We Know Who the 2017 Homecoming Artist Is

The wait is over, Argos. The UWF Homecoming artist for 2017 is none other than rapper and songwriter Rich Homie Quan.

You know Quan from his most famous songs like Type of Way, Flex and Differences. In 2013 The New York Times called Quan part of the “rising generation of rappers,” who “delivers lines with melody and heart.”

Quan shares his process of songwriting in an interview with Genius and encouraged his followers to watch it in a tweet earlier this month.

Check out my interview on @Genius https://t.co/jI9M0w1uFd

— RICH HOMIE BABY! (@RichHomieQuan) September 20, 2017

 

Quan was chosen by the UWF Homecoming Committee, the Student Body President and the Campus Activity Board. After sharing a list of top ten potential performers between each other, everyone submitted their top three contenders and deliberated until a winner was chosen.

Photography by CZR-E for The Come Up Show.

Ultimately, the committee settled on Quan for his performance abilities coupled with his affordability.

“We wanted to pick someone who could give a really good show,” said Yasmin Hernandez, Executive Director of Homecoming. “What made Wacka Flocka so great last year was that he gave [students] a really good show. I wanted to choose someone who was going to perform at that level.”

The budget for the Homecoming artist this year was $30-35,000 for only the artist. Other fees that go into the production like the DJ, set up, and additional perks also add to the price tag for Colchis.

And if the excitement of Rich Home Quan wasn’t enough, Osocity will be the DJ for this year’s concert, returning after being the DJ last homecoming.

The official date for Colchis is Oct. 12, 8-10 p.m. with doors opening at the Field House at 7 p.m. Unlike last year, students won’t need to camp out hours ahead of time to listen to the artist. Tickets will be sold in the Commons for $5 apiece Tuesday and Wednesday of Homecoming week. When arriving at the Field House the night of, only those with a valid Nautilus student ID will be allowed to attend the concert.

Stacie Simpson, an events director for Homecoming, explained that this is to keep the event exclusive to UWF students. She says last year, one of the problems was a high number of non-students making it into the field house.

For students planning to purchase a ticket and attend the concert, Stacie has good news, “Expect a great time because that’s what we’re here to do. Expect to see a great show and hear a great artist.”

Thumbnail courtesy of UWF Smug Mug.