Pulse Report: Pulse Report: 50 Cent Takes On Rick Ross & His Girl, The Game Piles On To Rick Ross, Bow Wow Takes On Soulja Boy,
Friday, Feb 6, 2009 12:00AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, 50 Cent learning a deadly lesson from Tupac & Notorious B.I.G beef, The Game riding with 50 Cent over Rick Ross, Cam'ron making his return to hip-hop, Diddy sending a message to DJs, and Bow Wow explaining why Soulja Boy hates him.
[Editor Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
1. Danger Zone
True, this 50 Cent/Rick Ross beef has been quite entertaining. From the cartoons to the baby momma videos everyone except Rick Ross is having a big laugh around it. But with every beef in hip-hop there is the potential for it to go too far, as it did in the case of Tupac and Bigge. During an interview with Miami's Power 96 radio personality DJ Laz, 50 Cent discussed the beef and even touched on the potential for it to go that far. [Listen here]
"I think that if he went far enough, for me to be agitated on my end that could happen to him."
Asked if he didn't learn anything from Pac and Biggie he said:
"What we did learn is that when you go too far in those situations you put yourself in a space where they only know one way to respond."
To be fair the Queens rapper did say he would rather it not get to that point and he in fact thinks that Ross is done as a rapper after all the recent facts about him have been exposed.
"He's a fraud. Honesty I don't actually feel like there is something socially wrong with you deciding to be a police officer. I think there is something wrong from a hip-hop perceptive for you to be apart of law enforcement and totally write your career as if you were the biggest drug dealer in Miami."
It's all fun right now, but let's know the ledge. That goes for everyone. However, I'm sure Jamal "Gravy "Woolard wouldn't mind cashing another check for playing another deceased rotund rapper.
2. Game Recognize Game
You know things are going bad for Rick Ross in his ongoing beef with 50 Cent when The Game takes 50's side in the conflict. That's right. The Game is actually seeing eye to eye with Curtis on this one. During and interview with Seattle's KUBE 93 DJ Eddie Frances, The Game acknowledged that Curtis has the upper hand after a week that saw him humiliate Ross in many ways.[Listen Here]
"For the first time in four years, I'm kinda low-key riding with 50 Cent. Ayo Ross, homie, call me so I can get you outta this mess. Holla at ya boy, 50 eating you boy."
Ouch. Officer Ricky is the last person I would have thought could bring 50 and Game back together. But when you think about it he does have valuable experience ending volatile situations between two convicts.
The Game is not the only ex-con rapper enjoying the show. Check out what everybody's favorite goon, Maino, had to say about it. [Watch Here]
"I love it. It's fun. It's very entertaining. I'm watching it like oh sh*t. This is hip-hop... everybody is accountable for what they saying...if he was a CO, he should have just said he was a CO."
Damn, rappers really do hate cops.
3. Guess Who's Back
Cam'ron made his long awaited return to the rap game with the release of the amusing track, "I Hate My Job."
Cam will also be the cover artist on XXL's April issue. [Peep cover here]
Snippets of the upcoming issue have leaked where Cam speaks on the reason things went sour between him and Jim Jones.
"The two things that you could say it was is: The come to my house and try to start a fake beef between me and [Jim]. And the kinda like siding with 50 when me and him is in the dead middle of beefing or whatever."
He also did his first radio interview this week with radio personality Leo G, where he talked about the chance of reconciliation. [Listen here]
"Nothing really last forever...at the end of the day n*ggas is my brothers whether we do business or not...You gotta just accept when it's time to move on..."
Meanwhile, Jim Jones spoke with RealTalkNY and he seemed far more optimistic about a reunion than Cam.
"I don't know, anything is possible in this world. I'm open to anything."
It seems like things have moved to the irreconcilable stage with Cam, but Jim is still holding out hope. Must be tough for Cam to watch the dudes you brought up, become bigger stars than you. Anyway, I still think they'll be back together. Hopefully I can score some tickets to the Dipset reunion show at the Apollo in 2025. You these cats always wait till no one cares to get back together.
4. He Diddy Mean It
The last time a big name superstar criticized the DJ fraternity, his album was leaked on the web and still ended up selling one million copies in a week. So there might be a formula for success in dissing DJs. If there is, Diddy is going to put it to the test. Currently recording his next album, he had a few choice words for DJs, while speaking to MTV news.
"People have figured out the formula when they make records for radio, and DJs ain't DJs no more. DJs don't break records no more. DJs don't play album cuts. DJs play what is going to move the crowd. DJs, they don't expose you to the newness. That was the DJs' thing. Hip-hop is in a recession also. It's not dead, it's definitely way better than where it was at, as far as with 'Ye, (Kanye West) T.I. and with [Young] Jeezy. It's so much great stuff out there, the responsibility has to come with the DJs. I'm about to call the DJs out. 'Cause they are the future, and they gotta step it up. I can't keep turning on the radio no matter where I'm at and can't tell who's who."
Hearing an immediate response from annoyed DJs, Diddy took to his video blog (where else) to set the record straight. Basically saying what he meant to say was that he wants the DJs to understand the responsibility they have in their hands. [Watch Here]
Well, since he doesn't have an album for DJs to leak on the Internet, or any relevant Bad Boys artist for them to boycott, I guess he can say all this and not worry about the get back. What I'd like to know from you guys is: Does Diddy's opinion matter when it comes to topics of music?
5. Young & the Senseless
If you're interested in taking a break from the 50 Cent/Rick Ross saga, and want to get a hardy dose of pointless foolhardiness, check out Bow Wow and Soulja Boy going at it. The two junior circuit rappers are in the midst of a Lamborghini pissing contest, in which they intend to drag race the luxury rides. Beyond it being a horrible thing to promote to teenagers, the two youngsters think it's cool to share their pre-race hype on the Internet. The latest video coming from Bow Wow. [Watch here]
And to explain why his success has brought him so much hate from rappers, Bow had this to say...
"I been working since I was in diapers n*gga. That's why n*ggas don't like me. That's why these real rap heads don't like me because they think sh*t came too easy."
Honestly, that's not really it dude. I could run off a long list, but I'd rather leave it to the SOHH peanut gallery who will certainly tell you why they can't stand you. Right now I'd rather focus on why the adults at your label and Soulja Boy's label don't see the danger in rappers promoting racing. I guess they don't look at the number of people (on average 100 per year) that die from illegal drag racing across the country. Just something to think about. Also, after all that money talk, I couldn't help but wonder why dude was wearing his coat in the house. I know gas on a Lambo is a b*tch, but I'd hope he saved some change to heat the condo.
That's all from me folks. Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org for a healthy back and forth. Is 50 Cent going too far? Is Officer Ross' career over?
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]