Atlanta-based rapper Young Thug will perform at Barton Hall on April 17, the Cornell Concert Commission announced in a press release Monday.
Young Thug — whose “eclectic, song-style” rapping was called “extraordinarily distinctive” by Pitchfork — has collaborated with artists including Waka Flocka Flame, Migos and T.I., according to the release. He will release his debut album, Hy!£UN35, this summer.
CCC and the Multicultural Funding Advisory Board chose Young Thug because of student interest in a hip hop artist, according to CCC Executive Director Mason Montgomery ’17.
“We’d heard a lot of feedback from students who wanted to have a fun hip hop show this semester,” Montgomery said.
CCC Promotions Director Sarah Dellett ’18 added that Young Thug — who has also released several mixtapes in the past year — is “a huge name in rap right now.”
“CCC is excited that Cornell will be an early stop on his Hy!£UN35 tour,” Dellett said.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased only at www.CornellConcerts.com and will go on sale Wednesday to Cornell students and will cost $13. They will go on sale Thursday to the general public and cost $20, according to Montgomery.