During his rise as one of hip hop’s leading producers in the late 1990s and early 2000s, J Dilla became known for his colorful and vibrant beats created for rappers such as Common and A Tribe Called Quest. His beats sound effortless, combining hip hop and soul to create some of the best tracks in the history of rap.
As a sexually active man who has sex with other men, marketing senior Justin Owens — like many in the LGBT community raised in the aftermath of the thousands of horrific deaths at the hands of the 1980s AIDS epidemic — made the decision to start taking antiretroviral medications as another safe-sex practice.
More than a thousand students line the streets of West Campus, with art vendors, vintage shops and live music, surrounding them in every direction. It’s a scaled-down version of Austin City Limits Music Festival, right in UT’s backyard.