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We’re still up second round vote second roundhttp://www.kiss957.com/pages/jox/inthacypher.html?_show also http://www.ourstage.com/profile/theempire vote for us to open the russparr bus tour in Fayetteville!!

~Mistajay~

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The Moon: 40 Years Later


July 20,1969: US Landed on the Moon.

Today is the 40th anniversary of when two US astronauts walked on the Moon.  Since we have landed on the Moon 40 years ago, technology has made some significant leaps and bounds.  It seems we should be setting our sights on moving forward and covering more ground in the exploration of Space.  Then why does NASA want to return to the moon again?  The answer is to set up a base.  The first two astronauts to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, both feel that NASA should continue US leadership in Space exploration by moving forward and making plans to land on Mars.  We landed on the Moon 66 years after the Wright brothers first flight.  Both astronauts feel we should land on Mars 66 years after the Moon landing.  That means we would land on Mars by 2035.  I’m not quite sure how i feel about all this.  It would be cool to begin setting up a base on the Moon, but ultimately since colonizing the Moon isn’t a very good idea at all, I believe we should be setting our sights on reaching a planet that is very possible for humans to colonize, Mars.  What do you think?

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~SpeaK no E.  a.k.a. Travis Dunaway~

USA landing on moon July 20, 1969

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Vote for The Empire & The Single We’re Pushing “Blacksmith”


This is the email conformation of our submission:

WHAT UP WHAT UP!!! This is Jay R producer of In Tha Cypher. Im
contacting you to notify you of your nomination for “The Underground
Countdown”. Voting for your song will be posted on
your areas station website (see below *) on July 20, 2009. If you
have any questions regarding this please feel free to contact me
(860) 913-8617. Please send a reply to confirm that you’ve received this email
message. REMINDER: VOTING PERIOD IS FROM MONDAY TO THURSDAY

*(If your stations “In Tha cypher” page is still under
construction voting for this week can be done on our home stations
website www.kiss957.com keyword: cypher or www.Inthacypher.com)

1. KIFS/107.5 Kiss-FM (Medford, OR) - Fridays 11p-1a
2. KKST/Kiss 98.7 (Alexandria, LA) - Saturdays 12a-2a
3. WLYX/96.7 (Valdosta, GA) - Sundays 4p-6p
4. WKSS/Kiss 95.7 (Hartford, CT) - Sundays 10p-12a
5. WYTT/99.5 Jamz (Weldon, NC) - Sundays 10p-12a
6. WXIS/Jammin’ 92.3/103.9 (Erwin, TN/Bristol, VA) - Sundays 10p-12a
7. WAIC/Hot 91.9 (Springfield, MA) - Mondays 6p-8p
8. WMNX/ Coast 97.3 (Wilmington, NC) - Saturdays 12a-2a (starting May 1st)
9. KIBT/96.1 The Beat (Colorado Springs, CO) - TBA
10. KYHY/92.5 The Why (Burbank, CA) - TB

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famous quotes


A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.


Herb Caen

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Remembering Gerald Levert


geraldlevert Remembering Gerald Levert

This week would have marked this singers 43rd birthday………

Biography

Early life & career

Gerald Levert was born to The O’Jays frontman Eddie Levert and his wife Martha in Philadelphia on July 13, 1966. Levert grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and due to his father’s career, Levert would travel with the band regularly. While in high school, Levert’s inclination towards music became apparent when he formed the R&B trio LeVert, with his younger brother Sean Levert (deceased, March 30, 2008) and friend Marc Gordon in 1984. The group proved to be very successful with four of its seven albums going platinum. These include, I Get Hot in 1985, Bloodline in 1986, The Big Throwdown in 1987, and Just Coolin in 1988. Among the group’s memorable hits were, “(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind”, “Casanova”, and “ABC-123″ (not to be confused with the Jackson 5 hit of the same name).

GERALD LEVERT Second generation R&B star Gerald Levert took the lessons of his father, Eddie Levert of the O’Jays, seriously. When the Shaker Heights High teenager seemed determined to follow in his father’s steps, his dad warned him that performers often get cast aside and he should secure his legacy by being a producer and songwriter as well. So Levert was a triple threat, both with the trio he formed with his brother Sean and friend Marc Gordon in the mid-’80s and in his own solo career launched in 1991. He was also a mentor to other artists such as the Rude Boyz and Men at Large and the hub of a local recording scene. His resume included production, songwriting and duets with top R&B stars such as the O’Jays, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Barry White, Teddy Pendergrass and Stephanie Mills. Despite his premature death last year at 40, his impact has reverberated far beyond his own honeyed voice and well-crafted songs. - AP http://www.freetimes.com/stories/15/22/music

Solo career & collaborations

In 1991, Levert went solo with the album, Private Line, which went to number one on the R&B charts. The following year, Gerald and his father, Eddie Levert, hit number one on the R&B charts with the single, Baby Hold On to Me. Levert recorded a string of albums throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, that spawned the hit singles, “Thinkin’ About It” (Pop #12), “Taking Everything” (Pop #11), “Funny”, “Mr. Too Damn Good to You”, “U Got That Love”, and a remake of R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly“, along with gospel singer Yolanda Adams.

Gerald wrote and produced songs for other artists such as, Barry White, Stephanie Mills, Teddy Pendergrass, James Ingram, The Winans and The O’Jays. In the mid 1990s, he also helped launch the careers of three Cleveland-area R&B ensembles: The Rude Boys, Men at Large and 1 of the Girls. In 1997, Levert teamed up with fellow R&B singers Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, to form the supergroup, LSG. The trio released the album Levert-Sweat-Gill, the same year, followed by LSG2 in 2003. In 1999, Levert sang the chorus on the Chris Rock spoken-word comedy piece, “No Sex (In the Champagne Room)“. Levert performed a duet with Teena Marie on the latter’s 2004 album La Doña. One of Levert’s last collaborations was with pianist Jim Brickman on the song “My Angel”, for Brickman’s 2006 album entitled Escape.

Levert released his tenth album,Voices, in 2005.

Death

On November 10, 2006, Gerald Levert was found dead in his bed at his Newbury home when a cousin tried to wake him.[1]Initial reports stated that Levert had died of an apparent heart attack.[2] In February 2007, an autopsy report conducted by the Cuyahoga County coroner’s office concluded that Levert’s death was caused by a fatal combination of prescription narcotics and over-the-counter drugs. The drugs in his bloodstream included the narcotic pain relievers Vicodin, Percocet, and Darvocet, along with anxiety medication Xanax and two over-the-counter antihistamines. The autopsy also revealed that Levert had pneumonia. The official cause of death was acute intoxication, and the death was ruled accidental. Gerald Levert was only 40 years old.[3]

Following the disclosure of Gerald Levert’s cause of death, a family spokesman stated that all the drugs found in Levert’s bloodstream were prescribed to the singer. Levert was taking the pain medication because of chronic pain from a lingering shoulder problem and surgery in 2005 to repair a severed Achilles tendon.[3]

150px Gerald Levert In My Songs Cover Remembering Gerald Levert

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Cover for Levert’s final album, In My Songs, released after his death

Shortly before his death, Levert completed work on what would be his final album, In My Songs. The album was released on February 13, 2007.[4]In June 2007, a book Gerald was working to complete entitled, I Got Your Back: A Father and Son Keep it Real About Love, Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship, was released. The book was initially planned as a tie-in for a Levert album of the same name. I Got Your Back explores Gerald and Eddie’s father/son relationship, the necessity of male bonding, and importance of repairing fractured families.[5]Levert was also working on a reality show in which he was losing weight along with 12 of his female fans, who were training with him at his palatial home.

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Happy 4th of july


fourth of july Happy 4th of july

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia.[4] After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.[5]

Adams’ prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.[6]

One of the most enduring myths about Independence Day is that Congress signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.[7][8] The myth had become so firmly established that, decades after the event and nearing the end of their lives, even the elderly Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had come to believe that they and the other delegates had signed the Declaration on the fourth.[9] Most delegates actually signed the Declaration on August 2, 1776.[10] In a remarkable series of coincidences, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two founding fathers of the United States and the only two men who signed the Declaration of Independence to become president, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the United States’ 50th anniversary. President James Monroe died exactly five years later, on July 4, 1831, but he was not a signatory to the Declaration of Independence.

Have a happy and safe celebration.

~Mistajay~

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Thought of the Day


Rejection is God’s protection………..

~mistajay~

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