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Hughes with his Underground Music award.

From the streets to the studio

By Joseph Olmo | August 29, 2010

A young rap star is on the rise, but he cannot and does not want to forget his past. Chris "Young Bruus" Hughes, 25 of DeKalb, has been looking to make a name for himself in the rap industry and got his breakthrough onto the scene just this past month....

Joel Ream, Dan Pratt, Tim Ipsen, Ryan Nyther, Ron Jacoby, Keith Winford, and Collin Clauson make up Legend Haz It.

From students to legends

By Elizabeth Osiol and Joseph Olmo | August 24, 2010

Local hip hop is alive and well. Legend Haz It is a hip hop/jazz band that started about a year and a half ago with most of its members being apart of the NIU community. The band got their notoriety at last year's Huskie Bash, and won a contest to open...

2 day Middlewest Fest coming to DeKalb

By Troy Doetch | August 19, 2010

When it comes to music festivals, the closest thing locals have is Corn Fest, which may not satisfy the musical hunger of everyone. As if in response to the prayers of the hardcore and the punk rock set, Kickstand Productions has thrown together the first...