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Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

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UVM Program Board

The UVM Program Board announced the headlining performers for SpringFest 2019 across their social media pages, April 2.

The outdoor concert will feature Beast Coast, a rap collective that includes Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly.

Rapper Rico Nasty will open for the group, as will student band Juicebox.

After a successful collaborative tour in 2013, rapper Joey Bada$$, hip-hop group Flatbush Zombies and duo The Underachievers are back with new music and an expanded lineup.

Beast Coast’s debut track ”Left Hand” features verses from a total of nine different MCs, including Flatbush Zombies’ Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick Arc Elliott, Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$, Nyck Caution, Kirk Knight and CJ Fly, plus the Underachievers’ Issa Gold and AK The Savior, according to a March 12 Rolling Stone article.

Rico Nasty recently announced a new project set to come out in April titled “Anger Management,” according to a March 25 Fader article.

Juicebox, a student jazz and hip-hop band, who competed against 18 other student groups in UVM’s Battle of the Bands, will open the concert alongside Rico Nasty.

SpringFest will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Jeffords Parking Lot. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

 

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