Pulse Report: 50 Cent Misses Game & Young Buck, Rick Ross Clowns Lloyd Banks & Beanie Sigel Unmasks Jay-Z
Friday, Oct 30, 2009 12:00PM
In this week's Pulse Report, we're rewindin' time a week to understand why 50 Cent can't win without Young Buck and Game, see Rick Ross going off on Lloyd Banks, watch Beanie Sigel "Run" Jay-Z outta his hometown, analyze Joe Budden's depression and oh SOHH much more.
[Editor's Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
1. Stuck On You
It's official, 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct is fully loaded into my iTunes library and before even getting to some dope sh*t like his "Psycho" and
"Crime Wave" "I Got Swag," Vivica A. Fox's former boy-boy is already at it with disses. Who is it this time? Rick Ross? Fat Joe? Ja Rule? SMFH...nope, it's the ex-members "he" recruited and kicked out, The Game and Young Buck.
On the very next record, there is no need to infer anything. 50 gets very blunt on "So Disrespectful," calling Young Buck a drug addict and the Game jealous. "C'mon, Game, you'll never be my equal," he raps. "Your homies shoot doors, my n*ggas shoot people/ See me, I'm what you're never gonna be/ I'm in that tax bracket you're never gon' see. I ain't know he f*cked with more dope than B.G./ Plus a n*gga sip more syrup than Pimp C," Fif continues on the track. "Man, keeping these m*therf*ckers as rich ain't easy/ Especially when a n*ggaa wanna stunt like Jeezy/ And his CDs didn't sell like his CDs/ Man that n*gga blew all his chips on them breezies/ Mad cause the world won't treat him like Weezy."
So let's focus for a quick second. Two former G-Unit boys are no where close to wanting to f*ck with 50 anymore and get pulled into this
bullsh*t failed marketing scheme by Kelly Rowland's video boy? SMFH...I won't even mention how Young Buck has easily out-sold current member Tony Yayo or compare Game's track record to Lloyd Banks, but to NOT diss these guys on your bullsh*t mixtapes and save 'em for your leaked album? D*mn, 50, that's cold blooded.
"That Big Poppa, I'lll send your monkey a** to see Allah," Fif raps. "These n*ggas ain't strong enough, they money ain't long enough, when they bump heads with me...Okay, okay, try me and get shot down/I'm like a zebra, I got so many stripes/I'm the f*cking general/I run my click right/There was five of us, all of us millionaires/Now one's a junkie and one's a f*cking queer/Now it's three of us/That's the way it started..."
Music aside, how do 50 fans remain SOHH loyal? Buck is already done and 50 sh*ts on him, Game is bi-polar and 50 goes from saying he "doesn't" understand those past disses to now dissing him on Before I Self Destruct? SMFH...look at it like this, G-Unit (including Game and Buck) were the Los Angeles Lakers back in 2003 through first quarter 2005. All regions were covered. Beef with Ja Rule? "Get 'em Banks, Yayo!" Shots fired from the South? "Buck!" F*ck, Game even handled 50's Joe Budden AND Ja Rule beef. SOHH, don't feel sorry for 50 because HE decided to get rid of Game and Buck. Karma is a b*tch, anyone got dibs on first week sales yet? And, oh yeah, this album WILL either be released EARLY or pushed back further than Ne-Yo's hairline.
2. The Usual Suspects
LMFAO!!! Fire gets thrown at Ricky Ross and Triple C's, SOHH what do Gunplay, Young Breed and Torch do? NOTHING...or rather, they let
Officer Ricky do what he does best...talk that sh*t! 50 Cent aka Wood Face? No. Tony Yayo aka Coke Head? Maybe. Lloyd Banks aka The Gay Rapper? Yes! (FYI, those are all nicknames by Ross, I f*cks with @LloydBanks & @TonyYayo)
"I'm putting out another number one album while [G-Unit] hasn't put out one," Ross said in an interview. "So it's elementary to me and I think they learned their lesson, they know to keep going, R.I.P. Hold up, let's give a moment of silence, it's only right to bow our heads for Lloyd Banks. I pray my career don't be like Lloyd Banks'.
Aight, fair enough to say that "moment of silence" was wack as f*ck, but the "Boss" doesn't stop there:
"N*ggas go from double platinum, I just heard [Banks] signed a deal with Amalgam Digital," Ross jokingly said in an interview. "I bought [Banks'] Hunger For More, if the music was still that good, I'd buy it. 'I'm So Fly' -- but ever since 50 put out the gay tape, all his confidence went out the window. But that was smart Wood Face, that was the biggest seller you had in the last few years, that Lloyd Banks gay tape. They say Lady Gaga and them play that on tour all the time -- so the n*ggas who's into that lifestyle, I don't knock that."
Call Ross a liar and hip-hop police informant, but sh*t, when you look at the things he's pointing out, he's got a good point. At this moment, Banks has gone three years without dropping a follow-up to Rotten Apple and his mixtapes can't f*ck with those Money In The Bank joints. The question now becomes what has Banks done besides follow 50's command? Yeah, everyone said he was gonna leave the Unit but who would sign him? Until his buzz picks back up, labels see my dude no differently than a Saigon and Papoose... those 2006 numbers prove it. D*mn Banks, is there any "Cake" left?
3. Mack B*tch
D*mn!!! I know, you all think I'm going to "sell" some beef angles...well, you're RIGHT! Beanie Sigel fired warning shots to his former boss Jay-Z last weekend and has confirmed those missles! Even before Beans could get a statement out (which he never did), footage from a Hov concert in Philadelphia spread on the Internet faster than celebrity sex tapes and had peeps ready to see some sh*t go down, myself included.
Beans started spitting his own a-capella version of Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 intro. In the original rhyme, Hov says, "Grown men, they want me to sit them on my lap. But I ain't got no beard and Santa Claus ain't black" Beanie alluded to that by saying that he's not on Santa's sack and that Santa can't come in his house...and capped it off with a few "I run this town"s. Maybe it's was all about hometown pride, or maybe he just did it because he loved that Blueprint 3 intro....Not sure. The intent of the freestyle is debatable. The feelings it left, less so. But it wasn't accidental because, reportedly, Beans repeated the same verse after the show as well.
D*mn Beans, word? I know it's your hometown, but trying to make Jay see you "running" your city??? Hhmmmmm.....
Ok, tryin' to figure this out from the footage. After the end of the first verse of "Feel It The Air" which goes "I read between the lines of your eyes and your brows/Your handshake ain't match your smile/ These n*ggas foul!" Sig adds "Alllready." Then as he leaves stage, he yells, "Love y'all, Philly. This is my muthaf*ckin' house. I run this town tonight!" Then it sounds like he repeats it. Then did he come back on stage and spit more at Jay? Footage is unclear. Hopefully, there'll be more video for clarity. Feels like he definitely went at him. The question is how severe.
Maybe he lost himself in the music or forgot how many legal contracts Hov most likely has him tied up in (you thought Diddy was bad, ha!) Bottom line, "Once Again It's On..." because there is a new diss record (and explanation) from Mr. Philly Cheese Steak himself:
"I ain' talkin' about Prop/I ain't talking about The Roc/I'm talking about mine...This ain't a diss record, this a real record/How it feel to get exposed -- I was the fly on the wall, I witnessed," Beans raps. "I could say sh*t to make [Beyonce] look at you different/And my gangster was never on trial, I was, stood up tall, no snitch/But the rapper Shawn called the police on me/Because I was front row at the Blueprint 3/I just wanted to see him emcee/Reminisce when we were the R-O-C/But he called on the c-o-p's/Not only that, he brought in the f-e-d's/So that's telling me, F-U Sig/So F you too and F Bleek three/Whether I rap or riddle out this motherf*cker -- my name good in every hood."."
Even if you thought a few lines up above weren't really "that" bad toward Jay, check out a paraphrased quote from him:
3:35-4:00 I love the way 50 did with his dawgs. If you look at it, them dudes got more money and more bread than anybody in State Property. Cuz 50 made sure of that. 50 went on tour AND paid them. Not tell them it was a good look for them to be on the tour and things like that. True story, I'm sitting on house arrest and the Young Gunz call my phone cuz Jay-Z is only paying them $1200 a show. And they had to split it.
4. Not Tonight
F*ck. I really try to avoid this
Mickey @MouseBudden, but until Joe Budden's MacBook Pro finally explodes or Haystack steals it from him, it looks like "Pump Pump Pump It Up" will still manage to do something worthy of getting my attention. @MyFabolousLife and @TahiryJose need to re-link back up before this fool Slaughters his own got d*mn self:
"My life is pretty routine and predictable," Budden said during a blog broadcast. "i don't need much, I'm not controlling, I'm not jealous, I'm not insecure, I'm not any of the things that Tahiry would say that I am. I'm like cool as a fan -- the really sad part about my entire five-year relationship that I am just now getting out of, you can call it arrogant, you can call it cocky, you can call it whatever the f*ck you want to call it, I was ready to marry my significant other. Let me just say that. Thank the f*cking lord above that that did not happen...It would have been a whole lot worse if I had married Tahiry. I went from being ready to settle down -- and now that I am outside of that relationship, it's easy to see that I spent five years settling."
My ex-wifey is a blogger, SOHH no disrespect but get the f*ck outta here with these Blog "casts" rappers are doing nowadays. It's cool to bring fans into your personal life, but this sh*t right here? Spending nearly 20 minutes (of edited footage) to call Tahiry a "b*tch" and speak to her indirectly is a "b*tch" move and shows just how much depression this guy is in. What are those steps? Denial? Depression? "Cuckoo?" Yeah, we boast about saying "that's what this d*ck'll do," but d*mn, Budden got caught up in the "Power of the P." Keep in mind, Tahiry hasn't been doing blog disses, calling his a** crazy or any of that typical sh*t you see after break-ups (shout-outs to Kimora!), and yet you put it all out in the open? SMFH...Eminem, sign individual contracts for Slaugterhouse...SMFH. Even Saigon regretted battling this dude, maybe Budden"s" should call up DMX for some square dancing. LMFAO.
5. Come Home With Me
He's already home, but d*mn it took a New York minute. Welcome home to the big homie Shyne!!! Granted, his a** should be laid back in Brooklyn but as long as he's away from the penal system, sh*t makes it all a "Good Day." Don't believe all the hype? Think Diddy bought him some more time behind bars? LOL, "Get Out."
Barrow arrived in Belize at 2:40 pm local time on a Continental flight from Houston escorted by a U.S. Marshall following his deportation from the U.S. after serving almost nine years in a New York penitentiary for his role in a nightclub shooting in New York city. The rapper was processed by local police authorities at the airport's V.I.P. lounge after which he was welcomed by his father Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize, his mother Imeon Myvett and other members of his family and well wishers. Shyne arrived wearing a Harvard Law School sweatshirt, a full head of hair, headphones wrapped around his neck and sporting tzitzis reflecting his conversion to Judaism while in jail. he government closed down the airport's public waving gallery and attempted to prevent the local media from covering his arrival but enterprising T.V. cameramen managed to get some footage through a chain link fence of Shyne entering the V.I.P. lounge and later exiting the airport.
In all honesty, we know he's going to be coming back to the USA in a matter of
months weeks, we know he's going to be doing a collaboration SOON and at the VERY least you all should expect to see your favorite radio station hosts "trying" to be the first to get an interview with him. D*mn, all this over a "criminal" is what some of y'all might be thinking, but as T.I. nears closer to his release date, we're forced with seeing the "law" win in every corner. Say what you want, but d*mn: C-Murder. Max B. Lil Wayne. Supreme. Lil Boosie...SOHH please feel highly offended as we welcome "home" our role models and the "artists" that made us realize hip-hop is more than a fad.
***D*mn, another crazy week and I'm still breathing with y'all through this rap game filled with beefs, gossip and one hit wonder careers. I do this sh*t for hip-hop y'all, but without y'all f*cking with me and airing this out with love/hate, WE can't win..thank y'all and let's keep showin' SOHH we're RUNNIN' THIS SITE tonight!!!***
BONUS: You Ain't Ready
D*mn, now I've been to some New York City shows in my time and d*mn, when you get booed off a stage? I'll put it like this, it's okay for a DJ or hype man to get booed, but when the "artist" gets called out? D*mn, OJ Da Juiceman got squeezed outta NYC last week, LMFAO, and actually had the nerve to reason with it:
"Yeah, it's all good, I'm an artist and I'ma keep it going, I'm down like four flat tires," OJ told radio personality Angela Yee. "That right there was a little stepping hurdle for me but eh, we'll overcome the most....What I done been through by these people in the past few days...nah, if you actually look at all my shows on YouTube, I never actually had a boo like never...I love New York...If you ain't one hundred, then f*ck you cuz...Actually, I went up there with good intentions, [the vibe] was off after the first two records...Everybody is entitled to they own swag. I guess there wasn't no swag in the club, it was because of the fact Raekwon was there...Big up to the bloggers, they keep a n*gga motivated...I never came in the game saying I was the best lyricist. I came in the game with traptivity...If you know about traptivity, it's really not based on vocabulary. It's based on life experiences on coming up in the street and dealing with drug-related activities to pay your bills."
Tough brick, but don't blame it solely on NYC. Rappers admit The Big Apple is the hardest place to gain the respect from..but...well....f*ck it. OJ caught an "L" and it's just a matter of bouncing back...maybe next time he'll come out with Gucci Mane. LOL.
BONUS: You Know I'm No Good
Want some life lessons NOT from Diddy? NEVER ADMIT TO CHEATING, at the very least, leave room for "speculation," but when you're honest and just expose your a** to going after some other women while still with your main chick? D*mn, rap star or not..WTF?
"A couple years ago, my psychologist came to the conclusion that this is one of the big problems I have as far as maturing in a relationship," Diddy explained in an interview. "After my father got killed, my mother said, 'I'm never getting married again. I don't want men around my children.' So I've never actually been able to witness a husband and wife's love. Sometimes when I see it with my friends, I just find myself staring like a child, because I've never actually seen it before. It's one of the sad parts of my life. When a relationship gets to a certain point, I probably get scared and become a little self-destructive. [If caught cheating,] cry. It might not work, but it at least shows that you care. Godd*mn, this is a deep interview. You didn't ask Will Smith none of this sh*t! Yeah, it hurts me. One of my weaknesses is that I actually have a conscience."
LOL @IAmDiddy trying to pull a Tony Soprano remark up top...d*mn, at least when you look back, him cheating on J. Lo was probably one of the best moves he's ever made (how old was Cassie when all that sh*t went down in 1999? Kells!) Regardless, Diddy is a smart guy and maybe this will score him some more Twitter followers...but fellas, ladies...keep that sh*t to yourself...learn from @MouseBudden at the very least never to be open in the public and media unless you can handle the backlash. ---Bulldog Butterworth
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]