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Hip Hop artist Young Thug to headline homecoming concert

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From staff reports

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Elizabeth City State University is bringing Young Thug as the headliner for a new Homecoming Hip Hop Concert on Saturday.

Young Thug, is an American hip hop artist from Atlanta, Ga., with an unconventional vocal style, fashion, and persona.

Collaborating with artists such as Gucci Mane, Birdman, Waka Flocka Flame and Richie Homie, he has become a mainstream rapper. He released a mix tape in 2013, which received positive reviews, making his music popular at night clubs and parties.

Young Thug replaces the previously announced headliner, Young Dolph, who had to cancel his appearance.

The concert will also include R&B sensation Sevyn Streeter. Sevyn Streeter has released the singles “'I Like It” and “It Won't Stop.” She has also worked as a songwriter for artists like Brandy and Alicia Keys.

The concert will also include opening performances by Qua Majesty and Nevelle Viracocha.

All of this happens Saturday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the R.L. Vaughan Center. Tickets are $35 for students, $45 for the general public and $60 for VIP floor seats. Tickets can be purchased online at ETIX.com or at the University Cashier Station located inside the Marion D. Thorpe Administrative Building, 8:30 am to 4 p.m., through Friday. Student tickets are only available at the University Cashier Station with a valid student I.D.

Young Thug replaces the previously announced headliner, Young Dolph, who had to cancel his appearance. Young Dolph, a 32-year-old rapper from Memphis, Tennessee, whose real name is Adolph Thornton Jr., was shot outside the Loews Hollywood hotel on Sept. 26, and escaped another attack in Charlotte in Feburary. Detectives are reportedly investigating whether he was targeted as part of a hip-hop rivalry.

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