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The rapper will headline the annual pep rally Oct. 18.
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Juice WRLD live at Rebel in 2018. (Photo via Flickr by Mac Downey for The Come Up Show)

It’s Tip-Off season and St. John’s University Athletics has just announced that Chicago rapper Juice WRLD will headline the Red Storm Tip-Off Oct. 18, via a press release Thursday. “Juice WRLD, a star in the music world that transcends traditional genre, will highlight the St. John’s Basketball programs’ annual Red Storm Tip-Off event on Oct. 18 inside Carnesecca Arena,” the press release states.

The announcement comes shortly after the news that all Carnesecca men’s basketball games will be free for students, and season tickets to all seven Madison Square Garden games will be $70. Those who purchase season tickets won’t have to wait in line Oct. 18, when the ticket booth opens at 9 a.m. Tip-Off marks the unofficial start of the men’s and women’s basketball season, where students years past have packed the 5,602 seat arena for artists like Dave East and Desiigner. 

Juice WRLD, 20, was the Billboard Music Award’s Top New Artist in 2018 and his breakout hit, “Lucid Dreams,” is certified platinum. The rap-singer is fresh off a tour with Nicki Minaj and has already performed at Coachella. On Wednesday, FADER reported that he will be following his albums “Goodbye & Good Riddance” and “Death Race For Love” with a third LP due on Dec. 2. His music is sometimes described as “punk rap” or “Soundcloud rap,” like XXXTentacion or Lil Uzi Vert.

Previous Tip-Off events have seen thousands of free t-shirts, appearances from President Gempesaw, and stampedes of students. The performance is not currently listed on Juice WRLD’s site, juicewrld999.com.

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Morgan C. Mullings
Morgan C. Mullings, Editor-in-Chief
Morgan is a senior journalism major and has been with the Torch since her freshman year. She served as opinion editor for Spring 2018 and helped create the Human Resources Manager position (formerly known as Outreach Manager). She is also a member of Sinai's Radiant Liturgical Dance Ministry and has held internships with Her Campus and Metropolis Magazine. Her goals for this year include publishing quality stories, holding SJU's leaders accountable and educating the community on media literacy. You can reach Morgan at [email protected].
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    Best JuicerOct 22, 2019 at 8:53 am

    It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information.
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