The rapper, along with his official mixer DJ Jayceeoh, appeared on stage in front of 3,000 screaming teens for what was going to be an epic performance.
This party boy got his start when he wrote “I Hate College” (a remix of Asher Roth’s “I Love College” single) with his high school buddy Alex Stern. The track was stolen and uploaded to YouTube and within just three months it received three million views.
Sammy became an instant viral sensation.
While attending Trinity College as a political science major, Sammy continued to make demos until he was picked up by 1st Round Records. Under the wings of Zack Johnson, the young label’s CEO, Sammy topped the iTunes Hip-Hop chart with a preview of his full length debut album, “Boston’s Boy” which was released in 2010.
He then went on to sell 200,000 copies of his single, “Drive Me Crazy,” and 39,000 combined copies of digital and physical albums escalating sales from 15 to 30 percent after months of circulation.
Sammy performed many tracks off “Boston’s Boy” such as “Comin’ Up,” “I Love College” and “Coast To Coast.” He had great energy as he ran and jumped around from one end of the stage to the other feeding off of the crowd’s vibes.
In the middle of the hype, the beat stopped and he retreated backstage leaving his fans staring and chanting into the darkness. As the crowd’s roaring grew louder, Sammy popped back out singing “Drive Me Crazy” all the while balloons and glitter descended from the ceiling.
He also performed “All Night Longer,” one of fourteen tracks featured on his pre-album “OK Cool” that was released in August.
The rapper is currently working with Pharrell Williams, Bei Major and other known producers on his upcoming album “I Wish.” A release date for the album has yet to be announced.
In light of Hurricane Sandy, fans who donated canned food or any other non-perishables entered to win one of twenty spots to hang out with Sammy backstage after the concert for a meet and greet.
As you wait for Sammy’s new album to drop, check out:
His remix of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Sammy’s collaboration with Enrique Iglesias on “Finally Found You”
-Maria Bonello, 92.3 NOW/NYC
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