Kendrick Lamar, Big Boi to perform at W&M

  • 'I am W&M' concert
    'I am W&M' concert
    Kendrick Lamar (left) and Big Boi (right) will perform at William & Mary on April 25.

Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Big Boi will perform at William & Mary on April 25 as part of the university’s annual “I am W&M” celebration.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Kaplan Arena at William & Mary Hall. Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for the public. The prices will increase $5 the day of the concert.

Tickets will went March 15 through the William & Mary Ticket Office and online at TicketReturn.com.

Lamar, who recently performed on Saturday Night Live and the Late Show with David Letterman, is known for songs including “Swimming Pools” and “Poetic Justice.” His first major label studio album, “good kid, m.A.A.d. city,” was released in October 2012.

Big Boi is part of the hi-hop duo Outkast, which has released six studio albums. In 2010, he released his first solo album, “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.” In December 2012, he released his second solo album, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.”

The concert is being sponsored by the Student Assembly and Alma Mater Productions, the university’s student programming board.

“I am W&M” week, now in its fourth year, focuses on celebrating the diversity of the university’s population. The concert is the culminating event of the “I am W&M” week and comes the night before the last day of classes for the spring semester. The event replaces AMP’s annual spring show.

Earlier this semester, Gavin DeGraw and Good Old War performed the 2013 Charter Day concert in the same venue.