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Add Gucci Mane to the list of performers headlining the "State of Emergency 4" concert taking place tomorrow at St. Louis' Chaifetz Arena. Migos and Jeezy were revealed last week and there are at least four more surprise acts hitting the stage. You can see the extravaganza live on Revolt.tv.
"I have been working on this thing all year," the concert series' promoter and host Loose Cannon Slim told REVOLT this morning. "I actually didn't want to announce anyone but Jeezy, who is a St. Louis favorite. He did this show for me last year and he knows how important this is for the city and since he messes with the Lou so tough, I couldn't take that away from him. He was the first hip-hop artist to come out to Ferguson a few years ago when all the high profile unrest was happening."
"As far as the Migos, they are the hottest group in the country right now and besides that I just did around 25 shows with them so it was kind of common sense to have them perform at 'State of Emergency.' Gucci Mane called and said if i didn't reveal his name, he was going to let the city know himself because they've been waiting on the return of the Ice Cream Man."
"State of Emergency" takes place on March 14 a.k.a "314 Day."
"'314 Day' is a underground holiday in St. Louis where we celebrate our city and our culture, by showing love to everything ST Louis," Slim explained. "The reason why I chose to move State Of Emergency 4 to that day was to capitalize off of the momentum of the last 3 years to help it get national attention and create a annual event for St. Louis like Birthday Bash in Atlanta, Summer Jam in New York, Memorial Day in Miami. As you can see it worked. After this, nobody will be able to dial the 314 area code and not think about this day."