April 5, 2007

TV On The Radio to Open For T.I. at Slope Day 2007

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Rapper T.I. will be the main act for this spring’s Slope Day festival. Indie rock band TV on The Radio will open for T.I. Another opener will be announced in the future, according to an announcement by the Slope Day Programming Board at today’s Student Assembly meeting.

The self-proclaimed “King of the South” will take the Slope by storm, performing from his catalogue of multi-platinum singles, including “Bring Em Out” off of 2004’s Urban Legend and Grammy-winning “What You Know” from 2006’s breakout record King.

Collaborations with super-producers the Neptunes, Mannie Fresh and D.J. Toomp on his latest release, King, have pushed this Atlanta, Ga. rapper into the limelight — So, what do you know about that?

T.I. has also ventured into the world of Hollywood, producing the soundtrack to Oscar-winning film Hustle and Flow and starring in his first film, ATL, in spring 2006.
Openers for T.I. are currently unconfirmed.

Past performers for Slope Day have included Ben Folds in 2006, Snoop Dog in 2005 and Kanye West and OAR in 2004.

The Slope Day Steering Committee began bringing live entertainment in 2003 with Rusted Root and Fat Joe.

The committee was created “to assess and address the role that alcohol and other drugs played on Slope Day,” according to the Slope Day website.

The Slope Day Programming Board, which will officially announce the line-up for Slope Day at today’s Student Assembly meeting, was founded in fall 2003.

Cornellians will have free admission with their Cornell I.D. card. Students will be able to purchase up to two guest tickets at $25 each starting Wednesday, April 18.

Government-issued I.D. cards will be necessary to purchase drinking bracelets, which will allow attendees to drink alcohol on the Slope.

To listen to T.I.’s music, click here.

Video of the Announcement from the Apr. 5 SA Meeting:

Videography by Sun Senior Writer Michael Morisy; editing by Sun Web Editor Chris Barnes