Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Krewella, Trace Adkins make up OUAB's Fall Semester concert lineup
Published: Thursday, August 2, 2012
Updated: Thursday, August 2, 2012 22:08
The Ohio Union Activities Board is catering to a slew of musical genres Fall Semester, lacing rap with electronic music and a touch of country.
The organization announced Thursday at its Summer BBQ event, held at the Ohio Union at 6 p.m., that Big Sean with special guest 2 Chainz and Krewella are scheduled to perform at its Welcome Week Concert 6 p.m. Aug. 23 on the South Oval.
It later announced country artist Trace Adkins is scheduled to perform 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.
Per its usual reveal process, OUAB started dropping hints via Twitter about its performers the afternoon of the reveal, including tidbits such as the artist had a 3.7 high school GPA and suggestions such as, “You might want to practice your twang for these concert tickets!” It later revealed the performers on Twitter and Facebook as well.
Last year’s Welcome Week Concert, which was themed to throwback music, featured Smash Mouth and Boyz II Men. In 2010 and 2009 OUAB welcomed Weezer and Kings of Leon, respectively, as its Welcome Week performers.
“OUAB aims to bring different artists to campus each year based on what we have done in the past, the artists we think students would like to see in the upcoming year, and how the talent fits with our entire semester calendar,” said Mia Grube, OUAB president. “Our main goal in selecting artists for this year’s Welcome Week Concert was to provide OSU with a Top 40/pop sound in order to reach the interests of as many students as possible during their first week back on campus.”
Rappers Big Sean, whose real name is Sean Michael Anderson, and 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, are both signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music record label, which is a part of the Island Def Jam Music Group.
Big Sean hit the music scene in 2007 with the release of his first mixtape “Finally Famous: The Mixtape.” The Detroit-raised artist released his first studio album “Finally Famous” last year and has collaborated with artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell and John Legend.