The 33-year-old Pimp C, whose real name was Chad Butler, was found lying on his bed at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood on Dec. 4 after he failed to check out as expected. The coroner's report said the death was "due to promethazine/codeine effects and other unestablished factors."
Ed Winter, assistant chief of the coroner's office, said the levels of the medication were elevated, but not enough to be deemed an overdose
Butler was a member of the Texas hip-hop duo UGK, which scored a No. 1 album last year with its seventh release, "Underground Kingz."
Rap artist Pimp C, an influential hip-hop figure who had recorded an ode to getting high from cough medicine, died accidentally at a Sunset Strip hotel because of the combination of a medical condition and cough syrup, the Los Angeles County coroner said Monday.
National Journal meanwhile has named Obama the most liberal senator of 2007. Obama got the number one ranking based on an analysis of 99 key Senate votes. Hillary Clinton was ranked at number sixteen after placing thirty-second in 2006. Overall, the two candidates differed on just ten of the 267 measures they both voted on.
New York Times reporter Phillip Shenon joins us to talk about his new book, “The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation.” Shenon says 9/11 comission executive director Phillip Zelikow had close ties to both Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Bush political advisor Karl Rove. He suggests that Zelikow sought to minimize the Bush administration’s responsibility for failing to prevent the September 11th attacks.
Philip Shenon, investigative reporter with The New York Times. He was the paper’s lead reporter on the 9-11 Commission. He is author of “The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation.”
Their findings have veered well away from the original conception of impostorism as a reflection of an anxious personality or a cultural stereotype. Feelings of phoniness appear to alter people’s goals in unexpected ways and may also protect them against subconscious self-delusions.
In mild doses, feeling like a fraud also tempers the natural instinct to define one’s own competence in self-serving ways. Researchers have shown in careful studies that people tend to be poor judges of their own performance and often to overrate their abilities. Their opinions about how well they’ve done on a test, or at a job, or in a class are often way off others’ evaluations. They’re confident that they can detect liars (they can’t) and forecast grades (not so well).
At those times feeling like a fraud amounts to more than the stirrings of an anxious temperament or the desire to project a protective humility. It reflects a respect for the limits of one’s own abilities, and an intuition that only a true impostor would be afraid to ask for help.
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