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How about a shout out for Middlebrook?

From staff reports

Jus Rhyme, a rap artist better known locally as Austin native Jeb Middlebrook, was scheduled to perform today at an Austin High School assembly.

On Tuesday, Middlebrook is slated to perform from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Paramount Theatre, 125 Fourth Ave. N.E., in Austin. Donations will be accepted for local nonprofit groups.

Middlebrook, who recently appeared in a national cable TV contest, also plans to have a public CD release party from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Coffee House on Main in downtown Austin.

A 1998 graduate of Austin High School, Middlebrook appeared on VH1’s reality show "The (White) Rapper Show."

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He’s part of a Los Angeles-based rap group called AR15, which stands for Anti-Racist Fifteen. At the University of Southern California, he’s working on a doctoral degree in American Studies and Ethnicity with a focus on hip-hop studies.

One of 10 rappers living together in the South Bronx, N.Y., Middlebrook rapped his way to third place on the cable TV show, while squaring off against others in a variety of competitions. He was voted off on the Feb. 19 episode.

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