Pulse Report: Pulse Report: Lil Wayne's New-New Baby On Deck, Eminem Fuels Beef W/Nick Cannon, Method Man Vs Joe Budden
Sunday, May 17, 2009 12:00AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Eminem pissing off Nick Cannon, Lil Wayne expecting another child, Joe Budden taking on Method Man, more Rick Ross credibility questions, and Soulja Boy dreaming of a "classic" Jay-Z collaboration.
[Editor Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
1. Peed Off
Last week Slim Shady went at his alleged ex-girlfriend Mariah Carey on the song "Bagpipes Over Baghdad" where he rapped "Nick Cannon, you prick, I wish you luck with that f*ckin' whore." Of course Nick Cannon came out in defense of his wife. Writing this on his blog:
"So, Miss Marshall, I'm going to make you wish you never spoke my name and regret the ungodly things you said about my wife. Your legacy has now been tainted from this day forth! You will now be known as the rapper who lost to corny-ass Nick Cannon!"
Em responded rather unkindly while speaking on Shade 45 radio. He told listeners: "We're taking callers right now from any woman who wants to be peed on." When someone on the show jokingly told him "I think Mariah Carey is on line 12, you wanna talk to her? She wants to get pissed on." Eminem laughed and responded, "I already did that."
This is going to be a funny ass showdown. Rick Ross must be feeling like a big fat loser watching this. (More proof of that later) He did all that work trying to bait Em into a battle, and Em bypasses him to beef with Nick Cannon. Could Cannon pull the upset here?
2. Baby Talk?
The rumor mill was ablaze this week with the news that actress Lauren London is five months pregnant with Lil Wayne's baby. TheYBF first broke the news, but no one in either camp would confirm or deny the rumor. Later, New York radio/TV personality Miss Info reported that a reliable source confirmed the rumor. This would be Wanye's third child. He has an 8 year old girl Reginae Carter, and a baby boy Dwayne Michael Carter III born last year.
So I guess congrats are in order for Weezy and Lauren. If it's a boy would he dare name him the Carter IV? Dwayne Michael Carter IV.
3. Man vs. Mouse
Lately rap battles have turned into wacky three ring circus acts. Featuring everything expect good clean lyrical combat. All that might change if all the recent back and forth between Joe Budden and Method Man leads to an old fashion lyrical showdown. Thanks to a "Best Rapper Ever" article featured in VIBE magazine, Joe Budden was upset that several other rappers were ranked higher than him. While airing his grievance he called out Method Man as one of the emcees that he would destroy in a head to head competition. [Watch Here.]
Joe then called into Power 105 radio in New York to further stress his point on Meth. [Listen Here]
"I'm fully aware that the majority of people are blinded by the name Method Man, and say oh Joe Budden can't hang with him. 'Who the 'Pump It Up' guy?' I'm aware of that. I will cut that dudes head off his shoulders."
Moments later Method Man called up Power 105.1 and explained that Joe is literally crazy to think he could beat him in a battle. [Listen Here]
"He been on medication since he was in junior high school. Certified crazy. Son can't mess with me."
Wow, this a tough choice. I like both dudes, but being a Wu-Tang fan I gotta go with Meth. He might have lost a step, but he's still nice. As for Meth thinking Joe is doing this to gain recognition from the fact Meth and Redman's Blackout 2 is coming is a little ridiculous. There could possibility be more people following Joe on Twitter than copping Blackout 2 when the album drops.
4. Biggest Losers
Rick Ross got called out by Louis Vuitton for donning counterfeit sunglasses on the cover of XXL magazine. Alfamega is locked up in jail with a broken ankle after trying to flee from police. That was the week had by two of hip-hop's biggest frauds.
Editors at XXLmag received a letter from the Michael D. Pantalony, Esq. the alleged Louis Vuitton Malletier, blasting Rick Ross for wearing a fake version of their product on the May cover of the rap mag.
We were dismayed to see the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL Magazine, which features a photo of Rick Ross wearing a pair of sunglasses prominently featuring counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks.
SMH. Not only is Ross pulling the wool over our eyes, he's pulling it over his own eyes.
Meanwhile, it finally came to light why Alfamega never responded to all the drama surrounding him last week. As you recall The Smoking Gun exposed him as a government informant, which lead to T.I. kicking him off Grand Hustle Records. The big guy never responded because he was locked up in jail from April 29 until May 9 for federal gun and obstruction of justice charges.
According to The Smoking Gun, Mega attempted to flee from the police after being busted with a loaded, stolen .40 caliber weapon in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop. Mega tried to ditch the scene despite being sprayed with pepper spray. He was so desperate he jumped off a wall around 25-30 feet, which "resulted in an injury that appeared to be pieces of bone protruding from his ankle."
Ouch. When it rains it pours for this guy. Alfamega might as well get back to snitching and join the Witness Protection program. Can't see him going back to the hood with his head held high.
Who is a bigger fraud, Rick Ross or Alfamega?
5. In Good Company
Soulja Boy is in a class by himself right now. (Insert joke here) He's got the radio friendly teenybopper rap market on lock. Now the teen sensation wants to graduate to a higher level and produce a "classic" album with help from three legends, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. Soulja told MTV news that he intends to seek out the three superstar rappers for collaborations on his next album DeAndre's Way.
"I want the best of the best on this album. I don't want no bullsh--. I want, from start to finish, classic #1 records. I'm not playing. Mark my words: This album will be a classic. A lot of people been sleeping on Soulja Boy for a long time. A lot of people ... said I was garbage. They said I was a one-hit wonder, then I came with 'Kiss Me Through the Phone,' my second #1 single. Then I released 'Turn My Swag On,' my third #1 single. I got everybody's ears open, so I'm gonna hit them with a classic."
DeAndre, I like where you're going with this, but I have some advice for you: Lose the old guy. The folks in your demo have no real appreciation for a Jay-Z verse. They'd far more appreciate you standing next to Wayne and Kanye. However, while you have the old guy in the studio, why not bother him for a verse or two. Maybe three or four. Five or six. You get where this is going. If you're serious about this being a classic try to minimize your usage of a pen as much as possible.
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]