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U p n e x t n u b ia l f u s io n w ith so m eth in g

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Unformatted text preview: U p n e x t: N u b ia l F u s io n , w ith so m eth in g d ifferen t fo r y o u r ear hales to enjoy." T im e is fly in g b y fa ste r th a n 118 beats per m inute for E verett t h i s s e m e s t e r . H e 's s t u d e n t cezch in g at a lo cal h ig h sch o o l, ta k in g D J jo b s a fe w n ig h ts a w e e k , w o rk in g fo r th e a th le tic d ep artm en t as p arc o f h is sch o l- a rsh ip a n d c o n tin u in g to d o h is ra d io sh o w s. T h e n , c o m e M a y , he'll be out of here for good. T h a t m e a n s th a t E v e re tt w ill m iss out on the new Sigm a house, T h e u n iv e rsity 's g ro u p -h o u sin g d ire c to r sa id th e S ig m a s c o u id have a house <om e fall - and since a h o u se is ju st sta n d in g e m p ry , they can get in it now to show to prospe.-tive m em bers and to hold m cerings. T hat's so cool, M attin m a y ju s t t r y t o g e t t o g e t h e r another line this sem ester. E v e re tt a n d I w a lk to a sh o rt row of bars and bar-food restau- rants the students mockingly call the Strip. Over sweet tea - a sug- ary Southern version of iced tea - I ask him about his fucure, what happens next He may find a;ob reaching and coaching, he says, or m a y b e n o t. `If th e D J"m g th in g o rott CAN Ge-r TxA-r out to me? OK cool!' ' does well, I may stick around and do that for a year," Evtt<a is on the phone with Drew at Nervous he says. R ew rds,ttyingtogetam pyofanew dancrhall I'm startrng to feal like I could stick around for single by M ad Lion. It's M onday afternoon at another year and still w ait for the reticent Everett to WNUA, the student radio station at the University of open up. Fina11-y, I srzrt prodding and poking. Did he Alabama Everett is busy collecting fresh grooves for ever wxstle with the decision tojoin a black fraternity? his Tuesday night show of soul and funk, The Good "No." G ^ e, as w ell as h is T h u rsd ay n ig h t rap sh o w . D id he ever regtet join'utg? try nerd. Then there's Everett. M ike Jones recalls Very busy. Everett blazes through a batch of pro- °No.° m e e tin g E v e re a fo r th e first tim e a t a sm o k e r; th e m ntional flyers, saving a few for the nam es and phone T hen E verett says: 'A ny tim e I reflect on it, I m ean p ro sp ectiv e p led g e w as w earin g a P u b lic E n em y T - num bers or'prom otional people at the labels. T hen he deeply, I'm even m ore glad I did it I've been proud to shirt with the lu:e IT TAxes A NnnoN OF MILLIONS TO ru n s u p stairs to g et th e d ay 's m ail an d retu rn s w ith ab e a S ig m a. I feel lik e m y life is v ery en h an ced b y th at H otD U S sA a<, Ivlike says fiberglass Q au full of letters, vinyl and C D s. H e paw s relationship. T he only problem is, I take it for granted It's rarely the black fraternity m em bers them selves th ro u g h th e lo o t w ith a fe llo w D J n a m e d M a rk W il- to o o fte n -ju su lik e a fa m ily ....
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