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2005-09-09 18:27:08

By Geoff Mayfield LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - The opening-week sum for the new Kanye West album is the latest proof that the rapper's celebrity is larger than that of most recording artists. The arrival of his "Late Registration" not only placed him on the cover of Billboard, but also on Time's front page; West's critical comments about slow response to the victims of Hurricane Katrina placed his name prominently in media coverage of the storm's aftermath. West laughs at the notion of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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