The Many Faces of 2 Chainz

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If you haven’t heard yet, 2 Chainz will be this year’s musical guest for Midnight Madness. And, for those of you who don’t know what Midnight Madness is, get yourselves together. Sports. Basketball. Hoya Saxa.

Anyway, yes, 2 Chainz is coming and we are so excited about it. To get you caught up on all happenings and information, 4E is bringing you the many faces of 2 Chainz:

This is 2 Chainz:

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He is a pretty awesome guy. His real name is Tauheed Epps. But, he likes to go by 2 Chainz.
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Also, he likes to rap, a lot.

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He recently welcomed his third child, Halo.

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And a new album, last Jan. (T.R.U. Jack City).

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Is this a Georgetown reference? A clue?

He’s loved by some great celebrities.

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His attitude is off the chartz.

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So come tonight to see 2 Chainz, and stay for the Georgetown University Step Team and GU Jawani, a dunk contest, scrimmage and cheerleading routines.

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Student Group Spotlight: Groove Theory

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In each installment of this series, we will be highlighting one lesser-known group on campus. For this week’s Student Group Spotlight, we interviewed Margaret Krackeler (NHS ’16) of Groove Theory.

For those who don’t know, what is Groove Theory?
Groove Theory is Georgetown’s co-ed hip hop dance group that performs at various school and group events all over campus and the DC area.
What is your favorite thing about being part of this group?
My favorite thing about Groove Theory is that I got to meet people who share a common love of dance, but otherwise come from various backgrounds and histories. I would never have been able to meet some of my closest friends without Groove Theory because we really do become like a family of sorts. It’s hard not to get super close when we spend so much time together doing something we love, so I’m forever grateful for all my Groove Theory friendships.
How many performances do you guys do every year?
Every year, we have one showcase, perform at Midnight Madness, one Basketball halftime and about 5-8 events that are sponsored by other groups (e.g. Relay, Unity Live, etc).
What was your favorite performance? 
My favorite performance every year is usually Midnight Madness. This year at midnight madness, we had a really hype mix that the crowd responded to well, including the basketball players who we danced right in front of, so it was really fun to see everyone getting into our dance. We also ended with the women’s basketball team coming onto the court and dancing with us for a minute or so, which was super fun.
Any hints on what to expect at the showcase on Friday?
Showcase this Friday is going to be a really fun show! We have really great opening and closing mixes and a lot more variety in our shorter pieces between the two. We also have fun outside groups coming, and the always fun Twerking contest for audience members (last year one of our members’ dad’s won!).
Thanks Margaret for answering our questions! If you haven’t gotten your ticket for Groove Theory’s showcase on Friday, check out the Facebook event here. And check out the Facebook page for Groove Theory here. There’s also a full feature on the event in the Guide.

Friday Fixat10ns: Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness is tonight! Taking place in McDonough Gymnasium, there will be performances by a bunch of different performing groups (GU Jawani, Groove Theory and the GU Step Team, to name a few). Marking the beginning of the basketball season, Midnight Madness is also bringing a performance from Trey Songz! In honor of both the special musical guest and the overall pumped-up atmosphere, this week’s Friday Fixat10ns has both the amped-up tracks and the jammin’ R&B that Trey (we’re on a first-name basis) has perfected.

“Na Na” – Trey Songz

From his latest album, Trigga, “Na Na” is super catchy and is a great showcase for Trey Songz’s buttery voice. Seriously, it’s so beautiful.

“Who Gon Stop Me” – Kanye West & Jay-Z

A perfect song to give you that extra ego boost, whether you’re finishing up a paper or you’re in a packed room cheering on our Hoyas.

“Remember the Name” – Fort Minor

The throwback pump-up song. Who else remembers sitting in high school pep rallies and mixing up which percentage was with which reason to remember the name?

“Can’t Hold Us (ft. Ray Dalton)” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

No matter whether you’re the athlete or the spectator, listening to this makes you feel like nothing can bring you down.

“Wild for the Night (ft. Skrillex)” – A$AP Rocky

Really puts the NIGHT in Midnight Madness.

“Can’t Be Friends” – Trey Songz

And another hit from our featured performer, Trey! The low-key crooning/finger-snapping combination is a quick and welcome break from any Midnight Madness-induced adrenaline rush.

“All Me (ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean)” – Drake

While this title isn’t really suggestive of “being a team player,” whether you’re on the court or off, sometimes you just have to take a quick second to appreciate your own accomplishments.

“Pony” – Ginuwine

Ginuwine, a close musical cousin to Trey Songz, also has a killer voice. This song could go on forever and I’d never notice because Ginuwine’s singing is distracting me.

“Stronger” – Kanye West 

Cuh-lassic.

“I Believe I Can Fly” – R. Kelly

Okay, this might be coming out of left field, but bear with me. If this isn’t the ultimate pump-up track AND slow jam, I don’t know what is. With lyrics like, “If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it”, if you don’t believe you can fly after listening to this then you are cold and dead inside. No offense.

After getting pumped up with and simultaneously getting down to this playlist, make sure you head to Midnight Madness tonight! Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event ends at 10.

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Madness at Midnight

HEY! Guess what today is?! Yeah, that’s right. Tonight, at midnight, there will be madness. Madness, I say! For all of you newcomers to the Hilltop, when the clock strikes twelve, our beloved 2012-2013 Hoyas basketball team is officially permitted by the NCAA to begin regular practices. Can you say, celebration?

You know what else today is? Exactly one month (minus one day) from our first home game of the season at the Verizon Center, mark your calendars. Be there. It’s also one day from the Georgetown/Lehigh football game on Harbin Field – Patriot League match-up that cannot be missed and a fierce Big East battle between Georgetown and Marquette in Men’s Soccer (#paranoia). It’s also 44 days until Thanksgiving.

So, you get a wristband from waiting outside the gym tonight – now what? What actually happens? I am a freshman and I am confused – what happens?! (I am a sophomore and I am wise, so I will tell you).

1. Hoya Blue, lead by the fearless Andrew Rennie, will reveal the WAG slogan, chosen by students (yeah, like you!). Exciting. This slogan will be on your Georgetown t-shirt for the next 9 months, don’t you want to know what it will say across your back? (“Kick Me”? Lol, jk)

2. All of the basketball players come out to a different song that they pick and they dance, and it’s cute, and I love it. I caught sophomore center, Tyler Adams, outside Healy Hall yesterday and asked him if he’d reveal his song… no go on that one. I guess we’ll all have to wait and see.

3. So many student groups will perform. They cannot be missed. If you miss them, you will not see this.

Speaking of singing and dancing, I heard the best news (via the Twitter, of course, and our friends at Casual Hoya). Yes, it is true. Doug E. Fresh is going to be in attendence at Midnight Madness which means aggressive beat-boxing, dancing, singing and just getting weird in McDonough. So if you like those things, and generally just like fun, get over to McDonough tonight to celebrate the Hoyas. And if you don’t like fun, you need to get your priorities straight. Maybe hang out with me, and we can have fun together because I am a big fan of it.

So, advice. Don’t stand outside Brown House tonight in pink shorts or a tight black skirt (in the cold, it’s cold, people) to see if they’ll let you in. Stand outside McDonough instead, where they WILL let you in, and love you, and welcome you.

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