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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...

All Star, Beef, and Crips: L.A. Clubs Up Their Armed Security In The Wake Of Cardi B's Gang Threats @balleralert IN L.A. Clubs Up Their Armed Security In The Wake Of Cardi B’s Gang Threats - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As All-Star Weekend approaches, L.A. nightclubs are packing for protection in the wake of CardiB’s Instagram beef with West Coast Crips. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, the Bronx-bred rapper inked an exclusive deal to host at three clubs for All-Star Weekend. But, in preparation for Cardi’s arrival, the L.A. clubs have upped their armed security in the event of possible gang violence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you recall, Cardi was catching heat for disrespecting the rival gang in an Instagram post, where she substituted the B in ‘Blue’ for an F. According to the publication, several West Coast Crips took to her Instagram with negative comments and threats, forcing her to deactivate the comments on the post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, as the highly anticipated weekend approaches, Murano, Penthouse, and Ace of Diamonds are tripling their armed security and hiring off-duty cops to keep the peace and guarantee safety. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the meantime, Cardi will be pulling in about $250k for the three-night hosting event.
All Star, Beef, and Crips: L.A. Clubs Up Their Armed Security In The
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L.A. Clubs Up Their Armed Security In The Wake Of Cardi B’s Gang Threats - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As All-Star Weekend approaches, L.A. nightclubs are packing for protection in the wake of CardiB’s Instagram beef with West Coast Crips. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, the Bronx-bred rapper inked an exclusive deal to host at three clubs for All-Star Weekend. But, in preparation for Cardi’s arrival, the L.A. clubs have upped their armed security in the event of possible gang violence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you recall, Cardi was catching heat for disrespecting the rival gang in an Instagram post, where she substituted the B in ‘Blue’ for an F. According to the publication, several West Coast Crips took to her Instagram with negative comments and threats, forcing her to deactivate the comments on the post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, as the highly anticipated weekend approaches, Murano, Penthouse, and Ace of Diamonds are tripling their armed security and hiring off-duty cops to keep the peace and guarantee safety. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the meantime, Cardi will be pulling in about $250k for the three-night hosting event.

L.A. Clubs Up Their Armed Security In The Wake Of Cardi B’s Gang Threats - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As All-Star Weekend approach...

America, Donald Trump, and Philadelphia Eagles: No Players Knelt During The National Anthem at Super Bowl Lll @balleralert No Players Knelt During The National Anthem at Super Bowl LII- Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sunday night, the majority of America tuned in for the Super Bowl. As P!nk started to sing her rendition of the national anthem, you may have noticed not one player kneeled. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The big game was held in Minneapolis and the opposing teams were the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you watched as the anthem was sung, Patriots stood with their hands over their hearts, as did the Eagles. Back in 2016, ColinKaepernick proudly set off the movement to kneel during the anthem to highlight and protest police brutality, oppression and the social injustices that have most recently plagued our country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then, many players have continued Kaepernick's protest, even in his absence. Despite the backlash from NFL sponsors, owners, and Donald Trump, the protests lasted throughout much of the season. However, during the biggest night in sports, players stood for the anthem, putting an end to the longstanding controversy- for now, at least. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ironically, before the game though, Trump released a statement calling for America to "proudly stand for the National Anthem." Trump also held a Super Bowl party in his West Palm Beach, Fla. golf course before flying back to Washington D.C. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Eagles beat the Patriots, 41-33.
America, Donald Trump, and Philadelphia Eagles: No Players Knelt During The
 National Anthem at Super Bowl Lll
 @balleralert
No Players Knelt During The National Anthem at Super Bowl LII- Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sunday night, the majority of America tuned in for the Super Bowl. As P!nk started to sing her rendition of the national anthem, you may have noticed not one player kneeled. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The big game was held in Minneapolis and the opposing teams were the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you watched as the anthem was sung, Patriots stood with their hands over their hearts, as did the Eagles. Back in 2016, ColinKaepernick proudly set off the movement to kneel during the anthem to highlight and protest police brutality, oppression and the social injustices that have most recently plagued our country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then, many players have continued Kaepernick's protest, even in his absence. Despite the backlash from NFL sponsors, owners, and Donald Trump, the protests lasted throughout much of the season. However, during the biggest night in sports, players stood for the anthem, putting an end to the longstanding controversy- for now, at least. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ironically, before the game though, Trump released a statement calling for America to "proudly stand for the National Anthem." Trump also held a Super Bowl party in his West Palm Beach, Fla. golf course before flying back to Washington D.C. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Eagles beat the Patriots, 41-33.

No Players Knelt During The National Anthem at Super Bowl LII- Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sunday night, the majority of Ame...