Thursday, August 12, 2010
Hawks Nest and SCOPE Productions are proud to present Hawkapalooza 2010, featuring hip-hop artist Big Boi, mash-up sensations Super Mash Bros., and coaches and players from Hawkeye athletic teams. Hawkapalooza will begin at 6 PM on Thursday, September 2nd in Hubbard Park. This annual kickoff for Hawkeye athletics is free and open to the public.
Jon Miller, the founder of the popular Hawkeye athletic site, Hawkeyenation.com, will host the Hawkapalooza Pep Rally. Miller is also a voice in sports radio around Iowa, hosting the “Miller and Deace in the Morning” show which airs Monday through Friday on KXNO 1460-AM in Des Moines, as well as co-hosting “Soundoff” with Jim Zabel on WHO 1040-AM following all Iowa football games. Miller will be a co-host of a new television show called “The Pulse,” the first all-opinion sports show for the Big Ten Network.
Antwan Andre Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is a rap artist most
synonymous with his work in the hip-hop project OutKast. Big Boi grew up in
Georgia where he crafted his own unique voice with verses about politics and current social discrepancies. Big Boi’s latest release, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty, is already topping charts with singles like “Shutterbug”, “Follow Us”, and “General Patton.” After an acclaimed Pitckfork Festival performance, Hawks Nest and SCOPE Productions are excited to bring Big Boi to Iowa City.
The Super Mash Bros., a self proclaimed “hot cousin of Girl Talk,” are a sample based mashup duo consisting of Nicolas Fenmore and Ethan Dawes. Sampling music from all genres and generations, the Super Mash Bros. will definitely energize the crowd for Hawkapalooza 2010.
Attendees will have the chance to win great prizes through a $1 raffle with all proceeds going to the University of Iowa Dance Marathon. Only UI students with a valid student ID are eligible to receive giveaways and raffle prizes.
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