Grammy award-winning recording artist T-Pain, who has teamed up with other top musical acts including Kanye West and Lil Wayne, will help kick off the spring semester at Hobart and William Smith with a performance at Bristol Field House.
The concert will take place on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for HWS students and $15 for guests.
Known for popularizing the Auto-Tune pitch and his recognizable work in hip-hop and R&B as a rapper, singer/songwriter and record producer, T-Pain has had numerous hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Some of his most popular songs and collaborations include “I’m Sprung,” “I’m N Luv,” “Buy U a Drank,” “Bartender” and “Kiss Kiss.” His most successful feature is in Flo Rida’s debut single, “Low,” which is RIAA certified 7X Multi-Platinum.
T-Pain has four studio albums with a fifth, “Stoicville: The Phoenix,” set for release in 2016. His musical work has won or been nominated in the Grammys, BET Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and the Vibe Awards.
Opening the welcome-back concert is hip-hop artist Austin Stenglein who has been writing and recording his own music since he was 10 years old. The Ballston Spa, N.Y.-native has shared the stage and opened for many prominent acts including Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill. Stenglein’s first album, “No Rhyme, No Reason,” helped to propel his fan base. His notable projects include a collaboration with Lil Chuckee, a member of Lil Wayne’s Young Money record company, where he also helped produce the song, “Champion.”
“I think everyone that goes will have a great time,” says Ameena Makhdoomi ’17, vice president of HWS Electronic Dance Music Collective and director of marketing and ticketing for the Concert Allocation Committee. “This is the music we all grew up listening to! We also have a great opener, Austin Stenglein, who is a really good hip-hop artist who has been making waves for three years opening for other notable musicians. I am sure they will get the crowd pumping from their music and everyone will have a blast.”
The spring concert is sponsored by the Concert Advisory Committee, HWS Electronic Dance Music Collective and the Campus Activities Board.