Kayli Hertel & Tanesha Barao – 1851 Staff
On September 27, Lasell College Radio held a concert at the Yamawaki Auditorium featuring SkyMan, Let it Drop Music, and F.Stokes.
The evening started off with Schyler Oliveira, also known as SkyMan, a senior at Lasell. He performed some original songs, to which the crowd responded well. His passionate lyrics stem from the fact that he no longer believes music has a lasting message.
“I used to write spoken word performance poetry. That ’s where hip hop started for me, and really has been an advantage for me lyrically,” said Oliveira.
He interacted with the crowd, requesting that they get up from their seats and gather around the stage. This interaction was continued when he was joined by “Let it Drop Music,” who pumped up the crowd with fast-paced rap music.
“That’s what I love about my music Behind my character is a story with a bigger scene than just me,” said Let it Drop Music.
Both Skyman and Let it Drop Music warmly welcomed the main performer, F.Stokes, to the stage. Once F.Stokes came on, he leapt off the stage and encouraged the crowd to form a circle around him. F.Stokes proceeded to perform multiple songs that replicated the passion of SkyMan.
F.Stokes continued the show by having the crowd sit while he sat on a chair and rapped acapella. Next, he had a female student sit on the chair and sang to her his melodic tune “Beauty and the Beast”.
The song describes societal oppression as a lead force in the world. F.Stokes left a lasting impression on Lasell by ending the concert with a group photo.
“This was my first LCR (Lasell College Radio) concert, and I really enjoyed it,” said Madelyn Torres, a freshman.
“The reason why we booked F.Stokes is because we got great reviews and that he was able to basically put on a great perf o r m a n c e in front of people and interact with them and not just go up on stage and sing songs,” said junior Justin Miller, LCR station manager.
LCR has also scheduled a Halloween dance called Creeps and Ghouls VIII that will take place on October 31 in DeWitt Hall. DJ Pup Dawg from Jam’n 94.5 will be making an appearance.
“He was the star of the Shamrock Slam last March and we knew we had to bring him back for this dance,” said Miller.