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Family, Memes, and New Year's: While we're out celebrating with our loved ones this CNY, this Navy officer is not with his family but out at sea, protecting us back home Chew Chun Cheong 57 mins. Lunar New Year Eve, 15 Feb 2018 Yesterday as our fellow Chinese Singaporeans prepared and enjoyed their reunion meals with their loved ones, members of the #vanguards donned our uniforms, bade our families farewell to sail out for Singapore Straits. Though it is a familiar routine for our crew to ensure Singapore maritime security #247 , there is a tinge of disappointment in everyone's hearts as we had to miss reunion meals with our families on Lunar New Year Eve. Looking back 76 years ago on this day, Singapore fell to the Japanese after the British surrendered. Coincidental or not, it was the first day of Lunar New Year in 1942. This struck us and reminded us that we can depend on nobody but ourselves to defend our Nation, our Home. Yes, we missed our reunion dinner on the eve this year, and our loved ones will need to count down to初一without us. But we know it is a small price to pay for the peace that we enjoy today. We are proud to be able to contribute and make this little sacrifice for the peace and security of our Nation. To all services personnel who continue to protect our Everyday during the festive period, Happy Lunar New Year! Bravo Zulu! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE! Well said! While we’re enjoying this festive season with our loved ones, let’s remember and appreciate the ones defending us, making all this possible 🙂🇸🇬 sp
Family, Memes, and New Year's: While we're out celebrating with our loved ones this
 CNY, this Navy officer is not with his family but out
 at sea, protecting us back home
 Chew Chun Cheong
 57 mins.
 Lunar New Year Eve, 15 Feb 2018
 Yesterday as our fellow Chinese Singaporeans prepared and enjoyed
 their reunion meals with their loved ones, members of the #vanguards
 donned our uniforms, bade our families farewell to sail out for Singapore
 Straits. Though it is a familiar routine for our crew to ensure Singapore
 maritime security #247 , there is a tinge of disappointment in everyone's
 hearts as we had to miss reunion meals with our families on Lunar New
 Year Eve.
 Looking back 76 years ago on this day, Singapore fell to the Japanese
 after the British surrendered. Coincidental or not, it was the first day of
 Lunar New Year in 1942. This struck us and reminded us that we can
 depend on nobody but ourselves to defend our Nation, our Home.
 Yes, we missed our reunion dinner on the eve this year, and our loved
 ones will need to count down to初一without us. But we know it is a small
 price to pay for the peace that we enjoy today. We are proud to be able
 to contribute and make this little sacrifice for the peace and security of
 our Nation.
 To all services personnel who continue to protect our Everyday during
 the festive period, Happy Lunar New Year! Bravo Zulu!
 THANK YOU
 FOR YOUR SACRIFICE!
Well said! While we’re enjoying this festive season with our loved ones, let’s remember and appreciate the ones defending us, making all this possible 🙂🇸🇬 sp

Well said! While we’re enjoying this festive season with our loved ones, let’s remember and appreciate the ones defending us, making all thi...

Meek Mill, Memes, and Police: Meek Mill Files For Immediate Release After New Report Details His Arresting Officer's History of Police Misconduct and Dirty Arrests @balleralert Meek Mill Files For Immediate Release After New Report Details His Arresting Officer’s History of Police Misconduct and Dirty Arrests - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After MeekMill and his legal team accused his prosecuting judge of malpractice in connection to his longstanding legal case, the rapper is now targeting the Philly officer who arrested him in the first place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, Meek is demanding an immediate release from prison because the arresting officer has a history of dirty arrests. In fact, the rapper’s legal team says the officer’s entire testimony against Meek should be tossed because he reportedly lied on the stand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In new docs filed by Meek’s legal team, the Philly-bred rapper says officer Gerold Gibson claimed officer Reginald Graham, who arrested Meek back in 2007 for drug possession, lied when he said the rapper pointed a gun at him. According to the docs, Gibson said Meek only took the gun out of his waistband to discard it. He also contradicted Graham’s statement about the rapper resisting arrest, Gibson revealed he did not. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to Graham’s alleged lies, Meek’s legal team has called a recent report into question, which includes a list of dirty Philly cops, who have a history of lying, abuse, and racial bias. The list details Graham’s history of excessive force and dirty arrests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Meek wants his entire case thrown out and to be released from prison.
Meek Mill, Memes, and Police: Meek Mill Files For Immediate Release After
 New Report Details His Arresting Officer's
 History of Police Misconduct and Dirty Arrests
 @balleralert
Meek Mill Files For Immediate Release After New Report Details His Arresting Officer’s History of Police Misconduct and Dirty Arrests - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After MeekMill and his legal team accused his prosecuting judge of malpractice in connection to his longstanding legal case, the rapper is now targeting the Philly officer who arrested him in the first place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, Meek is demanding an immediate release from prison because the arresting officer has a history of dirty arrests. In fact, the rapper’s legal team says the officer’s entire testimony against Meek should be tossed because he reportedly lied on the stand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In new docs filed by Meek’s legal team, the Philly-bred rapper says officer Gerold Gibson claimed officer Reginald Graham, who arrested Meek back in 2007 for drug possession, lied when he said the rapper pointed a gun at him. According to the docs, Gibson said Meek only took the gun out of his waistband to discard it. He also contradicted Graham’s statement about the rapper resisting arrest, Gibson revealed he did not. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to Graham’s alleged lies, Meek’s legal team has called a recent report into question, which includes a list of dirty Philly cops, who have a history of lying, abuse, and racial bias. The list details Graham’s history of excessive force and dirty arrests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Meek wants his entire case thrown out and to be released from prison.

Meek Mill Files For Immediate Release After New Report Details His Arresting Officer’s History of Police Misconduct and Dirty Arrests - blog...

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

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

Arguing, Family, and Friends: Rap Pioneer Who Popularized Term 'Hip Hop,' Lovebug Starski Dies At 57 @balleralert Rap Pioneer Lovebug Starski, Who Popularized The Term ‘Hip Hop,’ Dies At 57 - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kevin Smith, a DJ from the Bronx, and better known as LovebugStarski who coined the term “hip-hop,” unfortunately passed yesterday at age 57. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ RollingStone reports his death was caused by a heart attack he had in Las Vegas, where he recently relocated. Starski’s daughter, Tiffany Smith, confirmed the cause of death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Starski was among a core group of DJ pioneers that include DJKoolHerc, AfrikaBambaataa, GrandmasterFlash and GrandWizardTheodore. Rolling Stone says they all helped shape hip-hop’s parameters in the days before recorded rap in the 1970s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DJ Grandmaster Flash told rolling stone what made Starski so different from the rest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What set him apart was he was able to DJ and talk on the mic and do both at the same time, and he was really really good at this," explained Flash. “He played an extremely important role in the development of this. We all do it now, talk on the mic and DJ same time, but in the hip-hop world, Starski was probably the first to handle it." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some may argue that Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins of Grandmaster Flash and the FuriousFive introduced the word “hip-hop,” but Smith accepted credit for the term in an interview with Amoeba Music in 2017. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "That was one of my rhymes when I would get stuck for words and I used to go 'hip, hop, the hip, the hip, hip the hopping," he said. "You know it was just a nursery rhyme that coincided with the music, and that's the God's honest truth." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Condolences are sent to Smith’s family and friends. Salute to all “hip-hop” icons everywhere.
Arguing, Family, and Friends: Rap Pioneer Who Popularized
 Term 'Hip Hop,' Lovebug Starski
 Dies At 57 @balleralert
Rap Pioneer Lovebug Starski, Who Popularized The Term ‘Hip Hop,’ Dies At 57 - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kevin Smith, a DJ from the Bronx, and better known as LovebugStarski who coined the term “hip-hop,” unfortunately passed yesterday at age 57. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ RollingStone reports his death was caused by a heart attack he had in Las Vegas, where he recently relocated. Starski’s daughter, Tiffany Smith, confirmed the cause of death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Starski was among a core group of DJ pioneers that include DJKoolHerc, AfrikaBambaataa, GrandmasterFlash and GrandWizardTheodore. Rolling Stone says they all helped shape hip-hop’s parameters in the days before recorded rap in the 1970s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DJ Grandmaster Flash told rolling stone what made Starski so different from the rest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What set him apart was he was able to DJ and talk on the mic and do both at the same time, and he was really really good at this," explained Flash. “He played an extremely important role in the development of this. We all do it now, talk on the mic and DJ same time, but in the hip-hop world, Starski was probably the first to handle it." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some may argue that Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins of Grandmaster Flash and the FuriousFive introduced the word “hip-hop,” but Smith accepted credit for the term in an interview with Amoeba Music in 2017. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "That was one of my rhymes when I would get stuck for words and I used to go 'hip, hop, the hip, the hip, hip the hopping," he said. "You know it was just a nursery rhyme that coincided with the music, and that's the God's honest truth." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Condolences are sent to Smith’s family and friends. Salute to all “hip-hop” icons everywhere.

Rap Pioneer Lovebug Starski, Who Popularized The Term ‘Hip Hop,’ Dies At 57 - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kevin Smith, a DJ from...