The Campus Activities Board (CAB) announced Friday afternoon that rapper Vince Staples will perform at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center Oct. 16.
Staples is known for songs such as “Norf Norf” and “Yeah Right.”
Sammie Dlugosh, senior media & journalism major and CAB member, said Staples is on tour and being in Vermillion worked with his schedule
“It was quite a process. But we figured that the culture on campus and just like being around students and hanging out with students, we’ve kind-of realized that like hip-hop seems to be a genre that a lot of students like,” Dlugosh said.
In the past CAB has used student surveys to narrow down options of artists for the concert. Dlugosh said CAB moved away from completing a survey for students this year.
“We switched from doing the survey to kind-of not doing that anymore because we felt like I mean granted it’s very very nice for the students to have their voices feel like it’s been heard but it kind-of makes the process really dragged out,” Dlugosh said.
Dlugosh said that students can expect him to bring good energy to the Sanford Coyotes Sports Center.
“I’ve watched a lot of his videos of his concerts. He’s got really good energy, likes to get the crowd hype and I mean he’s a straight edge artist,” Dlugosh said. “No drugs, no alcohol, he just has a really good vibe.”
Tickets are $20 for the Vermillion Community and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite.com.