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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 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ One year ago today, the world lost Atlanta native and rapper ShawtyLo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 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'. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 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
 @balleralert
Today in Hip-Hop: One Year Since the Death of Shawty Lo-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ One year ago today, the world lost Atlanta native and rapper ShawtyLo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 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'. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 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. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 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 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ One year ago today, the world lost Atlanta nat...

Chicago, DJ Khaled, and Future: Cardi B, DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar Lead 2017 BET "Hip Hop Awards" With Nine Nominations @balleralert Cardi B, DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar Lead 2017 BET “Hip Hop Awards” With Nine Nominations – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In less than a month, BET will be premiering the 2017 “Hip Hop Awards,” from The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami, Florida. In wake of the catastrophic storms that pummeled through parts of Florida and Texas, the network will use its platform to offer support to those impacted by both HurricaneIrma and HurricaneHarvey through its “Hip Hop for Hurricane Relief” efforts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The annual celebration will pay homage to the hip hop culture with a slew of performances, special guests, tributes and highly-anticipated cyphers from your favorite big-name and underground rappers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year, BET will reward some of the biggest artists, DJ’s, producers, and video directors for their hard work throughout the year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Everyone’s favorite regular-degular chick from the Bronx leads with an impressive nine nominations for her summer banger, “Bodak Yellow.” CardiB joins the likes of multi-platinum artist and superstar producer, DJKhaled and Grammy Award winning rapper KendrickLamar, who both have nine nominations each. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following close behind with five nominations is none other than the GOAT himself, JayZ, who shares the second-most nomination score with Chicago native, ChancetheRapper. The two will be competing against one another in categories such as “Lyricist of the Year,” “MVP of the Year, and “ Hustler of the Year.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Future and the Migos will be battling it out for “Single of the Year,” “Album of the Year" and the “Made-You-Look” Award, as they both pick up four nominations each. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Other categories include, Best Featured Verse, Best Mixtape, Impact Track, Hot Ticket Performer and many more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The main event kicks off October 10th at 8PM ET-PT. Will you be tuning in?
Chicago, DJ Khaled, and Future: Cardi B, DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar
 Lead 2017 BET "Hip Hop Awards" With
 Nine Nominations
 @balleralert
Cardi B, DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar Lead 2017 BET “Hip Hop Awards” With Nine Nominations – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In less than a month, BET will be premiering the 2017 “Hip Hop Awards,” from The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami, Florida. In wake of the catastrophic storms that pummeled through parts of Florida and Texas, the network will use its platform to offer support to those impacted by both HurricaneIrma and HurricaneHarvey through its “Hip Hop for Hurricane Relief” efforts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The annual celebration will pay homage to the hip hop culture with a slew of performances, special guests, tributes and highly-anticipated cyphers from your favorite big-name and underground rappers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year, BET will reward some of the biggest artists, DJ’s, producers, and video directors for their hard work throughout the year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Everyone’s favorite regular-degular chick from the Bronx leads with an impressive nine nominations for her summer banger, “Bodak Yellow.” CardiB joins the likes of multi-platinum artist and superstar producer, DJKhaled and Grammy Award winning rapper KendrickLamar, who both have nine nominations each. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following close behind with five nominations is none other than the GOAT himself, JayZ, who shares the second-most nomination score with Chicago native, ChancetheRapper. The two will be competing against one another in categories such as “Lyricist of the Year,” “MVP of the Year, and “ Hustler of the Year.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Future and the Migos will be battling it out for “Single of the Year,” “Album of the Year" and the “Made-You-Look” Award, as they both pick up four nominations each. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Other categories include, Best Featured Verse, Best Mixtape, Impact Track, Hot Ticket Performer and many more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The main event kicks off October 10th at 8PM ET-PT. Will you be tuning in?

Cardi B, DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar Lead 2017 BET “Hip Hop Awards” With Nine Nominations – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In less th...