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Anaconda, Beyonce, and Billboard: Today in Hip-Hop: One Year Since the Death of Shawty Lo @balleralert Today in Hip-Hop: One Year Since the Death of Shawty Lo-blogged by @thereal__bee β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € One year ago today, the world lost Atlanta native and rapper ShawtyLo. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € Born Carlos Rico Walker, Shawty Lo got his start in music in 2003 as a founding member of the rap group D4L. Alongside other group members, Fabo, Mook-B and Stoney, the group had much success with their debut album 'Down for Life' which brought us chart topping hits like 'Laffy Taffy' and 'Betcha Can't Do It Me'. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € In 2007, just two years after D4L's album release, Walker released his debut solo single 'Dey Know'. The single was an instant hit, charting in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and earning him three Bet Hip-Hop Awards. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € Walker died Sept. 21, 2016 from a car accident in Fulton County, Georgia. The accident happened around 2:20 a.m. when Walker's car went over a guardrail, hitting two trees, and catching fire. The rapper was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € While Walker died rather young at the age of 40, his career was impactful enough to earn him tributes from other great artists such as Beyonce, GucciMane, LilKim, Future, and many more. rip
Anaconda, Beyonce, and Billboard: Today in Hip-Hop: One Year
 Since the Death of Shawty Lo
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Today in Hip-Hop: One Year Since the Death of Shawty Lo-blogged by @thereal__bee β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € One year ago today, the world lost Atlanta native and rapper ShawtyLo. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € Born Carlos Rico Walker, Shawty Lo got his start in music in 2003 as a founding member of the rap group D4L. Alongside other group members, Fabo, Mook-B and Stoney, the group had much success with their debut album 'Down for Life' which brought us chart topping hits like 'Laffy Taffy' and 'Betcha Can't Do It Me'. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € In 2007, just two years after D4L's album release, Walker released his debut solo single 'Dey Know'. The single was an instant hit, charting in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and earning him three Bet Hip-Hop Awards. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € Walker died Sept. 21, 2016 from a car accident in Fulton County, Georgia. The accident happened around 2:20 a.m. when Walker's car went over a guardrail, hitting two trees, and catching fire. The rapper was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € While Walker died rather young at the age of 40, his career was impactful enough to earn him tributes from other great artists such as Beyonce, GucciMane, LilKim, Future, and many more. rip

Today in Hip-Hop: One Year Since the Death of Shawty Lo-blogged by @thereal__bee β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β € One year ago today, the world lost Atlanta nat...

Grandma, Instagram, and Life: Offset From Migos Gives $500,000 to Cancer Research @balleralert SAVE LIVES SOoK MA IM American Cancer Society Offset From Migos Gives $500,000 to Cancer Research -Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € We've got another reason for you to love the Migos. Offset from Migos is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to launch a $500,000 fundraising campaign for cancer research. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € And it's not just for any reason. Offset's grandmother who died from cancer was his biggest inspiration to raise money for this important cause. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € "It was really tough losing my grandma to cancer and one of the hardest things I have dealt with in my life," Offset explained. "She motivated me to do my best and go for it; one of my biggest coaches." β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € The American Cancer Society shared the news via social media in a post saying: β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € "Rapper Offset, of the chart-topping hip-hop trio Migos, is raising $500,000 for our organization," their Instagram post read. "He is honoring his grandmother by raising funds to help promote cancer prevention and access to care in underserved communities. In addition, money raised through this effort will also help fund an ACS Research Grant focused on bladder cancer research." β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € ballerificcharity
Grandma, Instagram, and Life: Offset From Migos Gives
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Offset From Migos Gives $500,000 to Cancer Research -Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € We've got another reason for you to love the Migos. Offset from Migos is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to launch a $500,000 fundraising campaign for cancer research. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € And it's not just for any reason. Offset's grandmother who died from cancer was his biggest inspiration to raise money for this important cause. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € "It was really tough losing my grandma to cancer and one of the hardest things I have dealt with in my life," Offset explained. "She motivated me to do my best and go for it; one of my biggest coaches." β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € The American Cancer Society shared the news via social media in a post saying: β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € "Rapper Offset, of the chart-topping hip-hop trio Migos, is raising $500,000 for our organization," their Instagram post read. "He is honoring his grandmother by raising funds to help promote cancer prevention and access to care in underserved communities. In addition, money raised through this effort will also help fund an ACS Research Grant focused on bladder cancer research." β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € ballerificcharity

Offset From Migos Gives $500,000 to Cancer Research -Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € We've got another reason for you to love th...

Children, Friday, and God: World's Oldest Woman, Violet Moss Brown, Dies At 117 in Jamaica @balleralert World's Oldest Woman, Violet Moss Brown, Dies At 117 in Jamaica - blogged by @MsJennyb β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € On Friday, just five months after becoming the world's oldest person, 117-year-old VioletMossBrown died in Jamaica. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Brown's son, Barry Russell, said his mother was taken to the hospital earlier in the week, where she was treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration. Six days later, Brown died at the Fairview Medical Centre in Montego Bay, St. James, at 2:30 p.m. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € According to reports, Brown was born on March 10, 1900, nearly five months before Nabi Tajima of Japan who is now the world's oldest surviving person. Tajima was born on Aug 4, 1900. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Brown reportedly spent most of her life cutting sugar cane in western Jamaica. She had six children. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € In an interview with the Associated Press, Brown credited her life span to her Christian faith. Although, she was surprised, she told reporters that she was grateful to have lived so long. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € "This is what God has given me, so I have to take it," she said.
Children, Friday, and God: World's Oldest Woman, Violet Moss
 Brown, Dies At 117 in Jamaica
 @balleralert
World's Oldest Woman, Violet Moss Brown, Dies At 117 in Jamaica - blogged by @MsJennyb β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € On Friday, just five months after becoming the world's oldest person, 117-year-old VioletMossBrown died in Jamaica. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Brown's son, Barry Russell, said his mother was taken to the hospital earlier in the week, where she was treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration. Six days later, Brown died at the Fairview Medical Centre in Montego Bay, St. James, at 2:30 p.m. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € According to reports, Brown was born on March 10, 1900, nearly five months before Nabi Tajima of Japan who is now the world's oldest surviving person. Tajima was born on Aug 4, 1900. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Brown reportedly spent most of her life cutting sugar cane in western Jamaica. She had six children. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € In an interview with the Associated Press, Brown credited her life span to her Christian faith. Although, she was surprised, she told reporters that she was grateful to have lived so long. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € "This is what God has given me, so I have to take it," she said.

World's Oldest Woman, Violet Moss Brown, Dies At 117 in Jamaica - blogged by @MsJennyb β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € On Friday, just five months after bec...

America, Growing Up, and Head: #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 β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β € Right before his death, Shakur signed to DeathRow Records where he released music like 'California Love' and his fourth album, 'All Eyez On Me'. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died Sept. 13 while in the intensive care unit from internal bleeding. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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.
America, Growing Up, and Head:  #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 β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β € Right before his death, Shakur signed to DeathRow Records where he released music like 'California Love' and his fourth album, 'All Eyez On Me'. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died Sept. 13 while in the intensive care unit from internal bleeding. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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 β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 21 years ago toda...