NEWS BRIEF: B.E.T. announces GW Busta Rhymes concert

Although the Program Board has remained tight-lipped about this year’s Spring Fling concert, a Black Entertainment Television broadcast Wednesday announced a Busta Rhymes show at GW that day, April 27.

Program Board organizers said they are securing street permits for H Street because the event falls during the law school’s reading week, bumping it from the Quad.

PB Concerts Chair Josh Bhatti said GW is in the final stages of contracting a “hip-hop act with a wide appeal” but would not comment on who it is. He said GW officials will not allow PB to announce the act before a contract is finalized, which he expects by early next week.

Bhatti said PB had difficulty booking a rock act. The Roots played last year’s Spring Fling, rapper Redman came last fall and Cypress Hill played in fall 2000.

Some students said they look forward to the concert.
“I think Busta will be good for Spring Fling if he doesn’t rock his new (music) and he goes old school,” freshman Wes Davidson said.

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