STATIC presents DaBaby, Lil Mosey, and Polo G, live in concert, to kick-off IUP's Homecoming celebrations on Thursday, October 3, in the Kovalchick Complex. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Both I-Card and public tickets are still available. I-Card tickets can be purchased in person at the KCAC Box Office, and are $20 (plus a $2 KCAC facility fee). Tickets for the general public can be purchased in person at the KCAC Box Office or online, and are $40 (plus all applicable fees).
Where else can you see three headlining artists other than at IUP’s Homecoming Celebration! Better yet, where else can you see three headlining artists for only $20?
According to the artists’ biographies:
“DaBaby was born Jonathan Kirk in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1991. By age six, he'd relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, and spent his adolescence engaged in street life. In December 2014, Kirk made a quick decision to become a rapper, and issuing his NonFiction mixtape a month later. Never having been on a stage before, he headed to South by Southwest in the spring of 2015 and began making a name for himself with his visceral live performances. Kirk changed his name to DaBaby, going so far as to explain the "political reasons" for this decision in the lyrics to "DaBaby (Intro)," a short introduction to 2016's God's Work Resurrected, his first mixtape under the new moniker. This release featured a cameo from Boosie Badazz and began to attract the attention of fans and peers alike. Multiple mixtapes followed in the coming months, with 2017 offering Billion Dollar Baby, Baby Talk, Baby Talk 2, 3, and 4, as well as Back on My Baby Jesus Sh!t. 2018 continued in a similarly prolific fashion with Baby Talk 5 and Blank Blank. DaBaby's regional acclaim and endless hustle broke through to a major-label deal in 2019 when he signed on with Interscope. The label quickly released Baby on Baby in March of that year, a sharply produced full-length that was preceded by increasingly surreal videos for singles "Suge" and "Walker, Texas Ranger.””
“Lathan Echols, popularly known as Lil Mosey, is an American rapper and songwriter who has become an internet sensation in a short span of time. He is only 16 years old, but his net worth has shot up in the last few months. He is best known for songs such as ‘Pull Up’ and ‘Noticed.’ His debut single, ‘Off White,’ became a huge hit after he uploaded it on SoundCloud in 2016. His single ‘Pull Up’ received more than 11 million plays on SoundCloud and turned him into an overnight star. His latest single, ‘Noticed,’ was played more than seven million times within two weeks of its release. ‘Noticed’ was released along with a music video shot by Cole Bennett of the event-coordination company Lyrical Lemonade. He also toured with Juice WRLD and YBN Cordae on The WRLD Domination Tour. He released his mixtape North's Best in 2017. In 2018, he started touring with fellow rapper Smooky MarGielaa. He is associated with Interscope Records. With his growing fan following, Lil Mosey seems to be the next big thing in the rap world, and on June 20, 2019, it was announced that Lil Mosey made the 2019 XXL Freshman Class.”
“Born in 1999 and raised in the rough Cabrini Green neighborhood of northern Chicago, Polo G was rapping by the time he was a teenager. His earliest songs appeared online in 2017 but it wasn't until his breakout single "Finer Things" that the rapper began to really take off. The motivational song was written when Polo was incarcerated, and once he was freed he recorded it and made an accompanying video which immediately caught the attention of millions. Things moved quickly from there, as a record contract with Columbia records soon followed and more singles were released to similar excitement. In 2018, Polo G released songs like "Hollywood" and "Gang With Me" and he began 2019 with the release of "Pop Out," a collaboration with Lil Tjay. Sometimes leaning more into drill styles and sometimes tending toward more sung R&B, Polo G's approach shifted from song to song. The spare and melancholy "Battle Cry" single appeared next, and in June of 2019 his debut album, Die a Legend, arrived on Columbia Records. The album was well-received both critically and commercially, cracking the charts and collecting glowing press. He released a new single, "Inspiration," within a month of his album coming out.”