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Alumnus devotes himself to music career

Alumnus devotes himself to music career

By Quentin Wilson | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — It can be a struggle to find yourself as an artist while attending college, but one Huskie graduate was able to successfully handle the pressures of both.In December, Stevon Odueze graduated from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in occupational...

Posthumous album details rapper Lil Peep’s inner demons

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | November 27, 2019

The work of many deceased writers and artists has been discovered and appreciated long after their passing. Typically, their struggles with substance abuse and mental illness contribute to their posthumous releases.The unforgettable afterlife of rapper...

NIU Media Studies Senior Marrio Shaw has spent the better part of a decade becoming a rapper and making music.

Marrio Shaw on creating music not only for others, but for himself too

By Jamie O'Toole l Contributor | November 25, 2019

DeKALB – Senior Marrio Shaw studies communications with an emphasis in media studies and is in pursuit of making films, but behind the camera, he writes lyrics from his soul so he and his listeners can feel heard and understood. Growing up in DeKalb,...

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That time I…was a videographer for a high school rapper

By Anthony Parlogean | November 6, 2019

I thoroughly enjoy hip hop music and the culture that follows this genre. Unfortunately, I have not been endowed with the necessary rhythmic abilities and mic skills needed to succeed in the rap game. I understood this in high school, and compensated...

Polo G performs  9 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. 

Rappers kick off Homecoming with energetic show

By Quentin Wilson | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Rapper Polo G kicked off Homecoming Week with a heartfelt performance 9 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. The event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board.Chicago rapper Queen Key and NIU students...