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Name: Richie Wess
Born: Queens, NY
Label: YTC Entertainment
Born in QUEENS, NY Richie Wess moved to TAMPA, FL where he would begin starting his young career with his cousin DJ Spinatik. Wess was influenced by Run DMC, at an early age. His father produced many music videos for Russell Simmons Def Jam in the early eighties and Wess took a liking to the music and the business.
At 4 years-old he played in an urban movie as the lead’s son in “The Last Boxer”. At 6, he was performing for his family and friends, and by 10 years-old Richie Wess started to write down his ideas and started rapping to friends and family members, then later entered into rap battles in the streets and school. The word was out that he was up next. From March – May 2003 he was performing as the Opening Act with the “Def Jam Vendetta Tour 2003” with Joe Budden, Method Man, Capone & Nore in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. He also was the opening act for Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz and later that year dropped his 1st album at only 15. Now he’s the CEO of YTC Entertainment Group along with Yung Dred, his younger brother.
YTC Entertainment has been independent for the last 3 years releasing such singles as “Shawty Is A Freak” Ft. Sammie & Yung Dred which peaked at #60 on Billboards Urban Top 100 in 2011.
You probably heard Richie Wess in the streets, on one of his many collaborations with Lil Boosie, Gucci Mane, 2 Pistols, Brisco, Smitty and The Game. Richie Wess is heavy in the mixtape circuit, he has dropped 8 mixtapes with DJ Spinatik and is now ready to take over the airwaves with his **New Single** “Put it Down” Ft. Def Jam Recording Artist Verse Simmonds!!!
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Americans all across the country are now or are about to have the opportunity to vote. But will they?
Today we will be discussing voter participation in America with two experts in the field: Tomas Lopez, Brennan Center for Justice, and Rob Richie, Executive Director of FairVote.org Center for Voting and Democracy.
According to The Brennan Center for Justice: ince the 2010 election, new voting restrictions are slated to be in place in 22 states; in 15 states, 2014 will be the first major federal election with these new restrictions in place; the courts will play a crucial role in 2014, with ongoing suits challenging laws in seven states. Voting restrictions for the most part have to do with voter identification.
Laws to improve the election system and increase voting access passed in 16 states since 2012, and these laws will be in effect in 11 states this November. The most common improvements were online registration and other measures to modernize voter registration, and increased early voting.
According to FairVote: voter turnout in the US fluctuates in national elections, but has never risen to levels of most other well-established democracies. In countries with compulsory voting, turnout hovered near 90% in the 2000s. Other countries, experienced turnout rates near 80%. Overall, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries experience turnout rates of about 70%, while in the US, about 60% of the voting eligible population votes during presidential election years, and about 40% votes during midterm elections.
Quiñones grew up in Chicago. He is of multi-ethnic background; his father was Puerto Rican, and his mother, who raised him alone from the age of three, was African American.As a member of The Original Lockers along with Don "Campbellock" Campbell, Fred "Rerun" Berry and Toni Basil, Quiñones became one of the founders of the dance style commonly known as locking.
His most well-known role was as Ozonein the 1984 hit cult film, Breakin', as well as in its sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Quiñones also appeared in the film Rave - Dancing to a Different Beat, which he also directed.
In addition, he has made guest appearances on TV shows, including The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!,Married... with Children, Miami Vice,What's Happening!!, Saturday Night Live and Lawrence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure.
Besides acting and dancing work in film and television, Quiñones has served as a choreographer to many singers, such as Lionel Richie, Madonna, and Luther Vandross. He was a primary dancer and main choreographer for Madonna's Who's That Girl? Tour in 1987. He served as choreographer for Jamie Kennedy's MTV sitcom, Blowin' Up. He also choreographed Three Six Mafia's performance on the 78th Academy Awards, when they won the Oscar for best original song for their song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp".
Quiñones (along with his Breakin' co-star Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers and other dancers from the film) is prominently featured in the music video for Chaka Khan's 1984 song "I Feel for You". Adolfo was in Rome in March 2012 for 1 workshop of dance, hip hop old school.
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