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MC Ren

Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper and record producer from Compton, California. He is the owner of the record label, Villain, his moniker is derived from the middle letters in his first name. MC Ren began his career as a solo artist signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records in early 1987, while still attending high school. By the end of 1987, after having written nearly half of Eazy-Duz-It, he became a member of N. W. A. After the group disbanded in 1991, he stayed with Ruthless, before leaving the label in 1998. Lorenzo Jerald Patterson was born in Compton, California, on June 16, 1969, raised on Pannes Ave. around Kelly Park. He grew up with two brothers and a sister, his father used to work for "the government," until he opened up his own barber shop. Patterson joined the Kelly Park Compton Crips, a gang that Eazy-E would be a member of, but left when he wasn't making money: "At one moment I tried to get into the little banging thing, but the little banging thing wasn't working out.

I wasn't getting paid." Leaving the gang, Patterson began selling dope after watching people getting paid: "I seen everybody around me getting paid and making ends, so I started getting into the dope game for a quick minute." Following a raid on his childhood friend MC Chip's house, Patterson abandoned the dope game and focused on making music: "Then my homie Chip, his house got raided, fucked up everything. So we had to chill out for a minute. After that I was just trying to stay deep into the music." Patterson began attending Dominguez High School, DJ Train. At this time, Patterson developed an interest in hip hop music, began writing raps with his childhood friend MC Chip. Together they formed the group Awesome Crew 2 and performed at parties and night clubs. Before graduating high school, Patterson decided to join the United States Army with a friend, however, he changed his mind after watching Full Metal Jacket. Patterson met up with his childhood friend Eazy-E in 1985, began his career in rap.

In 1987, Patterson was signed as a solo artist to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records, while still attending high school. However, when Ice Cube went to study for a year, Ren was asked to write songs for Eazy-Duz-It. After having written more than the half of the album, MC Ren was asked to join the group N. W. A, they started on the album Straight Outta Compton. With a budget of $8,000 USD, the album was finished in four weeks and released in August 1988. Propelled by "Fuck tha Police", the album became a major success, despite an complete absence of radio airplay or major concert tours; the FBI sent Ruthless a warning letter in response to the song's content. One month after Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-Duz-It was released. Despite containing contributions from the entire group, the album was dominated by Easy-E's persona; the production was handled by Dr. Dre and DJ Yella, while the lyrics were written by Patterson, with contributions from Ice Cube and The D. O. C.. Following Ice Cube's departure from the group in 1989, N.

W. A released the EP 100 Miles and Runnin'. Ice Cube, who by had released his debut solo album, avoided mentioning his former group mates. However, N. W. A. would go on to diss Ice Cube on their EP in the title track and the song "Real Niggaz," accusing him of cowardice, as well as questioning his authenticity and originality, comparing him to Benedict Arnold. All lyrics were written by Patterson, with contributions by The D. O. C; the group's second full-length studio album, Niggaz4Life, was released the next year. Selling 955,000 copies in the 1st week, it became the first rap album to enter #1 on the Billboard charts; this album would become the group's final, as Dr. Dre left the group over financial disputes with Jerry Heller. According to Patterson, it was common opinion that Heller was the one receiving their due: We felt he didn't deserve what he was getting. We deserved that shit. We were the ones traveling in vans and driving all around the place. You do all those fucking shows trying to get known, you come home to a fucking apartment.

You go to his house, this motherfucker lives in a mansion. There's gold leaf trimmings all in all kinds of other shit. You're thinking, "Man, fuck that." As N. W. A disbanded, Patterson started recording his first solo release titled Kizz My Black Azz; the 6-track EP was produced by DJ Bobcat, except for one song that Patterson produced himself. Released in summer 1992, the EP was a hit and critically. Without any radio play, the EP went Platinum within 2 months. Patterson began recording for his debut album, at that time called Life Sentence, in late 1992. During the recording process, Patterson joined The Nation Of Islam with guidance from DJ Train; this caused him to scrap Life Sentence, Shock Of The Hour was released in late 1993. The album debuted at # 1 on the R&B charts. Shock of the Hour was regarded as being more focused, yet more controversial, critics accused him again of being anti-white and antisemitic; the album is thematically divided into two sides. The second half shows Patterson's political side, as this half was recorded after he joined the Nation of Islam.

The album features the hit singles "Same Old Shit" and "Mayday On The Frontline". After 2 years of not talking to each other, Patterson reunited with Eazy-E in 1994 to produce their duet song "Tha Muthpukkin' Real" produced by DJ Yella, with Patterson co-producing. Three months later.


Gnac is a pseudonym used by songwriter and music producer Mark Tranmer. The name is derived from a short story by Italo Calvino in Marcovaldo titled Luna e GNAC. Tranmer's music has been described as "imaginary film soundtracks" with comparisons made to Michael Nyman, Ennio Morricone, Michel Legrand. Vini Reilly has been identified as an influence. After releasing several singles between 1998 and early 1999, his debut album, Friend Sleeping, was released in July 1999 on the Vespertine label. For his second studio album he moved to Alan McGee's Poptones label. Tranmer recorded with Roger Quigley under the name The Montgolfier Brothers, releasing two albums. Tranmer has released an album under his own name, has recorded with Ian Masters under the name Wingdisk. Friend Sleeping, Vespertine Biscuit Barrel Fashion, Poptones Twelve Sidelong Glances, LTM/Boutique NL The Arrival of the Fog, LTM/Boutique NL The Red Pages, Vertical Features Sevens, Rocket Girl Soviet Bureau, Russia-only release via Soyuz In Mauve EP, Amberly "The Moustache", Earworm "A Tangle With...", Kooky "Our Distance", Darla "Hennebert Sleeve", Liquefaction "18th Century Quiz Show", Acetone Split single with Smooth Operator, Octane Gramaphone Scoop of Ice-cream Moon, Kooky Seventeen Stars, Vespertine The World Is Flat, Poptones All My Bad Thoughts, Poptones "Pro Celebrity Standing Around", Poptones Time Is Running Out EP, Isonauta gnac/Mark Tranmer on MySpace gnac biography from LTM gnac at AllMusic

Nadia Aboulhosn

Nadia Aboulhosn is an American fashion blogger and designer from Orlando, Florida. She is best known for designing clothing lines for, Addition Elle, Lord & Taylor. Aboulhosn has been featured in Vogue Italia, Complex Magazine, Refinery29, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue, American Apparel, BuzzFeed, she is of Lebanese descent. From the big town of Btekhnay in Mount Lebanon. At age 22, Nadia moved to New York, she started her blog in 2010. Her blogging career began as something she did in her spare time and now she is a full-time fashion blogger, she makes money by advertising and promoting clothing through modeling. Nadia advocates for self-acceptance, her blog includes not only fashion but features a humanitarian section. In August 2014, Nadia participated as a panelist for Create and Cultivate conference in Chicago for women entrepreneurs in the digital space; some of her inspirations are Angelina Jolie and Oprah, her favorite brands include Nasty Gal, ASOS, BooHoo and Adidas. Her first modeling shoot was with Seventeen magazine for a curvy section.

Shortly after she won American Apparel's model search. After modeling in an Addition Elle lingerie campaign she was approached about designing, she created a Fall 2015 capsule collection, shown at New York Fashion Week. Her design featured a 14-piece collection for women sized 12-24 and described as “minimalistic”, “military” and “comfortable", her line for Love & Legend was sold at Lord & Taylor. She was named the face of and took a partnership where she was able to release her own collection which did well. In 2016 Abhoulson shot for the cover of Women's Running Magazine's April issue, her message encourages hard-work and diversity, as well as reinventing the standards of the fashion industry. In January she did an interview with PAPER Magazine explaining how she is the model bridging the gap between straight and plus size. Official website

Glossamia aprion

Glossamia aprion is a species of freshwater ray-finned fish from the family Apogonidae, the cardinalfishes, from northern Australia and New Guinea. In Australia, it is known as the mouth almighty. G. aprion has a creamy-brown background colour and six to eight irregularly shaped, broken markings which are similar to bars. They have many irregular, darker brown spots and blotches, which vary in size, a dark bar which runs from the eye to gills; the first dorsal fin is sooty in colour, with the outer half much darker than the inner part, as are the pelvic and the inner parts of second dorsal and anal fins. Dark spots and marbling are on these fins; this species grows to a maximum standard length of 18 cm, although standard lengths of 12 cm are normal. G. aprion is widespread in northern Australia, where its occurs in rivers and lagoons from the Fitzroy River in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia to the Burnett River in Queensland. It is found in similar habitats in New Guinea. G. aprion is native to still or flowing fresh waters, where it shelters in aquatic vegetation growing in the shallows near the edges.

It is a nocturnal species which ambushes its prey small crustaceans and smaller fish. The female lays a small number of large eggs; these are brooded by the male in his mouth, the larvae hatch at a quite advanced stage. Mouth Almighty video on Youtube

State of Independence (Homeland)

"State of Independence" is the third episode of the second season of the American television drama series Homeland, the 15th episode overall. It aired on Showtime on October 14, 2012. Saul is boarding a plane home from Beirut Airport, he is led to a closed room and questioned by a well-dressed man implied to be an intelligence officer. Saul is traveling on a diplomatic passport and refuses questioning on grounds of diplomatic immunity, he is forced to grudgingly comply and open the diplomatic bag. The intelligence officer knows what to look for, finds a memory card inside the lining. Saul is allowed to proceed home. Once aboard the plane, he removes the real memory card from a secret compartment inside the briefcase handle and puts it into his pocket. Carrie stays up all night excitedly writing a report on her mission to Beirut. Galvez picks up the report the next morning and tells Carrie to come to Langley that evening for a debriefing. On the day that he is scheduled to make a speech at Jessica's fundraiser, Brody gets a call from Roya.

Roya explains that the CIA has acquired intelligence which leads to the tailor in Gettysburg who crafted Brody's suicide vest. She says that the tailor needs to be picked up and brought to a safehouse, but that it must be done by someone he knows, namely Brody. Brody makes the drive to Gettysburg and picks up the tailor, reluctant to go; the tailor nervously asks what fate awaits him when he gets to the safehouse, to which Brody has no answers. A flat tire delays their trip. While Brody is changing the tire, the tailor considers attacking Brody with a rock but doesn't get a chance. Carrie arrives at Langley early, only to become agitated when she finds that the debriefing session is in progress. Estes takes Carrie aside and tells her that he decided it would be better to have the debrief without her, he compliments Carrie on the quality of her work in Beirut, but shoots down any possibility of her reinstatement, which visibly upsets her. During a stop at a gas station, the tailor runs away. Brody chases him into a nearby forest.

The tailor runs away. Brody is able to chase him down and tackle him realizing that the tailor has been impaled on a stake, sticking out of the ground; the tailor begs to be taken to a hospital. Brody refuses, instead doing his best to stop the bleeding. Jessica calls Brody on his cell phone. Brody explains his tardiness by saying; the tailor, in his weakened state, moans for help. Brody tries to keep him quiet, but with his efforts unsuccessful, he kills the tailor by breaking his neck. Jessica can tell something is amiss. Carrie arrives back at her apartment after abruptly moving out of her father's house, she changes into a cocktail dress to go out and hunt for a one-night stand, but stops herself. Instead, she devours over a dozen pills along with a lot of wine and proceeds to lie down on her bed, waiting to die. After a short time, she reconsiders, bolting to the bathroom and forcing herself to vomit up the pills. At the fundraiser, Jessica makes a speech in place of Brody, she speaks about her family's many struggles when Brody returned after eight years of being held captive.

She proposes an initiative to help families with the process of reintegrating with returning war veterans. The speech is well received. Brody buries the tailor in the forest and heads home. Mike brings Jessica home from the fundraiser. Jessica tells Mike about Brody's affair with Carrie. Jessica invites Mike inside for a drink. Inside the house, Jessica demands the truth from Brody, not believing any of his excuses for his absence. Brody sticks to his story, while Jessica stresses that their marriage can't continue to go on like this. Carrie is woken up by the arrival of Saul, who tells her that he came straight to her house from Lebanon with a key piece of intelligence that she obtained. Overwhelmed by emotions, Carrie exclaims "I was right!" as she watches the video of Brody's confession. The episode was written by executive producer Alexander Cary, was directed by Lodge Kerrigan, director of the feature film Keane which starred Damian Lewis; the original American broadcast received 1.48 million viewers, which decreased in viewership from the previous episode.

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall called it a "great episode" and "an early contender for Claire Danes' next Emmy submission". In summary, Sepinwall said that "the plot on'Homeland' may not work, but these characters at the center of it are so compelling that it's all that matters". Emily VanDerWerff of The A. V. Club graded the episode a "B", feeling that Carrie's scenes were expertly done, but that the developments in Brody's storyline were too contrived; the Washington Post's Ned Martel hailed the performance of Claire Danes as "beyond great", said that "three episodes and three weeks after she took home the industry’s big prize, it feels like time to give Claire Danes next year’s award too." Morena Baccarin received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for her performance in this episode. "State of Independence" at Showtime "State of Independence" on IMDb "State of Independence" at

Baron West

Baron West is a title created in the Peerage of England in 1402. The title has been in abeyance since 1554; the 1st Baron West was Sir Thomas West, of Northampton. He married the heiress Joan De la Warr, through whom his second son became Baron De La Warr; the two titles descended together until the death of Thomas West, 6th Baron West and 9th Baron De la Warr. At this point, the precise legal situation becomes debatable; as Cokayne points out, abeyance is a modern rule that approximates medieval practice. However, in applying the modern rule, both titles descend to heirs general, which left them in abeyance between the daughters of Sir Owen West, this situation persists to the present day with their respective heirs. In 1572 William West, the heir male and nephew of the co-heirs general, was created Baron De la Warr, but not Baron West, by letters patent. Depending on one's view of the law, this can be interpreted as either a settlement of the ancient Barony of De la Warr or a new creation that extinguished the old barony.

Cokayne argues that there is no reason to assume that this changed the status of the title Baron West, but given the irregular practice used, it is just conceivable that a modern claimant to the Barony of West would be refused on the basis that the title was merged into the Barony of De la Warr, along with the estates. Some genealogical sources claim that Sir Thomas West of Hempston Cantilupe, in Devon, was summoned to Parliament and became Baron West in 1342, but this is not supported by Cokayne. Thomas West, 1st Baron West Thomas West, 2nd Baron West Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr and 3rd Baron West Richard West, 7th Baron De La Warr and 4th Baron West Thomas West, 8th Baron De La Warr and 5th Baron West Thomas West, 9th Baron De La Warr and 6th Baron West Alan West, Baron West of Spithead - Admiral Lord West