Young Thug will be bringing his unique “blanguage” to students of Cornell University this April. Thugger is booked to perform at the Ivy League school during his Hy!£UN35 tour.
“We’d heard a lot of feedback from students who wanted to have a fun hip hop show this semester,” Cornell Concert Commission Executive Director Mason Montgomery said to the paper.
The Hy!£UN35 tour was originally set to start last fall, but many of the dates were cancelled without explanation. Young Thug’s label, Atlantic Records, later stated that the tour was shuttered in favor of Thugger taking time to complete his highly-anticipated debut album. While the album has yet to be released, Young Thug has kept busy. Just four months into 2016, Young Thug has already released two mixtapes. I’m Up came out in February and Slime Season 3 followed in late-March.
The 2016 edition of the Hy!£UN35 tour is scheduled to start May with stops in 13 cities including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York and San Francisco. The April date at Cornell will act as an unofficial kick-off.
“CCC is excited that Cornell will be an early stop on his Hy!£UN35 tour,” CCC Promotions Director Sarah Dellett told The Cornell Daily Sun.
The Young Thug booking should come as no surprise, Cornell University has a strong relationship with Hip Hop. Since 1999, the school has been home to an extensive collection of Hip Hop vinyl and artifacts that have been donated by photographers, musicians and historians.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased exclusively at www.CornellConcerts.com. Tickets go on sale to Cornell students April 6 for $13. General public tickets will become available April 7 for $20.