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Baller Alert’s Today In Hip-Hop: Ice Cube Released “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” 28 Years Ago

On May 16, 1990, 28 years ago today, #IceCube released his debut studio album, “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” on Priority Records after his split from West Coast gangsta rap group, N.W.A. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With production by The Bomb Squad, his West Coast sound and gangsta, but politically-charged lyrics, the album garnered …

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Did Nicki Minaj Throw Shots at Remy Ma On ”Barbie Tingz”?

—blogged by @lovelikejhoney It was over a year ago when Bronx female rapper, #RemyMa, released a diss record targeting #NickiMinaj. Although Minaj responded with ‘No Frauds’ the two have yet to settle their beef. Today, the Queens MC released ‘Barbie Tingz’—an uptempo track addressing the characteristics of Minaj’s coined phrase, …

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Baller Alert’s Valentine’s Day Playlist, ‘Soak the Sheets Edition’

blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Love is in the air, and today is the day to celebrate. The surprises and romantic gestures that today brings are all in preparation for one thing-soakin’ the sheets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From #JanetJackson’s ‘Would You Mind,’ to #TreySongz’ ‘Scratchin Me Up,’ this playlist (in no …

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Baller Alert’s Today In Hip Hop: Nas Released “I Can”

blogged by @lanaladonna “I Can”-one of few hip-hop songs geared towards children, was released February 11, 2003.⠀⠀ The track came from Nas’ second album, “God’s Son.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Inspired by a close friend who fell victim to the scarring effects of drug abuse, #Nas used this song to encourage children to remain …

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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 15th Anniversary of 50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’’

15 years ago today, 50 Cent released his debut studio album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’’ on Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records and Universal Music Group. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Featuring production from two hip-hop heavy hitters, Dr. Dre and Eminem, the album was a well-developed body of work that encompassed …

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