the '80s during "We Got the Beat," their 29th annual performance.

The entrance of Goldstein Auditorium was decorated with balloons in the shape of boom boxes in preparation for the '80s themed DanceWorks performance "We Got the Beat." As audience members took their seats, the buzz inside the auditorium calmed down as everyone waited for the show to start.

Lights embraced the stage, music started to play and with each dancer’s movement the smell of their hairspray filled the auditorium.

This year’s DanceWorks performance was met with thunderous applause and cheers between each dance and once again at curtain call.

January 15, 2015 - 3:11pm
SU senior Ricky Laubenstein shows promising future in the music industry as a rapper, singer, and producer.

While most high school seniors struggle to make a decision on where to go to college, Ricky Laubenstein, also known as Rip City Rick, was performing as the opening act for rapper and hip-hop mogul Ludacris.

October 18, 2014 - 11:41am
SU's National Pan-Hellenic Council brought the three hip-hop acts to Goldstein Auditorium Thursday night for a sold-out evening of DJ-spun delight.

In no time, a fast growing crowd of students and community residents filled the floor and balcony seats of the Goldstein Auditorium at Syracuse University's Schine Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 16. The annual concert event put on by SU's National Pan-Hellenic Council had sold out the night before, and by the looks of the social media of the performers as well students, much anticipation had been built up behind each performance.

April 27, 2014 - 11:26pm
Pairing the EDM artist and rapper provided plenty of audio ammunition Friday at the annual year-end concert.

After a morning of eating, drinking and celebrating the end of the school semester at MayFest, Syracuse University students headed to the Carrier Dome for a night with 2 Chainz and Zedd that surely did not disappoint. 

DJ Brazzabelle opened the show with her signature house mixes that got the crowd off its feet and swaying back and forth. The energy could be felt throughout the Dome as audience members screamed in anticipation of 2 Chainz and Zedd.

April 3, 2014 - 12:12am
Danny Brown brought his patented blend of hip-hop to the Schine Underground in the second installment of the Bandersnatch Concert Series.

Detroit-native Danny Brown closed the Schine Underground Wednesday night with a surplus of energy and personality.

After a successful 2013, the sold-out show kicked off "The Old Danny Brown Tour" with the first stop of Brown's first national tour, consisting of twenty-nine shows across the United States.

March 23, 2014 - 3:20pm
Event coverage of the concert featuring the award-winning rapper along with openers Elle Varner and Bas at SU.

It was a Cole World. We were all just living in it.

The Thrillin’ Theta Xi chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., brought J. Cole to campus Friday as part of their “Friday Night Lights: Culture for Service Benefit Concert.” Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Elle Varner and Bas, a member of Cole’s Dreamville record label, opened the show.

The benefit concert raised more than $70,000 in funds for Phi Beta Sigma’s philanthropies, including, but not limited to: March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Natural Relief Funds, and local organizations.

February 21, 2014 - 9:14pm
The rapper rises above public self doubt to deliver fantastic and immersive hip-hop experience.

When Hopsin stepped onto the Westcott stage on Wednesday night, he knew he had something to prove.

The Los Angeles rapper took to Twitter on Feb. 17 with a rant about his frustration with fame, touring and “two faced” fans. “Don’t come to these shows,” he tweeted. “You are gonna get an auto pilot performance.”

February 13, 2014 - 7:27pm
The colorful and critically acclaimed rapper to perform in the second installment of the University Union Bandersnatch Music Series on April 2.

Though April 1 is known for it's own fool, the following evening an all too different sort of prankster will be setting up shop in the Schine Underground.

Danny Brown, the charismatic and spirited rapper from Detroit, Michigan, will be performing on April 2.