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Anaconda, Biggie Smalls, and Life: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip- Hop:Notorious B.l.G Releases Debut Album 'Ready to Die' @balleralert the notorious BIG r e a d y to die BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Notorious B.I.G Releases Debut Album 'Ready to Die'-blogged by @thereal__bee (swipe) β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € On this exact day, 23 years ago, NotoriousBIG released his debut album 'Ready to Die'. Not only was this the album to launch the iconic emcee's career, but it also catapulted the reputation of BadBoyRecords, as the first album to release on the label. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Whether it was 'Juicy' or 'One More Chance', people across the world could not deny the sound, charisma, and lyricism of Biggie Smalls. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Receiving many accolades such as, 3 on Billboard's Top R&B-Hip-Hop Albums chart and 8 on Rolling Stone's '100 Best Albums of the Nineties' list, the album is without a doubt one of the greatest hip-hop albums of the era. β €β €β € Though Biggie, born Christopher Wallace, was unable to see the release of his second body of work 'Life After Death' (1997), this album was enough to trademark him as a rap icon. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € What was your favorite song from the album?
Anaconda, Biggie Smalls, and Life:  #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-
 Hop:Notorious B.l.G Releases
 Debut Album 'Ready to Die'
 @balleralert
 the notorious
 BIG
 r e a d y to die
BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Notorious B.I.G Releases Debut Album 'Ready to Die'-blogged by @thereal__bee (swipe) β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € On this exact day, 23 years ago, NotoriousBIG released his debut album 'Ready to Die'. Not only was this the album to launch the iconic emcee's career, but it also catapulted the reputation of BadBoyRecords, as the first album to release on the label. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Whether it was 'Juicy' or 'One More Chance', people across the world could not deny the sound, charisma, and lyricism of Biggie Smalls. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Receiving many accolades such as, 3 on Billboard's Top R&B-Hip-Hop Albums chart and 8 on Rolling Stone's '100 Best Albums of the Nineties' list, the album is without a doubt one of the greatest hip-hop albums of the era. β €β €β € Though Biggie, born Christopher Wallace, was unable to see the release of his second body of work 'Life After Death' (1997), this album was enough to trademark him as a rap icon. β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € What was your favorite song from the album?

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Notorious B.I.G Releases Debut Album 'Ready to Die'-blogged by @thereal__bee (swipe) β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € On ...

Best Friend, Dating, and Fall: "And We created you in pairs" Qur'an (78:8) I REALLY LOVE THIS STORY, SUCH A GREAT LESSON. My husband doesn't have a lot, neither of us do. We scrape and scrape to pay bills and put food in our bellies, but after almost 2 years of dating we decided that we couldn't wait anymore, so we didn't. I wasn't even thinking about rings, I just wanted to marry my best friend, but he wouldn't have it. He scraped up just enough money to buy me two matching rings from Pandora. Sterling silver and CZ to be exact. That's what sits on my ring finger, and I am so in love with them. . - While we were purchasing my rings however, another lady that was working there came over to help the lady selling them to us. She said, "Y'all can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic." When she said that I watched my now husband's face fall. He already felt like a failure, asking me again and again "Are you sure you'll be happy with these? Are you sure this is okay?" He was so upset at the idea of not making me happy enough and of me not wanting to marry him because my rings didn't cost enough money or weren't flashy enough. . - I said, "It isn't the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one that is." We bought the rings and left. Y'all I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25Β’ gum ball machine ring. When did our nation fall so far to think the only way a man can truly love a woman is if he buys her $3,000+ jewelry and makes a public decree of his affection with said flashy ring? Sure they are nice, sure the sentiment is wonderful and I'm not trying to cut down any of your experiences, but when did it come to all that? Why do material possessions equate love?? . - My husband was so afraid of me not wanting him because he couldn't afford a piece of jewelry. He was afraid that the love I have for him would pale because he couldn't afford the wedding set I wanted. The world has made it this way and it is so sad. But here I am though, Court-House married, $130 ring set, the love of my life by my side and happier than I could ever imagine." β–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒ @abed.alii πŸ“
Best Friend, Dating, and Fall: "And We created you in pairs" Qur'an (78:8)
I REALLY LOVE THIS STORY, SUCH A GREAT LESSON. My husband doesn't have a lot, neither of us do. We scrape and scrape to pay bills and put food in our bellies, but after almost 2 years of dating we decided that we couldn't wait anymore, so we didn't. I wasn't even thinking about rings, I just wanted to marry my best friend, but he wouldn't have it. He scraped up just enough money to buy me two matching rings from Pandora. Sterling silver and CZ to be exact. That's what sits on my ring finger, and I am so in love with them. . - While we were purchasing my rings however, another lady that was working there came over to help the lady selling them to us. She said, "Y'all can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic." When she said that I watched my now husband's face fall. He already felt like a failure, asking me again and again "Are you sure you'll be happy with these? Are you sure this is okay?" He was so upset at the idea of not making me happy enough and of me not wanting to marry him because my rings didn't cost enough money or weren't flashy enough. . - I said, "It isn't the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one that is." We bought the rings and left. Y'all I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25Β’ gum ball machine ring. When did our nation fall so far to think the only way a man can truly love a woman is if he buys her $3,000+ jewelry and makes a public decree of his affection with said flashy ring? Sure they are nice, sure the sentiment is wonderful and I'm not trying to cut down any of your experiences, but when did it come to all that? Why do material possessions equate love?? . - My husband was so afraid of me not wanting him because he couldn't afford a piece of jewelry. He was afraid that the love I have for him would pale because he couldn't afford the wedding set I wanted. The world has made it this way and it is so sad. But here I am though, Court-House married, $130 ring set, the love of my life by my side and happier than I could ever imagine." β–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒβ–ƒ @abed.alii πŸ“

I REALLY LOVE THIS STORY, SUCH A GREAT LESSON. My husband doesn't have a lot, neither of us do. We scrape and scrape to pay bills and put fo...

Being Alone, Anaconda, and Children: baby-dahlia: Here's the thing about being pro choice that people don't get... You don't have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That's why it's not called pro abortion. It's an understanding that you can't make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It's pro l'm not the boss of everyone else. This is important. my exact feelings on this subject. This is a good thing to send people who think pro choice means you love abortions and think everyone should get abortions. Pro choice people are not "baby killers," we are not eagerly waiting for the next abortion to happen. Abortions are not fun, and the decision to have an abortion isn't one people look forward to making, no matter how "feminist" they are. Some people agonize over the decision, and for some people, it's an obvious decision to make because they know they cannot (financially or otherwise) raise a child. For a more ~advanced critique~ of this post, there shouldn't be a "moral agreement" with abortion because it's not a one-size-fits-all case. What I mean by that is, you can't say you're against abortions when you don't know the circumstances leading pregnant people to get abortions. It is easy to sit on a high horse and say "I would never have an abortion because I can afford to raise a child healthily, and my mom can help me raise the child while i go to college." What if you have no support, you can barely keep yourself fed and housed despite working 3 jobs, and you know you couldn't raise a child adequately (and don't say adoption because there are currently over 100,000 foster children eligible for & waiting to be adopted in the US alone- and children who are not white, who are disabled, etc get adopted way less than white able bodied children). Or what if you could support a child but you're not ready to? There's a perception that every pregnant person wants to have a child & immediately falls in love with their baby when they give birth; that is not always true. You raising a child you don't want is not a healthy environment for a child to be in. Basically, it's not possible to define a moral line here- if you're ok with abortion if the pregnant person is raped, but not if the person had consensual sex with their partner, then you're still saying "I don't want you to have control over your own body, BUT if you're raped then I guess you can have control this one time." Having the right to decide what YOU do with YOUR OWN BODY should not be conditional.
Being Alone, Anaconda, and Children: baby-dahlia:
 Here's the thing about being pro choice
 that people don't get...
 You don't have to morally agree with
 abortion to be pro choice. That's why
 it's not called pro abortion. It's an
 understanding that you can't make that
 choice for someone else and they have
 full control over that not you. It's pro l'm
 not the boss of everyone else.
 This is important.
 my exact feelings on this subject.
This is a good thing to send people who think pro choice means you love abortions and think everyone should get abortions. Pro choice people are not "baby killers," we are not eagerly waiting for the next abortion to happen. Abortions are not fun, and the decision to have an abortion isn't one people look forward to making, no matter how "feminist" they are. Some people agonize over the decision, and for some people, it's an obvious decision to make because they know they cannot (financially or otherwise) raise a child. For a more ~advanced critique~ of this post, there shouldn't be a "moral agreement" with abortion because it's not a one-size-fits-all case. What I mean by that is, you can't say you're against abortions when you don't know the circumstances leading pregnant people to get abortions. It is easy to sit on a high horse and say "I would never have an abortion because I can afford to raise a child healthily, and my mom can help me raise the child while i go to college." What if you have no support, you can barely keep yourself fed and housed despite working 3 jobs, and you know you couldn't raise a child adequately (and don't say adoption because there are currently over 100,000 foster children eligible for & waiting to be adopted in the US alone- and children who are not white, who are disabled, etc get adopted way less than white able bodied children). Or what if you could support a child but you're not ready to? There's a perception that every pregnant person wants to have a child & immediately falls in love with their baby when they give birth; that is not always true. You raising a child you don't want is not a healthy environment for a child to be in. Basically, it's not possible to define a moral line here- if you're ok with abortion if the pregnant person is raped, but not if the person had consensual sex with their partner, then you're still saying "I don't want you to have control over your own body, BUT if you're raped then I guess you can have control this one time." Having the right to decide what YOU do with YOUR OWN BODY should not be conditional.

This is a good thing to send people who think pro choice means you love abortions and think everyone should get abortions. Pro choice people...