Felony-Charged Rapper “Young Moose” Reportedly Recruited by BSA to Perform at FSU’s Homecoming
Baltimore-based rapper Kevron Evans, who is named as a defendant in five active criminal cases according to online court records, will be excused from house arrest to perform at Frostburg State University’s homecoming dance on October 17, 2015, according to an article by Fox Baltimore.
“There was a meeting yesterday regarding this and it is being discussed at this morning’s Executive Committee meeting,” said FSU Interim President Tom Bowling in an email to The Bottom Line. “I will have more information following that meeting.”
Liz Medcalf, FSU’s director of news and media services, told The Bottom Line in an email that a statement would be released a little later on Wednesday, October 7 or early in the day on Thursday, October 8.
Black Student Alliance (BSA) is the student organization responsible for organizing homecoming weekend. As a student organization operationally-funded by the Student Government Association, BSA derives its operating budget from the student activity fee. It is unknown whether the contract was made with funds from BSA’s operating account or executive account.
Despite the Fox Baltimore report and Bowling’s statement that there was a meeting about the performance, BSA President Shaniya Johnson said Evans will not be performing at homecoming.
When asked for comment, Johnson said, “Kevron Evans is not performing at Frostburg State University. Also, Homecoming was left in the hands of the Black Student Alliance. The black student population expressed interest in said artist. But Kevron Evans is not performing at Frostburg State University.” Johnson declined further comment.
The Bottom Line reported in April that SGA unanimously decided to give BSA responsibility for planning homecoming. According to information provided by SGA to The Bottom Line, BSA is committing $10,700 of its $37,790 budget to homecoming.
“The money is well allocated,” said Josh Haden, BSA’s vice president of finance, at an April SGA meeting. “We’re gonna give people what they want at homecoming.”
BSA Adviser Robin Wynder has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Because Evans is under contract to perform at homecoming, he is being released from house arrest by Judge John Addison Howard of the Baltimore City Circuit Court. He was also released from house arrest to help film a movie titled, “Guns and Grams,” according to the Fox Baltimore article. Judge Howard was criticized in August 2010 by Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks for being too lenient with a man who was criminally charged with an assault on his then-girlfriend.
Evans is due in court on October 26, 2015 for assault charges that were filed on August 18, 2015. The event in question occurred on June 16, 2015, according to online court records. He is also due in court on November 10, 2015 for a charge of theft of an amount between $10,000 and $100,000. This case was filed on June 27, 2014 and the incident date was April 7, 2014, also according to online court records.
He is named in eight criminal cases that are now closed, and he also faced charges for violating probation. All 15 of these criminal cases occurred in the last five years, with the earliest being filed on June 16, 2011.