Watch now: Get to know Mike Posner

On Saturday, October 3, Queens hip-hop icon 50 Cent brings his "This Is 50 Fest" to Governors Island, which he claims shall be the "new Summer Jam." A collection of some of the biggest names in the genre from the last year are set to hit the stage, including Wale and Kid Cudi. In addition, 50 will most likely keep to his bigger-than--Summer Jam promise by bringing out a surprise guest or two.

Of all the stars on the bill, the name that might be least well-known to fans belongs to a young pop singer, Mike Posner, who is still putting the finishing touches on his college career at Duke. Before Posner headed off to school (and a schedule of different parties every weekend), we caught up with the singer on a visit to New York.