|Sunday, September 3, 2023||8:00 PM|
Two rappers who can credit the internet for helping to propel them to stardom are the latest additions to the 2023 Great New York State Fair’s musical line-up. Yung Gravy and special guest bbno$ (pronounced Baby No Money) will grace the Suburban Park Stage at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3.
Yung Gravy’s moniker oozes “sauce,” and that’s what he tries to incorporate into the unique recipe he contributes to the rap genre. Gravy’s brand of rap blends catchy beats and clever rhymes with musical styles that harken back as far as the 1940s,1950s, and 1960s. He often samples Motown, Soul, and Funk. In his music, fans will recognize samples of “Mr. Sandman” by The Chordettes, “Careless Whisper” by George Michael, and, most recently, “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley, in his song “Betty (Get Money).”
Yung Gravy first got popular with the release of “Mr. Clean” on Soundcloud in 2016. Then, in the span of six years, he accumulated such accolades as three platinum and four gold singles. In 2022, he became the unofficial second mascot of the Tampa Bay Lightning—and thus, considered royalty around several former Syracuse Crunch hockey stars—as his song “Gravy Train” became the anthem of the team’s Stanley Cup victory.
Yung Gravy often collaborates with bbno$. In fact, just last week, the pair announced that they will release their third collaboration, Baby Gravy 3, later this year. A new single from the project, “Goodness Gracious,” just dropped.
While Yung Gravy hails from Minnesota, bbno$ is from Vancouver, British Columbia. The rapper, singer, and songwriter is best known for his viral single, “Lalala” released in 2018, and more recently, “Edamame.”
As is the case with all entertainment included in the Chevrolet Music Series, the bbno$ and Yung Gravy show at The Fair is free with paid admission.