On Thursday evening (Mar. 22), students at Columbia University held a two-act indie showcase that was an ode to “bring hip-hop back to its roots” as much as it was a celebration of what it means to be a grown-ass kid. The Columbia Spring Jam, headlining Phony Ppl and rapper D-Why, hoped to restore a fading facet of hip hop—or, rather, music culture that these young organizers and musicians believed has been lost over the years: that youthful, rawful, honest fun.
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This Thursday, a few students at Columbia University will be putting on a show you don’t want to miss featuring Brooklyn-based indie band, Phony Ppl, the rapidly rising MC out of LA, D-Why, and a few local DJs spinning your favorite tracks in between. Yes. Get ready to dance your face off. Hosted by Columbia’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Bricks Entertainment, this “Spring Jam” will also serve as a fundraiser to aid the chapter for its National Conference in April. As of tomorrow, it’s officially Spring…do yourself a favor and kick it off right.