Students get their 50 Cents worth and more at Block Party 2015

50 Cent, G-Unit, Rae Sremmurd and Kygo deliver a night of high-energy throwback music to a sold-out crowd at Syracuse University's annual Block Party concert at the Carrier Dome.

Rae Sremmurd kicked off the annual end-of-the-school-year celebration, Block Party, at the Carrier Dome on Friday night. The event was hosted by Syracuse University’s programming board, University Union. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo opened with “No Type.” It went on to perform “No Flex Zone,” a single that reached No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Norwegian disc jockey and producer Kygo went on next, with a set that featured confetti cannons, smoke machines and music videos that played with each song. Kygo’s wide-ranging set included remixes of popular songs like “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran, “No Diggity” by Blackstreet, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey.

By the time 50 Cent and G-Unit took the stage, the Dome was packed with people bouncing to the beat. The headliners played hits like “P.I.M.P.,” “Candy Shop,” and “In Da Club.”

At another point in the show, G-Unit member Lloyd Banks asked that the lights be turned off. He told members of the audience to take out their cell phones and “light it up.”

After an encore performance, during which his group performed “Window Shopper,” 50 Cent thanked SU for having him, saying, “Damn, it felt good.”

After the show, 50 Cent and G-Unit made a brief appearance at the Orange Crate Brewing Company bar on SU's South Crouse Avenue, where they took pictures and chatted with some students.

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