Mohandas Dewese, better known by his stage name Kool Moe Dee, is an American hip hop MC prominent during the late 1970s through the early 1990s. Kool Moe Dee was a member of the rap group Treacherous Three, one of the first rappers to earn a Grammy Award and was the first rapper to perform at the Grammys. Born Mohandas Dewese in Harlem, Kool Moe Dee attended the State University of New York at Old Westbury, where he received a degree in communications in 1985. One of Kool Moe Dee's first feats was being part of the first major rap battle in history, he lyrically attacked Busy Bee after one of his performances. In 1985, the Treacherous Three disbanded. In 1986, he went solo. After meeting a young up and coming artist at Sugar Hill records by the name of Lavaba Mallison, who would become his manager, Kool Moe Dee left Sugar Hill records to join Lavaba Mallison, Robert "Gusto" Wells, Greg Marius and up and coming Producer Teddy Riley at the newly founded ROOFTOP records, he co-operated with the young producers Teddy Riley and Lavaba Mallison which contributed to the new jack swing movement that would gain popularity in the years to follow.
Kool Moe Dee released his second album, How Ya Like Me Now, his most successful album commercially, achieving platinum status. He went on to release his third album, Knowledge Is King in 1989, which went gold. In 1990, he performed on Quincy Jones' album Back on the Block along with fellow rappers Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane and Ice-T; the album gained considerable critical and financial success and winning the 1991 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 1991, the release of his album Funke, Funke Wisdom signaled Kool Moe Dee's decline. Moe Dee himself has stated, he induced his release from Jive Records in 1992. After a two-year lay off, he released his greatest hits album which regained some of his former success and acclaim. In 1994, his album Interlude was released and failed to gain Moe Dee much of his former success of the mid'1980s. In 1993, he re-united with his fellow ex members of the Treacherous Three to release the album Old School Flava on Ichiban, his last commercial release was the single "Love Love/What You Wanna Do", released on Spoiled Brat Entertainment Inc.
Moe Dee appeared in the MTV box office bomb Crossroads as a bartender. Kool Moe Dee conducted a long-running rivalry with fellow New York rapper LL Cool J. Along with other rappers such as MC Shan, Kool Moe Dee claimed, he felt that LL was disrespecting rap pioneers such as Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz by proclaiming that he was "rap's new grandmaster" without paying due respect to those who came before him. He challenged LL on his platinum selling album How Ya Like Me Now on the single of the same name, he took a shot at LL by appearing on the album cover with a jeep in the background with the wheel crushing one of LL's trademark red Kangol hats. The feud persisted, with both MCs proclaiming themselves the victor. In 2017 he launched as executive producer and host of Behind The Rhyme, a digital talk show series featuring an interview with a hip-hop legend or current star; the premiere episode was released in June 2017 featuring hip-hop legend and front man of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage Chuck D.
The show is executive produced by industry veterans Ann Carli and Devin DeHaven, who directs the series. Kool Moe Dee How Ya Like Me Now Knowledge Is King The Greatest Hits Funke, Funke Wisdom Interlude Brand New Heat Notis Are You Beautiful feat. Steve Arrington Body Em feat. Earth, Wind & Fire ^ I Despite its title, The Greatest Hits is a studio album rather than a compilation album, is not to be confused with Kool Moe Dee's 1993 compilation album Greatest Hits. Grammy Awards The Isley Brothers "Come Together" on the album Spend the Night Quincy Jones w/ Melle Mel & Big Daddy Kane & Ice-T "Back On the Block" from the album Back on the Block Quincy Jones w/ Ice T, Big Daddy Kane "Jazz Corner of the World" from the album Back on the Block Stop the Violence Movement "Self Destruction" HEAL w/ various artists Civilization Vs. Technology Zebrahead "Good Time" from the album Zebrahead Soundtrack CB4 w/ Daddy-O & Hi-C "Rapper's Delight" CB4 Soundtrack Regina Belle "Tango In Paris" from the album Passion Babydol "I Want You Back" Animaniacs Hip-Opera Christmas The Spinners "I'll Be Around" from the album At Their Best "I Go To Work" from the album Bad Boy Bill's Vocal Mix" Will Smith w/ Dru Hill "Wild Wild West" from the album Willenium Pablo "Next Level" Nas w/ various artists "Where Are They Now" Ice-T "Darc Fight Club" EP features "Revolution" 2009 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Downtown" with Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz - 2015 Behind The Rhyme TV Kool Moe Dee on IMDb Entry at Discogs Lyrics transcriptions from OHHLA.com "Kool Moe Dee Leads Industry Therapy", NYU Stern video
The Enforcement Act of 1871, sometimes called the Civil Rights Act of 1871 or the Second Ku Klux Klan Act, was a United States federal law. The act was the second of three Enforcement Acts passed by the United States Congress from 1870 to 1871 during the Reconstruction Era to combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans from groups like the Ku Klux Klan. Republican Representative John C. Churchill from New York introduced his bill H. R. 2634 in the 41st United States Congress. The bill was passed by Congress in February 1871 and signed into law by United States President Ulysses S. Grant on February 28, 1871
"Really Don't Like U" is a song by Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo featuring Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It was released on 6 September 2019, as the fourth single from Lo's fourth studio album Sunshine Kitty; the song was written by Caroline Ailin and its producer Ian Kirkpatrick. "Really Don't Like U" is an electropop song with influences of both ambient pop and synth-pop music, with its lyrics discussing feelings of betrayal and dislike towards the new lover of an ex. "Really Don't Like U" was written by Lo, Caroline Ailin and its producer Ian Kirkpatrick. Lo explained how the song came to fruition, stating that she met Minogue in Hong Kong at an AmfAR event and expressed interest to collaborate on a track. Lo pitched the song to Minogue, who decided to feature. "Really Don't Like U" was announced in August 2019, as part of the track list of her fourth upcoming album, Sunshine Kitty. In a press release for the single, Minogue commented that their collaboration "seemingly came out of nowhere" but was the "perfect moment".
Lo stated: The song runs for three minutes and 45 seconds. Music critics have described "Really Don't Like U" as an electropop, ambient pop, synth-pop song; the "slinky" production is based on a skittering, minimal electronic beat, while the duo sing together on the chorus: "I know I’ve got no right to / I know I’ve got no right to / Really, I just don’t like you". Lyrically, the song discusses the feelings of seeing an ex with another girl at a party. "Really Don't Like U" was released as the fourth single from Lo's upcoming fourth studio album, Sunshine Kitty, by Republic Records on 6 September 2019. The cover art depicts a hand holding glittered handcuffs on a pink silk background, features a love heart shape containing the singers' logos and various icons; the song has received critical acclaim from music critics. Mike Wass of Idolator said that "Really Don't Like U" is a "shimmery electro-pop bop", praising the song for discussing "a relatable theme". Emily Zemler of Rolling Stone described the song as an "ambient pop number".
She commented that "the pair's airy vocals meld together over the chorus". An editor from Out called the collaboration "pop excellence", stating that the song "deconstructs girl-on-girl hate while still acknowledging that just because we know a behavior is wrong doesn’t mean we can stop doing it." Shaad D'Souza of The Fader called the song "a sly, chaotic track from the Swedish pop musician". The lyric video for "Really Don't Like U" was uploaded to Lo's official YouTube channel on 13 September; the video was filmed in London and Prague, begins with "both women anxiously staying in their apartments to avoid confrontation". Scenes of Lo walking down various streets and Minogue singing the song into a microphone at a bar are featured, with "karaoke booth-style lyric captions" displayed on screen throughout. Credits adapted from Tidal. Tove Lo – vocals, lyrics Kylie Minogue – vocals Caroline Ailin – composition, lyrics Ian Kirkpatrick – production, lyrics, programming John Hanes – mixing Serban Ghenea – mixing Chris Gehringer – mastering Official lyric video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Michael Anthony Williams is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Syracuse, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, he has played for the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs. Williams attended Riverside Institute of Technology; as a senior, he had 970 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on offense and 35 tackles and two interceptions on defense. As a true freshman at Syracuse in 2006, Williams made 24 receptions for a team-leading 461 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games; as a sophomore in 2007 Williams was an all-Big East second team selection. He finished the season tying a school record with 60 receptions for 837 yards and ten touchdowns in 12 games. In June 2008 Williams was suspended for the 2008 season for academic reasons. On November 3, 2009, Williams quit the team due to a possible suspension following a violation of team rules after he was involved in a car accident with teammates, Antwon Bailey, Andrew Tiller and Torrey Ball.
In 2009 before he quit the team he had impressive numbers including 49 receptions for 746 yards and six touchdowns in only 7 games. Williams was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round in the 2010 NFL Draft, he was signed to a four-year contract on June 4, 2010. On September 12, 2010, he made his NFL debut against the Cleveland Browns, making 5 receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown. In his first pro season, Williams became the first Buccaneer rookie to score a touchdown in back-to-back games since Carnell Williams in 2005. On October 31, 2010, Williams recorded first career 100-yard receiving game at Arizona, finishing with 105 yards on four receptions and a touchdown. Williams had 65 receptions for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns, his 11 touchdowns marked a new Buccaneers franchise record for most receiving touchdowns in a single season. After his great rookie season, Williams finished second in voting for AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, was a finalist for the NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Year.
He was named to The Sporting News NFL All- Rookie Team and PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team and led all rookie receivers in the NFL in yardage and touchdowns in 2010. In 2011, Williams took a step back as his receiving touchdowns went down, he was still an effective starter. He finished the 2012 season with a career-high in receiving yards with 996. On July 24, 2013 it was reported that Williams had agreed to a new six-year, $40.25 million contract with the Buccaneers that would have kept him in Tampa Bay through the 2018 season. On October 28, the Bucs announced that they had placed Williams on injured reserve, ending his season and leaving the Buccaneers without one of their starting wideouts the rest of the way. Williams battled a hamstring injury for several weeks and finished the season with 22 catches for 216 yards and two touchdowns. On April 4, 2014, Williams was traded to the Buffalo Bills, his hometown team, for a 6th-round draft pick, just one season after signing a contract extension with the Buccaneers.
On October 13, 2014, it was reported. Williams was placed on the waived/injured list on December 8, 2014, he went unclaimed during the waiver process, was placed on the Bills injured reserve list the next day. On December 22, 2014, Williams was released by the Bills. On September 8, 2015, it was announced that Williams would be suspended for the first six weeks of the 2015 season, he spent the entire 2015 season as a free agent. On April 25, 2016, Williams signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. On August 25, 2016, Williams was released by the Chiefs. Buffalo Bills bio Tampa Bay Buccaneers bio Syracuse Orange bio
Errol Reginald Thorold Holmes, was a cricketer who played for Oxford University and England. A dashing right-handed batsman, Holmes believed that cricket was to be enjoyed and was an important figure in restoring the reputation of English cricket after the Bodyline controversy of the early 1930s, he succeeded the Bodyline captain Douglas Jardine as captain of Surrey in 1934 and resolutely refused to use short-pitched bowling in county matches. He captained the "goodwill" Marylebone Cricket Club non-Test tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1935–36. Holmes attended Park View School in South Godstone, St Andrew's School, before going to Malvern College in Worcestershire in 1919, where he was coached at cricket by Charles Toppin. In a school match in 1922 he took 10 for 36 in an innings, he captained the First XI in 1923 and 1924. He first played for Surrey in 1924 before going up to Oxford. Holmes came to prominence as a hard-hitting batsman for Oxford University from 1925 to 1927 playing a few matches for Surrey and for the Gentlemen against the Players.
He bowled fast-medium, though it was reported that his run-up tended to be rather more fearsome than the bowling that resulted from it. He gained blues in cricket in his first year. At a time when, he said, it was "desirable but by no means essential" for an Oxbridge student to finish with a degree, he approached his studies light-heartedly and did not sit for his exams in his final year, preferring to concentrate on his captaincy of the Oxford cricket team, he scored a century in the match against Cambridge. In the match against Free Foresters a few weeks earlier he had scored 236, including four sixes off four balls, declared at the end of the first day when Oxford had made 520 for 8. During the General Strike of 1926 he served as a postman, delivering mail in his Darracq to the villages around Oxford, he toured Jamaica in February and March 1927 in a team captained by the Hon. L. H. Tennyson that played three first-class matches against Jamaica. After Oxford, Holmes left first-class cricket to work on the Stock Exchange.
He worked for several companies in London, spent six months in 1930 at the New York Stock Exchange. He played only a few first-class matches in 1928 and 1929, none from until 1934, when H. D. G. Leveson Gower, President of Surrey, accosted him in Throgmorton Street and in the course of conversation asked him to take over the county's captaincy, he was an instant success, making 1,000 runs in each of the next four seasons and being appointed vice-captain on the MCC tour of the West Indies where he played four Test matches. He played one Test at Lord's in the 1935 series against South Africa, but business commitments led him to pull out of the 1936–37 tour to Australia under Gubby Allen, he retired from the Surrey captaincy to resume his business career in 1938, he was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1936. During World War II, he was an officer in the Royal Artillery, achieving the rank of Major, he was described as a "flak expert". He flew as British flak liaison officer with the first American bomber mission against the German naval base at Wilhelmshaven.
When the waist gunner of his aircraft was injured, Holmes took his place, but did not have any opportunity to fire the weapon. He was awarded the US DFC in 1948 for his services during the war, having been the flak liaison officer with the 1st Bomb Wing/Division during all their operations over Europe. After the war, Holmes was persuaded back to Surrey as captain for two further seasons from 1947, as late as 1955, at the age of 49, he came back to captain Surrey in one match against Oxford University, batting at number nine and scoring 49 runs. In retirement, he sat on Surrey committees, he published his autobiography, Flannelled Foolishness: A Cricketing Chronicle, in 1957. He died in hospital after a heart attack. Sir Jack Hobbs, who played alongside him and served with him on the Surrey committee, wrote that Holmes "was a true sportsman and a lovable fellow", "a fine attacking batsman" who "set a fine personal example in the field" and "would not tolerate anything shady or underhanded". Errol Holmes profile, Cricinfo: "one of the greatest cricketers Malvern has produced" Errol Holmes, Cricket Archive
Christiaan Huygens spelled Huyghens, was a Dutch physicist, mathematician and inventor, regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and a major figure in the scientific revolution. In physics, Huygens made groundbreaking contributions in optics and mechanics, while as an astronomer he is chiefly known for his studies of the rings of Saturn and the discovery of its moon Titan; as an inventor, he improved the design of the telescope with the invention of the Huygenian eyepiece. His most famous invention, was the pendulum clock in 1656, a breakthrough in timekeeping and became the most accurate timekeeper for 300 years; because he was the first to use mathematical formulae to describe the laws of physics, Huygens has been called the first theoretical physicist and the founder of mathematical physics. In 1659, Huygens was the first to derive the now standard formula for the centripetal force in his work De vi centrifuga; the formula played a central role in classical mechanics. Huygens was the first to formulate the correct laws of elastic collision in his work De motu corporum ex percussione, but his findings were not published until 1703, after his death.
In the field of optics, he is best known for his wave theory of light, which he proposed in 1678 and described in 1690 in his Treatise on Light, regarded as the first mathematical theory of light. His theory was rejected in favor of Isaac Newton's corpuscular theory of light, until Augustin-Jean Fresnel adopted Huygens' principle in 1818 and showed that it could explain the rectilinear propagation and diffraction effects of light. Today this principle is known as the Huygens–Fresnel principle. Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656. In addition to this invention, his research in horology resulted in an extensive analysis of the pendulum in his 1673 book Horologium Oscillatorium, regarded as one of the most important 17th-century works in mechanics. While the first part of the book contains descriptions of clock designs, most of the book is an analysis of pendulum motion and a theory of curves. In 1655, Huygens began grinding lenses with his brother Constantijn in order to build telescopes to conduct astronomical research.
He designed a 50-power refracting telescope with which he discovered that the ring of Saturn was "a thin, flat ring, nowhere touching, inclined to the ecliptic." It was with this telescope that he discovered the first of Saturn's moons, Titan. He developed in 1662 what is now called the Huygenian eyepiece, a telescope with two lenses, which diminished the amount of dispersion; as a mathematician, Huygens was a pioneer on probability and wrote his first treatise on probability theory in 1657 with the work Van Rekeningh in Spelen van Gluck. Frans van Schooten, the private tutor of Huygens, translated the work as De ratiociniis in ludo aleae; the work is a systematic treatise on probability and deals with games of chance and in particular the problem of points. The modern concept of probability grew out of the use of expectation values by Huygens and Blaise Pascal. Christiaan Huygens was born on 14 April 1629 in The Hague, into a rich and influential Dutch family, the second son of Constantijn Huygens.
Christiaan was named after his paternal grandfather. His mother was Suzanna van Baerle, she died in 1637, shortly after the birth of Huygens' sister. The couple had five children: Constantijn, Lodewijk and Suzanna. Constantijn Huygens was a diplomat and advisor to the House of Orange, a poet and musician, his friends included Marin Mersenne and René Descartes. Huygens was educated at home until turning sixteen years old, he liked to play with miniatures of other machines. His father gave him a liberal education: he studied languages and music and geography, mathematics and rhetoric, but dancing and horse riding. In 1644 Huygens had as his mathematical tutor Jan Jansz de Jonge Stampioen, who set the 15-year-old a demanding reading list on contemporary science. Descartes was impressed by his skills in geometry, his father sent Huygens to study law and mathematics at the University of Leiden, where he studied from May 1645 to March 1647. Frans van Schooten was an academic at Leiden from 1646, a private tutor to Huygens and his elder brother, replacing Stampioen on the advice of Descartes.
Van Schooten brought his mathematical education up to date, in particular introducing him to the work of Fermat on differential geometry. After two years, from March 1647, Huygens continued his studies at the newly founded Orange College, in Breda, where his father was a curator: the change occurred because of a duel between his brother Lodewijk and another student. Constantijn Huygens was involved in the new College, which lasted only to 1669. Christiaan Huygens lived at the home of the jurist Johann Henryk Dauber, had mathematics classes with the English lecturer John Pell, he completed his studies in August 1649. He had a stint as a diplomat on a mission with Henry, Duke of Nassau, it took him to Bentheim Flensburg. He took off for Denmark, visited Copenhagen and Helsingør, hoped to cross the Øresund to visit Descartes in Stockholm, it was not to be. While his father Constantijn had wished his son Christiaan to be a diplomat, it was not to be. In political terms, the First Stadtholderless Period that began in 1650 meant that the House of Orange was not in power, removing Constantijn's influence.