IU is an oasis for new and exciting music, and much of it is made by undergraduate students. One of my old high school friends Joe Olivieri and fellow freshman “Jupiter Jim” are two IU students who are creating music while also being full time college students. The two are known as Dorm Room Music, a very appropriate title, and their mixtape The Pregame is something to check out. The two are a good match for each other for making rap music. Jupiter Jim has a good flow and a great voice, and Joe Olivieri (possible nickname – KidO?) is the man behind the beats (props to him for sampling Elton John, the first guy I’ve heard to do so).
Listen to and download The Pregame here for free, and always remember to support local music!