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Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
September 18, 2003

DMX, Lil Kim & Nas 

Concert poster with photos of DMX, Lil Kim and Nas advertising the September 18 show at the WVU Coliseum

 Thursday, September 18, 2003 • 8:30pm

DMX rose to the top of hardcore rap following the deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. His first three albums debuted at number one and sold well over ten million records in just a year and a half.

Lil' Kim entered the hardcore rap scene with her 1996 debut album Hard Core and increased her star power with "Lady Marmalade," her collaboration with Christina Aguilera, P!nk and Mya. 

Nas is a rap legend whose 1994 release "Illmatic" was one hip-hop's defining moments. 
To discourage fans from camping overnight to get the best seats, first-day ticket sales at the Mountainlair Box Office were done through Random Number Distribution. Here's how it worked:
  1. Each ticket buyer was issued a number.
  2. At approximately 11 :45 (tickets went on sale at noon) a ticket buyer was asked to draw a random number. Ticket buyers were then lined up accordingly. If 0050 was the number drawn, then the ticket buyer holding that number became the first one in line, 0051 became the second, etc. The ticket buyer holding 0049 was moved to the last place in line.
  3. All customers who arrived after the number was drawn were directed to the back of the line.