Big Sean is OUT and Trey Songz is IN!

23 Oct

Myrlande “M.C” Charelus
mcharel@eagle.fgcu.edu
Big Sean is OUT and Trey Songz is IN!Trey Songz, the two-times Grammy Award nominees is set to perform at Eaglepalooza 2012                                                                                                     Fort Myers, FL– Some describe Trey Songz as the sexiest R&B singer, others say his music is so good that it puts them to sleep, and on the other hands, some say he is selling more sex than music. Since his debut album came out in 2005, I Gotta Make It,the 27-year-old knows how to keep his name on the charts. Tremaine Aldon Neverson, known as Trey Songz is a songwriter, rapper, actor and record producer. Songz is set to perform in Fort Myers, for the first time, at EaglePalooza. Songz will be co-headliners with Tyga, a hip hop artist.

 On Aug. 24, Programming Board (pb) announced that Big Sean and Tyga were going to be co-headliners for this year’s fall concert. Promotion was already on the radio and billboards were already posted on campus; until two weeks ago, when Big Sean cancelled six of his college tours for a better deal out of country.

“We usually survey students, asking them what would they like to see…. that is how we choose the artists but this year we did not really specifically interview any students about Big Sean. It was just about what genre students would want to see; so we just looked at who were available at the time” said Katie Rice, Pb’s 2012 president.Big Sean was set to be paid the amount of $80,000, included his crew. But instead cancelled all his US tour for better deal in Europe.
“We did not want to get the word out until we figured out who was going to replace him, but through contacts with pb’s agent, Trey Songz actually contacted us,” Rice said.
Songz’s schedule was to perform in Miami on Nov. 15, the day before Eaglepalooza, the next day was supposed to be his resting day. But when the opportunity came, he thought it might be a waste of money, choosing not to come to FGCU.
“I was not hype to go to Eaglepalooza, but when I found out my baby, Trey Songz, was performing, I had to get my ticket somehow” said Iliana Caris.
On Sep. 7, students were able to purchased floor seat tickets for $20. This was a one-day deal. Other tickets were available on Sep. 10 at Germain Arena. Ticket prices will go up as the event gets closer.
“I already got my ticket I bought it from someone else for $35. I was willing to spend $50 to get it” said Caris, who missed the one-day deal.
While Caris and others might be happy about the changes between the artists, others students are not satisfied about the decision.
“I was pretty upset when I found that Big Sean was not going to perform, because he is my favorite artist. I am not a fan of Trey Songz, but since Tyga who is an Ok artist is performing, I guess I will go” said Junior Destine.

Like Juan Cubillo, Student Government senator, some students are indifferent about the change of the artists. Cubillo believes that Songz would actually bring more students to the concert.

“Knowing a little more about the music industry, Trey Songz appeals more to the girls. And if the girls go, the guys are going to go, they might not like it, but they will go!” Said Cubillo. Songz is set to be paid $100, 000, including the lighting and sounds he travels with. Rice says Tickets are not refundable, because it is a co-headlines event, one of the artists (Tyga) is still performing, and Big Sean’s fans will not get their money back.
“Trey Songz has taken music to another level. His music is able to shift the most common sexual experience into a fantasy.” said Caris.
Eaglepalooza is set for Nov. 16 a 7:00pm at Germain Arena.
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One Response to “Big Sean is OUT and Trey Songz is IN!”

  1. Kayla October 24, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Have you heard Marcus Canty’s EP? He reminds me a lot of Trey Songz http://smarturl.it/ThisIsMarcusCanty

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