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According to Billboard, Emerging rapper Young Greatness was reportedly fatally shot early Monday (Oct. 29) morning in his hometown of New Orleans, according to CBS affiliate WWL-TV. The shootout allegedly took place at approximately 1:35 a.m. outside the Elysian Fields Avenue Waffle House in Louisiana, NOPD said. Greatness, born Theodore Jones, was reportedly pronounced dead upon law enforcement's arrival to the scene. The Cash Money Records signee is best known for his 2015 single "Moolah," which peaked at No. 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 2016, while Jones was still a member of the Quality Control roster. He was 34 years old. Police are still gathering evidence regarding potential suspects for Jones' murder. If you have any information regarding the homicide, please reach out to detective Brett Mathes, who can be contacted at 504-658-5300. RapTVSTAFF: @thatkidcm 🙏🏼: RAPPER YOUNG GREATNESS KILLED IN SHOOTING AT NEW ORLEANS WAFFLE HOUSE According to Billboard, Emerging rapper Young Greatness was reportedly fatally shot early Monday (Oct. 29) morning in his hometown of New Orleans, according to CBS affiliate WWL-TV. The shootout allegedly took place at approximately 1:35 a.m. outside the Elysian Fields Avenue Waffle House in Louisiana, NOPD said. Greatness, born Theodore Jones, was reportedly pronounced dead upon law enforcement's arrival to the scene. The Cash Money Records signee is best known for his 2015 single "Moolah," which peaked at No. 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 2016, while Jones was still a member of the Quality Control roster. He was 34 years old. Police are still gathering evidence regarding potential suspects for Jones' murder. If you have any information regarding the homicide, please reach out to detective Brett Mathes, who can be contacted at 504-658-5300. RapTVSTAFF: @thatkidcm 🙏🏼

According to Billboard, Emerging rapper Young Greatness was reportedly fatally shot early Monday (Oct. 29) morning in his hometown of New...

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“Travis Scott’s song “CAROUSEL” with Frank Ocean is a fan favorite from ‘ASTROWORLD,’ peaking at No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 40 million Spotify streams and counting. - According to a report from TMZ, however, Ocean isn’t happy with his vocals on the track and tried to get his part removed prior to the album’s release. Although it’s unknown what changes were made, TMZ speculates that Frank is unhappy with the use of Auto-Tune or his voice’s higher pitch on the third verse. - According to the report, the singer’s legal team sent a cease and desist to Travis' team to remove his vocals from “CAROUSEL.” However, the rapper reportedly plans to keep the track untouched. - If TMZ’s report holds true, “CAROUSEL” could be their final collaboration.”: Frank Ocean files a 'Cease & Desist to remove his vocals from Travis Scotts 'Carousel “Travis Scott’s song “CAROUSEL” with Frank Ocean is a fan favorite from ‘ASTROWORLD,’ peaking at No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 40 million Spotify streams and counting. - According to a report from TMZ, however, Ocean isn’t happy with his vocals on the track and tried to get his part removed prior to the album’s release. Although it’s unknown what changes were made, TMZ speculates that Frank is unhappy with the use of Auto-Tune or his voice’s higher pitch on the third verse. - According to the report, the singer’s legal team sent a cease and desist to Travis' team to remove his vocals from “CAROUSEL.” However, the rapper reportedly plans to keep the track untouched. - If TMZ’s report holds true, “CAROUSEL” could be their final collaboration.”

“Travis Scott’s song “CAROUSEL” with Frank Ocean is a fan favorite from ‘ASTROWORLD,’ peaking at No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 40...

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Dear Liberals: Lil Pump 6ix9ine arcia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an Americarn rapper, record producer and songwriter.2] He is best known for his song "Gucci Gang" which peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100.13] This song is also his first to get platinum certified. 4 He released his debut studio album, Lil Pump, on October 6, 2017 Lil Pump Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known by his stage name 6ix9ine (pronounced "siv nine"), also known as Tek Tekashi, is an A 6ix9ine Daniel Hernandez Tekashi May 8, 1996 (age 21) Bushwick, Brooklyn, U.S Hernandez Birth name Also known as Contents [hide] 3 Legal issues Occupation(s) Rapper Years active 2012-present 4.1 Trippie Redd 2.1 2016: Career beginnings 2.2 2017-present: Rising popularity and Li 5 Discography .1 Mixtapes 5.2 Singles 5.3 Other charted songs Scumgang. Elliot Grainge Entertainment Caroline Background information Pump Birth name Gazzy Garcia August 17, 2000 (age 17) iami, Florida, United 4 Discography 5 References MexicaP exica p hop SoundCloud rap ap Ea Born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, a New York City borough, to a Mexican mother and a Puerto Rican father,l11 Hernandez was expelled from school in 8th grade, and did not return.2 In 2009, his father was murdered, which led to Hernandez working various jobs and selling marijuana in order to help his mother financially21 Early life apper record producer songwriter Vocals Gazzy Garcia was born August 17, 2000 in Miami, Florida to a Cuban father and Mexican mother.!5 Instruments Years active 2016-present Tha Lights Global Warner Cuban From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Diego Leanos (born September 6, 1996),2 known professionally as Lil Xan, is an American nds, California.1314] He is best kout hit "Betrayed", which eriline, Billboard Hot 100. c His stage name is derived from the name of the prescription drug Xanax. Lil Xan Background information Diego Leanos Contents [hide] Also known as recording artist/ rapper September 6,1996 (age Redlands, California,U Career 3 Artistry can Hip hop trap . cloud rar es 5 Discography Albums WALL Occupation(s) Rapper Years active 2016-present 6 Associated acts Steven Cannon Aris Julian Dova Oohdem Leanos was born on September 6, 1996 in Redlands, California.2Growing up, Leanos w poor and lived in motels most of his childhood.15! He attended Redlands East Valley High School, but dropped out of high school in his freshman year and spent several years at h unemployed.(617 Leanos took a job as a street cleaner and sold drugsl8 before he begar rapping.19 Leanos later pursued a photography career in support of several friends who rappers. He eventually had his camera stolen, and chose to begin rapping in lieu of inves Dear Liberals

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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled Released “We Takin’ Over” 11 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 11 years ago, DJ Khaled released“We Takin' Over" as the first single from his second album, ‘We the Best’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song featured verses from some hip-hop heavy hitters such as T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne, with Akon on the chorus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release, the song debuted at number 51 on Billboard's Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs, eventually peaking at number 26. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 2007, at number 75, and later peaked at 28. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ For many, the song was the perfect blend, as it mixed the flows of all these heavy hitters, but still allowed them to showcase their unique styles. For Lil Wayne, his verse went on to be dubbed as his best guest appearance of 2007 by VIBE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Who had the best verse in your opinion?: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled Released "We Takin' Over" 11 Years Ago @balleralert TERROR SGUAD PRESENTS OJ KHALED WE THE BEST Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled Released “We Takin’ Over” 11 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 11 years ago, DJ Khaled released“We Takin' Over" as the first single from his second album, ‘We the Best’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song featured verses from some hip-hop heavy hitters such as T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne, with Akon on the chorus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release, the song debuted at number 51 on Billboard's Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs, eventually peaking at number 26. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 2007, at number 75, and later peaked at 28. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ For many, the song was the perfect blend, as it mixed the flows of all these heavy hitters, but still allowed them to showcase their unique styles. For Lil Wayne, his verse went on to be dubbed as his best guest appearance of 2007 by VIBE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Who had the best verse in your opinion?

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled Released “We Takin’ Over” 11 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 11 years ago, DJ...

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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ten years ago today, Lil Wayne released his smash single “Lollipop” from his sixth album, ‘Tha Carter III’. The song features the late rapper Static Major, with production by Deezle and Jim Jonsin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With his heavy auto-tuned flow, Wayne and Static created a hit that took the world by the storm. Literally, everywhere you turned, the song was live and in effect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To no surprise, it became of one Lil Wayne's and Static Major's most successful singles, spending five non-consecutive weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Unfortunately, Major did not live to the see the song’s success, as he died almost two weeks before song’s release. However, the song does go down in history as the eighth song to hit number one after the death of a credited artist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single became certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA with five million units sold in the United States. It also went on to receive multiple acknowledgments such as the number one hip-hop song of 2008 by MTV and number five on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop 09 @balleralert WAYNE THA CARTER Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ten years ago today, Lil Wayne released his smash single “Lollipop” from his sixth album, ‘Tha Carter III’. The song features the late rapper Static Major, with production by Deezle and Jim Jonsin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With his heavy auto-tuned flow, Wayne and Static created a hit that took the world by the storm. Literally, everywhere you turned, the song was live and in effect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To no surprise, it became of one Lil Wayne's and Static Major's most successful singles, spending five non-consecutive weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Unfortunately, Major did not live to the see the song’s success, as he died almost two weeks before song’s release. However, the song does go down in history as the eighth song to hit number one after the death of a credited artist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single became certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA with five million units sold in the United States. It also went on to receive multiple acknowledgments such as the number one hip-hop song of 2008 by MTV and number five on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ten years ago today, Li...

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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 15th Anniversary of Lil’ Kim‘s “The Jump Off”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 15 years ago today, Lil’ Kim released her single “The Jump Off" from her third studio album ‘La Bella Mafia’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released only a few days before her album, the single, produced by Timbaland and featuring Mr. Cheeks, was the perfect song to prep fans for Kim’s new body of work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single was a club banger that debuted at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually peaking at number 17 on the chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With the major success of “The Jump Off”, Kim’s album went on to be dubbed the best selling female rap album of 2003, with over 1.3 million copies sold in the United States and over 2 million copies sold worldwide.: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: 15th Anniversary of Lil' Kim's "The Jump Off" @balleralert a Bella Mafia AL は, CLEAN ALBUM SAMPLER ALBUM SAMPLER Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 15th Anniversary of Lil’ Kim‘s “The Jump Off”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 15 years ago today, Lil’ Kim released her single “The Jump Off" from her third studio album ‘La Bella Mafia’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released only a few days before her album, the single, produced by Timbaland and featuring Mr. Cheeks, was the perfect song to prep fans for Kim’s new body of work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single was a club banger that debuted at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually peaking at number 17 on the chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With the major success of “The Jump Off”, Kim’s album went on to be dubbed the best selling female rap album of 2003, with over 1.3 million copies sold in the United States and over 2 million copies sold worldwide.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 15th Anniversary of Lil’ Kim‘s “The Jump Off”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 15 years ago today,...

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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Juvenile Released “Back That Azz Up” 19 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On this day, 19 years ago, one of the greatest a$$ shaking songs of all time was released. On Feb. 24, 1999, Juvenile Released his single “Back That Azz Up" (the censored version is called “Back That Thang Up"). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single was released as the second single from the rapper’s 1998 album ‘400 Degreez’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Until 2004 with the release of “Slow Motion”, the song was arguably Juvenile’s biggest single. The song peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To this day, the song still gets the club live and the ladies dancing.: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: Juvenile Released "Back That Azz Up" 19 Years Ago @balleralert ADVISORY PLCI CONTENT Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Juvenile Released “Back That Azz Up” 19 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On this day, 19 years ago, one of the greatest a$$ shaking songs of all time was released. On Feb. 24, 1999, Juvenile Released his single “Back That Azz Up" (the censored version is called “Back That Thang Up"). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single was released as the second single from the rapper’s 1998 album ‘400 Degreez’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Until 2004 with the release of “Slow Motion”, the song was arguably Juvenile’s biggest single. The song peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To this day, the song still gets the club live and the ladies dancing.
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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 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 de...

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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 @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,...

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Migos Tie with The Beatles for Most Entries on Hot 100 Chart for a Group-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ After peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of ‘Culture II’, the Migos have also made Billboard chart history for tying with The Beatles for the most simultaneous entries on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a group. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Drake holds the record among all acts with 24 concurrent songs on the April 8, 2017-dated Hot 100, the Migos are also at the top of the list with 14 songs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Besides The Beatles and Migos, no other duo, group or multi-member collective has ever had more than nine songs on the Hot 100 chart at one time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Beatles have held the title since April 11, 1964. Of Migos’ 14 entries, 13 of the songs are from ‘Culture II’, with the other being their feature on Gucci Mane’s “I Get the Bag”.: Migos Tie with The Beatles for Most Entries on Hot 100 Chart for a Group @balleralert Migos Tie with The Beatles for Most Entries on Hot 100 Chart for a Group-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ After peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of ‘Culture II’, the Migos have also made Billboard chart history for tying with The Beatles for the most simultaneous entries on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a group. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Drake holds the record among all acts with 24 concurrent songs on the April 8, 2017-dated Hot 100, the Migos are also at the top of the list with 14 songs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Besides The Beatles and Migos, no other duo, group or multi-member collective has ever had more than nine songs on the Hot 100 chart at one time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Beatles have held the title since April 11, 1964. Of Migos’ 14 entries, 13 of the songs are from ‘Culture II’, with the other being their feature on Gucci Mane’s “I Get the Bag”.

Migos Tie with The Beatles for Most Entries on Hot 100 Chart for a Group-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ After peaking at No. 1 on...

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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released “C.R.E.A.M.” 24 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 31, 1994, Wu-Tang Clan released their smash single “C.R.E.A.M." (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) from their 1993 album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains a hip-hop classic that made us fall in love with Wu-Tang and their raw, street demeanor. For those that weren’t hip to their impeccable storytelling skills, the single also showcased their lyrical capabilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to pop culture, you can often still hear the term be used or referenced by the likes of Drake to Bryson Tiller’s verse in “Wild Thoughts”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains one of the group’s highest charting singles, peaking at 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 29, 2009, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA, almost 15 years after its release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to its impact on hip-hop, the single has also received an array of accolades. Time listed the song on its list of All-TIME 100 Greatest Songs. Rolling Stone magazine also ranked the song 11 on their list of 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released "C.R.E.A.M." 24 Years Ago @balleralert THE ANG 36 CHAMBERS 9 WU-TANG CLAN Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released “C.R.E.A.M.” 24 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 31, 1994, Wu-Tang Clan released their smash single “C.R.E.A.M." (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) from their 1993 album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains a hip-hop classic that made us fall in love with Wu-Tang and their raw, street demeanor. For those that weren’t hip to their impeccable storytelling skills, the single also showcased their lyrical capabilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to pop culture, you can often still hear the term be used or referenced by the likes of Drake to Bryson Tiller’s verse in “Wild Thoughts”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains one of the group’s highest charting singles, peaking at 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 29, 2009, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA, almost 15 years after its release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to its impact on hip-hop, the single has also received an array of accolades. Time listed the song on its list of All-TIME 100 Greatest Songs. Rolling Stone magazine also ranked the song 11 on their list of 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released “C.R.E.A.M.” 24 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 31, 199...

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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj Released “Truffle Butter” Three Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3 years ago today, Nicki Minaj released the single “Truffle Butter," featuring Drake and LilWayne from her third studio album, ‘The Pinkprint’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Featuring verses from these Young Money all-stars, the single was an instant hit. According to multiple publications such as Slate and Pitchfork, the song was also reminiscent of all three rappers’ older verses and flows from years prior. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Truffle Butter" debuted at number 71 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Its position on the chart made Minaj the 15th artist to have 60 chart entries on the Hot 100. It also lengthened her lead as one of three female artist to have the most entries on the chart, right behind the legendary ArethaFranklin and pop star TaylorSwift. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The song eventually peaked at number 14 on the Hot 100. It also received a nomination for Best Rap Performance at the 58th Grammy Awards.: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop Nicki Minaj Released "Truffle Butter" Three Years Ago @balleralert Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj Released “Truffle Butter” Three Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3 years ago today, Nicki Minaj released the single “Truffle Butter," featuring Drake and LilWayne from her third studio album, ‘The Pinkprint’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Featuring verses from these Young Money all-stars, the single was an instant hit. According to multiple publications such as Slate and Pitchfork, the song was also reminiscent of all three rappers’ older verses and flows from years prior. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Truffle Butter" debuted at number 71 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Its position on the chart made Minaj the 15th artist to have 60 chart entries on the Hot 100. It also lengthened her lead as one of three female artist to have the most entries on the chart, right behind the legendary ArethaFranklin and pop star TaylorSwift. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The song eventually peaked at number 14 on the Hot 100. It also received a nomination for Best Rap Performance at the 58th Grammy Awards.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj Released “Truffle Butter” Three Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3 years ago...

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BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Snoop Dogg Released “Gin and Juice” Featuring Dr. Dre -blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Jan. 15, 1994, SnoopDogg released the second single from his debut album ‘Doggystyle’, “Gin and Juice". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Produced by and featuring DrDre, the single is a true hip-hop classic. To this day, it remains one of the most popular songs of the era, especially as one of the first tracks to introduce us to the West Coast g-Funk style that we now love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To no surprise, the song was a major success. It peaked at 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The single received a gold certification from the RIAA and has sold over 700,000 copies. It also was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Rap Solo Performance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to the awards, the song also received an accolade from VH1, ranking number eight on their 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop list.: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Snoop Dogg Released "Gin and Juice" Featuring Dr. Dre 05 @balleralert BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Snoop Dogg Released “Gin and Juice” Featuring Dr. Dre -blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Jan. 15, 1994, SnoopDogg released the second single from his debut album ‘Doggystyle’, “Gin and Juice". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Produced by and featuring DrDre, the single is a true hip-hop classic. To this day, it remains one of the most popular songs of the era, especially as one of the first tracks to introduce us to the West Coast g-Funk style that we now love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To no surprise, the song was a major success. It peaked at 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The single received a gold certification from the RIAA and has sold over 700,000 copies. It also was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Rap Solo Performance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to the awards, the song also received an accolade from VH1, ranking number eight on their 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop list.

BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Snoop Dogg Released “Gin and Juice” Featuring Dr. Dre -blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Jan. 15,...

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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 @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 wi...

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Baller Alert’s Today In Hip Hop: Diddy released “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” blogged by @lanaladonna⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you believe it? A whole 21 years ago, who we then knew as PuffDaddy made his debut with the single “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” from debut album, “No Way Out.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dominating the charts, “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” sat comfortably on the Billboard Hot 100 as 1 for six weeks. Diddy though, didn’t stop there. “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “All About the Benjamins Remix,” and “I’ll Be Missing You,” all found themselves on the billboard charts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being certified seven times platinum, a 3x Grammy award winner, an entrepenuer, rapper, songwriter, actor, and producer, it’s safe to say Diddy is more than goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, he is still topping charts without even putting out music, as he was recently named the world’s highest paid hip hop artist in 2017 by Forbes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some of your favorites from Puff Daddy?: Baller Alert's Today In Hip Hop: Diddy released "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" @balleralert Baller Alert’s Today In Hip Hop: Diddy released “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” blogged by @lanaladonna⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you believe it? A whole 21 years ago, who we then knew as PuffDaddy made his debut with the single “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” from debut album, “No Way Out.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dominating the charts, “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” sat comfortably on the Billboard Hot 100 as 1 for six weeks. Diddy though, didn’t stop there. “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “All About the Benjamins Remix,” and “I’ll Be Missing You,” all found themselves on the billboard charts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being certified seven times platinum, a 3x Grammy award winner, an entrepenuer, rapper, songwriter, actor, and producer, it’s safe to say Diddy is more than goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, he is still topping charts without even putting out music, as he was recently named the world’s highest paid hip hop artist in 2017 by Forbes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some of your favorites from Puff Daddy?

Baller Alert’s Today In Hip Hop: Diddy released “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” blogged by @lanaladonna⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you believ...

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BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released “California Love” 22 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 22 years ago today, 2Pac released his single “California Love" featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ After being released from prison in 1995, the single was dubbed as 2Pac’s comeback. It was also his first single as a Death Row Records artist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To this day, the song remains a classic and is a gangsta ode to the West Coast that both 2Pac and Dre loved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “California Love” was Pac's most successful single, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and remaining there for two weeks. The song even won Pac a posthumous Grammy Award for the Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (with Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman).: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released "California Love" 22 Years Ago @balleralert 2PAC all eyez on me BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released “California Love” 22 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 22 years ago today, 2Pac released his single “California Love" featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ After being released from prison in 1995, the single was dubbed as 2Pac’s comeback. It was also his first single as a Death Row Records artist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To this day, the song remains a classic and is a gangsta ode to the West Coast that both 2Pac and Dre loved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “California Love” was Pac's most successful single, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and remaining there for two weeks. The song even won Pac a posthumous Grammy Award for the Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (with Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman).

BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 2Pac Released “California Love” 22 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 22 years ago today, 2P...

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BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Juvenile Released ‘Juve the Great’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 14 years ago, Juvenile released his sixth album, ‘Juve the Great’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As his last album on Cash Money Records, the album was a major success becoming certified platinum on July 20, 2004. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album also peaked at 28 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 100,000 copies in just the first week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The popular single from the album was the hit song "Slow Motion," featuring Soulja Slim. Slim was shot dead just a month before the album's release, but the song did top the Billboard Hot 100, making it the most successful single for both artists.: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Juvenile Released 'Juve the Great @balleralert JD PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT CONTENT BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Juvenile Released ‘Juve the Great’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 14 years ago, Juvenile released his sixth album, ‘Juve the Great’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As his last album on Cash Money Records, the album was a major success becoming certified platinum on July 20, 2004. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album also peaked at 28 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 100,000 copies in just the first week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The popular single from the album was the hit song "Slow Motion," featuring Soulja Slim. Slim was shot dead just a month before the album's release, but the song did top the Billboard Hot 100, making it the most successful single for both artists.

BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Juvenile Released ‘Juve the Great’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 14 years ago, Juvenile released...

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BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Drake Released “The Motto” Six Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Six years ago today, Drake released his hit song “The Motto" featuring Lil Wayne from his second album, ‘Take Care.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single was a major success due to its rhythmic beat and catchy lyrics. Upon its release, fans across the world couldn’t stop saying “Y.O.L.O” (you only live once), the acronym Drake references in the song’s chorus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The track sold over three million copies in the United States. It topped both the US Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs and US Rap Songs charts, and was even ranked 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-end Chart. "The Motto" was also nominated for Best Rap Song at the 55th Grammy Awards.: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Drake Released "The Motto" Six Years Ago @balleralert BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Drake Released “The Motto” Six Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Six years ago today, Drake released his hit song “The Motto" featuring Lil Wayne from his second album, ‘Take Care.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single was a major success due to its rhythmic beat and catchy lyrics. Upon its release, fans across the world couldn’t stop saying “Y.O.L.O” (you only live once), the acronym Drake references in the song’s chorus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The track sold over three million copies in the United States. It topped both the US Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs and US Rap Songs charts, and was even ranked 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-end Chart. "The Motto" was also nominated for Best Rap Song at the 55th Grammy Awards.

BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Drake Released “The Motto” Six Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Six years ago today, Drake...

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BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Snoop Dogg Released Debut Single “Who Am I? (What's My Name?)"-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 24 years ago today, SnoopDogg released his debut single “Who Am I? (What's My Name?).” The song was released as the lead single off his first album, ‘Doggystyle.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Produced by DrDre, the song is a sample of George Clinton's "Atomic Dog.” It was the single that catapulted Snoop’s career and defined the laid back, yet funky, West Coast sound of the 90’s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single was an instant hit and reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also topped the US Hot Rap Songs chart for three consecutive weeks. In 1994, the single became certified gold by the RIAA.: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop Snoop Dogg Released Debut Single "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)" @balleralert TAt (a BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Snoop Dogg Released Debut Single “Who Am I? (What's My Name?)"-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 24 years ago today, SnoopDogg released his debut single “Who Am I? (What's My Name?).” The song was released as the lead single off his first album, ‘Doggystyle.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Produced by DrDre, the song is a sample of George Clinton's "Atomic Dog.” It was the single that catapulted Snoop’s career and defined the laid back, yet funky, West Coast sound of the 90’s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single was an instant hit and reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also topped the US Hot Rap Songs chart for three consecutive weeks. In 1994, the single became certified gold by the RIAA.

BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Snoop Dogg Released Debut Single “Who Am I? (What's My Name?)"-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 24 y...

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BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Diddy Released 'Press Play'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 11 years ago today, Diddy released his fourth studio album, 'Press Play'. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As his first album under the moniker "Diddy", 'Press Play' was a star studded body of work featuring appearances from KeyshiaCole, Brandy, JamieFoxx, ChristinaAguilera, ParisHilton, and more. Consisting of pop tunes with some hip-hop flavor, the album was a commercial success. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It also produced two singles, "Come to Me" and "Last Night" featuring Keyshia Cole, that both singles peaked in the top–ten of the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What was your favorite song from the album?: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Diddy Released 'Press Play' @balleralert BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Diddy Released 'Press Play'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 11 years ago today, Diddy released his fourth studio album, 'Press Play'. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As his first album under the moniker "Diddy", 'Press Play' was a star studded body of work featuring appearances from KeyshiaCole, Brandy, JamieFoxx, ChristinaAguilera, ParisHilton, and more. Consisting of pop tunes with some hip-hop flavor, the album was a commercial success. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It also produced two singles, "Come to Me" and "Last Night" featuring Keyshia Cole, that both singles peaked in the top–ten of the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What was your favorite song from the album?

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Diddy Released 'Press Play'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 11 years ago today, Diddy released his...

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BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Ludacris Released 'Chicken-n-Beer'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 14 years ago today, Ludacris released his third album, 'Chicken-n-Beer', on Disturbing tha Peace and Def Jam Recordings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With a heavy southern influence and Ludacris' superb flow, 'Chicken-n-Beer' was filled with a number of songs that managed to make the charts. The album itself debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 in its first week, selling 429,000 copies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With singles like "Stand Up" and "Splash Waterfalls", Ludacris took over the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, making it even more clear that his adult humor was undeniable. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On June 18, 2004, the album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It has sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. alone. What was your favorite song from the album?: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Ludacris Released 'Chicken-n-Beer' @balleralert BEER ADVISORY EIPLICIT CONTENT BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Ludacris Released 'Chicken-n-Beer'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 14 years ago today, Ludacris released his third album, 'Chicken-n-Beer', on Disturbing tha Peace and Def Jam Recordings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With a heavy southern influence and Ludacris' superb flow, 'Chicken-n-Beer' was filled with a number of songs that managed to make the charts. The album itself debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 in its first week, selling 429,000 copies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With singles like "Stand Up" and "Splash Waterfalls", Ludacris took over the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, making it even more clear that his adult humor was undeniable. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On June 18, 2004, the album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It has sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. alone. What was your favorite song from the album?

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Ludacris Released 'Chicken-n-Beer'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 14 years ago today, Ludacris rel...

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BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Lil' Kim Released 'The Naked Truth'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On this day, twelve years ago, rapper LilKim released her fourth album 'The Naked Truth.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ironically, the album was released on the first day of Kim's sentencing, where she served nearly a year in jail on perjury charges. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With the same grit and hardcore lyrics from her flow in the 90s, Kim lays it all out for the world to see on this body of work. With songs like "Shut Up B****,” Kim keeps it gutter, addresses the haters, and lets her fans know what's real. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The lead single "Lighters Up" peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart and No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To this day, Kim remains the only female rapper to have her album 'The Naked Truth' be rated five mics by TheSource. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album debuted at number six on the Billboard 200, selling 156,000 copies in its first week. To this date, it has sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide.: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Lil' Kim Released The Naked Truth' @balleralert ADVISOR BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Lil' Kim Released 'The Naked Truth'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On this day, twelve years ago, rapper LilKim released her fourth album 'The Naked Truth.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ironically, the album was released on the first day of Kim's sentencing, where she served nearly a year in jail on perjury charges. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With the same grit and hardcore lyrics from her flow in the 90s, Kim lays it all out for the world to see on this body of work. With songs like "Shut Up B****,” Kim keeps it gutter, addresses the haters, and lets her fans know what's real. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The lead single "Lighters Up" peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart and No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To this day, Kim remains the only female rapper to have her album 'The Naked Truth' be rated five mics by TheSource. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album debuted at number six on the Billboard 200, selling 156,000 copies in its first week. To this date, it has sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide.

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Lil' Kim Released 'The Naked Truth'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On this day, twelve years ago,...

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BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Outkast Released 'Speakerboxxx- The Love Below'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Sept. 23, 2003, rap duo Outkast released their fifth studio album 'Speakerboxxx-The Love Below.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released as a double album with more than two hours in playtime, the album was too expansive and creative to be shrunk down into one album. What's even more unique is that each album was an exclusive project from each group member. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ BigBoi's 'Speakerboxxx' was filled with the Southern hip hop influence we're used too, while also experimenting with some Funk sounds. Andre3000's 'The Love Below' was just as experimental, playing with a variety of genres and giving us vibes that range from jazz to psychedelic sounds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album was an instant hit with both singles, "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move,” peaking at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100. The body of work has also been certified diamond and has gone eleven times platinum by the RIAA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In true Outkast fashion, 'Speakerboxxx-The Love Below' is a non traditional hip-hop album, that still gives us the lyricism we love. We can always appreciate this legendary group's ability to play with sounds and experiment with genres that may have never collided with hip-hop otherwise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What was your favorite song from the album?: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Outkast Released 'Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below' @balleralert RES IPLICIT CONTE STRONG LANCUNCE CONTENT BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Outkast Released 'Speakerboxxx- The Love Below'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Sept. 23, 2003, rap duo Outkast released their fifth studio album 'Speakerboxxx-The Love Below.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released as a double album with more than two hours in playtime, the album was too expansive and creative to be shrunk down into one album. What's even more unique is that each album was an exclusive project from each group member. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ BigBoi's 'Speakerboxxx' was filled with the Southern hip hop influence we're used too, while also experimenting with some Funk sounds. Andre3000's 'The Love Below' was just as experimental, playing with a variety of genres and giving us vibes that range from jazz to psychedelic sounds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album was an instant hit with both singles, "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move,” peaking at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100. The body of work has also been certified diamond and has gone eleven times platinum by the RIAA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In true Outkast fashion, 'Speakerboxxx-The Love Below' is a non traditional hip-hop album, that still gives us the lyricism we love. We can always appreciate this legendary group's ability to play with sounds and experiment with genres that may have never collided with hip-hop otherwise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What was your favorite song from the album?

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Outkast Released 'Speakerboxxx- The Love Below'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ On Sept. 23, 2003,...

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Today in Hip-Hop: One Year Since the Death of Shawty Lo-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ One year ago today, the world lost Atlanta native and rapper ShawtyLo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Born Carlos Rico Walker, Shawty Lo got his start in music in 2003 as a founding member of the rap group D4L. Alongside other group members, Fabo, Mook-B and Stoney, the group had much success with their debut album 'Down for Life' which brought us chart topping hits like 'Laffy Taffy' and 'Betcha Can't Do It Me'. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In 2007, just two years after D4L's album release, Walker released his debut solo single 'Dey Know'. The single was an instant hit, charting in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and earning him three Bet Hip-Hop Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Walker died Sept. 21, 2016 from a car accident in Fulton County, Georgia. The accident happened around 2:20 a.m. when Walker's car went over a guardrail, hitting two trees, and catching fire. The rapper was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While Walker died rather young at the age of 40, his career was impactful enough to earn him tributes from other great artists such as Beyonce, GucciMane, LilKim, Future, and many more. rip: Today in Hip-Hop: One Year Since the Death of Shawty Lo @balleralert Today in Hip-Hop: One Year Since the Death of Shawty Lo-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ One year ago today, the world lost Atlanta native and rapper ShawtyLo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Born Carlos Rico Walker, Shawty Lo got his start in music in 2003 as a founding member of the rap group D4L. Alongside other group members, Fabo, Mook-B and Stoney, the group had much success with their debut album 'Down for Life' which brought us chart topping hits like 'Laffy Taffy' and 'Betcha Can't Do It Me'. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In 2007, just two years after D4L's album release, Walker released his debut solo single 'Dey Know'. The single was an instant hit, charting in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and earning him three Bet Hip-Hop Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Walker died Sept. 21, 2016 from a car accident in Fulton County, Georgia. The accident happened around 2:20 a.m. when Walker's car went over a guardrail, hitting two trees, and catching fire. The rapper was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ While Walker died rather young at the age of 40, his career was impactful enough to earn him tributes from other great artists such as Beyonce, GucciMane, LilKim, Future, and many more. rip

Today in Hip-Hop: One Year Since the Death of Shawty Lo-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ One year ago today, the world lost Atlanta...

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