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Big Daddy Kane to Receive Key to Brooklyn

#BigDaddyKane is rightfully a legend in the rap game, which is why he is being awarded the key to Brooklyn and will be inducted into the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Celebrity Path. Big Daddy Kane is referred to as one of the most influential rappers in hip-hop. The lyricist hails from …

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Lil’ Wayne Seeks to Trademark “New Dirty Bastard”; ODB’s Family Willing To Discuss Terms

Wayne just broke free from Cash Money Record’s chains and is already making money moves, as he’s looking to trademark the name “New Dirty Bastad.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to documents obtained by The Blast, Young Money Entertainment has just applied to trademark “New Dirty Bastard” for use in record production, music …

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Baller Alert’s Today In Hip-Hop: “Higher Learning” Was Released

– blogged by @lanaladonna Twenty-three years ago today, the timeless film, “Higher Learning,” was released, bringing awareness to a multitude of things. Director John Singleton used this film to examine the personal, political, and racial challenges a group of college students faced. This was neither the first or last appearance …

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#BallerAlert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Kanye West Released ‘VH1 Storytellers’

Eight years ago today, Kanye West released his second live studio album, ‘VH1 Storytellers’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album featured live editions of some West’s most popular songs such as “Good Life”, “Amazing”, “Touch the Sky” and “Flashing Lights”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release, the album received decent reviews such as …

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Baller Alert’s Year In Review: Top Moments in Hip Hop in 2017

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2017 has been monumental for most of us. It has been a year of unfathomable losses and unimaginable wins. The same can be said in Hip Hop however, the latter is more true. Hip Hop received W after W and as we close it out, BA has selected five …

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