Pulse Report: Mase Banned From Harlem World, Roc Nation Can't Buy Street Love, Shyne Cops A Plea
Friday, Oct 29, 2010 12:25PM
In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we say a prayer for Mase and hope's allowed back in Harlem, wonder why Jay-Z is shook to gain street credibility for Roc Nation, pity the fool Shyne for copping a plea to L.A. Reid and oh SOHH much more!
1. Take Him To Church
SMFH. D*mn doggies, if y'all know me, then y'all know I hardly ever have sympathy for a RAPPER but the hate that Mase has gotten over the past week has been d*mn near Bulldog Butterworth-like. SMFH. I mean, Mase never gets love these days and he keeps looking like he's getting stepped sonned in the worst way, by 5-0 Cent, Diddy, Dipset and anybody else you can think of. I mean, d*mn, nobody is f*cking with him, probably not even the man up above. Right Cam'ron?
Cam'ron has taken aim at fellow rapper MA$E after he failed to attend the New York funeral of their tragic pal HUDDY 6. Ma$e, who recruited Huddy 6 as a member of his group Harlem World, was nowhere in sight - and Cam'ron has voiced his anger on his Twitter.com page. In reply to a fan who asked whether Ma$e was in attendance at the memorial service, he wrote, "h*ll no dat f**kin sucka a** n**ga (sic)." Cam'ron grew up with Huddy 6 in the Big Apple's tough Harlem neighbourhood and has previously credited his pal with saving his life when he was shot twice in 2005.
^ SMFH. D*mn, a "f*ckin sucka a** n*gga," Cam? That's a bit harsh even for me to admit. I get what you're saying but to name check doggy like that? I mean, maybe Mase had a sermon over in Arizona or maybe he took the wrong flight and ended up stuck with a delay, nah? Maybe Mase had car problems and tried calling Triple AAA?
^ LOL. If y'all thought Cam's tweet wasn't worth sh*t, then explain this:
"This the 30-year story, doggy, of two swingers that took the 6 train to Canal to get two-fingers and rope chains, at 13 poppin' bubb, the youngest youngest ever to be in the Cotton Club...not even gonna start to lie, my body cold, no heart in side. Damn, my other part done died. ya'll should run when I start to cry...145 and St. Nick, I'm there for Blood wake, 13 years later back here for Hud wake, can't lie my mind is in a bugged state, feel like Radio Raheem, love hate....Where is Betha at, I'm like f--k Mase...When Hud's car crashed,damn I'm like not again. He invented words like 'curve' and 'poppington.' What up Tintin aka 6man, you know your family can lean on me like a kickstand."
^ See doggies, y'all gotta use logic. We can say that Mase's abscence from Huddy's funeral caused Cam to get tight (No H*mo), but if y'all ask me, much like that Kanye West sh*t, there has to be more to the story b/c Cam took it to wax and wasted half a bar on dissing him. I smell some f*ckery being had right here, doggies. Even better is Juelz Santana admitting that he doesn't f*ck with boy-boy.
"For me, that was something that was inherited," Juelz told DJ Vlad when asked about Dipset's past beef with Mase. "That was a problem that was kinda, like, inherited -- I never really said anything about Mase because it was something I never really knew too much about. That's like somebody new getting with Jim [Jones] or Cam trying to talk about our situation as Diplomats. For one, they shouldn't allow them to, at the end of the day, and two, you don't really know too much about that situation. Of course I'm gonna ride for the cause, you know, that's who I'm with, but I don't know Mase, at the end of the day. I never really had no personal problems with Mase. Whatever problems Jim and them had, I guess that's kinda what they rapped about and said..."
^ LOL. Hold up, didn't Juelz say, "Welcome him this, welcome him that, you wasn't welcomed in the first place so how we welcome him back?" SMFH. Anyway, doggies, looks like Dipset still ain't f*cking with Mase but even more of a shocker is Big L's family? WTF?
"Well, L was the first one out, but his career didn't take off first. Then Mase got that deal with Puff, he started acting stupid. I had to run Mase off the block because his head got way too big for his body. You see, all these guys looked up to Lamont...Mase is a b*tch, a straight b*tch. I couldn't believe some of the sh*t he was saying on the radio. I have no type of respect for that dude. And I would love to speak to him face to face. I actually reached out to him and he told me I need to find God. He's fake, man. He ain't into the religion for real. That dude has always been running. He's scared. Basically, his head got too big for his d*mn body. I was the one to run him out of 140th street. He was talking so much sh*t and talking down to people. He must have forgot who he was around. Well, one day he started talking crazy when I was right there on the block and told him I was going to punch him in the mouth and of course he ran, called his boys. And then he went over to Lamont and L told me to chill, saying Mase was aight. But I told L he can't come back to the block, so that's when Mase started hanging on Lenox."
^ D*MN. Ran off the block? Straight b*tch? Almost punched in the mouth? D*mn. Somebody sounds salty as h*ll. Y'all tell me what's what, Mase is pretty irrelevant these days but the amount of sh*t coming straight out of Harlem against him makes me think that he is gonna stay out West through 2012. LOL. D*mn.
2. Where The Hood At
Now this is gonna be just a post with me b*tching about Jay-Z and the lack of street credibility on Roc Nation. I mean, WTF, doggies? I understand we're living in times where it is more hood to have a pair of tight jeans and neon high-tops, but WTF, JAY-Z? You are starting to make me question your role as a hip-hop business man. I mean, when Wale is the most street dude on your label/company (sorry J. Cole, you don't have street cred either), there is something wrong. I'll let you slide with Willow Smith b/c that's young kid money right there that'll grow into Justin Bieber bucks, so I respect that. But doing the Rihanna thing?
Rihanna announced that she will now be managed by mentor and former Def Jam exec Jay-Z's Roc Nation company. The chart-ruling singer spilled the beans to The Associated Press, saying in a statement she's "so excited to take this next step in my career." The "Only Girl in the World" singer joins songstress Melanie Fiona, spitter Wale and DJ/producerMark Ronson as other faces handled by the management arm of Hov's multi-pronged firm.
^ I know this is from last week doggies, but WTF? Rihanna on Roc Nation? SMFH. I guess, but I would have respected signing Beyonce instead of Rihanna who keeps looking like she's on her last legs of stardom (Willow Smith is about to retire that a**). But even worst than all that? Sean f*cking Garrett? SMFH.
"I'm so misunderstood when it comes to the music man," Garrett told VIBE less than 24 hours after announcing his signing to Roc Nation/Columbia. "I'm not afraid to say that I'm a true genius with my craft. This isn't something I do for the money...I think I'm the modern-day Lionel Richie. I just want my fans to really know who I am and get to know me from the inside and out. You'll be seeing a lot more of me on your TV--not just in music videos. Right now, it's time to open myself up to the world...Roc Nation understands that my movement is way bigger than just my deal. The only thing that I could have asked for is an opportunity, and that's what I was blessed with. Jay's building a new Dynasty and it feels like family to me. No matter how much success I've had, I'm still humbled by the opportunity to still be creative and just be myself."
Sorry doggies, but who the h*ll is Sean Garrett besides the dude that did that horrible a** Nicki Minaj "Massive Attack" record? Maybe Jay is still recovering from the bomb a** tanks that made up Young Gunz and Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel and Freeway over at Def Jam when he was president, but this is NOT gonna be a good look, Jay. Even though I f*ck with J. Cole and Wale makes decent sh*t, the fact you don't have a stellar line of rappers who at least look like they have some street cred is just a bad look. Roc Nation, if y'all ask me, looks nothing more than a fake pop label/management company right now with an aging boss.
Maybe Jay should have taken a cue from Kanye West who put Pusha T on G.O.O.D. Music which shows he has a street presence, Mos Def who gives them a veteran presence and even Big Sean and GLC are good. D*mn, even Kid Cudi's cokehead-looking a** has been arrested enough times to earn him a slab of street cred.
Aight, enough b*tching, now let's prepare to read a half-a** Shyne letter begging for forgiveness. SMFH.
3. If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
SMFH. You want to know when you have lost all interest of the fans and doggies that used to f*ck with you hard body 10 years ago? Say some disrespectful sh*t about a high-ranking record label "BOSS", see the headlines buzz a bit and then cop out a plea by apologizing for the whole stunt. Now doggies, whether or not Shyne was using his "F*CK L.A. REID" sh*t as a stunt or he really had beef with doggy, as I have said plenty of times before, you never do the sh*t in an open, public manner. I mean, d*mn, sorry SOHH, but why the H*LL are you talking with any hip-hop site about issues you got with your boss? Didn't you learn anything from that Diddy/Lox sh*t? SMFH. Well doggies, two weeks after doggy b*tched and moaned over Reid, here we got Shyne b*tching and moaning about how wrong he was. SMFH.
A great leader has the unique ability to admit when he's wrong. Without this ability you suffer the fate of Napoleon and end up dead on your way to Russia.
I was wrong about my assessment of Chairman Reid. After I stopped being all Carl Thomas emotional and things like that, I thought about the facts. Fact is L.A Reid was there when I was locked, a few feet away from death row and the Black Panthers. L.A. was on the visit floor on Rikers Island looking at me through them blinding bars, showing me he believed in that gang boy revolutionary music I make. A bond forged at the nadir of suffering [that's] unbreakable. That's why I chose L.A. Reid over all the other distributors. We already went through it. I'll never forget what L.A. did for me behind that b-wall. Caged like an animal, stripped of all my rights; he gave me freedom-- freedom to follow my vision. Freedom to make my momma smile after so many tears and sleepless nights weeping for her baby boy like Rachel the matriarch weeps for the Israelites.
We have to have perspective on the legend [that] L.A. Reid is. 100 million records sold!!! Some of the biggest artists and musicians in the history of popular music have been discovered, mentored or produced by L.A.! Sean Combs and Jermaine Dupri made the biggest hits in music under L.A.'s tutelage. Shyne Po sold almost a million copies from Clinton Maximum Facility with the help of Chairman Reid. Son is one of the best in music--period. More than that, he was the dude that got on the PJ and paid homage to the chief when I was in that cell in them state greens dodging informants and banging on anything that opposed.
I'm loyal to a fault! F#ck it!!! I'm rolling with L.A. "100 Million Sold" Reid 'til Supreme comes home and runs the rodents outta Queens, N.Y. I'm in it 'til Sherm "Jonathan Jackson" Worm wins appeal and sits on the throne in Queensbridge. 'Til Hasan Miller walks out the feds and hops in that four-door Bugatti.
Along with Berry [Gordy], Quincy [Jones] and Russell [Simmons], L.A. Reid opened the door and paved the way for Africans and Latinos to become music moguls and pop culture juggernauts instead of inmates on death row. I pray one day I could discover the next Usher, Toni Braxton, TLC and OutKast; grow the careers of Bon Jovi, The Killers, Pink and legends like Mariah. L.A. Reid has accomplished what most in music never will. Transcending racial barriers before Obama and making music that moves the planet! Put the horse in the bag! If you with me, partner, scream Gangland!!!
"I'm dope boy fresh, Geronimo Pratt. Statue of Liberty sittin' on my lap, pedal to the floor engine in the back, somebody gotta do it! Mr. Cee light a match!!!
^ This doggy is straight b*tch made. I just don't get it. If y'all want to know the truth, it reminds me of all the b*tching Nas did about Def Jam and Lupe Fiasco did with Atlantic Records. So you may say Lupe got his sh*t ironed out but until "Lasers" comes out, what the h*ll has he accomplished? Even looking at Black Rob going off at Diddy a few months ago and then apologizing for that sh*t. Y'all already know how Bulldog Butters gets down, f*ck apologizing or at least to an extreme like this. D*mn, I would have respected it if these bogus a** clowns would have done their b*tching on wax instead of getting the media to want their own interviews with them.
Sad sh*t about it is they don't know how much of a clown they are turning themselves in to. Sure, Shyne and them doggies think what they're doing is heroic or maybe even righteous but don't realize if they're from the "streets" that they are no worse than the snitches/rats. I look at it like this, who signed what paperwork? Did you take that pen and sign on the dotted line? Better yet, did you sign a multi-album deal? Y'all use your judgement on this but if you ask me, no doggy should feel pity on them.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Miss Joie
Doggies, doggies, doggies, you know what is missing in your lives these days? Joie. Specifically, Miss Joie. Maybe it's just me, but when it comes to girls with tattoos, d*mn, I'm down for the count. Even though Joie has ink spread out all across her body, it LOOKS good, doggies. Cute face, slim waist and a big behind. No mercy this week doggies, pay homage to our latest Mrs. Butterworth.
^ Visuals were a bit hard to come by this week, doggies, but as always, you know Bulldog Butters always come through for y'all. Enjoy this eye candy.
^ D*mn, I might have to start recruiting some of those World Star Hip Hop girls b/c they got EXTREME on their videos. LOL. Short and simple this week doggies, appreciate the Joie y'all experienced.
5. "STFU" Honors
LMFAO. Doggies, this week we have another stellar line-up. We're gonna kick "SHUT THE F*CK UP" Honors with Tony Yayo getting his "Law & Order" on for T.I., shake our d*mn heads at Diddy being 40 years-old and talking ridiculously stupid a** sh*t, see a lame jump-off try to get at Olivia, witness Drag-On literally embarrass his d*mn self and end up with Ryan Leslie....SMFH....d*mn, Les. You lost one. Changing sh*t up, we're doing this week with the ACTUAL FOOTAGE so you can literally hear how dumb these doggies sounds. SMFH.
"Let me tell you something about fed probation. Fed probation, it's kinda easy but it's kinda bad. When I was on fed probation, I had six dirty urines and they gave me the drug program. They gave me the drug program. So they kinda lenient in certain ways, but in other ways, they're not. I think really because he got arrested, it's making the violation f*cked up. It's making it an official violation. See, I was smoking weed -- I never got arrested getting it and my P.O. was just like, 'Yo, if you get more and more, if your levels don't go down, we're gonna violate you.' Him, he got arrested in the Maybach. It's just the police contact, it's a f*cked up situation."
"How A Fly N*gga Gets Dressed 101, rule number one," Diddy said in a video. "Options. You gotta always have options. You gotta always have options. Plans A, B, C, D, E, F, G. I'm trying to do something black right now. As you can see, most definitely. This is options. Fly N*gga Getting Dressed, rule number two. Fabrication. Your sh*t's gotta look expensive. Your sh*t's gotta look fly. Suede is a must. Fly N*gga rule number three, suede. Period. Point. Blank. If you don't own no suede, you ain't fly. Fly N*gga rule number four, always have a little extra cash to go around. Number five, cameras gonna be flashing tonight baby, take [some glasses], give this one to your girl. [Kisses camera]."
"[Olivia] ran away into the van and this other girl came out to get her," Reece added. "She locked the door scared, I know I'm tall and everything but the truth is you've been saying things trying to sabotage my life. And you're not just sabotaging just me, you're sabotaging my mother and my father who I take care of financially with my money so you understand my movement is humble. Your movement is not. Your movement is completely materialistic, you live for it and I don't because if it was all gone tomorrow, guess what, I would know how to survive. You can't survive on the streets for sh*t. And it's the truth."
"I just came from the motherf*cking store trying to cop a dutch, b*tch a** n*ggas trying to rob me and all that," Drag said in a self-recorded video. "See the little bullsh*t a** chain, see my watch, my ring. N*ggas ain't get nothing though! You see the little bullsh*t scratch, here and there, and all of that though. N*ggas tried to rob me but they ain't get sh*t! Straight up and down. Soon as a n*gga step right up, boop, bop, bop, bop! N*ggas tried to jump on me and all that. N*ggas is p*ssy, straight up dog. One of them n*ggas tried to rob me and all that. Right now. But you know what? You n*ggas ain't get sh*t."
"Yo, what's up everybody, it's your boy Ryan Leslie so I'm outside Loom nightclub last night," Leslie said in the video. "Something very personal, something very special to me was taken. I'm offering an award of $20,000 but that reward is really not even close to the value of everything we lost. I come to Germany, I've been coming to Germany for like, six years, I do it because I love the people here. I love the time I have here."
***Doggies, looks like we MIGHT have a contest prize for Caption Diss next week, so y'all be ready for that possibility. I won't spill the beans and say what it is yet just in case it doesn't go down, but it is dope as h*ll. Aight, well it's the weekend and if there's one thing that is needed, it's watching MTV Jamz and eating cereal at 3 PM in the afternoon. Be good doggies and enjoy this cold a** weather that's here now. SMFH. --BB***
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]