On Saturday, April 13, R&B singer and rapper Dreezy performed for students in the Hall of Presidents. Dreezy’s concert was a Spring Party Weekend event co- sponsored by the Black Student Union, Sisters of the Round Table and Organization of Asian Sisters In Solidarity. Dreezy’s performance marked the first time she has appeared at Colgate. The set, however, faced some controversy after Dreezy arrived late and then ended her set early. Dreezy was scheduled to perform until 12 a.m., but ended her set almost 40 minutes early. Despite this, students enjoyed what they were able to hear.
“I was very excited to hear her perform. I was disappointed that it wasn’t the full set time, but the songs she performed were great,” first-year Bridget Boerger said.
Other students agreed that Dreezy delivered a great performance in the limited amount of time she was on stage.
“I thought it was a little short, but Dreezy compensated for the set time with an electric stage presence,” sophomore Bilal Boussayoud said.
Dreezy is currently promoting her album “Big Dreez,” boasting features from artists such as Jeremih, Offset and Jacquees among others. “Big Dreez” is her second studio album and was released in January. During the concert, Dreezy performed songs off the album such as “Ecstasy.”
“Ecstasy would have to have been my favorite song,” Boussayoud said.
Born Seandrea Sledge in Chicago, Illinois on March 28, 1994, Dreezy is still a young artist at only 25 years old. She developed an interest in rapping and singing as a child and drew music indus- try attention in 2012 when she remixed “Chiraq,” a song by Nicki Minaj and Lil Herb. The attention led to a record deal with Interscope Records, which was announced in December 2014. To date, Dreezy’s biggest hits have been her songs “Body,” featuring Jeremih, “Spar,” featuring 6LACK and Kodak Black and “Wasted.” “Body” was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and reached no. 62 on the United States charts, no. 20 on the R&B and Hip Hop chart, no. 8 on the R&B chart and no. 32 on the U.S. Rhythm chart. Her songs “Spar” and “Wasted” have been streamed more than 20 million times.
In 2017, Dreezy was nominated for “Best New R&B Artist” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Dreezy is currently touring and is slated to perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Chicago from Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21.
While Dreezy seems to have a solid career in the music industry, attendees hoped her performance would have been a little more solid. Nonetheless, her vibrant set provided an upbeat and engaging concert space for students in the midst of other SPW festivities.