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Rick Ross tops UB Springfest

Rapper Rick Ross or Ro$$, as he is sometimes known -- will headline the University at Buffalo Springfest 2012, starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Baird Point, UB North Campus.

The Miami-based Ross is currently touring behind his latest effort, "God Forgives, I Don't," which has already yielded such singles as "You the Boss" and "Stay Schemin'."

Joining Ross on the Springfest bill will be up-and-coming hip-hop artist Tyga (cousin of Gym Class Heroes frontman extraordinaire Travie McCoy), as well as pop/rap strutter Fabolous.

Although in recent years, Springfest lineups have increasingly reflected musical diversity in their lineups, this year's roster represents a full commitment to hip-hop, based on student votes tallied through UB's Student Association.

The event is free to UB undergrads, as well as other college students with valid ID. General admission tickets are $35 (Ticketmaster). Gates for the show will open at 5:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved into Alumni Arena.

-- Jeff Miers