MSU Music Maker Productions, Rick’s Café host free IDK concert for university students Thursday [March 28]

Contact: Julia Pratt

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Rapper, singer-songwriter and producer IDK will perform a free concert for Mississippi State students at Rick’s Café Thursday [March 18] at 9:15 p.m., sponsored by MSU Music Maker Productions.

IDK Concert PosterThe show is free for MSU students with a valid student ID, while non-students will pay a $10 cover at the door. An opening DJ will begin the night’s performances at 8:30 p.m.

IDK, also known as the Maryland-based artist Jason Mills, creates music that makes the listener “ponder the great beyond, its legitimacy and our place in the world,” according to Billboard. He first broke onto the music scene in 2016, performing at the Trillectro Music Festival. He continued to climb in popularity when he released his mixtape “Empty Bank” only a few months later. In 2017, IDK released a collaborative album with Adult Swim which used six songs in a TV series soundtrack. Since then, IDK has released two more EPs and three more albums featuring JID, Tyler, the Creator, Offset, MF Doom, Snoop Dogg and others. His EP “IDK AND FRIENDS 2” was used as the soundtrack in NBA all-star Kevin Durant’s documentary “Basketball Country.”

IDK continues to create contemporary beats and biographical flows while working with Harvard University to launch a music business and industry program for students of color. The students in the program receive a full tuition scholarship.

Part of MSU’s Division of Student Affairs, Music Maker Productions works to provide contemporary entertainment for the university and Starkville communities. For more information, follow the organization on Instagram @msu_mmp and Facebook @MSUConcerts, or contact MMP’s public relations chair at

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