Students at Middlebury are “super excited” to hear some of rapper Sean Kingston’s new stuff as he performs for MiddMayhem tonight at 9 p.m. at the Battell Loop. They claim that they “just can’t wait to see the way his musical career has grown,” and are even willing to get there early and wait through some older songs like “Beautiful Girls” just to hear his new work.
When asked about his line-up for the night, Kingston claimed that he guesses he’ll “throw together a couple of tunes he hasn’t practiced for a while, see how it goes,” before thanking the crowd a few times for “bearing with him” as he tries some new material. Kingston also admitted he can’t wait to see how students respond to the newer music he has been developing in his decade-long escape from the spotlight.
“I just hope he gets through his older material like “Beautiful Girls” and “Temperature” right at the beginning so we can get to the good stuff,” said Valeria Malkus ‘17 with a smile. She was then informed that “Temperature” was actually Sean Paul, not Sean Kingston, and immediately decided to scrap the concert and bought tickets for a movie at the Marquis instead.
As the year comes to a close, the Middlebury community feels incredibly grateful for a year of up and coming artists like Lil Uzi Vert and now, Sean Kingston. We can only hope that next year’s MCAB Board continues this trend of rising musicians and brings more rising one-hit-wonder musicians, like whoever wrote “Mambo No. 5” or “Who Let the Dogs Out.”