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Student organizations to host free rap concert on Thursday

Rappers Clipse and Consequence to perform

Backdrop Magazine, University Programs Council, ImPRessions and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board will host the inaugural MAYDAY spring concert at McCracken Field on Thursday.

Organizations from the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) will open the day's festivities at 5 p.m. with a yard show. The concert featuring rap duo Clipse and rapper Consequence will begin at 5:45 p.m. A performance from traditional Pacific Islander dancers and flamethrowers in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander month will follow the concert.

MAYDAY, which is free and open to the public, was created to celebrate different cultures and forms of entertainment.

The event will coincide with the release of Backdrop Magazine's spring issue, which will be distributed on Thursday. The magazine represents the iconic flavor of college life, with Ohio University as its backdrop. The magazine covers current issues, style, culture and the experience of college life.

For more information, call Ashley Showen at 304-389-4873 or e-mail amshowen@gmail.com.