State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Author - Nate Spilman

Penn State student Griffin Boustany to shoot Potent Da Rockstar music video on 10/14

Penn State sophomore Griffin Boustany is directing the music video shoot of Potent Da Rockstar’s party single, “Bass Please” this Sunday at noon. Potent Da Rockstar toured last summer with the Van’s Warped Tour, and makes electronic rap music that is perfect for parties.

If you are interested in being in the music video,  contact Griffin Boustany productions on Facebook: . The music video will be a party scene, and I hear there will be silly string.

Griffin Boustany – from State Island, NY – is no rookie to the video directing business, and even has his own company, Griffin Boustany Productions. He began the company in High School, filming weddings and sweet sixteens, but moved on to music videos and short films as he got older.

Here is a sample of his work.

Big Sean to perform at Penn State Hoops Madness

Big Sean is coming to Penn State for Penn State Basketball’s annual Hoops Madness on Thursday, October 25th at 7PM. The event is free, and Penn State’s own Mike Wallz (@Mike_Wallz) will be kicking off the show!

Note: Mens Basketball student season ticket holders will be allowed early admittance. You can buy your basketball student season tickets in the HUB throughout the week of Oct 15th for $40.

Check the facebook event here:

Kid CuDi releases new song "King Wizard"


Cudder is back! Kid CuDi released “King Wizard,” a self-produced track that will be featured on his upcoming album, Indicud.  Those who were disappointed by WZRD will be happy to hear that CuDi is back to his old ways. “King Wizard” features a solid chorus sung by CuDi himself, and a classic CuDi rap flow during the verses. Fans of his older albums will be pleased to hear that Kid CuDi has returned to his roots.

LMFAO breaks up! Our favorite Twitter reactions

Electropop sensation LMFAO has announced today that they are calling it quits after five years of party-rocking. While reactions to this announcement are mixed, the reactions on twitter are downright hilarious.

Here are our favorites:



Those are our favorites! Have a favorite reaction of your own? Post it in the comment section below.
And remember, keep Party Rockin’.

Frank Ocean releases "Pyramids" official video (NSFW)

Frank Ocean released the official video for his hit song “Pyramids” on September 17th, 2012,  the first video that he has released off of his first studio album, Channel Orange. The video is visually stunning, but diehard fans of the song might be disappointed. The nearly ten minute song is arranged differently to fit within the eight minute video, and the first main segment of the song is cut out entirely.

John Mayer makes a cameo near the end of the video, playing dirty guitar licks not heard on the album.

Warning, this video is NSFW (Topless women and dirty John Mayer guitar riffs)

Lana Del Rey Awarded British GQ's "Woman of the Year", Poses Nude on Cover

Lana Del Rey bares all, both figuratively and literally, in the new issue of British GQ. Accepting the title of British GQ’s “Woman of the Year”, Del Rey poses nude for a photo shoot and gives a tell all interview. Lana Del Rey, pop singer from New York City who made waves with her recent album Born to Die, discusses her teenage life as Lizzy Grant. She grew up in Lake Placid, NY, and admits that she was a heavy drinker at the age of 14.

“I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day,” she told the magazine, according to Glamour. “I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so f**king cool. A great deal of what I wrote on ‘Born To Die’ is about these wilderness years. My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, ‘I’m f–ked. I am totally f–ked’.” (Via the Huffington Post)

We are glad that Lana Del Rey has cleaned up her act, and if it’s any consolation for a troubled childhood, Born to Die is a stellar, emotionally gripping album that reflects her troubled past.

Click here for the (NSFW) GQ photoshoot.