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Tyga's beginning in the music industry goes all the way back to growing up in Compton, CA. After recording a mixtape and promoting it around the city, Tyga ran into his cousin, Gym Class Heroes member Travis McCoy, in a sneaker shop. After listening to Tyga's mixtape, Travis signed Tyga to his Bad Squad label and then invited him along when the punk-pop group Fall Out Boy came calling. Travis and Tyga would appear on the remix to Fall Out Boy's "Arms Race," which also featured Kanye West, Paul Wall, Skinhead Rob, Lupe Fiasco, and Lil Wayne. When the remix became a hit, Tyga found himself performing the track on MTV's Video Music Awards in 2007.
He soon entered the studio to do some guest shots for his new friend Lil Wayne before shifting the focus to his solo career. His first single became the hooky "Coconut Juice." As the club track was climbing the charts in the spring of 2008, Tyga was hard at work on his debut album, No Introduction, which was officially released that June. He returned in 2012 with Careless World, an album that featured Game, Snoop Dogg, and Drake among its guests. Tyga's song "Dope" featuring Rick Ross is the first single off Tyga's third studio album, Hotel California, which is scheduled to release on April 9th, 2013.
Beats Antique, founded in San Francisco in 2007, gained a following in the musical world with its entrancing twist on live electronica and experimental world fusion music. Musicians David Satori and Tommy Cappel and world-renowned belly dancer Zoe Jakes together comprise Beats Antique and weave together musical artistry with the finesse of dance and performance art. Having performed at several big festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella, Beats Antique engages its audience not only with mesmerizing melodies but also with eye-catching costumes that range from top hats to animal masks and feather headdresses.
Mike Nash, also known by his stage name DJ Mike Nasty, is a Memphis native and member of Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Psi. This UT student has performed in venues around campus and across the Southern US. He has been known to make clubs shake, so get ready to turn up with DJ Mike Nasty!
UT student Glenda Jordan, better known as Calliope, brings an energetic performance to the stage with her LED hula-hoop and mesmerizing technique!
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