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Billboard, Fake, and Head: DELETE ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS WARNS THE FOUNDING FATHER OF VIRTUAL REALITY imgflip.com In a new explosive interview, Silicon Valley tech pioneer and creator of the virtual reality 'avatar' Jaron Lanier tells people to delete your social media accounts due to the strong correlation between persistent social media usage and a dramatic societal rise in depression, anger, and anxiety that he says is the result of internet-induced modified forms of behavior. The warning comes in the wake of his new book which details how the creators of social media and the early engineers behind the internet "foolishly laid the foundations for global monopolies." Jaron Lanier is best known as a founding father of the field of virtual reality and throughout his polymath career has written extensively on human-computer interaction, including most recently in his book Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now. Lanier explained in a recent UK Channel 4 interview: When you watch the television the television isn't watching you. When you see the billboard the billboard isn't seeing you... When you use these new designs — social media, search, YouTube — when you see these things, you're being observed constantly and algorithms are taking that information and changing what you see next. According to Lanier's bio, he coined the term 'Virtual Reality' (VR) and in the early 1980s founded VPL Research, the first company to sell VR products. In the late 1980s he led the team that developed the first implementations of multi-person virtual worlds using head mounted displays, as well as the first "avatars," and developed the first widely used software platform architecture for immersive virtual reality applications. As he defiantly asserts on his personal website, Lanier himself has "no social media accounts at all and all purported ones are fake." He's elsewhere said that most internet and social media pioneers in Silicon Valley "have regrets right now" after perfecting what is essentially mass human behavioral engineering and that that internet addiction is not only ruining people's lives but the political process as well. This is what I could call almost a stealthy addiction. It's a statistical addiction.
Billboard, Fake, and Head: DELETE ALL YOUR SOCIAL
 MEDIA ACCOUNTS
 WARNS THE FOUNDING FATHER
 OF VIRTUAL REALITY
 imgflip.com
In a new explosive interview, Silicon Valley tech pioneer and creator of the virtual reality 'avatar' Jaron Lanier tells people to delete your social media accounts due to the strong correlation between persistent social media usage and a dramatic societal rise in depression, anger, and anxiety that he says is the result of internet-induced modified forms of behavior. The warning comes in the wake of his new book which details how the creators of social media and the early engineers behind the internet "foolishly laid the foundations for global monopolies." Jaron Lanier is best known as a founding father of the field of virtual reality and throughout his polymath career has written extensively on human-computer interaction, including most recently in his book Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now. Lanier explained in a recent UK Channel 4 interview: When you watch the television the television isn't watching you. When you see the billboard the billboard isn't seeing you... When you use these new designs — social media, search, YouTube — when you see these things, you're being observed constantly and algorithms are taking that information and changing what you see next. According to Lanier's bio, he coined the term 'Virtual Reality' (VR) and in the early 1980s founded VPL Research, the first company to sell VR products. In the late 1980s he led the team that developed the first implementations of multi-person virtual worlds using head mounted displays, as well as the first "avatars," and developed the first widely used software platform architecture for immersive virtual reality applications. As he defiantly asserts on his personal website, Lanier himself has "no social media accounts at all and all purported ones are fake." He's elsewhere said that most internet and social media pioneers in Silicon Valley "have regrets right now" after perfecting what is essentially mass human behavioral engineering and that that internet addiction is not only ruining people's lives but the political process as well. This is what I could call almost a stealthy addiction. It's a statistical addiction.

In a new explosive interview, Silicon Valley tech pioneer and creator of the virtual reality 'avatar' Jaron Lanier tells people to delete yo...

Anaconda, Billboard, and Music: FANDOMETRICS LEVIS TELEV LE LEV <h2>TV Shows</h2><p><b>Week Ending May 29th, 2018</b></p><ol><li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/steven%20universe">Steven Universe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/13%20reasons%20why">13 Reasons Why</a> <i>+1</i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/voltron">Voltron: Legendary Defender</a> <i>+2</i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/b99">Brooklyn Nine-Nine</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20100">The 100</a> <i>+1</i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/miraculous%20ladybug">Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir</a> <i>+3</i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/trollhunters"><b>Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia</b></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/supergirl">Supergirl</a> <i>+2</i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/supernatural">Supernatural</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/killing%20eve">Killing Eve</a> <i>+8</i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/riverdale">Riverdale</a> <i><i>−7</i></i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/shadowhunters">Shadowhunters</a> <i><i>−4</i></i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/rupaul's%20drag%20race">RuPaul&rsquo;s Drag Race</a> <i>+6</i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/south%20park">South Park</a> <i>+3</i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20flash"><b>The Flash</b></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/billboard%20music%20awards"><b>2018 Billboard Music Awards</b></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/gravity%20falls"><b>Gravity Falls</b></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/kid%20gorgeous">John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City</a> <i><i>−5</i></i></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/westworld"><b>Westworld</b></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/sherlock"><b>Sherlock</b></a></li></ol><p><i>The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous week. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last week.</i></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="268" data-orig-width="268" data-tumblr-attribution="erikaember:Ha7Zruwltl5uz4EIo6Jmeg:Z1J2th2TU0YUv"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/086b726c2cbd8fb00246c51c3d845f08/tumblr_p1qjhcLrt81v99t1ao2_r1_500.gifv" data-orig-height="268" data-orig-width="268"/></figure>
Anaconda, Billboard, and Music: FANDOMETRICS
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 LE
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<h2>TV Shows</h2><p><b>Week Ending May 29th, 2018</b></p><ol><li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/steven%20universe">Steven Universe</a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/13%20reasons%20why">13 Reasons Why</a> <i>+1</i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/voltron">Voltron: Legendary Defender</a> <i>+2</i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/b99">Brooklyn Nine-Nine</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20100">The 100</a> <i>+1</i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/miraculous%20ladybug">Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir</a> <i>+3</i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/trollhunters"><b>Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia</b></a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/supergirl">Supergirl</a> <i>+2</i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/supernatural">Supernatural</a> <i><i>−2</i></i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/killing%20eve">Killing Eve</a> <i>+8</i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/riverdale">Riverdale</a> <i><i>−7</i></i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/shadowhunters">Shadowhunters</a> <i><i>−4</i></i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/rupaul's%20drag%20race">RuPaul&rsquo;s Drag Race</a> <i>+6</i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/south%20park">South Park</a> <i>+3</i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20flash"><b>The Flash</b></a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/billboard%20music%20awards"><b>2018 Billboard Music Awards</b></a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/gravity%20falls"><b>Gravity Falls</b></a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/kid%20gorgeous">John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City</a> <i><i>−5</i></i></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/westworld"><b>Westworld</b></a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/sherlock"><b>Sherlock</b></a></li></ol><p><i>The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous week. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last week.</i></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="268" data-orig-width="268" data-tumblr-attribution="erikaember:Ha7Zruwltl5uz4EIo6Jmeg:Z1J2th2TU0YUv"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/086b726c2cbd8fb00246c51c3d845f08/tumblr_p1qjhcLrt81v99t1ao2_r1_500.gifv" data-orig-height="268" data-orig-width="268"/></figure>

<h2>TV Shows</h2><p><b>Week Ending May 29th, 2018</b></p><ol><li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/steven%20universe">Steven Universe</a...

Bailey Jay, Baller Alert, and Billboard: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: T.l. Released King' 12 Years Ago @balleralert TI,KING Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Released ‘King’ 12 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 12 years ago today, T.I. released his fourth album ‘King’ on Grand Hustle Records and Atlantic Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Featuring production from some hip-hop heavy hitters such as Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Swizz Beatz, and The Neptunes, ‘King’ quickly took the Atlanta native's career to new heights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released alongside the film “ATL,” where T.I. made his feature film debut as the main character, the album served as the soundtrack for the film. Not only did it represent T.I.’s career elevating to new levels, but it also showed that he could develop a more mainstream hip-hop sound, without losing his thug persona, and still reign supreme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with over 522,000 copies sold in the first week. The album also included two hit singles that had major chart success with "What You Know" and "Why You Wanna". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ By the end of the year, multiple publications like Pitchfork had dubbed the album one of the top albums of the year.
Bailey Jay, Baller Alert, and Billboard: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop:
 T.l. Released King' 12 Years
 Ago
 @balleralert
 TI,KING
Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Released ‘King’ 12 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 12 years ago today, T.I. released his fourth album ‘King’ on Grand Hustle Records and Atlantic Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Featuring production from some hip-hop heavy hitters such as Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Swizz Beatz, and The Neptunes, ‘King’ quickly took the Atlanta native's career to new heights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released alongside the film “ATL,” where T.I. made his feature film debut as the main character, the album served as the soundtrack for the film. Not only did it represent T.I.’s career elevating to new levels, but it also showed that he could develop a more mainstream hip-hop sound, without losing his thug persona, and still reign supreme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with over 522,000 copies sold in the first week. The album also included two hit singles that had major chart success with "What You Know" and "Why You Wanna". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ By the end of the year, multiple publications like Pitchfork had dubbed the album one of the top albums of the year.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Released ‘King’ 12 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 12 years ago today, T.I. released h...

Anaconda, Baller Alert, and Billboard: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop 09 @balleralert WAYNE THA CARTER Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ten years ago today, Lil Wayne released his smash single “Lollipop” from his sixth album, ‘Tha Carter III’. The song features the late rapper Static Major, with production by Deezle and Jim Jonsin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With his heavy auto-tuned flow, Wayne and Static created a hit that took the world by the storm. Literally, everywhere you turned, the song was live and in effect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To no surprise, it became of one Lil Wayne's and Static Major's most successful singles, spending five non-consecutive weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Unfortunately, Major did not live to the see the song’s success, as he died almost two weeks before song’s release. However, the song does go down in history as the eighth song to hit number one after the death of a credited artist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single became certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA with five million units sold in the United States. It also went on to receive multiple acknowledgments such as the number one hip-hop song of 2008 by MTV and number five on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.
Anaconda, Baller Alert, and Billboard: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop:
 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne's
 "Lollipop
 09
 @balleralert
 WAYNE
 THA CARTER
Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ten years ago today, Lil Wayne released his smash single “Lollipop” from his sixth album, ‘Tha Carter III’. The song features the late rapper Static Major, with production by Deezle and Jim Jonsin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With his heavy auto-tuned flow, Wayne and Static created a hit that took the world by the storm. Literally, everywhere you turned, the song was live and in effect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To no surprise, it became of one Lil Wayne's and Static Major's most successful singles, spending five non-consecutive weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Unfortunately, Major did not live to the see the song’s success, as he died almost two weeks before song’s release. However, the song does go down in history as the eighth song to hit number one after the death of a credited artist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The single became certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA with five million units sold in the United States. It also went on to receive multiple acknowledgments such as the number one hip-hop song of 2008 by MTV and number five on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 10th Anniversary of Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ten years ago today, Lil W...

America, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: 22 Years Since The Fugees Released 'The Score' @balleralert igees The core Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 22 Years Since The Fugees Released ‘The Score’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 22 years ago today, The Fugees released their second album ‘The Score’ on Columbia Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The body of work arguably became the hip-hop trio’s best album. With an alternative hip-hop sound, the group created a sound and moment that would later go on to dominate the hip-hop industry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With three smash singles: “Ready or Not”, “Fu-Gee-La”, and “Killing Me Softly”, the album was a major success for the group peaking at number one on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B-Hip-Hop Albums chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With their lead singles, The Fugees showcased impeccable lyricism and amazing production techniques that allowed them to gain worldwide recognition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ By October 3, 1997, ‘The Score’ was certified six times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album earned the group two Grammys in 1996 for “Best Rap Album” and “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” for “Killing Me Softly”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In addition to the awards, the album has been praised by many publications and included in multiple “Top 100” lists. In 1998, the album was listed in The Source's 100 best rap albums list, and in 2003, ‘The Score’ was ranked number 477 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What was your favorite song from the album?
America, Anaconda, and Bailey Jay: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop:
 22 Years Since The Fugees
 Released 'The Score'
 @balleralert
 igees
 The
 core
Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 22 Years Since The Fugees Released ‘The Score’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 22 years ago today, The Fugees released their second album ‘The Score’ on Columbia Records. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The body of work arguably became the hip-hop trio’s best album. With an alternative hip-hop sound, the group created a sound and moment that would later go on to dominate the hip-hop industry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With three smash singles: “Ready or Not”, “Fu-Gee-La”, and “Killing Me Softly”, the album was a major success for the group peaking at number one on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B-Hip-Hop Albums chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With their lead singles, The Fugees showcased impeccable lyricism and amazing production techniques that allowed them to gain worldwide recognition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ By October 3, 1997, ‘The Score’ was certified six times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album earned the group two Grammys in 1996 for “Best Rap Album” and “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” for “Killing Me Softly”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In addition to the awards, the album has been praised by many publications and included in multiple “Top 100” lists. In 1998, the album was listed in The Source's 100 best rap albums list, and in 2003, ‘The Score’ was ranked number 477 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What was your favorite song from the album?

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: 22 Years Since The Fugees Released ‘The Score’-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 22 years ago today, Th...

Basketball, Billboard, and Chance the Rapper: Dwyane Wade And Chance The Rapper Produce A New Basketball Documentary @balleralert 3 th Dwyane Wade And Chance The Rapper Produce A New Basketball Documentary - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NBASuperstar, DwyaneWade and rapper ChanceTheRapper will be co-producing a new basketball documentary, ‘Shot in the Dark.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being two Chicago natives themselves, it’s no surprise that the film surrounds itself around a high school basketball team in Chicago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Shot in the Dark’ will follow the lives of Chicago's Orr Academy basketball team as the young men face the odds that are against them, being from an urban community in the city. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Billboard reports that the film will also focus on the life of one of the team's star players, Tyquone Greer, who was shot in the leg at a local party just a week following a winning 3-point shot at one of his games. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Shot in the Dark is an authentic and realistic look at high school sports in Chicago and what it means for our youth,” said Chance in a press release. “It’s not really a game for some of us.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to WGNTV, Chance’s youth empowerment charity, SocialWorks will host an invite-only early screening for the film the Monday before its premiere on February 24th. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you be tuning in?
Basketball, Billboard, and Chance the Rapper: Dwyane Wade And Chance
 The Rapper Produce A New
 Basketball Documentary
 @balleralert
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Dwyane Wade And Chance The Rapper Produce A New Basketball Documentary - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NBASuperstar, DwyaneWade and rapper ChanceTheRapper will be co-producing a new basketball documentary, ‘Shot in the Dark.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being two Chicago natives themselves, it’s no surprise that the film surrounds itself around a high school basketball team in Chicago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Shot in the Dark’ will follow the lives of Chicago's Orr Academy basketball team as the young men face the odds that are against them, being from an urban community in the city. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Billboard reports that the film will also focus on the life of one of the team's star players, Tyquone Greer, who was shot in the leg at a local party just a week following a winning 3-point shot at one of his games. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Shot in the Dark is an authentic and realistic look at high school sports in Chicago and what it means for our youth,” said Chance in a press release. “It’s not really a game for some of us.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to WGNTV, Chance’s youth empowerment charity, SocialWorks will host an invite-only early screening for the film the Monday before its premiere on February 24th. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you be tuning in?

Dwyane Wade And Chance The Rapper Produce A New Basketball Documentary - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NBASuperstar, DwyaneWade an...

Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Billboard: Remembering Legendary Singer and lcon, Whitney Houston @balleralert Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death of legendary singer, actress, producer, and model, WhitneyHouston. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston died at 48 in 2012 after being found unconscious in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel. It was reported that the singer passed due to cocaine use and heart disease. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s legacy included winning six Grammys and selling 170 million albums, singles, and videos over her career. Whitney, to this day, is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs and is the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 album awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston made her acting debut in “The Bodyguard” in 1992, where she performed the lead single from the film’s soundtrack, ‘I Will Always Love You.’ The song easily became a highlight of Houston’s career, and one of her signature records. It received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s pursuit in acting didn’t stop there. Aside from her appearance in Disney’s ‘Cinderella,’ she landed leading roles in ‘Waiting to Exhale’ and ‘The Preacher’s Wife.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whitney’s career contributed to breaking the color barrier that so many African-American artists faced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this day we remember her legacy, career, angelic voice, and the contributions she made to the entertainment industry as we know it. Houston left behind her mother, two brothers, and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who died three years later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May Whitney Houston continue to Rest In Peace!
Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Billboard: Remembering Legendary Singer and
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Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death of legendary singer, actress, producer, and model, WhitneyHouston. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston died at 48 in 2012 after being found unconscious in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel. It was reported that the singer passed due to cocaine use and heart disease. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s legacy included winning six Grammys and selling 170 million albums, singles, and videos over her career. Whitney, to this day, is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs and is the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 album awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston made her acting debut in “The Bodyguard” in 1992, where she performed the lead single from the film’s soundtrack, ‘I Will Always Love You.’ The song easily became a highlight of Houston’s career, and one of her signature records. It received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s pursuit in acting didn’t stop there. Aside from her appearance in Disney’s ‘Cinderella,’ she landed leading roles in ‘Waiting to Exhale’ and ‘The Preacher’s Wife.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whitney’s career contributed to breaking the color barrier that so many African-American artists faced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this day we remember her legacy, career, angelic voice, and the contributions she made to the entertainment industry as we know it. Houston left behind her mother, two brothers, and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who died three years later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May Whitney Houston continue to Rest In Peace!

Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death...

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'
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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...