October 11, 2018 | 8:00pm | Memorial Gymnasium
The Vanderbilt Programming Board Music Group is back at it again and is ready to kick off the homecoming weekend with the 17th annual Commodore Quake which will feature hip-hop artist T-PAIN and rapper LIL BABY on Thursday, October 11th. This show will be one of the hottest shows in Nashville.
“After the success, we had with Migos headlining this past year’s Commodore Quake, we knew that sticking with that genre would appeal to our students and the Nashville community” said Music Group chair Alec White.” This show will bring a party atmosphere to memorial gym and will provide an amazing memory for all attendees.
With 60 hit songs under his belt and two Grammy trophies on his mantle, T-Pain has cemented himself as one of the most influential artists of all time. But even he needed a bit of time to himself to reload. After an eight year run of #1 hits, albums, tours and a plethora of cameo appearances, T-Pain found himself living a life full of exactly what his name implies.
Upon releasing his 2011 album rEVOLVEr, the “Rappa Ternt Sanga” took an abrupt, but well-deserved, break from the spotlight. But it wasn’t to enjoy his spoils. His non-stop lifestyle was beginning to take a toll on his personal life and it was beginning to affect his creative “I was becoming somebody that I didn’t like,” he says. “I was living an unhappy lifestyle and it started affecting my family. I was hurting and scaring a lot of people.” At the height of his career that included a popular smartphone app and a Super Bowl commercial, T-Pain decided to take a two-year hiatus from releasing music. Where that would be a death knell for other artists, it wound up being a second birth for T-Pain. In the fall of 2013 a rejuvenated T-Pain returned with one of his biggest hits to date, the DJ Mustard-produced single “Up Down (We Do This All Day)” featuring B.o.B. After returning to his familiar spot in the top ten of the charts for 28 straight weeks and counting, he’s continuing the comeback in 2014 going with the club smash “Drankin Patna.”
With many artists in the marketplace building successful careers borrowing from a sound that T-Pain helped create, it’s only right that he returns to claim his throne. T-Pain currently released his latest album, Oblivion, in November 2017. T-Pain surprised fans with a new project called Everything Must Go (Vol. 1), which contains 13 unreleased tracks straight from the Tallahassee rapper’s home studio. The project contains features from rappers Ace Hood, Joey Badass, and Joe Budden, with T-Pain himself announcing it on social media alongside a new commercial starring Funny Mike.
Lil Baby is Atlanta’s rookie of the year” says The FADER. His career is taking off in ways unimaginable to many, but if you ask him, this is all God’s plan. Harder Than Ever marks the 23-year-old’s debut album on Quality Control Music, home to Migos and Lil Yachty. Lil Baby started rapping under the nourishment of Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas. In 2017 alone he released four mixtapes, had two smash records in “My Dawg” and “Freestyle” combining for over 300 million streams, and now he has raised the bar with Harder Than Ever; his musical tour de force boasting detailed story-telling, infectious melodies and exquisite production. Harder Than Ever debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and features his smash “Yes Indeed” feat. Drake which peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart.
Ticket sales are scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, August 24th and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (615) 343-3361. They are also available with no service charge at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt Campus. For More information on Commodore Quake, please visit http://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/vpb/themusicgroup or follow us @commodorequake.
The 17th Annual Commodore Quake is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Programming Board Music Group.
ABOUT VANDERBILT’S ARTS & CAMPUS EVENTS OFFICE
The Office of the Dean of Students at Vanderbilt University provides an extensive list of activities and organizations for students to gain the true college experience. The Office of Arts & Campus Events houses several organizations and programs designed to meet the needs of every college student. The mission of of Arts & Campus Events is to facilitate diverse programming for the Vanderbilt community that cultivates social engagement, artistic exploration and personal growth. The Music Group is a student run organization responsible for planning and producing Commodore Quake as well as the annual Rites of Spring Music Festival.
Vanderbilt Contact: Arts & Campus Events, Vanderbilt University – Dwayne V. Elliott – (615) 322-2471
Tickets are on sale August 24th at all Ticketmaster locations, online or by calling 1‐800‐745‐3000. Tickets can also be purchased with no service fees included only at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt campus. For general event information, call 615‐322‐2425.
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