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Introducing Ohio State Raised #FEST Artist: Cal Scruby

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Ohio has a track record of producing great entertainers, from Katt Williams in comedy to Halle Berry on the big screen. Ohio doesn’t fall short when it comes to introducing new rappers to hip-hop either. Kid Cudi, King Chip (formerly Chip tha Ripper), Machine Gun Kelly and now Cal Scruby.

Cal Scruby is a 25-year-old producer and rapper from Cincinnati, OH who found his talent for rapping in early 2011. His first release, “Best Foot Forward”, was a track recorded and put out by Cal himself, using only Ohio State’s library as a makeshift ‘studio’. It now has over 87,000 plays on YouTube.

Soon after the release of “Best Foot Forward”, Cal began working on another project in September of 2012. The project was “Boy Genius”, with the help of Alexander Dreamer, a 22-year-old producer from Columbus, OH. The project’s first single “SCRUBBY” was featured on BBC Radio1 by Zane Lowe, drawing more attention to Cal and his music. The final project was released in October of 2013, featuring production from not only Alexander Dreamer, but also another Cincinnati native, Mac Niff. The project had a lot of variety and originality to it, and was praised for its cohesiveness. Making these achievements even more impressive is remembering that Cal was still a college student during these projects, doing all of his work alongside his coursework at The Ohio State University.

Finally in August 2014, Cal graduated from OSU and signed to Riveting Entertainment. He moved to Los Angeles to work on his first album House In The Hills which was released in September of 2015. It goes to show even if you manage to get signed by a big time record label and make it from Cincinnati to Los Angeles, things have a way of coming full circle as Cal finds himself performing 3 hours outside of his hometown for #FEST.

One of his best tracks is the Chris Brown supported “Ain’t Shit Change”. Inspiration for the track popped up as a recording session was winding down at 2 a.m. “The engineer and I played one last beat and came up with the hook,” recalls Scruby. “The next day we finished the record.”

“Ain’t Shit Change” is the third single from Scruby’s debut EP House in the Hills released by Riveting Entertainment. The EP bowed at No. 14 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart the week of Sept. 26, 2015. Along with earlier singles “Going Off” featuring Trevor Jackson and “Michael Bay,” the EP also includes guest Sevyn Streeter on the track “Submarine.”

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The Ultimate #FEST Playlist

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There’s nothing worse than showing up to a festival with your friends and not knowing the lyrics to all of biggest songs from each artist. Don’t be that guy, do your research.

Now that the line up has finally come, it is time to get down to the Ultimate #14Fest playlists on Spotify and SoundCloud. They are both packed with different songs available to their respective platforms from Fetty Wap, The Chainsmokers, Big Gigantic and all of your other favorite 14Fest artists.

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The Aftermath Of A NGHTMRE On Trap Street

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Last Friday night was nothing short of magical here in Cincinnati, Ohio. People from all over the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area (and even some outside of that, coming down from Chicago) headed downtown to Mynt Cincinnati for whatever performance NGHTMRE had in store.

The disastrous snowstorm that was headed to the city never made it, which allowed for a packed house. As soon as I arrived, I could feel the energy of the crowd. With this being his first show in Cincinnati, the fans eagerly anticipated his appearance, and were overly delighted when he was out mingling in the crowd before his set. Bouncing around talking to attendees, this seemed to make everyone even more intrigued to see what he had in store for us that night.

Whatever expectations I had for his set, he completely shattered. Tyler truly has a gift in being able to compile a set for a particular crowd or venue and just absolutely destroy (I say that because this was my 5th time seeing him, and I’ve seen him in several different settings and venues). Being that Mynt is more of a club scene than a concert venue and typically brings DJs and producers whose main focus is house music, I was anxious to see not only how the crowd would respond to his typical multi-genre set (that definitely favors hip-hop and trap music), but also how Tyler would mix it up and appeal to the crowd and venue in which he was playing.

Let me tell you: he annihilated it. His set ranged from mainstream top hits, dropping “Trap Queen” and “Jumpman” to his original pieces (saving “Street” for the end) and then throwing down some of his best known collaborations: “Lighters Up” with Flosstradamus and his remix of GTA’s “Red Lips” (which is a collaboration with SLANDER); NGHTMRE had the entire venue hyped. Fans were starting mosh pits in the front of the stage, standing on whatever elevated surfaces they could find to dance (and to catch a better view of the magic), and overall dancing, jumping and head banging in whatever spot they could find. In addition to a phenomenal set, the experience was enhanced with light shows that danced around the room the entire night. It was definitely something everyone was happy to be a part of that night.

Overall, my recommendation is for you to get to the next NGHTMRE show you can! Whether it be on his LIGHTERS UP tour, or when Prime Social brings him to Athens, Ohio in April for the official #FEST pre-party! Tickets and event information can be found here.

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The Fetty Wap Songs You Haven’t Overplayed Yet

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Headliner of the 14th installment of #Fest Fetty Wap has basically blown the air waves of every radio station and speakers out of all the clubs with arguably the most ubiquitous song of 2015 “Trap Queen”. He’s got that soda… but he’s also got an entire debut album full of hits. Here are some you may not have heard (or completely overplayed and ruined for yourself) yet.

#1. Trap Luv
A natural transition from loving his trap queen to loving the trap life in general. The simple yet effective bass chord progressions give “Trap Luv” an “Oh I’ve heard this before” sensibility.

#2. I’m Straight
Another smooth sampling of trap synth in “I’m Straight”, his flow is quicker than on other tracks but still provides that lack of annunciation we all know and love of the rapper.

#3. Let It Bang
Another catchy, melodic track off his debut album,”Let It Bang” doesn’t stray from the Fetty Wap appeal- that constant presence of the 808 bass and repetitive crooning with synthetic flair. His music is reliable and rolling without trying too hard.

#4. Handgun
The rapper just released a new single which is a significant departure from any of these tracks, though he did re-enlist the Remy Boyz (also on his chart-topping track “679”). Entitled “Handgun”, give this new track a listen below.

Fetty Wap’s self-titled, debut studio album hit the shelves in September and momentum for the 17 tracks has yet to let up. The album, which includes three extra tracks if you cough up the extra cash for the deluxe edition, is out via 300 Entertainment/RGF Productions.

A day after the release of this album, Fetty Wap was  injured while riding a motorcycle in his hometown of Patterson, New Jersey. A witness has said Fetty was trying to pass a vehicle in front of him and apparently didn’t see an oncoming car which hit him head on. Fetty is expected to make a full recovery after he spent a couple days in the hospital. Stream his entire debut album here.

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Diplo, Schoolboy Q, Borgeous, iLoveMakkonnen, And More To Headline #FEST

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Number Fest is back for its 13th and most exciting year to date

EDM and hip-hop fans rejoice as Diplo, Schoolboy Q, G-Eazy, Borgeous, Branchez, Lost Kings, iLoveMakonnen, DJ Sliink, and many more hit the stage of the nation’s largest college music festival this April 18th. Founder Dominic Petrozzi is very excited about this year’s event:

“#FEST 13th Edition is our most extensive festival billing in the event’s 10-plus year history. We are very excited to provide the collegiate market of the Midwest with a lineup that rivals some of today’s most popular music festivals in the United States, There is no collegiate experience quite like #FEST and we hope to only build on that reputation.”

Early Bird tickets sold out in record time this year. General admission starts at $40 and VIP at $65. Prices are subject to increase. Head to thenumberfest.com to purchase your tickets and lock in those bargain prices today. Event is 18+ and must be 21 years of age with valid ID to consume alcohol at our unique BYOB concert experience.

“Each year we continue to evolve this event with a greater emphasis on talent, production, safety and a sustainable festival environment. We are excited to be rolling out several new platforms, campaigns & festival amenities in addition to the highly anticipated lineup.” says Prime Social Group co-founder Zach Ruben.

This year #FEST introduces a second stage presented by the Ohio-based Animal x House. Use #13FEST on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news concerning the festival. Follow #FEST on Instagram for an inside look at all of the craziness.

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Twitter Love for PSG

 

Real life 11Fest goers are taking their love to Twitter. Check out what they have to say! 

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Harbor City Festival was going on this weekend as well!! 

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11Fest Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is 11Fest! 

Hopefully you have your tickets and your ride in line and are completely prepared for the 12 hours of mayhem that will begin tomorrow.

If you missed it, find out the dos and don’ts of 11Fest tomorrow–here.

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It’s #Fest Week!

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It’s #Fest week guys! This year is going to be the best yet, and today #Fest app is being released. Go download it now. This way you can stay up to date on lineups and everything else.

If you haven’t gotten your tickets jump on them now. You don’t want to miss out this one.

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