It’s official. P.A.C.E Board has announced their 2012 Homecoming concert lineup. So here’s who’s coming to the Pace Gym in NYC on October 25.
You may know him from Kanye West’s single “Mercy” and Nicki Minaj’s “Beez in the Trap.” Or maybe even from his MTV VMA performance alongside Lil Wayne, who called him his “best friend” in a post-performance interview. Rapper 2 Chainz will be headlining this year’s concert!
Formerly one half of rap duo Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz went solo with his 2012 album Based on a “T.R.U. Story,” and his first single “No Lie” featuring Canadian rapper (and former Degrassi star) Drake debuted at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100. He took home the People’s Champ Award for “No Lie” and Rookie of the Year Award at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Also on the bill, rapper, singer-songwriter, and electropopper Dev. She’s worked with Demi Lovato and David Guetta, her music was sampled in Far East Movement’s popular “Like a G6,” she’s duetted with Enrique Iglesias for a single on her latest album, and she’s one of MTV’s artists to watch for 2012. So watch her!
British singer-songwriter and actress Rita Ora is huge in her home country. Her debut album “Ora” is number one and she was the first artist in 2012 to have three consecutive number one singles on the UK charts. She’s worked with will.i.am, Tinie Tempah, and Kanye, toured with Coldplay, and even made a cameo on Jay-Z’s “Young Forever,” which went over so well, he signed her to his Roc Nation label. And now, she’s showing the NYC Campus what’s “Hot Right Now.”
Hot 97’s DJ SPYNFO and DJ Enferno, who cut samples and assisted in remix productions for Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet tour, will be on the turntables.