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Bad, Baller Alert, and Bone Thugs N Harmony: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: Notorious B.I.G Released Final Album 'Life After Death' 21 Years Ago @balleralert THE NOTORIO US B.. G Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Notorious B.I.G Released Final Album ‘Life After Death’ 21 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On March 25, 1997, Notorious B.I.G released his second and final album, ‘Life After Death’ on Bad Boy Records and Arista Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released as a double album, Biggie’s final body of work was released after his death on March 9, 1997. The album features collaborations from artists like Lil' Kim, Mase, 112, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and Puff Daddy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Similar to his first album ‘Ready to Die’, the album was full of Biggie’s charismatic, Brooklyn swagger. The album also included a number of club bangers such as “Hypnotize” and “Mo Money, Mo Problems”. Many would say that the album was a great body of work to represent Biggie’s lasting legacy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album earned Biggie multiple Grammy nominations in 1998 for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance for the single "Hypnotize", and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the single "Mo Money Mo Problems".

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Notorious B.I.G Released Final Album ‘Life After Death’ 21 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ...

Friday, Memes, and New York: BET Is Bringina Back Freestyle Fridays @balleralert 106 & PARK FREESTYLE ★FRIDAY★ BET Is Bringing Back Freestyle Fridays - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BET is about to make your Fridays a little more lyrical because they’re bringing back FreestyleFridays! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BET is giving the beloved, old-school segment from BET’s 106&Park a whole new spin. BET Networks and YouTube are kicking off a worldwide interactive, video upload search for the most talented artists. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The search will start in a non-stop live stream battle at the YouTube studios in four cities: New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and London. There, rappers will have to select one of three beats to rap off in 60 seconds or less. DJs will select a finalist from each city to be in a top 10 pick. The rapper who is voted for the most by the DJs will take the crown as the winner of their city for Freestyle Friday. The four winners will then be flown to LA to compete and be judged by celebrity judges at the Fan Fest stage at the BET Experience. The rapper who wins will go on to be the opening act for the BET hip-hop show at the Staple Center on June 23. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The contest started March 16, and all interested rappers have to do is first subscribe to the BET Networks YouTube channel, and then post a video of themselves rapping using the hashtag FreestyleFridayBET. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May the best rapper win!

BET Is Bringing Back Freestyle Fridays - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BET is about to make your Fridays a little ...

Anaconda, Apple, and Bad: Jay-Z, Diddy, and Dr. Dre Become The Richest American Musicians Of Any Genre As They Top Forbes' Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists List @balleralert Jay-Z, Diddy, and Dr. Dre Become The Richest American Musicians Of Any Genre As They Top Forbes’ Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists List - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Black Excellence is at an all-time high, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. From the massive, record-breaking success of ‘Black Panther’ to the many successful business ventures of our favorite Black entertainers, the culture is thriving and it’s beautiful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Thursday, Forbes released its annual list of the wealthiest hip-hop artists on the planet, and the top five entrants came as no surprise as it was very similar to last year’s list. However, there was a bit of a shift in the top two slots. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After catapulting his net worth from $810 million to $900 million through his Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Usse cognac, in addition to his of his nine-figure ownership stakes in Roc Nation and Tidal, Jay-Z has landed the top spot on this year’s list, dethroning business mogul, Diddy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the Bad Boy CEO secured the No. 2 spot with the help of his interest in Ciroc and Revolt TV, increasing his network to $825 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this year’s list, Dr. Dre held on to his No. 3 spot, but still increased his network form $740 million to $770 million. But, according to reports, Dre may be seeing an even bigger spike next year when he receives his Apple stock from his $3 billion buyout of Beats in 2014. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the top three contenders for the wealthiest hip-hop acts on the planet, according to Forbes, the three Hip-hop moguls have also become the richest American musicians of any genre in history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pulling up the rear of the Forbes Five list is none other than Eminem and Drake, who tied at an even $100 million apiece.

Jay-Z, Diddy, and Dr. Dre Become The Richest American Musicians Of Any Genre As They Top Forbes’ Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists List - blogged b...

Family, Future, and Memes: Tiffany Haddish Inks a Comedy Special Deal With Netflix and Mo'Nique ls "Proud" of Her @balleralert SHE READY Tiffany Haddish Inks a Comedy Special Deal With Netflix and Mo’Nique Is “Proud” of Her - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Comedian, actress, and model TiffanyHaddish is getting a Netflix comedy special and everyone - including comedic icon MoNique is happy about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many discussions have taken place about if Haddish had sealed a Netflix deal, amid Mo’Nique’s recent issues with the streaming service for giving her a “low offer” compared to other legends like DaveChappelle and ChrisRock. In said discussions, Mo’Nique went to bat for Black, female comics, specifically for Haddish. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “If I accepted $500,000, what does Tiffany Haddish have coming? If I accept that, what does the black female comedian have coming? Because what they’ll say is, ‘Mo’Nique accepted this and she’s got that.’ So what do they have coming?” said Mo’Nique. Whether you agree or disagree with her, you can’t negate the fact that those who come before others pave a clearer path for the success of future artists. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, Haddish already signed off on the Netflix deal before her name was ever mentioned. In a tweet, Haddish wrote: “I already got a deal and I signed it way before she [Mo’Nique] said a thing,” Haddish responded. “It’s not legend money but [it’s] enough to take care of my family for a min.” And like real sistas should, Mo’Nique congratulated her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You’ve done nothing wrong, my sister. You KEEP SHINING,” she wrote on Twitter. “I am proud of you. You keep doing what [you’re] doing. You are making it better for the next ones.”

Tiffany Haddish Inks a Comedy Special Deal With Netflix and Mo’Nique Is “Proud” of Her - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Com...

Guns, Kendrick Lamar, and Memes: Kendrick Lamar Said to Be Banning the Use of Cell Phones and Digital Cameras From His Concerts @balleralert DAMN KENDRICK LAMAR RIAA CERTIFIED DOUBLE PLATINUM Kendrick Lamar Said to Be Banning the Use of Cell Phones and Digital Cameras From His Concerts - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re planning on attending a KendrickLamar concert, you might want to read the rules first. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Guardian, the Grammy award-winning lyricist will now be prohibiting the use of cell phones at his live performances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reportedly, the new policy was established in order to “protect Kendrick’s valuable brand and ensure that the appetite for tickets remains keen.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Additionally, it is also said that professional photography won’t be allowed either. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this stipulation doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise. Cell phone and digital camera restrictions at concerts aren’t unusual. This actually happens quite often. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alicia Keys, Guns N’ Roses, and the late Prince are all known for banning mobile devices from their shows. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Of course, though, if you spend your hard-earned money on a ticket, naturally, you’re going to want to capture footage for the sake of keeping good memories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, by putting the ban on filming-snapping photos, artists are hoping to keep the audience members more engaged and to provide potential attendees with an even better, enjoyable, and exclusive experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Currently, Kendrick is on the European leg of his DAMN tour, which kicked off on February 7th in Dublin.

Kendrick Lamar Said to Be Banning the Use of Cell Phones and Digital Cameras From His Concerts - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I...

Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Billboard: Remembering Legendary Singer and lcon, Whitney Houston @balleralert Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death of legendary singer, actress, producer, and model, WhitneyHouston. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston died at 48 in 2012 after being found unconscious in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel. It was reported that the singer passed due to cocaine use and heart disease. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s legacy included winning six Grammys and selling 170 million albums, singles, and videos over her career. Whitney, to this day, is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs and is the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 album awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston made her acting debut in “The Bodyguard” in 1992, where she performed the lead single from the film’s soundtrack, ‘I Will Always Love You.’ The song easily became a highlight of Houston’s career, and one of her signature records. It received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s pursuit in acting didn’t stop there. Aside from her appearance in Disney’s ‘Cinderella,’ she landed leading roles in ‘Waiting to Exhale’ and ‘The Preacher’s Wife.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whitney’s career contributed to breaking the color barrier that so many African-American artists faced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this day we remember her legacy, career, angelic voice, and the contributions she made to the entertainment industry as we know it. Houston left behind her mother, two brothers, and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who died three years later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May Whitney Houston continue to Rest In Peace!

Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death...

Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Baller Alert: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye West Released 'The College Dropout' 14 Years Ago @balleralert DD PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT CONTENT Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye West Released ‘The College Dropout’ 14 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Feb. 10, 2004, Kanye West released his debut studio album ‘The College Dropout’ on Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ From 1999 to the year of its release, West spent years working on the project. While working on the album, West had already established himself as a producer having done production for artists such as Jay-Z and Talib Kweli. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Doing his own production, West created a masterpiece. Not only did he develop a new sound nicknamed “chipmunk soul," where he took R&B and Soul samples and sped them up, but his lyricism also introduced us to a new style. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While many rappers of the time maintained the gangsta rap style we were used to, West instead introduced us to the story of the average joe who questions family, religion, politics, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The singles from the album, "Through the Wire" and "Jesus Walks", were both critically acclaimed, while “All Falls Down" and "Slow Jamz" charted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release, the album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart having sold 441,000 copies in the first week. ‘The College Dropout’ received phenomenal reviews from multiple publications and even earned West 10 Grammy nominations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Multiple publications such as Time and Rolling Stone have named it one of the greatest albums of all time.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye West Released ‘The College Dropout’ 14 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Feb. 10, 20...

Jay, Jay Z, and Mariah Carey: Jermaine Dupri Will Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame @balleralert Jermaine Dupri Will Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Songwriters Hall of Fame is adding a new member and it’s music mogul JermaineDupri! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The 2018 roster of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees is a prodigious representation of creators of cross-genre hits, certain to resonate with everyone. Each year, the slate of songwriters we induct is more diverse and illustrative of the history and contributions that we strive to acknowledge and honor,” said a statement from Associated Press, Linda Moran (president-CEO) and the organization’s co-chairs, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dupri has written some of the biggest hits from the 90s and early 2000s managed several artists and birthed songs for industry icons like Mariah Carey, Usher and Janet Jackson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 45-year-old is the second hip-hop artist to be added next to Jay-Z. On June 14, Dupri will be honored along with others Alan Jackson, John Mellencamp, and Kool & the Gang ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congrats, JD!

Jermaine Dupri Will Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Songwriters Hall of Fame...

San Francisco 49ers, Anaconda, and Chris Brown: Colin Kaepernick Reaches His Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the Help of Fellow Celebrities @balleralert "峒 Colin Kaepernick Reaches His Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the Help of Fellow Celebrities - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the help of his celebrity friends, ColinKaepernick has managed to reach his ‘Million Dollar Pledge’ goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s decision to start the pledge followed his monumental kneel during the national anthem at a preseason game in late 2016. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kaepernick announced that he would be donating a total of $1 million to a number of charity organizations that focus on societal issues, as an effort to help the oppressed communities of those in need and raise social awareness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To date, the 30-year-old has donated over $900,000 to nearly 31 charities that are dedicated to homelessness, educational development, community-police relations, criminal justice reform, rights for inmates, at-risk families, and even reproductive rights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In mid-January, as he entered his final $100,000 donation, Kaepernick started the 10for10 project, in which he teamed up with 10 artists, athletes, and influencers to meet the $1 million mark. Each participant was asked to donate $10,000 to a cause of their choice, and Kaepernick would then match it with another $10,000. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday, he matched his last $10,000 with Usher’s donation to H.O.M.E., a Georgia-based organization for single mothers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Thank you to everyone who has supported me, matched me and my pledge, and, most importantly, the people,” Kaepernick expressed. “I know that we still have a lot of work to do, however, by getting everyone involved, I truly believe that we can all achieve and move mountains towards our goals for social justice." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Others to participate were Kevin Durant (Silicon Valley De-Bug), Jesse Williams (Advancement Project), Steph Curry (United Playaz), Snoop Dogg (Mothers Against Police Brutality), Serena Williams (Imagine LA), T.I. (Angel by Nature), Jhene Aiko and Chris Brown (School on Wheels), Nick Cannon and Joey Badass (Communities United by Police Reform), and Meek Mill (Youth Service, Inc.).

Colin Kaepernick Reaches His Million Dollar Pledge Goal with the Help of Fellow Celebrities - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With...

Complex, Memes, and Music: Nas Will Be Honored with the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment 'Spotlight Award' @balleralert Nas Will Be Honored with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment ‘Spotlight Award’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With over twenty-five years in this game of Hip-Hop, no one could ever deny Nas’ legendary contribution to the culture… which is exactly why New York City has always been proud to call him one of their own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Complex, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) will be honoring the Queens, New York-born lyricist with the ‘Spotlight Award’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The estimable accolade serves as a way to shed light on heavy-hitters in entertainment, such as film, television, music, publishing, digital content, and advertising. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “His roots run deep in our city. From Brooklyn to Queens, he is a product of New York City public housing and exemplifies what it means to give back,” MOME Commissioner Julie Menin says. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Menin will be presenting Nas with the honor at Sir Lucian Grainge’s 2018 Artist Showcase, which is set to be hosted by the Universal Music Group. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “As a musician, Nas has made his name known worldwide, helping to put New York City on the map,” she adds. “But, beyond that, he’s a role model for the next generation of young artists. He leads by example through [his] philanthropic efforts.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For Nas, the recognition of his many years of accomplishments is actually quite profound and dear to his heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Anyone who knows me know what New York City means to me, and this is special because of that connection," the rapper said.

Nas Will Be Honored with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment ‘Spotlight Award’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wit...

Anaconda, Billboard, and Bruno Mars: Cardi B Makes Forbes' 2018 Hip-Hop's Future Moguls' List @balleralert Cardi B Makes Forbes’ 2018 ‘Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls’ List - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is definitely the season of wins for CardiB. The Bronx-bred raptress keeps coming up on win after win, and it’s only the beginning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forbes has just announced their 2018 ‘Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls’ list, and Cardi happens to be one of the ten to carry the honorable title. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Formerly known as the ‘Hip-Hop Cash Princes’, the list is most notable for recognizing artists under 30 who are making major moves in the Hip-Hop-Rap industry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year’s diverse lineup, alongside Cardi, features PostMalone, 21Savage, Lizzo, WondaGurl, LilPump, TylertheCreator, PlayboyCarti, DaveEast, and VicMensa. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The burgeoning talent blew up this summer with her breakout 2017 single, “Bodak Yellow”, peaking at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It held the top spot for three consecutive weeks, making it the longest-running chart-topper from a solo female rapper in Hot 100 history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Bodak Yellow” has since gone three-times platinum, and it is nominated for ‘Best Rap Performance’ and ‘Best Rap Song’ at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cardi B will also be joining Bruno Mars for a performance of their “Finesse” remix at the ceremony, which is set to air later this month.

Cardi B Makes Forbes’ 2018 ‘Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls’ List - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is definitely the season of wins ...