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Tuesday, August 16, 2022


Students froth over artists, coffee at event

Houston may not be your instant go-to city for an evening of poetry and hip-hop, but an on-campus event was able to highlight what Houston and even Dallas have to offer in the lyricist’s realm.

Barnes & Noble, the Nigerian Students Association and the Residence Hall Association sponsored “Lyrics and Lattes” on Wednesday evening inside the Oberholtzer Hall Ballroom.

The event featured two singers, two hip-hop acts and five poets who lit up the ballroom with passionate performances.

Tro’Juan Soule, a traveling Dallas poet, tweeted, “This U of H show was dope. Houston showed love.”

Other featured performers, such as SECOND, a Christian hip-hop group, and songstress Patrice State from Texas Southern University, graced the mic with their impeccable musical ability.

“Lyrics and Lattes” was a very tasteful affair that actually featured latte cups dressed in branded UH coffee sleeves.

A mix of hip-hop music from well-respected artists such as Jesse Boykins, Common and De La Soul was filtered through the ballroom’s sound system before and after performances.

Barnes & Noble products were disseminated throughout the night. The company sponsored the event as a way to promote the NOOK Study, its free eTextbook application.

Students who attended the event jumped at the opportunity to receive free iTunes gift cards and other products. It was truly a wonderful evening.

The event was free and open to the community.

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