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Food, Friday, and Growing Up: Tim Duncan Raises Over $2 Million for Hurricane Irma Relief @balleralert 36 Kills 99.999% of Bacteria Rame utter 390 Colgate Tim Duncan Raises Over $2 Million for Hurricane Irma Relief-blogged by @thereal__bee β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € NBA legend TimDuncan has spent his time recently, working on relief efforts for victims of HurricaneIrma. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € The Category 5 hurricane burst through the U.S. Virgin Islands causing complete destruction in several towns and neighborhoods. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € Duncan, born and raised in St. Croix, wrote an article Friday, for the Players’ Tribune titled β€œDon’t Forget About the Islands,” detailing his own personal experiences with natural disasters after Hurricane Hugo hit his home when he was 13-years-old. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € Duncan said it took more than a year before some type of normalcy was reestablished. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € Through his own experiences, he felt compelled to give back to the victims of Irma. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € β€œIt takes me back to when I was a kid, growing up and having to go through that,” Duncan said on ESPN's "Mike & Mike." β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € Duncan has partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank to collect supplies and donations for victims of Irma. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € He has also set up a fundraiser on youcaring.com that has already raised more than $2 million. Duncan will also match the donations up to $1 million. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € In addition to setting up two H-E-B locations for people to receive material donations, he also plans to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands to personally deliver donations. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € β€œI didn’t know then as a 13-year-old kid, but there are people putting relief together, getting workers down there, getting food and supplies to help us get through that time,” Duncan said. β€œI’m just trying to be that guy now.”

Tim Duncan Raises Over $2 Million for Hurricane Irma Relief-blogged by @thereal__bee β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € NBA legend TimDuncan has spent his time re...

America, Growing Up, and Head: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 21st Anniversary of the Death of Tupac Shakur @balleralert BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 21st Anniversary of the Death of Tupac Shakur-blogged by @thereal__bee β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 21 years ago today, the world lost the rap icon TupacShakur. Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € He got his start at a young age as a background dancer for Digital Underground, before starting his own rap career in 1991. His debut album, '2Pacalypse Now', was an instant success ranking in at 13 on Billboard's Top R&B-Hip-Hop Albums chart. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € By the time his second album arrived in February of 1993, Pac had become widely recognized for not only his extraordinary lyricism, but also his ability to speak freely about issues affecting the urban youth. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € With songs like 'Brenda's Got A Baby' and 'Keep Ya Head Up', Pac shows us the sometimes ugly truth of growing up poor in America, and encourages us to overcome it. β €β €β € Right before his death, Shakur signed to DeathRow Records where he released music like 'California Love' and his fourth album, 'All Eyez On Me'. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died Sept. 13 while in the intensive care unit from internal bleeding. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Through his music and films, Tupac remains a legendary and unparalleled artist of his time. His impact on the music industry will forever live on through his work.

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 21st Anniversary of the Death of Tupac Shakur-blogged by @thereal__bee β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 21 years ago toda...

Anaconda, Biggie Smalls, and Life: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip- Hop:Notorious B.l.G Releases Debut Album 'Ready to Die' @balleralert the notorious BIG r e a d y to die BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Notorious B.I.G Releases Debut Album 'Ready to Die'-blogged by @thereal__bee (swipe) β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € On this exact day, 23 years ago, NotoriousBIG released his debut album 'Ready to Die'. Not only was this the album to launch the iconic emcee's career, but it also catapulted the reputation of BadBoyRecords, as the first album to release on the label. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Whether it was 'Juicy' or 'One More Chance', people across the world could not deny the sound, charisma, and lyricism of Biggie Smalls. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Receiving many accolades such as, 3 on Billboard's Top R&B-Hip-Hop Albums chart and 8 on Rolling Stone's '100 Best Albums of the Nineties' list, the album is without a doubt one of the greatest hip-hop albums of the era. β €β €β € Though Biggie, born Christopher Wallace, was unable to see the release of his second body of work 'Life After Death' (1997), this album was enough to trademark him as a rap icon. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € What was your favorite song from the album?