One of my all time favorite albums was the first 100% sample based album released on a label (as far as people know). DJ Shadow - "Endtroducing" Do yourself a favor and check it out! Though I believe he has had to change a few samples because of lawsuits.
What I find so sad about this is how many hardcore right wingers just say stuff like, "Oh now we have a double standard since they used the IRS to spy on conservatives!"
They'd rather pull some petty tit-for-tat BS than support the idea of actually fixing the damn problem.
I don't know why the terrorists bother messing with us, between staunch partisanship, widespread spying, the attack on science & education, financial fuckery, and the only terror plots we bust up are FBI sideshows; are really doing a much better job at wrecking things on our own soil than they are.
The list has been amended to include other singers. Mike Patton comes out on top. Please ignore the hyperbolic title of greatest singer of all time as this is just a ranking of vocal ranges. It was taken from released recordings. Some of these singers may have larger ranges and there are likely really bad singers that have great vocal ranges that we will never know about. Still no Minnie Riperton.
An Egyptian (who became an American citizen) friend of mine was asked to be an informant after 9/11. He refused because he didn't want to involve himself in that kind of mess and did not know any anti-American extremists. He just wanted to spend time with his American wife and their two children.
His commercial pilot's license was taken away under the guise of some kind of investigation. So of course he lost his job since he couldn't fly. He finally got it back 7 years later.