Dear Faculty and Staff: Several weeks ago, we announced that the University’s ongoing virus surveillance testing program would transition from repeated testing of all students to large-scale “freedom from disease” sampling of the residential campus population. Faculty epidemiologists from the…
Isaiah Rashad to Headline Final Bandersnatch Show of the Year
Rapper Isaiah Rashad will headline University Union’s final Bandersnatch Music Series show of the 2014-2015 school year, with additional support from New Orleans hip hop artist Pell. The show will take place in the Schine Underground on March 17.
After joining hip hop heavyweights like Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q as a member of the Top Dawg Entertainment record label in late 2013, Rashad instantly became one of the most buzzed-about rappers of last year, receiving early praise from a list of tastemaker media outlets that included BET, MTV and Complex. Rashad would go on to spend 2014 releasing his debut EP “Cilvia Demo,” which peaked at #40 on the Billboard 200 music charts, as well as touring the world with Schoolboy Q and being named to XXL Magazine’s prestigious “freshman list,” which documents the year’s biggest breakthrough rap artists, alongside Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa. Rashad also appeared at Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival and the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park last year.
Pell has shared the stage with a list of artists that includes Waka Flocka Flame, Joey Badass, Juicy J and Casey Veggies, and has been covered in top music publications like NME and YouHeardThatNew. The rapper will be playing New York City’s 600-capacity Bowery Ballroom on March 14.
Tickets for the show will go on sale at the Schine Box Office Wednesday, March 4, at 9 a.m. for $5. Tickets will be available to all Syracuse University and SUNY ESF students. Doors for the event will open at 8 p.m., and a valid college I.D. is required to gain entry to the venue, as well as to purchase a ticket for the event.