Hip-hop group Atmosphere is slated to perform on campus on April 24. | Photo courtesy of Derrick Austinson/Creative Commons

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Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is bringing “sunshine” to your day with its latest announcement: Hip-hop duo Atmosphere is slated to perform at Cal Poly on April 24.

“We’ve been looking into bringing Atmosphere to campus for a while,” ASI Events musical entertainment assistant and business administration senior Gage McGinnis said.

Atmosphere is comprised of rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/producer Ant (Anthony Davis). The duo is most known for hits such as “Sunshine” and “Yesterday.” The show comes in support of the group’s seventh album, Southsiders, which is expected to drop May 6.

The announcement of Atmosphere’s on-campus concert comes after February’s speculation that ASI would bring a hip-hop act to campus.

A Mustang News poll was one of the factors influencing ASI’s decision to bring Atmosphere to campus, McGinnis said, backing up what ASI already thought about Atmosphere’s on-campus following.

At the time of publication, Atmosphere tied hip-hop artist Chance The Rapper for first (with 547 votes each) in the Mustang News poll asking students who they would like to see perform on campus, based on an unconfirmed list of performers ASI was considering.

ASI brought electronic DJs XXYYXX and Steve Aoki, hip-hop duo Blue Scholars and country duo Love and Theft to campus this past year alone. In adding Atmosphere to this list, McGinnis said ASI is keeping with the variety of genres while trying to make students happy. McGinnis added that ASI has seen good responses from students in bringing a hip-hop act.

“There are a lot of students that are really into Atmosphere,” McGinnis said.

McGinnis said they have heard Atmosphere puts on a “fabulous live show,” has “tons of high energy” and is interactive with students.

“I think students will be excited,” McGinnis said.

The concert is slated to begin at 11 a.m. in the main gym of the Recreation Center and is free to Cal Poly students with a Poly ID.

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