Rapper Flo Milli will headline Spring 2022 Lawnparties, according to an email announcement from the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Social Committee on Wednesday, April 13. Julien Chang and the Deep Green will perform as the student opener.
In a break from tradition due to ongoing campus construction, this semester’s concert will take place on Frist North Lawn on Sunday, April 24, with the headline act slated for 4 p.m. Food and activities will still be provided on Prospect Avenue, and students will be able to get wristbands from McCosh Courtyard.
USG Social Chair Madison Linton ’24 said in a message to The Daily Princetonian that the new venue has a “higher occupancy” than the backyard of Quadrangle Club. She also emphasized that “the safety of our community is of top priority.”
The USG email announcement also noted that, “as University COVID regulations begin to lift,” a “limited number of guest tickets” will be available on for undergraduates to purchase for $30 — an opportunity that was put on hold for fall semester’s event due to COVID-19 policies. Students will be allowed to purchase at most one guest ticket each on a first-come-first-serve basis.
“Guest and Graduate student tickets will go on sale via the ODUS website on Monday, April 18th at 9am and close on Friday, April 22nd at 4:30pm,” according to the email.
This is the second Lawnparties event of this academic year. The upcoming performance comes after a fall Lawnparties with a last-minute headliner change due to allegations of misconduct against the original headliner and reported instances of student injury during the eventual performance. The headliner of the fall music festival was A$AP Ferg.
In Fall 2020, the University hosted a virtual concert featuring Jason Derulo that saw backlash regarding USG’s allocation of funds during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This semester’s headlining artist, Flo Milli, has performed at a number of collegiate institutions in recent weeks, including the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of North Carolina, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburgh. She is also set to travel to Rhode Island for Brown University’s Spring Weekend on Friday, April 29.
Tamia Monique Carter, better known by her stage name Flo Milli, is a hip-hop artist from Mobile, Alabama. She rose to fame in 2019 for her song “Beef FloMix,” a take on Playboi Carti and Ethereal’s “Beef.” Her remix went viral online and scored her a deal with RCA Records.
Her first mixtape, titled “Ho, Why Is You Here?” was released in July 2020, and ranked among the best albums of the year by NPR, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and others. She was also nominated for Best New Artist in 2020 at the BET Hip Hop Awards and for Best New Artist in 2021 at the BET Awards.
According to The Daily Tar Heel, students got a sneak peek of an unreleased song, “Hottie,” during her concert at UNC.
Julien Chang and the Deep Green are set to perform at 2:30 p.m. The band is comprised of undergraduates Julien Chang ’22, Jeffrey Gordon ’22, Akiva Jacobs ’22, Maya Keren ’22, and Maya Stepansky ’22 and performs music written by Chang, who has over 60,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
In 2019, Billboard Magazine published an interview with Chang that opened, “Julien Chang could’ve been dubbed a teen prodigy with the arrival of his debut album, ‘Jules,’ on Oct. 11 from Transgressive Records, if not for the fact that he just had a birthday in September.”
The band, which formed within one week of its members’ arrival on campus in their first year, has frequently played at Terrace Club. They have since toured in the U.S. and in Europe.
Carter and Chang did not respond to requests for comment from The Daily Princetonian by the time of publication.
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Annie Rupertus is a first-year from Philadelphia, Pa. and a News Staff Writer who covers USG for the ‘Prince.’ She is also a designer for the print issue. She can be reached at email@example.com or @annierupertus on Instagram and Twitter.