- Chris Hayes
- Copy Editor
Rapper Mac Miller will kick off IUP’s 2016 homecoming festivities, according to IUP’s Student Activity Committee, STATIC.
Miller is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Miller, who hails from Pittsburgh, is perhaps best known for his early studio albums such as 2011’s “Blue Slide Park” and 2013’s “Watching Movies with the Sound Off.”
Miller has achieved success with hit songs such as “Donald Trump,” “Nikes On My Feet,” “Best Day Ever,” and “Loud,” which made it to 54 on Billboard’s charts on May 5, 2012, according to Billboard.com.
He remains active in the national rap scene today, having released his third album, “GO:OD AM,” in fall of 2015. “The Divine Feminine,” his upcoming album, featuring the Cee-Lo assisted single, “We.” is scheduled for release Sept. 16, through Warner Bros. Records.
Julia Amato (sophomore, communications media) said she is excited to see Miller at IUP this fall.
“I’m definitely excited for him to come,” she said. “I think it’s cool of IUP to get another artist that’s more high profile and that a bunch of people listen to.”
Miller continues a trend of rappers to perform at IUP’s campus for homecoming weekend. Chance the Rapper graced the KCAC stage in 2014, and Rich Homie Quan was the main event in 2015.
Tickets went on sale Tuesday and are priced at $20 with an I-Card or $35 for the public.
Tickets can be purchased on the KCAC’s website or box office, as well as the Hadley Union Building box office.