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A short preview of the acts performing at JAM

By DUBRAY KINNEY | September 22, 2016

This year during Young Alumni Weekend, the Hopkins Organization for Programming (HOP) announced JAM, better known as the Johns Hopkins Annual Music Festival.

JAM, a fall alternative to the Spring Fair concert, was announced via the HOP’s Instagram account over the summer with a cryptic video. Over the past week, the performers for the show have been announced. Headlining is iLoveMakonnen, with openers Party Favors, D.R.A..M. and Robert Delong.

If any of these acts are unfamiliar with you, don’t worry, The News-Letter has your back with this short primer on each of the acts.

1. iLoveMakonnen

iLoveMakonnen, also known as Atlanta native Makonnen Sheran, came into the national spotlight with his club banger “Tuesday,” in 2014. Shortly after the songs release, Drake jumped on the track for a well-charting remix that resulted in Makonnen being offered a spot on Drake’s OVO Sound, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Records. Makonnen didn’t find much success while with OVO Sound and subsequently left the label to become a part of Warner Bros. Records directly. Makonnen is also known for his collaborations for fellow Atlanta rap label, Awful Records.

2. Robert DeLong

Electronic artist Robert DeLong is known for his eclectic influences that fuel his even crazier recording method which uses things such as video game console controllers.

3. Party Favor

EDM artist Party Favor is known for his wild live shows as well as his latest EP, Party and Destroy, which features songs with Gucci Mane, Rich The Kid and Dillon Francis. Expect a live show with more energy than their Spring Fair counterparts The Chainsmokers.

4. D.R.A.M.

D.R.A.M., famous for his jolly looks and chill verses, blew up with 2015’s “Cha-Cha” and recently he’s been gaining even more heat after a song with Lil Yachty, “Broccoli.” He may also play his newest single, “Cash Machine.”

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