Kyle to headline this year’s Nittany Block Party The artist behind "iSpy" is headed to Happy Valley

Brianna Thompson | RISE Magazine

The crowd dances and sings during the 2016 Nittany Block Party featuring Dej Loaf on August 27, 2016.

The Student Programming Association (SPA) announced Monday that rapper Kyle will perform during the 2017 Nittany Block Party on Friday, August 25th, one of the many events happening during the New Student Orientation Welcome Week.  Activities start at 5:30 PM on Pollock Road, right outside the HUB-Robeson Center.

The rapper hails from Ventura, California and stepped onto the music scene in 2010 under the moniker K.i.D and released a variety of mixtapes. Kyle rose to fame with his breakout single iSpy, featuring Lil Yatchy. He’s made a name for himself in the industry, working with artists such as Chance the Rapper and Kehlani, with the Rolling Stones listing him as one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know” in May 2015. 

DeJ Loaf headlined last year’s block party, and State College duo AxD opened for the hip-hop artist. In addition to Kyle’s headlining performance at 8:30 PM, student and local artists will perform. Artists include Intermission Improv, Savoir Faire A Cappella, Jay Players, Mirror Image, PSUkulele, NOTA (None of the Above), Toyin Ores, TV Dinner, The Roof, and RiZ. Second Floor Stand-up will also provide comedy.

The block party will also include carnival games, arts and crafts actives, interactive booths, and free food, all thanks to SPA and the University Park Allocation Committee (UPAC). The block party begins at 5:30 PM and admission is free.