Imagine flaking out on your 20-page college sociology class paper not because you’re out partying but because you get an email from hip-hop baron Jay-Z, offering you a shot at taking your music — which you’ve recorded in your dorm room — to the big leagues. That’s the way it went down for recently graduated Duke University frat boy Mike Posner, whose Top 10 hit “Cooler Than Me” has been all over the radio this summer. The 22-year-old visits Tempe in support of his debut album, last month’s “31 Minutes to Takeoff.”
>> Mike Posner performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $33. (480) 829-0607 or www.luckymanonline.com.