“King of the South” to perform at FSU


Florida State University will kick off its homecoming festivities with T.I. headlining the annual Warchant Homecoming Concert at Doak Campbell Stadium on Sunday.

The Atlanta-based rapper is also a well known producer, actor and first-time author. T.I., the founder of Grand Hustle Records, has released seven studio albums.

Christi Pittman, a sophomore at FSU from Atlanta, said she is excited for the concert.

“I feel like I have a piece of home coming to visit me while I’m in school,” Pittman said.

She said she is “proud of what the event stands for” in Tallahassee’s student community and that it’s a way to be charitable and have fun at the same time.

The Warchant concert is an opportunity for students and the public to give back to the community. Although the concert is free for everyone, attendees are asked to donate two canned goods.

The food will be donated to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend, an organization that donates about 4.5 million meals every year to those in need.

Last year, Florida State donated nearly 14,000 cans with the help of students and the general public.

Darius Beckham, a graduate student, said the concert is a way for everyone to have a good time and think about those in need.

“You can’t beat it,” Beckham said. “Helping someone else out is a rewarding experience, literally.”

De’Anna Johnson, a Florida A&M student, has attended the annual event since she has been in Tallahassee. She encourages more of the FAMU community to get involved and enjoy themselves.

“I’m looking forward to going again this year,” Johnson said. “I think more FAMU students should go, donate and have a good time.”

FSU students with a valid ID can enter at gate K at 5:30 p.m. The general public will be admitted at the same gate after 6 p.m.

Florida State’s homecoming theme is “It’s a Seminole Thing.” The full list of events can be found at homecoming.fsu.edu.