The University of South Florida is going hip hop for homecoming, again, announcing Grammy-nominated rapper Wiz Khalifa as this year’s homecoming parade after-party headliner.
Khalifa will play a free, open-to-the-public concert Oct. 25 at Fowler Fields on the university’s Tampa campus, directly after the Superbull XVII parade, which starts at 7 p.m.
It will be the third straight year a rapper has headlined homecoming week. Ludacris and Chiddy Bang performed in 2012 and 2011, respectively. In 2010, rapper Pitbull was booked to perform but couldn’t because of a car wreck, which led to comedian-singer Bo Burnham performing instead.
Khalifa is best known for his hits “Black and Yellow,” “Young, Wild and Free” with Snoop Dogg and Bruno Mars, and “Payphone” with Maroon 5. His albums “Rolling Papers,” and “O.N.I.F.C” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap album categories in 2011 and 2012.
Other homecoming week events:
- Stampede Comedy Show with DeRay Davis (“Barbershop,” “Semi-Pro” and “21 Jumpstreet”), USF Sun Dome, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
- Homecoming Carnival with games and rides, Fowler Fields, Oct. 24 and 25, 4 p.m. to midnight.
- USF vs. Louisville football game, Raymond James Stadium, Oct. 26, time TBA.
A full schedule of events is available online at homecoming.usf.edu/events.htm.