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UW-Eau Claire to host pop-rapper Sammy Adams April 26

Acclaimed pop-rapper Sammy Adams will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Zorn Arena.  

Adams, from Boston, caused quite a stir in 2010 when his debut album topped the online hip-hop charts the week of its release. Samuel Adams Wisner was a senior at Trinity College in Hartford when he decided to inject some attitude into Asher Roth's hit "I Love College." With the results posted online under the name Sam Adams, his answer song, "I Hate College," made the rapper an Internet star in 2009.  

On the strength of his independently released album, "Boston's Boy," and mix tapes like "Party Records" and "Into the Wild," Adams built his reputation through touring colleges and clubs across the country. He signed with RCA Records in 2012. Since then, the singer, songwriter and producer has been in the studio with such collaborators as Pharrell Williams, Ryan Tedder, Mike Posner, Bei Maejor, Supa Dups, Afrojack, Matty Trump, Vinylz and others, working on his debut album.  

Tickets are available at the Service Center in Davies Center, online or by phone at 715-836-3727. Admission is $15 for UW-Eau Claire students and $25 for general public until the day of the show. Tickets purchased the day of the show are $20 for UW-Eau Claire students and $30 for the public.