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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...

Bae, DJ Khaled, and Food: Internet Sensation 'Salt Bae' Opens Turkish Steakhouse in NYC @balleralert 1.11 Internet Sensation ‘Salt Bae’ Opens Turkish Steakhouse in NYC - blogged by @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Salt Bae’ is coming to NYC! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Turkish chef and butcher Nusret ‘Salt Bae’ Gokce became an instant internet sensation after a video of him chopping and seasoning meat went viral. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 35-year-old’s debonair meat-prepping expertise soon made him the face of the infamous ‘sprinkling salt’ meme, which is a meme that basically captures Gokce letting salt flow down his forearm and onto the food. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since gaining online popularity, Gokce has landed a few serving jobs with celebs, such as DJ Khaled and even Simone Biles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, what most don’t know is that Gokce isn’t only a master at tossing salt on a few steaks, he’s also the owner of a successful chain of Turkish steakhouses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gokce launched his Nusr-Et restaurants years ago. He has some in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and he just recently opened one in Miami. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, he has now decided to expand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Monday, Gokce had the grand opening of the newest restaurant to be added to the food chain in the United States, and it’s in none other than midtown Manhattan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The New York establishment is located in the former China Grill in the CBS Black Rock building at 60 W. 53rd Street. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The new location is Gokce’s thirteenth restaurant and he has plans to bring one to London if this one does well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you be making a visit?
Bae, DJ Khaled, and Food: Internet Sensation 'Salt Bae'
 Opens Turkish Steakhouse in
 NYC
 @balleralert
 1.11
Internet Sensation ‘Salt Bae’ Opens Turkish Steakhouse in NYC - blogged by @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Salt Bae’ is coming to NYC! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Turkish chef and butcher Nusret ‘Salt Bae’ Gokce became an instant internet sensation after a video of him chopping and seasoning meat went viral. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 35-year-old’s debonair meat-prepping expertise soon made him the face of the infamous ‘sprinkling salt’ meme, which is a meme that basically captures Gokce letting salt flow down his forearm and onto the food. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since gaining online popularity, Gokce has landed a few serving jobs with celebs, such as DJ Khaled and even Simone Biles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, what most don’t know is that Gokce isn’t only a master at tossing salt on a few steaks, he’s also the owner of a successful chain of Turkish steakhouses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gokce launched his Nusr-Et restaurants years ago. He has some in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and he just recently opened one in Miami. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, he has now decided to expand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Monday, Gokce had the grand opening of the newest restaurant to be added to the food chain in the United States, and it’s in none other than midtown Manhattan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The New York establishment is located in the former China Grill in the CBS Black Rock building at 60 W. 53rd Street. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The new location is Gokce’s thirteenth restaurant and he has plans to bring one to London if this one does well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you be making a visit?

Internet Sensation ‘Salt Bae’ Opens Turkish Steakhouse in NYC - blogged by @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Salt Bae’ is coming to NYC! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...