Pulse Report: G-Unit Shoots To Kill, Rick Ross & Kid Cudi Surrender, Lil Wayne Gets Grilled
Friday, Feb 12, 2010 12:55PM
In this week's Pulse Report, we're back to rock the block seven days ago to check out why G-Unit might really be shooting for the kill, peep Rick Ross and Kid Cudi copping pleas, laugh at our a**es feeling sorry for Lil Wayne and oh SOHH much more!
[Editor's Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
1. Fully Loaded Clip
D*mn, could it really be happening? Taking out 5-0 Cent from the equation, could G-Unit really be 'bout it 'bout it again? No bullsh*t, doggies, I won't even lie to y'all, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo might actually have a plan up their
G-Unit Clothing sleeves. See, even after clowning "Blue Hefner" a few weeks back over that Canada promoter situation, looks like dude got motivated and started putting in that work. "Beamer, Benz Or Bentley?" F*cking hardbody! Even after receiving the wack a** e-mail blasts from 30 mixshow promoters, I took a minute to put this sh*t into my iTunes and it's been on ever since. But let's take a second and analyze this. If 5-0 Cent was the past? Tony Yayo has the mixtapes kinda hot right now, making him present. Then the future...?
"Well the status is, I am the present, the past and the future," Banks explained in an interview. "So they can definitely look forward to that. Tony Yayo, of course. The founding members are always gonna be there. We built this up, gave opportunities to other artists that were signed including [Young] Buck and Game and so on. But as long as that structure is there, we're good. We're solid. You can look forward to me, I'm the future. This summer [for my album]. It's a tight schedule...hopefully we can push for late summer."
^ Oh sh*t! Even though y'all probably figure I'm Game > G-Unit due to an unequal comparison of relevancy and/or hot sh*t, turns out I'm f*cking with the "Punch Line King" on this. I mean, did 5-0 do what was best? Kicking out some shaky members and trying to convince people to go back wanting the "original" crew? Nah, probably not but f*ck it, can't cry now over spilt milk. But don't get it twisted, just b/c Banks has a hot record doesn't mean Ya-Yo is sleeping:
"If I was still on Interscope, I would say I would probably have to wait a long process to get my mixtape on iTunes," Yayo explained to DJ Green Lantern. "And now my mixtape's on iTunes, go pick it up -- I get my bread faster instead of waiting on the label to make moves for me. Them days is dead...We're gonna drop these independent records this summer, it's more money for me anyway, so, it's a beautiful thing. It's the do it yourself [era]. Eh yo, all those Hype Williams days are over. N*ggas used to spend half a million for a video. Now -- my videos are done in five minutes."
Now in all honesty, the old @BulldogButterworth would have likely put these fools into our new "STFU Honors" section based off their over-hyping remarks, but for this first time, I kinda believe them. Let's be clear though, 5-0 Cent is still not relevant compared to what he was capable of pulling off up through late 2005. His ship has already tanked, much like Cam'ron and his Dipset dreams. But as far as making a few extra dollars and getting somewhere along The Lox type of recognition? Yeah, G-Unit is back in that sense. Yayo will keep making street sh*t and Banks is gonna drop a decent album this summer, not as
good bad as Rotten Apple (think "Cake," "Hands Up" and "Help"), but it will be enough to keep his crew's future somewhere close by.
And with that said?
^ Still not f*cking with:
2. Brothers From Another
Not trying to sound like I'm on some sucker sh*t, but WTF is going on with all this positivity in rap? SMFH...I mean, d*mn, don't y'all miss all of those "Beef" DVDs? Well, turns out we got Rick Ross in this corner shaking hands with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and then we got Kid Cudi pulling the Michael Jackson "Wanna play?" treatment on the dude he played "Knock Out Kings" with a couple months ago...SMFH....let's go in with
Officer Ricky Ross first.
"Yeah, bumped into Floyd Mayweather," Ross said. "Most definitely. We chopped it up like G's and after a discussion, we shook hands. So that's squashed. It's a new year, it's time to get new money. Y'all know what it is. I kept it 1,000."
SMFH...and if y'all thought that was not only wack/dumb/stuuuppppid, check out what Cudi ended up offering to the "innocent" fan he knocked out back in December.
Michael Sharpe -- the man who claims Cudi's fist connected with his face during a December show in Vancouver -- tells TMZ the rapper called him up last weekend to finally apologize, and blamed the knuckle sandwich on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol. Sharpe said Cudi also offered to fly him out to New York for an all-expenses paid weekend -- but so far, nothing is set in stone.
LOL. WTF? Aight, I hear where some of y'all are coming from. "F*ck you @BulldogButterworth, they should just stick to the music, this is a GOOD thing!" SMFH......look, I'm not here to bust b*lls or to make fun of anybody...well, yes I am, but telling me these two "alleged" and wack a** apologies are legit is faker than Nicki Minaj's a** in a dressing room with a pink monkey. Something about "truces" and "apologies" taking place just seems not only fabricated but like a cop out. Think about it for a minute, when's the last time a "good" diss record got promoted or somebody was forced to step their sh*t up? Didn't Ross just clown Mayweather a few weeks ago about nearly getting that a** whooped?
"I'ma leave that on the gangsta side, shout-out out to Diddy," Ross told DJ Envy in an interview. "It's safe to say somebody most definitely owes Diddy a dinner date. But you know, we back to business, it's a new year so we focusing on our money. Most definitely the bosses bumped heads out there, it wasn't pretty but we kept it gangsta on my side..."
And at this point, does anybody REALLY know where this Ross/Mayweather beef got started at? Oh, please don't use that "Mafia Music" lyric as a starting point, either. SMFH. Rap is getting too friendly nowadays and with everyone wanting to just bow down and all be brothers and sisters is just...well, how can I say it?
And just think, while all these dudes are hugging each other, the only one keeping it real?
^ Yes yes yes y'all, the music ain't going nowhere. If you're going "gangster," then don't compromise your image, Ricky. Cudi? We already know about your multi-faced characteristics.
3. They Shootin' (Made You Look)
LOL. Now if you're sitting there reading these very words right now, you either laughed your a** off this week or got mad as sh*t (me, too) when thinking all these "Good Bye! Farewell" messages from Lil Wayne were legit. Yeah, I got the main gist of everything, they didn't know if the judge was going to approve their already filed request for surgery work and then Wayne gets the delay, yeah, I hear that sh*t but just in the manner it all went down. First we go through non-stop interviews with Young Money and other rappers talking about what they think of Wayne's situation and then to just get sh*tted on like this? Maybe it's just me, but it feels like we were played, once again, by the politics.
A lawyer for Lil Wayne said on Tuesday that Lil Wayne needed to be treated for a "medical situation" that could not be attended to sooner, because his dentist had been out of the country performing charity work. Judge Charles Solomon granted an adjournment and rescheduled the sentencing to March 2. Lil Wayne could face a sentence of one year on the gun charge, and is scheduled to go on trial March 30 on felony drug possession and weapons charges in Arizona.
LOL. The sh*t that really had me turning was how much coverage @sohhdotcom and the other sites are actually still giving this dude. Dentists? Former cops? WTF!? Have we really scooped down so low that we can't just let a doggy breathe? D*mn.
"He probably has a bad tooth, a tooth that's abscessed," Dr. Rudd explained in an interview. "With having all of [gold and diamond material] in his mouth, it's going to be really difficult to get clean because of all of the different crevices. I don't know if they're bridges or if they are all individual. But if it's going to be two weeks [from surgery to recovery], then I don't think he's going to get them all off, because of the potential damage. Without knowing what's exactly there, it's probably decayed and the decay got into the nerve, which causes the nerve to die."
And please insert the 5-0's point of view on this sh*t:
"Lil Wayne is gonna be OK," Parker said in an interview. "While he's in jail, it's a matter of fact they may not put him with the general population because of who he is and his popularity. They might lock him down and let him come out with a supervisor and stuff like that [when he's] in the main area -- but he's definitely going to be treated differently...Wayne is from the streets, from the Magnolia Houses in New Orleans, so I'm sure those guys have been in jail or locked up at some point. So being in prison is no big deal to them."
^ Come on, really? SMFH....the only good thing about all this is that I actually believe what Wayne's lawyer is saying about not trying to get any more delays in the sentencing. I mean, at this point, get your a** in there and be home to a halfway house like T.I. come summertime.
Earlier this week we speculated that the dental surgery keeping Lil Wayne from jail for another few weeks was the removal of his famous diamond grills. We just got off the phone with Wayne's lawyer, Stacey Richman, however, and while she doesn't know what exactly the procedure is ("I'm not a dentist. I went to law school"), she assures us the grills aren't going anywhere. Also, apparently the reason things didn't get done before the scheduled sentencing on Tuesday is that Wayne's dentist recently had to go on a last-minute charity mission to Nicaragua. When asked if she expects any other postponements in the case, Richman replied, "Barring some sort of tsunami, no, but it's happened in New Orleans before, so who knows." Lil Wayne's lawyer: almost as irreverently entertaining as he is!
Ever since last Tuesday, I felt f*cked up b/c y'all even saw me say "Lil Wayne Ready For The Pen" thinking he was really headed to the clank. But looks like I'm not the only one, Game:
"N*gga, Weezy still outchea wit us............. real M.C.'s live behind #bars ere'day anyway. "Hip Hop" , they can't hold us."
D*mn, the sooner Wayne gets in there, the sooner we can pay homage and actually take a look at all the sh*t YouTube has under his name. Even though doggy is still unleashed, I will say, Young Money will stop once Wayne heads into jail. From claiming Nicki/Drake need a Wayne verse to 3 people watching Lil Chuckee's UStream casts, it's gonna get real quiet soon. Wait-and-see.
4. Jigga What, Jigga Who?
D*mmmmmn, you know the world is coming to an end (be easy y'all, it ain't the movie 2012), when your prized white pop star-turned-black respected artist gets caught up in some sticky racist sh*t. Yes, y'all know I had to toss John Mayer into this posting. Now normally I try to avoid certain topics that are being updated/changed after my posts each Friday, but this doggy DEFINITELY earned a spot on the platform with his wack a**. Instead of analyzing this from the jump, take a moment to see what we're focused on:
"Someone asked me the other day, 'What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?' And by the way, it's sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n*gger pass. Why are you pulling a punch and calling it a hood pass if you really have a hood pass? But I said, 'I can't really have a hood pass. I've never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, 'We're full.' .... I don't think I open myself to [black women]. My d*ck is sort of like a white supremacist. I've got a Benetton heart and a f*ckin' David Duke c*ck. I'm going to start dating separately from my d*ck."
And the most relevant, hottest group out right now? Slaughterhouse, responds.
"John Mayer will get off the hook just like Asher Roth did. Throw money, a lame apology and some good PR at us and we forget," he wrote Wednesday (February 10) evening. "@laelohood blame the writer? it was a q & a...they just write what you say. they record your words. John Mayer should should not open his mouth unless he is singing. @laelohood if the fact i have white fans makes you think imma give a pass to racist bullsh*t you dont know me." -Joell Ortiz
Am I missing out on some John Mayer news ?," he wrote. "interesting read 2 say the least..... Y do black girls get mad when u say u don't prefer 2 date them ? is that considered "racist" ? just 2 clarify, i don't share in that sentiment, but i would like 2 hear what people think about it...." -Joe Budden
Few things we have to point out. First off, I am willing to put $$$ that Mayer did not say "n*ggER" but likely DID say "n*gga" almost without a doubt. Writers/Bloggers can easily f*ck something like that up when transcribing what was said to them. Now of course he's not giving me a lane to defend his manhood Klan in regards to wanting to f*ck outside of his race, but to say he's a closet racist? SMFH...no doggies, let's be clear, if he WAS a racist, he would not have just let that stupid sh*t slip out of his mouth and would have playfully asked for another question or just lied. Does it make it right? F*ck no. Does it make him accountable for his words? F*ck yes. Will he recover from this? Yes/No. Even though I just put up @sohhdotcom's coverage of what rappers were saying, take a look at what others said about Mayer, courtesy of RapRadar:
"hmmm. ill give mayer a benefit of the doubt (remember how people misinterpreted my photo?) and assume that was a punchline gone awry." -Questlove
"My man John Mayer must love the taste of his own foot. #atleasthewashonest." -Talib Kweli
"I hear black girls say they won't f*ck a white dude I hear spanish girls say they don't f*ck with Black Dudes....are they Wilin." -DJ Clue
"Playboy set his a** up good on black history month!!!!! I hope he suck a cow d*ck!!! Gone!!!" -Nore
Now...with all that said, please share with me a moment of silence as we cherish what Mayer has decided to pass up:
5. STFU Honors
It was a nice strong week full of quotations, but only the strongest were able to survive in our weekly edition of "Shut The F*ck Up Honors." Even though Tahiry and Joe Budden held this sh*t down by just putting each other on blast, the honors this week go to a select few. From retirement bullsh*t to trying to make us think that just b/c we don't understand the bullsh*t that he writes, doggy might be right, everyone is accounted for. With that said, let's hand out the awards.
1. Kid Cudi
"I'm trying to evenly balance them out right now, but eventually I want to leave behind music and just do acting," he said. "I only got into the music business to tell my story and inspire some people. I think four albums will do it, and when I'm done with my four, five albums, I'll switch it up. Once the story is told [musically], there's nothing else to say."
I'm just a grown man now, I've been in this industry for over a decade so I'm just matured now, got my own production company, trying to put my artists on, giving another opportunity to get money. The same way Swizz started Full Surface even though he was with Ruff Ryders. Similar situation.
3. DJ Kay Slay
"This downloading sh*t f*cked up the whole music industry. The last thing you want to do is put it online cause people won't purchase it. You can't bootleg a magazine. The time that it takes to do it and the money, a n*gga aint gonna take the chance to do it."
4. Jim Jones
"Shout-outs to Cam also but everybody got their own thing that they're doing. We moving in one accord though, you'd be surprise at what's gonna happen this year. We might knock the socks off the industry. Dipset, b*tch. That's all I got to say."
"I love jewelry. I love cars," he said. "And part of it is because cars fascinate me. Part of it is because of what social status it represents. ... So I do talk about it [on recordings]. Every gangster I've ever known or every street dude I've ever known has a heart. They know about ... more than girls and booty-shakin'. And that's who I'm here to represent. All my peers are dead, fugitives or locked up."
***LOL!!! D*mn, I swear y'all, I have a grip of BONUS material to ink up for y'all but keep realizing the Pulse Report is still turning out a bit too long. Maybe I'll try to shorten my commentary and take a sliver off of what I put into each box of information. Once again, props @BulldogButterworth for locking in last week's Caption Diss and thanks @sohhdotcom for letting me sacrifice my vote! LOL. Yeah fools, y'all should know the routine in our comments section, I only respect remarks made no later than 48 hours after it posts, otherwise you're short. We got SOHH much to focus on these next few weeks y'all, enjoy the weekend and get ready b/c BB is always surfin' this 'net!*** -BB
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]