UPDATE: The Scream Nation show has been postponed until an undetermined date. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, and the lineup is subject to change. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Ahh, back-to-school season. For kids taking classes and teachers giving lectures, it's certainly a time of year destined to have you feeling "some type of way." That sentiment is no stranger to Rich Homie Quan, the Atlanta-born MC who made a name for himself with the radio smash "Type of Way" back in 2013 and who has been climbing the charts recently due to catchy, idiosyncratic singles like "Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)," off his latest mixtape, If You Ever Think I Will Stop Going in Ask Double R. Maybe that's why the organizers at Scream Nation have selected Quan to headline the Back 2 School Fest tour, a blowout bringing together established hitmakers and the best and brightest up-and-comers in hip-hop and R&B. The tour comes to the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Friday.
Quan may be headlining the bill, but he's far from the only talented act. Milwaukee-bred K Camp, best-known for his 2014 single "Cut Her Off" featuring 2 Chainz, will also be performing. Both had initially followed trajectories in sports, with Quan playing baseball and K shooting hoops, but they found their true callings in the studio. For Quan, it took a stint in jail to help him realize his full potential. A 15-month sentence "really sat me down and opened my eyes," the young artist explained in XXL magazine in 2013.
Joining Quan and K Camp on the Back 2 School stage are up-and-coming acts like Justine Skye, Jacquees, and Diggy. Scream Nation CEO Michael Mauldin said in a tour announcement that he's "always been a champion for the next generation of artists and the next generation of leaders." True to his word, the company has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to host competitions at cities the tour stops in, wherein high school marching bands will face off for a chance at being a Back 2 School opening act. It's a sign of appreciation of the youths that Scream Nation is dedicated to engaging, bringing young talent together with hitmakers in an effort to inspire the hip-hop talent of tomorrow.