FERRUM,Va. -

Hip-Hop is making its way to Ferrum College. Rapper Juicy J is set to perform this Friday.

Some fans know him as a member of the rap group Three 6 Mafia and others an Academy Award winner.

“I think we're very excited to have such an artist to come here for the students especially for such a small school like ourselves,” said Leadership and Engagement Assistant Director Justin Muse.

The performance is a part of the college's annual big concert for students.

“It's all about the students. They take pride in this. It's a point of pride in our students, to bring in a group that they can identify with,” said Leadership and Engagement Director David Newcombe.

Each year the school switches performance genres, which included comedy, country and rock.

“Everyone is really excited, tickets sold out, we're almost sold out of tickets. On the first day there were more than fifty people in the line and hour before the tickets even started going on sale,” said SGA President Melanie Rooks.

This isn't the first time a rapper is visiting the campus. The school had visits for Wale and Lupe Fiasco.

“I think it says about us as an institution to be able to bring in somebody like that. I think it created a bigger buzz for our students and the underground tone,” said Muse.

Tickets are $20.