Ooh, ooh, ooh! Rich Homie Quan coming October 23 to Convo

Rich Homie Quan
Rich Homie Quan

Rappers Rich Homie Quan and Hoodie Allen are coming Friday, Oct. 23, to the NIU Convocation Center for the “Huskies Light the Night” Homecoming concert.

Presented by the Campus Activities Board, the Student Association and the Convocation Center, the show begins at 8 p.m. with opening act DJ Jamal Smallz. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2. The first 500 NIU student tickets are $15 with a valid NIU OneCard at the Convocation Center box office (limit two). Tickets are then $25 for NIU students and $32 for the general public.

General public tickets are available at the Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000. The Convocation Center box office is located at 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy.

Rich Homie Quan is undeniably one of the hottest rappers from Atlanta with multiple singles in rotation on all urban radio stations and consistent spins in nightclubs throughout the nation. With the newly released single “Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh)” dominating the blogosphere, Rich Homie Quan is giving his loyal fans a taste of what’s to come on his highly anticipated album coming later this year.

In November 2013, Rich Homie Quan delivered his third successful mix tape dubbed “I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In” featuring DJ Drama, Baby, Young Thug and Problem. The New York Times hailed him as “part of Atlanta’s rising generation of rappers – think Future, Young Thug, Young Scooter – who deliver lines with melody and heart, like singers on the verge of a breakdown.”

Rich Homie Quan logoThe hip-hop fan favorite kicked off 2014 with the mega-single, “My Hitta,” which went platinum in January of that year. He was chosen to be on the cover of XXL Magazine’s highly acclaimed 2014 XXL Freshman Class issue, won Best Collaboration for “My Hitta” at the 2014 BET Awards and was also nominated in the Best New Artist category.

Later that year, Rich Homie Quan was nominated for Rookie of the Year and Best Mixtape at the BET Hip Hop Awards in his hometown.

For more information on the Homecoming concert, call (815) 753-1580 or email cab@niu.edu.

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