Pulse Report: Pulse Report: 50 Cent Obtains More Damaging Rick Ross Footage, Young Buck Announces Comeback Plans, Kanye West Responds To South Park W/ Class
Monday, Apr 13, 2009 10:00AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, 50 Cent being in possession of Rick Ross' graduation video, Young Buck planning his return, Kanye West laughing out loud at South Park parody, Cam'ron exposing Jim Jones for planning fake beef, and Bill O'Reilly making an ass of himself, again.
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1. Mo' Fire
If Rick Ross ever wants to relive one of the prouder moments of his life - his graduation from the Florida Correctional Academy - he could reach out to 50 Cent for the footage.
In another one of his twisted evil genius moves, Curtis has obtained a video of Ross receiving his certificate. Fif told syndicated radio giant Big Boi, that he has more ammo for his beef with Ross, including more damning pictures and proof that Ross was once a medical delivery boy before him began pushing street pharmaceuticals as a drug king in rap. [Watch Here]
"Now it's public and the public knows that me and him don't get along. So everybody who has things...I have a video tape of the actual graduation. That still photograph [of Ross in a Correctional Officer's outfit], I have a videotape of that. I got like 60 photographs. I got his life story in photos from different time periods. He actually used to deliver medications, before he was a correctional officer."
Ouch. And if Ross thinks he might get a helping hand from any of 50's former foes, count Jadakiss out. The Yonkers rapper told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom that he'd rather stay neutral than guest star on any of Ross' upcoming records. Recalling the last time he sided with a 50 foe, Ja Rule, the trouble it cost him. [Watch Here]
"They ain't gonna pull me in that. I ain't got nothing to do with all of that. When I was going at it with 50, it was just me and my D-Block alliance. I didn't see nobody. I didn't hear nothing, it was no 'join forces.' I just went in to my own barrack with my own soldiers. I ain't joining no alliance, that's what got me in trouble the first time."
Score another point for the kid from Queens. Rawse, is going to have to come up with something better than tales of extortion to trump this. In fact the winner of this fight will be officially anointed in two weeks when Ricky's album hits stores. A huge sales day for Ross means he beat 50 at his own game. Wack sales day and Rawse may have to dust of the old uniform. I'm leaning towards this ending in a draw.
2. Buck In Business
With Rick Ross and a much delayed album on his plate, 50 might be too busy to notice one of his former G-Unit members plotting a return. Via Southern Smoke TV Young Buck announced to anyone that cares that he is dropping a new mixtape Back On My Buck Sh*t to signify his return to hip-hop. Looking rather humbled and subdued the Cashville rapper said he has a new focus on his craft and more. [Watch Here]
"Streets wanna know what's going on with Buck and where I been at and all that good sh*t. The streets been waiting long enough, so get ready man. Mixtape is on the way. DJ Scream. DJ Smallz. Young Buck. I'm back on my Buck sh*t. Straight up and if you a fan of Buck you already know what it is. If you not a fan of Buck, then just pay attention 'cause at this point, I feel like I'm more focused than I've ever been in my career...I'm good people, I'm doing what you should be doing and that's surviving...Coming to a 'hood near you. Back On My Buck Sh*t."
Even though I count myself as a Buck fan, I don't see the outcome of this comeback being very sweet. Clearly the most gifted of all the G-Unit members, I'm afraid Buck let his best opportunity for stardom pass him by. I'll still be rooting for the kid regardless. I still think a collaboration with The Game is a wise move. Call the official album, G-Unot: Behind Enemy Lines.
3. G.O.O.D Sport
Kanye West really did get the joke. The Grammy award winning rapper/producer responded humbly to the South Park parody that took shots at his larger than life ego. [Watch Here]
Posting on his blog, Kanye admitted the "Gayfish" joke was actually very funny and that he realizes he has to work on improving public perception of his ego.
SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT'S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF "I TOLD YOU SO!!!" IT'S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU'RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE'S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I'M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I'M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I'M SURE THE WRITERS AT SOUTH PARK ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DRAW MY CREW. THAT WAS PRETTY FUNNY ALSO!! I'M SURE THERE'S GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THIS... THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW IT'S ME!
Kudos to Kanye for taking it like a man. No homo! No really, no homo!
4. Cruel Dip-ception
Cam'ron has had enough of Jim Jones and the Dipset drama. In an interesting sit down with Hot 97's Angie Martinez, Cam revealed why things have gotten to the point of no return with his former cohort. Cam admitted that Jim's impromptu appearance with 50 during their beef was a major blow to the union. He also referred to the phone call controversy as "the last straw", but his most shocking revelation was that Jim proposed the idea of them staging a fake beef several years ago. [Listen Here]
Maybe three, four years ago Jim had come to me and was like yo let's act like we got beef, act like we have a problem. And I'm like 'you going to confuse the fans doing that...I never followed through on that beef situation cause it never made sense."
Despite Jimmy's self-fulfilling prophecy coming to light, Cam is happy knowing he did his part to make hip-hop history with his Harlem homies. [Listen Here]
Say it ain't so Jimmy! Fake beef? Awww man, Capo just lost mad swag points if this is true.
5. O'Reill-ing Me Up
Fox News talk show host Bill O'Reilly is leading his biased charge against hip-hop again. This time he's standing up Sarah Palin after Eminem lampooned the former vice presidential nominee in his current video "We Made You". [Peep Video Here]
"Give me my Ventolin inhaler and 2 zenedrin / And I'll invite Sarah Palin out to dinner then/Nail her, 'Baby say hello to my little friend.'
So offended by the suggestion that Sarah Palin is a desirable MILF (its been her ace drawing card since Day 1, Bill O'Reilly attacked Em and the genre he represents. [Watch Here]
"Few Americans take the vile rapper Eminem seriously. He represents the lowest form of entertainment in this country and is a publicity hound to boot. His attack on Sarah Palin, which is very crude, seems to be okay with the media...He's just a, I'm not even gonna do that...It's so crude what he does, kids see it, not adults. Nobody over 25 goes into this stuff..."
Yeah sure Bill, hip-hop can't even begin to rival the entertainment of a sex show in Thailand. Nobody over 25 goes into this stuff, except for Eminem's 56-year-old boss Jimmy Iovine and the 47-year-old president of the United States Barack Obama
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]