070 Shake, redveil announced as A&O Ball performers


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Rapper 070 Shake will headline the A&O Ball on April 27.

Ella Jeffries, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Rapper 070 Shake will headline the A&O Ball concert, with the rapper redveil opening the event, A&O Productions announced Sunday. 

070 Shake is well-known for tracks such as “Escapism” with RAYE, “Glitter” and “Ghost Town” with Kanye West. Since signing with GOOD Music in 2016 at 19, 070 Shake has appeared on tracks with stars like Pusha T and DJ Khaled, bringing her sentimental vocals to powerful rap songs. 

In her most recent album “You Can’t Kill Me,” released in 2022, 070 Shake sings about emotional investment, co-dependency and withdrawal. The album serves to expose her innermost feelings and has been described as “ahead of its time” by Rolling Stone. 

“We’re so attached to this physical world, it makes us more susceptible to being hurt,” she said when describing her views that inspired her newest album in a press release by A&O.

redveil is a rapper-producer known for his soulful tracks reminiscent of the ’90s and early ’00s. He has self-released three albums and is scheduled to open for high-profile artists Denzel Curry and Freddie Gibbs later this year. 

redveil’s sound has been compared to J. Cole, Tyler the Creator and Dr. Dre for the way he combines live instruments and samples. 

“I create worlds filled with sunshine and water,” redveil said in the release. 

The concert will be held at Metro Chicago on April 27. Students can claim their free tickets through the Norris Box Office website and will have access to transportation to and from the event.

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