Jay Sean rocks the M.A.C. Center (audio)

Michelle Bair

Despite the heavy snow, Jay Sean and DJ $crilla made their way to the M.A.C. Center last night to perform for students.

“We do a lot of shows,” Kent State graduate DJ $crilla said. “But there is nothing like coming home to Kent State.”

Listen to DJ $crilla perform I am KSU

The second song played was dedicated to Kent, called “I am KSU.”

T-shirts promoting the song and CDs were thrown into the crowd, and “I’m Hollywood” was performed as well.

The center vibrated from the high energy jumping, dancing, sirens and other $crilla sound-effects. Pink and purple lights beamed from the stage and into the audience.

The girls were all dolled up in their dresses, leggings and high-heeled boots. People on the floor in the front row reached for the rappers, who grabbed hands in return.

“I want everybody ‘bouncin’,” yelled $crilla. “If you’re ready to party, make some noise!”

The crowd was definitely making a lot of noise, especially when Jay Sean came out. He opened his performance with “Down,” and played some of his favorite songs, including covers and his first-ever single called “Eyes on you.”

“Just in case you didn’t know,” Jay Sean said. “I’m from London, England, and it’s beautiful to be here in Ohio. Sometimes when I get on stage and start talking people get confused.”

Colleen Habib, a freshman fashion merchandising major, said she heard of Jay Sean when he was still in Europe.

“I knew about him before he came here,” she said. “I had all of his songs on my iPod before he was popular.”

Jay Sean said he is all about having fun.

“I want you guys to leave here feeling like you know me a little bit,” he said. “I want you to sing with me, dance with me and lose your mind.”

Contact the on-campus entertainment reporter Michelle Bair at [email protected].