Columns: Pulse Report: 50 Cent Wants To Run Def Jam, Nore Is A Friend To The Gays & Kanye West, T.I. & Flo Rida Drop Chris Brown
Friday, Feb 27, 2009 3:42AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about 50 Cent planning a hostile takeover of Def Jam, N.O.R.E. co-signing Kanye West and the gays, Chris Brown being too toxic for rappers, T.I. and Flo Rida, Cam'ron unleashing a new aura, and Soulja Boy admitting he's not a true hip-hop head.
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1. Bad Intentions50 Cent still owes Interscope Records two more albums before he becomes a free agent. Yet, contractual agreements and recently delayed album aside, the Queens rapper is already looking forward to joining Def Jam Records as president of the label. Chatting with Hot 97's Angie Martinez, 50 revealed that he wants to hold Jay-Z's former position as president of the historic label as a means to rid the company of his current nemesis Rick Ross and DJ Khaled. [Watch Here]
When I run Def Jam I'm going to get rid of all of them. Khaled, all of them...they're going baby...I don't think that's a bad idea if I have to go to get rid of Khaled and a few other artist over there that I really don't like."
After revealing such a sinister career move, Fif tried to defend himself from Angie's accusation that he's a bully. [Watch Here]
Geez, talk about someone you don't want beef with. Here's a guy who'll go after a job just to get hired so that he can fire you. Damn. I can actually picture Def Jam pulling a publicity stunt and hiring Curtis as the president. Let's hope they don't. I can't see him doing any better than Jay-Z. Who are the "other artist that I really don't like" 50 plans to drop from Def Jam? Young Jeezy? Nas? Fabolous?
2. I Got Your Back
If what they say about Kanye West's sexual preference is true, West should be tickled pink to know he has a supporter in Nore. After spending some time in a Miami-Dade slammer for an altercation at Fatburger, the plump rapper got into a war of words with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. In the exchange with Perez, Nore was accused of gay bashing for his harsh response to the openly gay blogger. They eventually squashed things. [Listen Here]
Nore went on Lip Service radio with Angela Yee & Leah Rose to defend his stance on gays. And to do so he used working with Kanye West as example of him getting along with homosexuals. Ooops! [Listen Here]
"Ain't nothing wrong with loving cock. I got friends who love cock. I've done records with Kanye West. It's cool. I'm not saying he's gay, but if he is gay, Kanye West is somebody who doesn't bother me at all."
I know Nore tried, but there is really no way of cleaning up that spill. It's good to know that working with Kanye is an acceptable level of homosexual tolerance rappers strive for these days. I guess if you're Kanye, you can thank Nore for being so understanding and charge him double for the next beat he asks for.
3. Cast Out
The losses keep piling up for Chris Brown. Since his arrest for domestic violence during Grammy weekend, Brown has lost several endorsements and show dates. Now the troubled singer is missing out on the opportunity to work with friends in hip-hop. Due to the much-publicized incident between Brown and Rihanna some rappers are being forced to distance themselves from Brown by erasing his name from projects he's collaborated on. According to reports, Brown is being removed from all promotions of the movie Bone Deep, which he stars in alongside T.I.
Meanwhile Flo Rida tells Hollyscoop that he had to drop a song from his upcoming album R.O.O.T.S that featured Brown.
"I recorded a great song with Chris but I won't be releasing it now because of what's going on with him and Rihanna. It could have been my next number one."
Sucks to be Chris Brown right now. One month ago he was dating one of the hottest chicks in the game, now he can't even make it onto a Flo Rida album. I am curious to see how long Brown's exile will last. R. Kelly pissed on and slept with a 15-year-old girl and he was making records with Jay-Z, T.I., T-Pain (he shouldn't count he makes records with everyone), Ciara and a host of others after the fact. I get the feeling everyone is waiting for the charges to be dropped (and it seems likely) then Brown will be back in the music world's good graces.
4. Been There, Done That
Cam'ron's been gone for awhile, but he's hardly impressed by the current swagger phenomenon in hip-hop. In fact the Harlem rapper believes it's something he started with his Dipset crew. In an interview with DJ Booth, Cam unveils the next level of swag, Aura. [Listen Here]
"I'm up to aura right now. I swear I'm past swagger. My swagger, if you on 100%, I'm on 230%. I'm up to aura. After swagger it's aura. So my aura is crazy right now. Everything is swagger this, swagger that. We put swagger on the map. Not saying we're the inventors of swagger and we made it up, but you know we was using swagger-jacker and everything else years ago. I'm up to aura now. My aura is on 230."
Not sure this "aura" thing is going to catch on, but appreciate someone moving on from swagger. I like the fact that Cam still uses "we". Seems like he really does have a soft spot for his homies Jim Jones and Juelz Santana.
Should Cam'ron be taking credit for putting swag on the map ?
5. It Ain't Hard To Tell
Here's some news that you probably already knew, Soulja Boy doesn't do "real" hip-hop. Gasp! A week after saying he planned to dumb down his next album following his failed attempt at highbrow rap, the teenybopper rapper came clean on why he doesn't consider his music "real" hip-hop. During an interview at Los Angeles radio station 102.7 KIISFM, Soulja was asked why he's attacked by others for not doing real hip-hop.[Watch Here]
"Cause what I do to them is not true hip-hop. One day we was in New York listening to the radio, I don't know what station it was, but they was rapping, and dude came in like 'this is real hip-hop'. I was like you know what I'm like the total opposite of that. I don't do nothing like that. That's why when they be like 'Soulja Boy I don't like you, you not hip-hop', I be like cool. I done heard what they call real hip-hop and my music don't sound nothing like that."
Duh! The fact that it took him this long to figure this out is scary. I guess he wasn't listening when Ice-T said he wasn't real hip-hop. Lost in between the multiple suggestions that Soulja Boy "eat a d*ck", Ice pointed out several reasons why Soulja wasn't making real hip-hop.
That's all from me folks. Hit me up at [email protected] for a healthy back and forth. Is 50 Cent a bully? Did Dipset put swagger on the map? How long will Chris Brown get the cold shoulder?