Here at Minnesota State University, Mankato, we are very lucky to have access to events and shows that are either free or have a reduced price for MSU students. This spring, another exciting show is coming up, and students are encouraged to join in on the fun!
Sammy Adams, a popular hip-hop recording artist, is set to perform right here at MSU on April 18 in Bresnan Arena at the Taylor Center. You may have heard of Adams, when his debut album, Boston Boy, surprisingly topped the iTunes hip-hop chart within its first week of release back in 2010.
Adams is originally from Boston and was a student at Trinity College when he posted a YouTube video of himself rapping his own personal take on the hit song “I Love College” by Asher Roth. Adams’ parody rap, “I Hate College,” made him a popular Internet rapper in 2009. Since then, he has released an album and various singles. His new sophomore album, The Long Way, was just released last week and can be purchased on iTunes.
After the release of Boston Boy, Adams’ popularity grew and grew through tours at colleges and clubs, and in 2012 he signed a deal with RCA Records. He has since worked with artists such as Pharrell Williams, Mike Posner, and Afrojack. Adams has said that Pharrell “gave me the best advice about making an album. He [Pharrell] said, ‘Just be in the moment with your songs…’”
Tickets for the event can be purchased online now at mnsuevents.com, and all tickets are general admission, with elevated seats and ground room on the floor of Bresnan Arena. For the general public, faculty, and staff, tickets are $25. Tickets for students are available online for $15 and only one student ticket can be purchased per MavCard. Tickets are also available to buy in-person at the Student Activities front desk in the CSU, room 173.