Pulse Report: Rick Ross Shakes Down G-Unit, Lil Wayne Courts DJ Drama, Plies Goes "Goonette" Hunting
Friday, Apr 3, 2009 12:00AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Lil Wayne getting caught up in DJ drama, Rick Ross considering bribes from a G-Unit employee to end beef with 50 Cent, DJ Quik calling for and end to the gangster rap era, Bow Wow making a new jack mistake with Wendy Williams, and Plies unveiling his new "Goonette."
[Editor Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
1. Rock-y Situation
Though the release of his rock album, Rebirth, is still weeks away, Lil Wayne and the people around him caused quite a stir this week. Featured on his first cover of Rolling Stone magazine, Weezy told the legendary rag that he chose to do a rock album because he was "tired" of rapping. While the best rapper alive might have been experiencing rapper fatigue, his mentor Baby grew weary of folks calling the Rebirth a rock album. In fact, while Weezy was playing rock boy for Rolling Stone, Baby was tellig the folks over at Vibe that the album should simply be considered "great music."
"It's not a rock record. That's what I think people are getting misunderstood. When you speaking about a rock record, you think he's got a guitar and everything, but it's not that. It's going to be some of those types of beats, but it's just great music."
He even went on to say that Wayne's career achievements have trumped those of other rap icons.
"I don't think no one will ever be greater because I don't think no one puts in the time or the quality. If someone do come along, can you imagine what he'll have to do? He got to put out on thousand mixtapes, do a thousand records [and] sell 100 million records. 2Pac, Jay-Z and Biggie didn't get to the sh*t Wayne's done."
Baby and the folks over at Cash Money Records are also tired of DJs illegally making money off of Wayne' talents. Cash Money Records filed a lawsuit against several DJs including Wayne's good friend DJ Drama, for illegally "selling projects in retail outlets with Lil Wayne's image and likeness". [Watch Here]
Drama and the lawyers for Cash Money have both put out statements clarifying the issue. Here's what Drama had to say.
"The accusations against me are misplaced. This is not a case of Lil Wayne vs DJ Drama. Me and Wayne are good. I am confident that this matter will be resolved quickly without harming the relationships between myself, Wayne and Cash Money Records. However, due to the ongoing nature of this litigation I do not wish to make any further comments."
All this drama for a rock album? Ooops. My bad. An album filled with "great music." Is Wayne starting to feel himself a little too much? Or is he growing up and rap truly does bore him? I think we all get bored with it to some degree. Not sure about those things, but I'm certain Baby is out of his mind to think Wayne has accomplished more than 2Pac and Jay-Z in his career. I'll give him Biggie, but the other two H-E-double hockey sticks no! What y'all think?
2. Extortion Games
Hey Serpico, set up the lie detector in the back, Officer Ricky has another story to tell. Just when everyone was slowly moving away from the train wreck that is Rick Ross vs 50 Cent, Ross is attempting to keep us assumed. Speaking to Torchisny.com, Ross revealed that a G-Unit employee named "Nelson Gomez" offered him money to stop beefing with 50 Cent. Ross then came back with a counteroffer of half a mill and extra cash for him to lay off Tony Yayo and Lloyds Banks. [Watch Here]
"If I do agree to fall back on a n*gga if they gimme the money, I ain't giving ya'll other n*ggas a pass. Cause that monkey said don't give niggas a pass."
Liar, liar! Look Officer Ricky, I understand you shook a few brothers down in the pen back in the day, but no one is going to believe this tall tale. Stop it already!
3. End of An Era?
Its been a while since we've heard anything worth listening to from the west coast. Fortunately for us Cali OG DJ Quik sat down with HardKnock.tv and spoke the realest truth since Snoop came through and crushed the buildings. Quik pretty much said its time to put an end to gangster rap. [Watch Here]
"The gangbanging thing is trite. It's done. It's brunt. Gangsta Rap was like New Jack Swing, it ran its course, f*ck it leave it alone. Do some other shit."
Fa shizzle! I second that! It's time both New York and Cali stepped their game up immensely.
4. Changing The DialMichelle Obama wasn't the only one who didn't follow proper protocol in the presence of a Queen this week. While the first lady may have touched the Queen of England inappropriately (who gives a sh*t, she ain't our queen) Bow Wow touched a nerve with the "Queen of All Media" Wendy Williams. Bow was supposed to visit Wendy's show to promote his new album New Jack City, but he ditched her to appear with her radio rival Angie Martinez. And from there, Wendy went in on the young homie. [Listen Here]
"Take him to Angie if you want. Blow this show off if you want. Something is about to happen if you didn't get the memo. Wait til you see how I act...With all his accolades and what not, it's more interesting talking to a whore."
Damn homie, I hope you have everything in your closet is in order. She's about to go digging for crazy dirt on you. Bow should have known better than to put himself between a bullet and a target. You don't go getting yourself in the middle of two women at war. SMH
5. Just Say No
Here's a reason why the next time some child you love says "I want to be a rapper," you just say no. Plies, everyone's favorite "goon" is set to release a television show in his quest to find a "goonette." Mr. Bust It Baby gave us a definition of a "goonette" and a teaser of what to expect on his upcoming show. [Watch Here NSFW]
"If yall don't know what goonette is. It's a female, man. Strong, independent, female who fights through her trials and tribulations and she do it with class and grace, man. A female hustler. It's a person that embodies all of those things from a female aspect, man."
How did we let this happen people? I urge you all to read to our kids. Hug our kids. Even if you don't have kids, find some hooligan on the street and show'em some love. Matter fact gimme some of that old Whitney Houston DJ.
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]