Zoddity is finished! Coming June 13, 2015

Posted by The Zodiac | Blog,Music,Uncategorized | Thursday 23 April 2015 7:26 pm

It’s about time!¬¨‚Ć Since early 2011, after completing the Zetacide Vol 4 CD and resting for a few weeks, I ventured out on creating the next actual album.¬¨‚Ć The first song was “Got My Back” when I purchased the Apogee One to help recording into the computer to rely a little less on the sound board.¬¨‚Ć I remember having a show in Tucson soon after that and allowing local rapper and friend, Ephewe, listen to the song and quality.¬¨‚Ć Since then, I had quietly recorded when the mood would strike and it gapped longer than I was used to.¬¨‚Ć Usually an album takes 2 years to complete but Zoddity was a different monster.¬¨‚Ć This one took 4 complete years to finish.¬¨‚Ć No other album I’ve done even came close to that.¬¨‚Ć Hell, all four Zetacides took one year to do and those were 53 songs!¬¨‚Ć That’s the concentration that it took to create the 17-song release titled Zoddity.


Always one to come up with album titled that are unique to searches, I felt the mix of the songs and the moods I was in and during whichever climate it was, it was an odd mix.¬¨‚Ć A mix only The Zodiac can pull off so “zoddity” was the only title that matched this release.¬¨‚Ć The last song became the first to be heard which is a poem over a chaotic background to set the pace of the album.¬¨‚Ć It’s been a while since Zoetry had been prominently featured on a Zodiac release so I felt it was time.¬¨‚Ć This leads into the semi-political song, “Let Death Be Upon You” which sets targets on The Ku Klux Klan and suicide bombers.

From there, you travel into songs that attack horrible rappers of today who don’t appreciate lyrics, wordplay, and the artistry of what it is to be a rap artist (“Get Off The Mic” and “Got My Back”).¬¨‚Ć That leads into songs of redemption from those feeling their lowest (“Hold It”) and the fight for a message and positivity (“I Don’t Wanna”).¬¨‚Ć Then you have the reactions to police violence and Ferguson on “Do You See The Difference” and praise for those who rise on top in “We Are Survivalists”.¬¨‚Ć Don’t forget personal Zodiac songs that discuss his former group, Black InQ in “No Guts, No Glory” and the split in creativity for a Gemini in “The Writer and The Fighter”.¬¨‚Ć So, I made sure there’s something for everyone in this but it’s not for those looking to just dance in the club.¬¨‚Ć This goes back to feeling words and creating listeners to think.¬¨‚Ć People who need brain dead lyrics should pass this album altogether.

Four years!¬¨‚Ć And finally, the copyright is finished, the submission to all large digital outlets, and the release date of June 13th, 2015 is set for Zoddity to finally be released!¬¨‚Ć Exciting times and I’m happy to have completed this project.¬¨‚Ć Completely produced by The Zodiac except for the banger, “Never That No” which was produced by the very creative Doc Cause, Zoddity is a very special and personal release.¬¨‚Ć Be a part of a project which had taken 16 seasons to complete!

Louisiana Teacher Accused Of 9-HOUR THREESOME With Teen Gets No Jail Time For OTHER Illicit Sex

Posted by The Zodiac | Uncategorized | Tuesday 14 April 2015 7:04 am

One of the two blonde English teachers in small-town Louisiana arrested for having sex with the same then-16-year-old male student pleaded guilty to obscenity on Thursday and has thus far avoided prison time. She won’t even have to register as a sex offender.

That’s the good news for the former teacher, Shelley S. Dufresne, reports The Times-Picayune.

The bad news is that she must spend 90 days within the confines of an unspecified mental health facility. (She will also serve three years of probation, pay a $1,000 fine and surrender her teaching license.)

The boy’s mother appeared irate at a court hearing during which Dufresne admitted her actions. At the same time, both parents had “expressed their support for this resolution of the case,” notes the New Orleans newspaper.

 Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess seen in undated photos released by the Kenner Police Department in Kenner, Louisiana

In happier days, before the married mother of three was busted for her role in a ménage à trois with an underage boy, Dufresne taught at Destrehan High School in Destrehan, La.

The other teacher involved in the unholy trinity was Rachel Respess, 24.

Dufresne is by no means out of the woods for her exploits. Neither is Respess. They both still face criminal charges for their roles in a threesome with the same, unidentified student.

The charges to which Dufresne pleaded guilty only relate to sex she — and she alone — had with the student.

A separate criminal trial for the threesome could possibly loom on the horizon.

The threesome is what made national headlines, though. And why wouldn’t it? The epic event impressively lasted from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, according to local police.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies say the threesome happened on a Friday night, after a high school football game (which Destrehan won easily, 41-7). It was a special night, too, because it was Dufresne’s birthday.

Dufresne “enticed and transported” the student to Respess’s apartment, explains the New York Daily News. Respess, the younger teacher, and the teen had sex. Meanwhile, Dufresne “began intimately kissing” the younger teacher “in an attempt to arouse all parties involved, all who were complete[ly] disrobed.”

Dufresne had been the student’s English teacher this year. Respress had the pleasure of teaching him in English class last year.

The sheriff’s office was tipped off after school officials reported that the unidentified student was bragging to friends about his exploits. (RELATED: TWO Teachers Victimized 16-Year-Male Student With Epic THREESOME)

Both teachers are alumnae of Destrehan High and both graduated from Louisiana State University.

Dufresne’s still-accessible Destrehan High webpage shows she was a 10-year veteran at the school.

Her father is 29th Judicial District Judge Emile St. Pierre, notes The Times-Picayune.

Respess has been an English teacher at Destrehan High for two years.

The school district suspended both Dufresne and Respess without pay around the time police arrested the teachers for their sexual exploits.

As this graphic from Mandatory.com illustrates fairly conclusively, judges tend to find it in their merciful hearts to give lower prison sentences (and often no prison time at all) to attractive female teachers who have sex with underage male students. Ugly female teachers frequently fail to garner such compassion.

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Original article: http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/11/louisiana-teacher-accused-of-9-hour-threesome-with-teen-gets-no-jail-time-for-other-illicit-sex/

Two California teachers had sex with high school students at beach party: police

Posted by The Zodiac | Uncategorized | Tuesday 14 April 2015 6:54 am
Allegations surfaced Friday that Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, both teachers at South Hills High School had sex with students at an alcohol-fueled party at San Clemente State Beach in December.


Two California teachers had sex with high school students at a beach party, authorities have alleged.

Both Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, of South Hills High School were arrested over the weekend after allegedly seducing students at a boozy beach party, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office statement.

At December’s San Clemente State Beach party, detectives say Lippert provided several high school students with alcohol for the overnight campout before having sexual relations with a student.

It’s believed Ghirelli joined the gathering — which was not sanctioned by the school — and had sex with an underage male student.

The allegations surfaced Friday when Covina-Valley Unified School District officials learned of the teachers’ possible activity and called West Covina Police Department, the LA Times reported.

Both teachers are accused of having sex with students at a San Clemente State Beach party with alcohol. Chris Carlson/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Both teachers are accused of having sex with students at a San Clemente State Beach party with alcohol.

Lippert’s charges do not reflect any sex crimes because she allegedly had sex with a student who was over 18 years old.

She is also accused of having sex with a student at a party in November as well.

Lippert is charged with conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but Ghirelli is charged with oral copulation and unlawful sex with a minor.

Both women are expected to be arraigned next week.


Original article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/calif-teachers-sex-students-beach-party-cops-article-1.2083270

Zodiac Song featured on Legit Pro Gaming’s YouTube Vid

Posted by The Zodiac | Uncategorized | Monday 23 December 2013 1:11 am

Leave it up to Legit Pro Gaming’s Robbie Cast to incorporate The Zodiac’s song “Damn Damn Damn” from the album, ZODIOLOGIST into his game play Knifetage video. In it, you see RobbieCast playing in various scenes shooting and stabbing people up to “Damn Damn Damn” in the background. The funny part is listening to the lyrics and seeing where they actually fit into the game play. Check it out and follow RobbieCast on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook for more gaming videos!

Check out the song and video here

And if you want more from ZODIOLOGIST, just click here. Various links to purchase are there.


My Favorite Female Emcees

Posted by The Zodiac | Uncategorized | Thursday 19 December 2013 12:26 pm

The Zodiac’s Favorite Female Emcees

It’s been a while since a worthwhile mainstream female emcee has graced hip-hop.¬¨‚Ć In fact, that probably goes for the males of this genre as well.¬¨‚Ć Back in the 90’s and some beyond, the ladies would hold their own against some of the best of their male counterparts – lyric for lyric.¬¨‚Ć You didn’t have to show your ass to sell records; you had to show your skills.¬¨‚Ć Yeah, Nicki Minaj, I’m talking to you.¬¨‚Ć Here are my noticeable lady spitters.¬¨‚Ć Note: Any one of these women can probably destroy any top-selling rapper today.

iOS 7? Sure…but WTF Apple?

Posted by The Zodiac | Uncategorized | Wednesday 18 September 2013 6:43 pm

I’ve always loved my iPhone even before I got it.¬¨‚Ć I had the iPod Touch and knew that Apple’s iPhone would resemble it and I waited until my Blackberry upgrade got ridiculous in pricing before jumping ship to an iPhone.¬¨‚Ć ios 7 - WTF Apple? Get it together!Since then, everything has been smooth.¬¨‚Ć It does what I want it to do:¬¨‚Ć Email, make phone calls, connect to my movies from home, update my calendars across Google accounts, talk-to-text, etc.¬¨‚Ć It even helped me write my book as I spoke to it while driving (yeah, yeah).

Well, now it’s time to update to iOS 7, the latest operating system for the iPhone.¬¨‚Ć Granted, I’ve had iOS7 for the past month and a half due to early betas and downloading.¬¨‚Ć So, it’s no big deal to get the official Alpha version today like everyone else.¬¨‚Ć I knew there’d be a rush so I wasn’t in a hurry but before running night errands, I wanted to do what I always did, download iTunes and then update my iPad and iPhone… And then it happened.¬¨‚Ć Something Steve Jobs would NEVER have allowed….a stupid error.¬¨‚Ć A simple one, really.¬¨‚Ć But dumb.

After updating to iTunes 11.0.5, I tried to update my iPad to the new iOS 7 and instead receive this error:¬¨‚Ć “A new iPad software version (7.0) is available, but requires iTunes 11.0.5. Would you like to download iTunes 11.0.5 now?”¬¨‚Ć Wait…but I ALREADY AM RUNNING 11.0.5.¬¨‚Ć So, what’s the deal?¬¨‚Ć I try again and it says the same thing. So, I take it to the internet and see others are having the same problem.

Is it because I’m on a Mac?¬¨‚Ć Is it because I’m running Lion and not Mountain Lion?¬¨‚Ć What the fuck, Apple?!


Twitter is expressing the same problems I am:




So, then I look around and people online are saying to update to iTunes 11.1.¬¨‚Ć Ok, I wish the update would’ve said that but maybe it’s a glitch.¬¨‚Ć No…You visit http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ and it only shows 11.0.5. (Since I’ve been typing this, it FINALLY updated to 11.1).

So, with the update to 11.1 after hours of complaints, let’s see if this works. Apple, get your shit together. Steve is probably going to put a virus in all of your asses for something this big to have such a fail. I hope you can pull your asses back in gear ’cause if Siri doesn’t work, then it’s game over! Hope you don’t have to update her to Siri. 2.3.1 or something.

By the way, iOS 7 is nothing ground-breaking. It just looks different and has a few new features but it’s not innovative by any stretch of the imagination. I’m not one looking for a whole lot of bells and whistles so I wasn’t disappointed. But if you’re looking to connect to the Mars space rover using your phone and make it dance to “Single Ladies”, then you’re out of luck.

NJ teacher admits to having sex with teen student

Posted by The Zodiac | Uncategorized | Saturday 10 August 2013 8:00 am

teachersex-erin-haskellA southern New Jersey school teacher has admitted having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.

Ocean County prosecutors say 32-year-old Erin Haskell of Barnegat pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual assault. She will have to register as a sex offender and faces up to 10 years in prison, but will remain free on $300,000 bail until she’s sentenced.

Haskell was a Spanish teacher with the Toms River Regional Schools district. She worked at the Intermediate South school in Beachwood, where she also served as faculty advisor to the drama club.

In return for her guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss other charges Haskell faced, including aggravated sexual assault.

Authorities have said the relationship took place last year, between June and September. The sexual activities occurred in both Beachwood and Barnegat.

Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9198094

Ahwatukee, AZ teacher accused of sexual conduct with student

Posted by The Zodiac | Uncategorized | Saturday 10 August 2013 7:56 am

teachersex-david-depuydtAn Ahwatukee teacher was arrested by Phoenix police on suspicion of engaging in sexual conduct with one of his students, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Police on Sunday received a report with allegations that 27-year-old David DePuydt had committed various sexual acts with a 15-year-old female student of his, according to a police report.

DePuydt is a secondary teacher at Horizon Community Learning Center on 48th Street south of Chandler Boulevard.

A police investigation discovered that DePuydt and the female victim were in a “relationship” for about seven months, the report said. The relationship stretched from January to July of this year, according to the report.

DePuydt later admitted the acts to detectives, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of six counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

A letter sent to parents of the school’s students on Monday said DePuydt was suspended from his position without pay pending the results of an ongoing police investigation.

DePuydt was the photography and world history teacher for this school year.

Horizons Community Learning Center, a K-12 school, started classes last Monday, according to a school spokeswoman.

Source: http://www.azcentral.com/community/ahwatukee/articles/20130805ahwautkee-teacher-accused-sexual-conduct-student-abrk.html

Illinois teacher arrested for sexual assault of student

Posted by The Zodiac | Uncategorized | Saturday 10 August 2013 7:34 am
teachersex-jenee-blackertA Belvidere North High School teacher faces criminal charges.¬¨‚Ć She’s accused of having sexual contact with a student.
Police arrested poplar grove’s Jenee Blackert on Thursday. Investigators say a 17-year-old student reported the inappropriate contact on Sunday, July 28th.The 30 year old social studies teacher was charged with four counts of criminal sexual assault and taken to the Boone County jail. She’s since bonded out.At Belvidere North High School, parents and their teenagers spent the day picking up school schedules and getting ready for the new year, with a teacher’s recent arrest in the back of their minds.”I’d be scared to death if it happened to one of my kids,” says Carol Klein, the mother of two high schoolers.

WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Gary Monto, who’s daughter is going to be a Senior says, “It’s just not right.”

Returning to the classroom means new clothes and school supplies. Klein and Monto say they are preparing their students with something more. Their children will start the school year with some real-life advice.

“We talk about it with my daughter about how to be safe, and know the signs. If you’re uncomfortable, get out. Get out fast,” says Monto.

“I talk to my kids about people who should touch them and who shouldn’t touch you, and making sure that they’re aware it could be anybody,” says Klein.

Belvidere School Superintendent Michael Houselog says the high school is cooperating with investigators.  Blackert is on unpaid leave until further notice.

“I’m sure that they’ll do whatever they need to do to make sure that these kids are safe,” says Klein.

Investigators say the contact between Blackert and the student did not happen at Belvidere North High School, although they wouldn’t say exactly where.

Criminal sexual assault is a felony, which means if Blackert is found guilty, she could face four to 15 years in prison.

This is not the first time a Belvidere school district teacher was charged with sexual assault.

Back in 2008, another Belvidere School District, Loren Leoni, a teacher and volleyball coach  was charged with a similar crime. She got 48 months of probation and had to register as a sex offender.

Source: http://www.wrex.com/story/23093160/2013/08/09/belvidere-north-teacher-arrested-for-sexual-assault-of-student

Dallas high school teacher arrested after alleged sexual relationship with student

Posted by The Zodiac | Uncategorized | Saturday 10 August 2013 7:11 am

teachersex-lesley-ann-sharpA Dallas high school teacher is accused of having sex with her freshman student.

Lesley Ann Sharp of Collin County was arrested Thursday on charges of having an improper relationship between educator and student, possession or promotion of child pornography, tampering with physical evidence and perjury, documents show.

Sharp, 24, was released from the Collin County Jail on $29,500 bail early Friday.

DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander said Friday that Sharp has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the criminal case.

Sharp — an English teacher at Hillcrest High School — is accused of having sex with a male minor more than 25 times. Documents say the sexual intercourse occurred in her car in a parking lot, her apartment and his apartment while the student’s parents were not home.

Sharp is also accused of exchanging thousands of messages of sexual content, including explicit photos. The affidavit listed a dozen obscene terms that were used more than 1,500 times in the text messages.

Sharp and the student “exchanged 116 telephone calls, 173 multi-media messages and 15,371 text messages” between May 2013 and July 2013, records show.

Officials say Sharp synced information from her iPhone and her school-owned laptop.

Before handing the computer over to investigators, Sharp deleted both “iTunes and backup directories,” records show.

The information was later found “in an allocated space on the hard drive.” Digital copies of text, photo and iMessages were also recovered.

Court documents say that three days before her arrest, Sharp was told there was an investigation pending, and she warned the student to delete all photos and messages.

In a written statement to DISD, Sharp denied having sexual contact with the student.

“Sharp engaged in the behaviors through a belief that she and student would never get caught,” the affidavit said.

Sharp’s mother, Rhonda Sharp, told The Dallas Morning News on Friday to “stay away.”

“We don’t have a comment,” Rhonda Sharp said. “Just that DISD should worry about other stuff instead of what they’re worrying about.”

It is unclear whether Sharp has an attorney.

Sharp graduated from the University of Texas in Dallas in December 2011 and was certified by the Texas Board of Education in 2012. She was hired as a high school teacher last October.

Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20130809-hillcrest-high-teacher-arrested-after-alleged-sexual-relationship-with-student.ece

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