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Kanye West has designed a line of shirts supporting a campaign that encourages African-Americans to part ways with the Democratic Party. The shirts endorsing “Blexit” – or “Black Exit,” modeled after the British slogan trumpeting their departure from the European Union – debuted Saturday at the Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., a meeting organized by Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens; West had previously praised Owens on social media. “Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,” Owens told the crowd (via Page Six). “[West] has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have.” The line of West-designed shirts – available in the colors salmon, orchid and lagoon blue – include the phrases “Blexit” and “We Free.” The product pages also tout “Designed By Kanye West.” RapTVSTAFF: @thatkidcm: KANYE WEST DESIGNS T-SHIRTS MEANT TO CONVINCE BLACK VOTERS TO BREAK FROM DEMOCRATIC PARTY Ca BLEX Kanye West has designed a line of shirts supporting a campaign that encourages African-Americans to part ways with the Democratic Party. The shirts endorsing “Blexit” – or “Black Exit,” modeled after the British slogan trumpeting their departure from the European Union – debuted Saturday at the Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., a meeting organized by Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens; West had previously praised Owens on social media. “Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,” Owens told the crowd (via Page Six). “[West] has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have.” The line of West-designed shirts – available in the colors salmon, orchid and lagoon blue – include the phrases “Blexit” and “We Free.” The product pages also tout “Designed By Kanye West.” RapTVSTAFF: @thatkidcm

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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Released ‘King’ 12 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 12 years ago today, T.I. released his fourth album ‘King’ on Grand Hustle Records and Atlantic Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Featuring production from some hip-hop heavy hitters such as Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Swizz Beatz, and The Neptunes, ‘King’ quickly took the Atlanta native's career to new heights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released alongside the film “ATL,” where T.I. made his feature film debut as the main character, the album served as the soundtrack for the film. Not only did it represent T.I.’s career elevating to new levels, but it also showed that he could develop a more mainstream hip-hop sound, without losing his thug persona, and still reign supreme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with over 522,000 copies sold in the first week. The album also included two hit singles that had major chart success with "What You Know" and "Why You Wanna". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ By the end of the year, multiple publications like Pitchfork had dubbed the album one of the top albums of the year.: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: T.l. Released King' 12 Years Ago @balleralert TI,KING Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Released ‘King’ 12 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 12 years ago today, T.I. released his fourth album ‘King’ on Grand Hustle Records and Atlantic Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Featuring production from some hip-hop heavy hitters such as Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Swizz Beatz, and The Neptunes, ‘King’ quickly took the Atlanta native's career to new heights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released alongside the film “ATL,” where T.I. made his feature film debut as the main character, the album served as the soundtrack for the film. Not only did it represent T.I.’s career elevating to new levels, but it also showed that he could develop a more mainstream hip-hop sound, without losing his thug persona, and still reign supreme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with over 522,000 copies sold in the first week. The album also included two hit singles that had major chart success with "What You Know" and "Why You Wanna". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ By the end of the year, multiple publications like Pitchfork had dubbed the album one of the top albums of the year.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Released ‘King’ 12 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 12 years ago today, T.I. release...

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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: 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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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another film; it’s a moment of cultural celebration and appreciation, especially for the mainstream representation of blacks in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here you have a traditional superhero film spearheaded by a predominantly black cast and Mr. RyanCoogler, a black man who not only directed, but also co-wrote it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That alone speaks volumes, particularly in today’s pop culture climate. It’s innovating, refreshing, revolutionary, and even groundbreaking. This is a milestone for the culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film—based on Marvel Comics’ fictional character of the same name, debuted on February 16th, breaking worldwide box office records and setting the table for national dialogue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One day before its release, Coogler sat down with retired NBA player KareemAbdulJabbar to share his views on why ‘Black Panther’ is such a big deal and why it could be beneficial for all races. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront—combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Coogler told Abdul-Jabbar. “You feel like you’re getting the opportunity of seeing something fresh, being a part of something new—which I think all audiences want to experience, regardless of whether they are African descent or not.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Later in the Hollywood Reporter piece, Coogler detailed what he strives for viewers to gain from watching ‘Black Panther’. “I hope they take out of it a sense of enjoyment [but also] something that is not disposable,” he ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks 'Black Panther' with Ryan Coogler: "If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To" @balleralert Read more: www.balleralert.com Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another film; it’s a moment of cultural celebration and appreciation, especially for the mainstream representation of blacks in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here you have a traditional superhero film spearheaded by a predominantly black cast and Mr. RyanCoogler, a black man who not only directed, but also co-wrote it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That alone speaks volumes, particularly in today’s pop culture climate. It’s innovating, refreshing, revolutionary, and even groundbreaking. This is a milestone for the culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film—based on Marvel Comics’ fictional character of the same name, debuted on February 16th, breaking worldwide box office records and setting the table for national dialogue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One day before its release, Coogler sat down with retired NBA player KareemAbdulJabbar to share his views on why ‘Black Panther’ is such a big deal and why it could be beneficial for all races. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront—combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Coogler told Abdul-Jabbar. “You feel like you’re getting the opportunity of seeing something fresh, being a part of something new—which I think all audiences want to experience, regardless of whether they are African descent or not.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Later in the Hollywood Reporter piece, Coogler detailed what he strives for viewers to gain from watching ‘Black Panther’. “I hope they take out of it a sense of enjoyment [but also] something that is not disposable,” he ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

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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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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Released “What You Know” 12 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 28, 2006, T.I. released his single “What You Know" from his fourth studio album ‘King’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The single was also used in promotion for T.I’s film, ‘ATL’ which debuted in theaters two months later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The single had much success and peaked at number three Hot 100. It became certified double platinum by the RIAA after selling over 2 million copies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, journalists and music critics have referred to the single as T.I.'s most critically acclaimed song. It received a 5-star rating from Pitchfork Media. It also earned Tip a Grammy award for "Best Rap Solo Performance" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: T.l. Released "What You Know'" 12 Years Ago @balleralert T.I. i KING Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Released “What You Know” 12 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 28, 2006, T.I. released his single “What You Know" from his fourth studio album ‘King’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The single was also used in promotion for T.I’s film, ‘ATL’ which debuted in theaters two months later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The single had much success and peaked at number three Hot 100. It became certified double platinum by the RIAA after selling over 2 million copies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, journalists and music critics have referred to the single as T.I.'s most critically acclaimed song. It received a 5-star rating from Pitchfork Media. It also earned Tip a Grammy award for "Best Rap Solo Performance" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Released “What You Know” 12 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 28, 2006, T....

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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Foxy Brown Released ‘Chyna Doll’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 19 years ago today, rapper FoxyBrown released her second studio album ‘Chyna Doll’ on Violator Records and Def Jam Recordings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the success of her debut album, ‘Ill Na Na’, Brown went to work on her second album, making sure that she was an executive producer to ensure creative control over the album. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ With collaborations from heavy hitter producers such as Irv Gotti and Swizz Beatz, ‘Chyna Doll’ debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album broke records making it the second rap album by a female artist to ever debut at number one on the chart, right behind LaurynHill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The album also received pretty well reviews from major publications such as a B+ from Entertainment Weekly and 3.5 stars from The Source.: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: Foxy Brown Released 'Chyna Doll' @balleralert foxy brown 葩 EEETAE Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Foxy Brown Released ‘Chyna Doll’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 19 years ago today, rapper FoxyBrown released her second studio album ‘Chyna Doll’ on Violator Records and Def Jam Recordings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the success of her debut album, ‘Ill Na Na’, Brown went to work on her second album, making sure that she was an executive producer to ensure creative control over the album. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ With collaborations from heavy hitter producers such as Irv Gotti and Swizz Beatz, ‘Chyna Doll’ debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album broke records making it the second rap album by a female artist to ever debut at number one on the chart, right behind LaurynHill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The album also received pretty well reviews from major publications such as a B+ from Entertainment Weekly and 3.5 stars from The Source.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Foxy Brown Released ‘Chyna Doll’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 19 years ago today, rapper FoxyBr...

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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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Machine Gun Kelly Tapped To Play Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee In Netflix Biopic “The Dirt” - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ColsonBaker, who is better known by his rapper name, MachineGunKelly is taking his skills to the big screens to play Motley Crue drummer, Tommy Lee in a new Netflix biopic called “The Dirt.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The movie is based on the 2001 autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” and will portray the band’s journey to stardom, from the good to bad. In addition, it will highlight the rock era during the ‘80s on the Sunset Strip. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film has been in development since 2006. Jeff Tremaine (“Jackass” movies) will work as the director, Rich Wilkes, and Tom Kapinos will be scriptwriters. Chris Nilsson, Steve Kline, and Rick Yorn will be executive producers; and to top it off, Motley Crue members will also be contributing as co-producers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Motley Crue’s genre is a mix of hard, heavy and glam rock. The LA-based band debuted its first album “Too Fast for Love,” in 1981 since then they’ve gone on to sell millions of albums across the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The last time the band had a performance was back in 2015 on New Year’s Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.: Machine Gun Kelly Tapped To Play Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee In Netflix Biopic "The Dirt" @balleralert M A CHIN GUN KELLY THE 2 7 TOUR WHIT Machine Gun Kelly Tapped To Play Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee In Netflix Biopic “The Dirt” - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ColsonBaker, who is better known by his rapper name, MachineGunKelly is taking his skills to the big screens to play Motley Crue drummer, Tommy Lee in a new Netflix biopic called “The Dirt.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The movie is based on the 2001 autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” and will portray the band’s journey to stardom, from the good to bad. In addition, it will highlight the rock era during the ‘80s on the Sunset Strip. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film has been in development since 2006. Jeff Tremaine (“Jackass” movies) will work as the director, Rich Wilkes, and Tom Kapinos will be scriptwriters. Chris Nilsson, Steve Kline, and Rick Yorn will be executive producers; and to top it off, Motley Crue members will also be contributing as co-producers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Motley Crue’s genre is a mix of hard, heavy and glam rock. The LA-based band debuted its first album “Too Fast for Love,” in 1981 since then they’ve gone on to sell millions of albums across the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The last time the band had a performance was back in 2015 on New Year’s Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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Shaft Is Coming Back To The Big Screen With Samuel L. Jackson, Regina Hall and Method Man- Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shaft first debuted in the 1970's and was rebooted in 2000. Now, nearly 18 years later it’s back again with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Shaft. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Cliff Smith aka Method Man will be added to the mix as one of Shaft’s old friends from the neighborhood. Jessie T. Usher will play Shaft’s estranged son, alongside Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, and Richard Roundtree, who will have a part in the movie, as well. Kenny Barris and Alex Barnow wrote the script and Tim Story will be directing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The movie is set to come out on June 14, 2019, 48 years after its 1971 debut, which was a box office hit earning $13million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who is excited about the new Shaft movie?: Shaft ls Coming Back To The Big Screen With Samuel L. Jackson, Regina Hall and Method Man @balleralert Shaft Is Coming Back To The Big Screen With Samuel L. Jackson, Regina Hall and Method Man- Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shaft first debuted in the 1970's and was rebooted in 2000. Now, nearly 18 years later it’s back again with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Shaft. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Cliff Smith aka Method Man will be added to the mix as one of Shaft’s old friends from the neighborhood. Jessie T. Usher will play Shaft’s estranged son, alongside Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, and Richard Roundtree, who will have a part in the movie, as well. Kenny Barris and Alex Barnow wrote the script and Tim Story will be directing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The movie is set to come out on June 14, 2019, 48 years after its 1971 debut, which was a box office hit earning $13million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who is excited about the new Shaft movie?

Shaft Is Coming Back To The Big Screen With Samuel L. Jackson, Regina Hall and Method Man- Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sha...

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BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Jay-Z Released ‘The Black Album’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 14 years ago today, JayZ released his eighth studio album, ‘The Black Album’. At the time, the album was advertised as Jigga’s final album before retiring, however, he later resumed his career in 2006. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album includes songs produced by some of hip-hop’s biggest names: KanyeWest, JustBlaze, TheNeptunes, DJQuik, and Timbaland. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon it’s release, the album received raving reviews from critics. In the first week alone, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and sold 463,000 copies in the United States. The album was Jay-Z's top selling record of the decade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ It was also the album that brought us chart topping singles like "Change Clothes" and "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". What is your favorite song on the album?: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Jay-Z Released 'The Black Album' @balleralert JAY-Z THE BLACK ALBUM BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Jay-Z Released ‘The Black Album’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 14 years ago today, JayZ released his eighth studio album, ‘The Black Album’. At the time, the album was advertised as Jigga’s final album before retiring, however, he later resumed his career in 2006. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album includes songs produced by some of hip-hop’s biggest names: KanyeWest, JustBlaze, TheNeptunes, DJQuik, and Timbaland. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon it’s release, the album received raving reviews from critics. In the first week alone, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and sold 463,000 copies in the United States. The album was Jay-Z's top selling record of the decade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ It was also the album that brought us chart topping singles like "Change Clothes" and "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". What is your favorite song on the album?

BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Jay-Z Released ‘The Black Album’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 14 years ago today, JayZ released...

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Cardi B Makes History With First Three Top 10s on Billboard's Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs Chart Simultaneously - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2017 is CardiB’s year, from a number one record, to a surprise engagement to several historical feats. Just months after the Bronx rapper made hip-hop history with her smash hit, “Bodak Yellow,” Billboard reports that she has done it again with two more hits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cardi B has become the first woman to chart her first three entries on Billboard’s Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs chart in the top 10 simultaneously. With ‘Bodak Yellow’ still doing numbers, coasting at No. 2, Migos’ ‘Motorsport’ featuring Cardi B and NickiMinaj debuted at No. 5. Finally, G-Eazy’s ‘No Limit’ featuring Cardi B and A$AP Rocky moved from 12 to 9 on the chart, completing the rapper’s hip-hop history trifecta. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The feat also makes Cardi the first artist to do so since Fetty Wap in 2015. According to Billboard, the accomplishment lands Cardi among only five other female artists, who were able to post three simultaneous top 10s at any point in her career, which includes, Ashanti, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé and Rihanna.: Cardi B Makes History With First Three Top 10s on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart Simultaneously @balleralert Cardi B Makes History With First Three Top 10s on Billboard's Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs Chart Simultaneously - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2017 is CardiB’s year, from a number one record, to a surprise engagement to several historical feats. Just months after the Bronx rapper made hip-hop history with her smash hit, “Bodak Yellow,” Billboard reports that she has done it again with two more hits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cardi B has become the first woman to chart her first three entries on Billboard’s Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs chart in the top 10 simultaneously. With ‘Bodak Yellow’ still doing numbers, coasting at No. 2, Migos’ ‘Motorsport’ featuring Cardi B and NickiMinaj debuted at No. 5. Finally, G-Eazy’s ‘No Limit’ featuring Cardi B and A$AP Rocky moved from 12 to 9 on the chart, completing the rapper’s hip-hop history trifecta. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The feat also makes Cardi the first artist to do so since Fetty Wap in 2015. According to Billboard, the accomplishment lands Cardi among only five other female artists, who were able to post three simultaneous top 10s at any point in her career, which includes, Ashanti, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé and Rihanna.

Cardi B Makes History With First Three Top 10s on Billboard's Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs Chart Simultaneously - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀...

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Texas Restaurant In Trouble For Transphobic Photos Of Caitlyn Jenner On Bathroom Doors - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dodie's Place Cajun Bar & Grill is under fire for using pre and post-transition pictures of CaitlynJenner on its bathroom doors. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The door of the women's bathroom featured a picture of Caitlyn's 2015 Vanity Fair cover where she debuted as a woman. The men's door had a picture of Jenner competing at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal as a man. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Social media erupted after Dallas Morning News editor Dom DiFurio posted the images on Twitter on Oct. 30. But according to Dodie's Facebook page, the images have been in use since at least August. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "First and foremost, our intention was not to make fun of or offend anyone when we installed the pictures of Bruce and Caitlyn on our bathroom doors," the restaurant said in a statement. "It was merely a lighthearted gesture to push back against the political correctness that seems to have a stranglehold on this country right now. We believe that political correctness has done more to silence rather than encourage important discussions that our society probably needs to have." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jenner has not commented on the matter.: Texas Restaurant In Trouble For Transphobic Photos Of Caitlyn Jenner On Bathroom Doors @balleralert llme Cai Texas Restaurant In Trouble For Transphobic Photos Of Caitlyn Jenner On Bathroom Doors - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dodie's Place Cajun Bar & Grill is under fire for using pre and post-transition pictures of CaitlynJenner on its bathroom doors. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The door of the women's bathroom featured a picture of Caitlyn's 2015 Vanity Fair cover where she debuted as a woman. The men's door had a picture of Jenner competing at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal as a man. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Social media erupted after Dallas Morning News editor Dom DiFurio posted the images on Twitter on Oct. 30. But according to Dodie's Facebook page, the images have been in use since at least August. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "First and foremost, our intention was not to make fun of or offend anyone when we installed the pictures of Bruce and Caitlyn on our bathroom doors," the restaurant said in a statement. "It was merely a lighthearted gesture to push back against the political correctness that seems to have a stranglehold on this country right now. We believe that political correctness has done more to silence rather than encourage important discussions that our society probably needs to have." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jenner has not commented on the matter.

Texas Restaurant In Trouble For Transphobic Photos Of Caitlyn Jenner On Bathroom Doors - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dodie's Pl...

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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: Ja Rule Released 'Pain is Love'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 16 years ago, JaRule released his third album, 'Pain Is Love' on Murder Inc. Records, Def Jam Recordings and PolyGram. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was commercially successful with two number one singles: "I'm Real" and "Always on Time.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 'Pain Is Love' was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling over 3,000,000 copies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As an artist, Ja Rule's hit records and success helped catapult the reputation of Murder Inc. Records and kickstart the careers of other artists like Ashanti. To this day, the album provides a feeling of nostalgia of what hip-hop was like in the early 2000s.: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Ja Rule Released 'Pain is Love' @balleralert PARENTA ADVISORY PLICIT CONTENT BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Ja Rule Released 'Pain is Love'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 16 years ago, JaRule released his third album, 'Pain Is Love' on Murder Inc. Records, Def Jam Recordings and PolyGram. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was commercially successful with two number one singles: "I'm Real" and "Always on Time.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 'Pain Is Love' was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling over 3,000,000 copies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As an artist, Ja Rule's hit records and success helped catapult the reputation of Murder Inc. Records and kickstart the careers of other artists like Ashanti. To this day, the album provides a feeling of nostalgia of what hip-hop was like in the early 2000s.

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Ja Rule Released 'Pain is Love'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 16 years ago, JaRule released his t...

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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: 21st Anniversary of the Death of Tupac Shakur-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ Right before his death, Shakur signed to DeathRow Records where he released music like 'California Love' and his fourth album, 'All Eyez On Me'. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died Sept. 13 while in the intensive care unit from internal bleeding. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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 @balleralert BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: 21st Anniversary of the Death of Tupac Shakur-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ Right before his death, Shakur signed to DeathRow Records where he released music like 'California Love' and his fourth album, 'All Eyez On Me'. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died Sept. 13 while in the intensive care unit from internal bleeding. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 21 years ago t...

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BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Notorious B.I.G Releases Debut Album 'Ready to Die'-blogged by @thereal__bee (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whether it was 'Juicy' or 'One More Chance', people across the world could not deny the sound, charisma, and lyricism of Biggie Smalls. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What was your favorite song from the album?: #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) ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whether it was 'Juicy' or 'One More Chance', people across the world could not deny the sound, charisma, and lyricism of Biggie Smalls. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What was your favorite song from the album?
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Mariah Carey Gets Animated In New "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Movie - blogged @its_sharr ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As summertime comes to an end, Mariah Carey has begun her preparation for the greatest time of the year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Monday, Mariah took to Twitter to share a photo of her animated character tweeting, "meet little Mariah! It was a dream come true helping to create this character in my upcoming animated movie!" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The photo featured a cartoon replica of little Mariah wearing a blue coat and matching beret. The movie's official Twitter page also shared snippets of characters from the film, including Mariah's parents, sibling and friends. In addition to character snippets, the page hinted that we may get an official movie trailer later this week in addition to Carey's character debut. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is slated to arrive this holiday season!: Mariah Carey Gets Animated In New "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Movie @balleralert Meet Marial Mariah Carey Gets Animated In New "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Movie - blogged @its_sharr ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As summertime comes to an end, Mariah Carey has begun her preparation for the greatest time of the year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Monday, Mariah took to Twitter to share a photo of her animated character tweeting, "meet little Mariah! It was a dream come true helping to create this character in my upcoming animated movie!" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The photo featured a cartoon replica of little Mariah wearing a blue coat and matching beret. The movie's official Twitter page also shared snippets of characters from the film, including Mariah's parents, sibling and friends. In addition to character snippets, the page hinted that we may get an official movie trailer later this week in addition to Carey's character debut. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is slated to arrive this holiday season!

Mariah Carey Gets Animated In New "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Movie - blogged @its_sharr ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As summertime comes to an...

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