20 February 2008

Lupe Fiasco at Occidental!?

Chicago-born rapper Lupe Fiasco is coming to Occidental College next week. Lupe's like, really famous. He just won a Grammy. He was on Ellen last week. He was MTV's Artist of the Week (as if that's a great honor anymore). His most recent album is barely two months old and he's pretty much bff with Kanye.

How, may you ask, was Occidental able to get Lupe to even think about coming here? Our fabulous Thorne Hall seats only 835 and general tickets are selling for $10. Recently Lupe has played at Ohio State and Yale, big schools with big budgets. The answer to the question...Julian Mitchell is magic. Julian, a senior here at Oxy, has a knack with getting the best people to come play here. Last semester we had an awesome krump dance-off with Tommy the Clown and it was awesome.

Mega props to Julian, Black Student Alliance, KOXY, and everyone involved with getting Lupe to come to Oxy. It's going to be badass.


Anonymous said...

Who is Julian Mitchell, for those of us who don't know?


Jim H. said...

And where is this mythical University of Ohio? I've heard of The Ohio State University (Columbus) and Ohio University (Athens), but never The University of Ohio.

Karin said...


Nancy said...


so i'm not a student at oxy but i am a huge lupe fan. i was wondering if you could give some details about the where, when, and hows of his concert. i would appreciate it so much! thanks!!

Karin said...

Well, the concert is Wednesday at 9:30 at Occidental, but it's only open to students and alum. Students are allowed to buy a ticket for one guest. I think it is almost sold out and will definitely sell out by Wednesday. There were 4 levels of seating: All Access (including backstage passes) were $40. They are sold out. VIP was rows 2-6, they were $30. They're also sold out. Priority was rows 6-11 I think, they were $20. General are $10. They are the only ones left. So, that's the info...sorry it's not open to non-Oxy people. E-mail bsa@oxy.edu if you want any more info.