ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks and hip-hop artist 2Chainz have announced plans to enhance the rapper’s Dec. 30 appearance, revealing two new commemorative retail pieces and a Chainz mixtape specially created for the night. The first 5,000 guests to enter Philips Arena when the Hawks host the Detroit Pistons will receive a free copy of the exclusive music compilation.
“2Chainz always makes a splash when he performs at our games, and this season he wants to provide Hawks fans an experience they won’t soon forget as we close 2016 with a bang,” said Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. “The energy and atmosphere will make Philips Arena the only place to be in Atlanta on Friday night.”
To mark the occasion, Chainz and his “CEO Millionaires” clothing line collaborated with the Hawks to create a team-themed hooded sweatshirt, and also developed a t-shirt featuring mascot Harry the Hawk performing the popular “Hit Dem Folks” dance. Both of these items, as well as a Hawks jersey-inspired 2Chainz graphic t-shirt, will be available for purchase at Hawks Shop and are currently available via presale here.
Prior to tipoff on Friday, Chainz will continue his month-long campaign to give back to the community when the final round of his fourth annual “T.R.U. 2 Hoops Holiday Basketball Classic” takes place on the Philips Arena floor. The tournament is a two-on-two competition for boys ages 10-13, with no participation fee for students in the Clayton County school system. Preliminary action took place at Chainz’s alma mater, North Clayton High School.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. contest against the Pistons, and tickets for the game are available now. The Hawks are offering a “2Chainz 2-Pack” here, which includes two seats for the game and $10 in food and beverage per ticket starting at just $29.