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Radio Student Khristtian Locke's Music Featured in Japan Edition of Rolling Stone Magazine

Hailing from South Holland, Illinois, Columbia College Chicago Senior Khristtian Locke is making a name for himself as a musical artist not only in the United States, but also in Japan, where he was recently spotlighted in the Japanese edition of Rolling Stone Magazine.

Inspired by his late grandfather, Tuskegee Airman Randolph G. Robinson, Khristtian, aka DJ "K-10CK3," is a DJ, music producer, songwriter, and artist, who found that taking The Club DJ I, The Club DJ II, and The Beat Producer classes in the Radio Department gave him the necessary skill set and knowledge to get his music to a larger platform.

Combining his love of Hip Hop, Juke, Ghettotech, and House music, Khristtian has already collaborated with top producers in the Midwest including G.E.T.O. DJz Inc, Martin $ky, $ky Cortez, Terra 5, Doc Da Mindbenda, and Uptown Celebrities, to name a few. According to Khristtian his circuitous route to the Japan market came about due to a strong industry connection. "DJ "Traxman," aka "Corky Strong" of G.E.T.O. DJz Inc, was playing a set in Japan on tour for the "Mind of Traxman" album. Bootytune Records in Japan asked him about a few of my tracks and how they could get in touch. The next thing you know, I had a distribution deal in Japan!"

The 20 track full-length album was produced by Khristtian, along with DJ April of Bootytune Records. It is currently only available in Japan but can be shipped to the United States. A distribution deal for the United States is still in the works.

In terms of the future, Khristtian has a solid plan in place. "My goal is to collaborate with artists, and earn a living off of doing what I love. Music. Besides currently DJing Louder Than a Bomb events, I am focused on my tryout for the television show, America's Got Talent. Wish me luck."