Lil Yachty to play halftime at Atlanta Hawks game against Washington Wizards

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Lil Yachty will perform at halftime at the Jan. 27 Hawks game. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for TIDAL)

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC

Lil Yachty will take to the court at halftime during the Jan. 27 Atlanta Hawks game at Philips Arena.

The burgeoning hip-hop star, a product of Pebblebrook High School, was recently named to the Forbes 2017 class of “30 Under 30” and has released a pair of mixtapes, including “Summer Songs 2” in July.

He joins the list of Atlanta music stars who have played during Hawks games the past three seasons, including 2 Chainz, T.I., Jeezy, Ludacris and Gucci Mane.

“I grew up in Atlanta, so it’s very exciting to take the stage at Philips Arena, especially during a Hawks game,” Lil Yachty said in a statement. “The Hawks are really connecting with a younger fan base, so I think collaborating with the team for a halftime performance is a natural fit for both of us.”

The game against the Washington Wizards begins at 8 p.m. Lil Yachty’s performance will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast and streamed live on Fox Sports GO.

Tickets are available now at www.hawks.com.yachty, including an option with a $10 food and beverage credit.

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