Sun God 2007

    Amid the annual flurry of false rumors, an official musical lineup for Sun God 2007 was announced May 2 by Associate Vice President of Programming Di Lam.

    Courtesy of Atlantic Records
    Atlanta hip-hopper T.I. (above) and alt-rockers Third Eye Blind will headline this year’s Sun God festival, which will be held on May 18.

    In contrast to the relatively lesser-known acts chosen to headline Sun God 2006 – onstage blunt-smoking hip-hop duo Cypress Hill and glam emo-rockers My Chemical Romance – this year’s performance schedule will be capped by chart-toppers T.I. and Third Eye Blind.

    Leading up to the night’s final sets will be appearances by nine-piece genre-jumpers Ozomatli, singer-songwriter Ben Kweller, local indie punkers Fifty on Their Heels and UCSD’s own battle-winners High Tide, among others. The day stage will host the mile-a-minute raps of Busdriver, soft kiddie pop of Self Against City and atmospheric fuzz of Meho Plaza.

    T.I. hails from Atlanta, better known to the hip-hop community as ATL. His career began with the only nonplatinum album in his repertoire, 2001’s I’m Serious. After switching labels, 2003 and 2004 held soaring success for his second and third full-lengths. But it wasn’t until the #1 Billboard debut of twice-platinum album King in March 2006 that T.I. became the household name he is today, riding both the charts and the streets with his slow-drawled hit “”What You Know,”” a sweaty, synth-buzzing roll down South.

    Third Eye Blind saw most of their mainstream success in the alt-rock radio heyday of the late 1990s, with their self-titled debut in 1997 and slightly less popular 1999 follow-up Blue. A 2003 comeback failed to draw attention, but the clean, sentimental rockers are currently testing new material during their live shows.

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