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Wale, with the legendary UCB Go-Go Band, to perform in the Schine Underground at SU on April 1
National rap sensation Wale, with The UCB Go-Go Band and special guests Colin Munroe and J. Cole, are performing live in the Schine Underground on Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.). The event is presented by the Bandersnatch Music Series.
Tickets are $5 with valid Syracuse University or SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry student, faculty or staff I.D., and $10 for the general public, and are on sale now at the Schine Box Office (443-4517). Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is in paid visitor lots.
“Wale isn’t just any rapper or performer, he is an iconic symbol of talent coupled with the right mix of know-how and lyricism that makes for a phenomenal rap artist,” says Bandersnatch Music Series President Andrew Friedman. “He’s been mentioned in publications from Source magazine to The New York Times, but it’s his ability to take hold of a live audience that will really cause a stir with students in the Schine Underground.”
Signed in early 2008 to Interscope/Allido records, Wale went from Internet and MySpace sensation to the golden boy in the hip-hop music scene after working with producer/DJ Mark Ronson. His mixtapes “100 Miles And Running” and “The Mixtape About Nothing” have gained critical acclaim, leading Wale to be named one of MTV’s MC’s to watch in ’09. The Washington, D.C.-based artist has been featured in XXL, Source, URB, Rolling Stone and Fader. His current hit new single “Chillin,” off his upcoming debut album “Attention: Deficit,” due this summer, features Lady Gaga. Wale’s new mixtape, “Back To The Feature,” will be out in April. For more information on Wale, visit http://www.walemusic.com/ or his MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/wale.
The Bandersnatch Music Series is a subdivision of University Union Concerts. Over time, Bandersnatch gained the reputation of bringing up-and-coming, indie, underground and emerging artists to play intimate concerts within the Schine Underground. Previous Bandersnatch shows include Jason Reeves, Wolf Parade, The Format, Shiny Toy Guns, Styles P, Matt & Kim, Head Automatica and The Hold Steady.
For more information, contact University Union Public Relations Chair Helen Koutsourades at (845) 494-0623 or Press.email@example.com.