Pulse Report: Remy Ma's Jail Woes Make Hip-Hop Ante Up, Da Brat's So So Free, Lupe's Lasers Fiasco
Friday, Mar 4, 2011 12:45PM
In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we take a look at how Remy Ma's bid is bringing everybody out to rally their support, congratulate Da Brat on her release from jail, apply "
Cry Doggy of the Month" to Lupe Fiasco and oh SOHH much more!
1. Someday We'll All Be Free
Is it me, doggies, or do y'all feel like there's too many "FREE DOGGY" chants and screams taking place these days? I mean, it's always been a part of culture. From "Free Tony Yayo" to "Free Weezy," we've seen/heard it all. But got d*mn, it amazes me how doggies don't want to take the responsibility with what comes with making dumb a** decisions. Now I'm not trying to spark a beef or even upset any anti-Terror Squad doggies out there, but why the h*ll is there so much outpouring of support for Remy Ma? SMFH. Doggies, she SHOT somebody. Like, do y'all not get that? Not only was she "allegedly" drunk but this whole sh*t went down in 2007 in a public area. SMFH. The fact she got eight years and not 15 still makes me wonder what the h*ll is going on with the criminal justice system. Now with that said, let's be clear. Hip-Hop has always had love for its own and we ain't stopping here. From Juelz Santana to recently freed rapper Da Brat, every doggy has something to say to this jail bird. SMFH. Those Terror Squad dollars are sounding pretty good right about now, huh, Remy?
"Free Remy," Juelz said in an interview with renowned radio personality Steph Lova. "It's an unfortunate situation. They trying to put me in a similar situation, God forbid. But you know, Remy'll be home soon. She's strong, strong. She's stronger than a lot of n*ggas out there. So I know she's holding her her, I know she's good." (Vlad TV)
^ SMFH. LOL. I still don't get what the purpose of Steph Lova doing this interview was. I mean, d*mn, Juelz Santana practically used the opportunity to speak on his sh*t. LOL. Anyway though, I think he's bugging like h*ll to say she'll be home soon but it was good to have Juelz look out.
"She wasn't happy about it, but she understands the situation that she's in," he told XXL. "Mentally she's free, her mind is right. She's a strong person [and] she's got strong family around her so she gonna be alright. We just gotta continue to fight." The DJ Kay Slay protege said in order for the verdict in the case to be reversed four out of seven judges had to rule in her favor. Two did, including the chief judge. "That's definitely a good sign that somebody is definitely seeing the truth of what' really going on here, which is the fact that she's innocent," he said. (XXL Mag)
LMFAO. I know, it's f*cked up, doggies. LMFAO!!! Matter of fact, refer to "STFU" Honors for this one. LOL!!!
"As far as her legal woes are concerned, I don't wish that on no one," Lady Luck told SOHH referring to Remy Ma's eight-year jail sentence. "You know what I mean? It's trying on people mentally, I know especially for her, because she had her career, her child and regardless of whatever happened between her and I, I never wish that on nobody. I don't wish that on nobody because I did a punk a** 110 days [behind bars] and I know I was in there dying. So eight years, six years year, whatever. Regardless of what happened between us, I couldn't wish that on her. My heart goes out to her in her situation." (SOHH)
Even though I don't know how/why Lady Luck is even relevant in 2011, I'll admit, this was some real sh*t. I still remember Remy tearing that a** up and for her to keep it gully and give props. SMFH. D*mn, she even said doing 110 days in the can caught up on her. I'll give LL credit, that sh*t was real. Respect.
"Aw man. I think Remy got that boss b*tch mentality too. But I don't know what it's like. She's in New York and I think it's a little harder than the ATL. That may be a little different. But I know she keeping her head up and doing what she got to do. I don't doubt that she's like me--a boss b*tch." (XXL Mag)
^ Boss B*tch? Really, Da Brat? Really?
Aight doggies, bottom line? Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. But I'll say this much more, I'm glad hip-hop showed up and weighed in on this sh*t. Right or wrong, and it's definitely wrong, doggies, it's good to hear some type of positive voices speaking on Remy. It's just a d*mn shame we keep getting these doggies to f*ck themselves up. Stop f*cking with guns, especially if y'all got alcohol in the system. D*mn.
2. So So Free
LMFAO! F*ck y'all doggies, I roll with Da Brat! LOL!!!! Before all those d*mn lesbian rumors popped off, I used to f*ck with her hard back in the 1990's, I looked at her as a ride or die b*tch that I wanted all to myself. LOL. Anyway though, turns out she made a sh*tload of headlines just days after getting freed from jail. Or was it her home? SMFH. Anyway, sounds like she really got off her three-year jail term. So let's take a look at what Da Brat had going for her in just the past 96 hours.
"It's been crazy, everybody has been hitting me up," she said in an interview. "I'm in the 'A' doing house arrest. I have this nice leg monitor jewelry. I'ma put some Swarovski Crystals on this...I actually had more freedom in the work release program because I got to go home on pass. In the transition center you work and go back and forth to your job. When you're on pass you can go home. But I ain't trippin'. It's all good. All of this will be over soon. I'm getting some beats sent to me right now from JD," Brat added. "I wasn't really motivated in there to write. I need to be able to hear some fire beats and I need to hear it loud. I got two and a half years of sh*t built up that I need to talk about. I'm ready to get it in. I can't wait." (XXL Mag)
"My personal thoughts on beefing -- when it's only like six of us left still trying to put out records -- it's not enough for us to beef," Brat said when asked her opinion on Kim and Minaj. "It makes no sense to me. But if that's what they do let them do that." (VIBE)
"Oh man! I talk to Mariah often and her and Nick came to see me. I knew about the miscarriage and I know she's having the twins. And I know she only wanted to do it one time. They are like the cutest couple, they both are eternally 12. I swear! They're big kids." (VIBE)
"Luda's "My Chick Bad". That is one song I wanted to be on. When I hear all the songs that got the girls on it. Ugh! I would have killed that." (XXL Mag)
^ Welcome home a real rap b*tch doggies. Da Brat is back on some real sh*t. RESPECT!
3. Doggy of the Week: Lupe Fiasco
OK, doggies, y'all want to know the truth? I don't f*ck with cry babies. Never could, never have and never will. Lupe Fiasco? BIG CRY BABY. I mean, got d*mn. He did decent units with Food & Liquor back in '06. Then he did some decent sh*t with The Cool a year later. Oh wait, didn't his a** get a GRAMMY for that album too? SMFH. And yet, this doggy spent the next four years b*tching on blogs and Twitter over dumb sh*t. Y'all are probably too young to remember this, LOL, but this doggy was name-calling blogs, getting at Elliott Wilson and even though I don't f*ck with MTV, his a** tried to light them up last year over some joke bullsh*t they did with him. WTF? And this week really pushed me over the edge. Saying you're not happy, nah, f*ck that, saying you HATE your new album?!?!?! LMFAO!!!!!!! WTF?!?! Doggies, it's not "STFU" Honors, but for this week, we're gonna treat it as such. Put your paws together for Doggy of the Week: Lupe Fiasco. SMFH.
"One thing I try to stress about this project is, I love and hate this album," Fiasco explained in an interview. "I listen to it and I'll like some of the songs. But when I think about what it took to actually get the record together and everything that I went through on this record--which is something I can't separate--I hate this album. A lot of the songs that are on the album, I'm kinda neutral to. Not that I don't like them, or that I hate them, it's just I know the process that went behind it. I know the sneaky business deal that went down behind this song, or the artist or singer or songwriter who wrote this hook and didn't want to give me this song in the first place. So when I have that kind of knowledge behind it, I'm just kind of neutral to it like, 'Another day, another dollar.' As opposed something like The Cool, which is more of my own blood, sweat, and tears, and my own control. With this record, I'm little bit more neutral as to the love for the record." (Complex)
^ SMFH. Call up my doggy Charlie Sheen and tell him to make room, Lupe Fiasco's nutty a** needs to be sitting right next to him doing "60 Minutes" as well. SMFH. For the past 2 years, have we not heard non-stop constant b*tching about how Atlantic Records is such an evil place? SMFH. Now he hates the album and it's their fault? SMFH.
With pirated copies of his Lasers album now circulating in cyberspace, Lupe Fiasco addresses the leaks and initial critical responses. Lupe Fiasco's third album, Lasers, is scheduled for a March 8 release, but pirated copies have already made their way to the Internet, and Lupe says the negative reviews are "crushing." In an effort to minimize piracy, Lupe and Atlantic have been releasing weekly singles since February 15. During the three weeks leading up to the album release, fans had the opportunity to essentially purchase half of the album via iTunes and also buy an iTunes Pass, which provided access to song snippets and exclusives. (Hip Hop DX)
^ Bwhahahahahahahahahhaaaaaaa!!! Yeah, Lupe, days after airing out this LP, turns out somebody leaked that sh*t hardbody. LOL. Viva La Internet! LOL. Maybe I'm just old-fashioned but I come from the old days of "Be careful what you wish for." Granted, doggy didn't wish for his LP to leak but he did air that sh*t out and say he hated it, right? Well, now look. Now your sh*t is a wrap, Lupey.
"I never thought lasers would inspire so much negativity. Reading the comments and reactions is crushing," he tweeted Monday (March 1).
"To all the Lupe fans who protested and petitioned you did a GREAT thing. Don't let people belittle what u achieved."
"You forced a massive corporation to bow to the whim of the people. Thats a glorious thing." (Lupe Fiasco's Twitter)
^ LMFAO!!!!!!! YES! Doggies, this is what I'm talking about! LOL. Sh*t is coming back to bite Lupe right in the a**. So Lupe is now confused/angry at the album he HATED being something his doggies HATED as well? LOL. It's a lose-lose for him. Funny sh*t is if he would have just played it cool, things probably would have went over way better. I mean, airing out your problems publicly is never a good look, right or wrong. Because not only do you paint Atlantic as the bad doggies, but now you're f*cking with your own career. D*mn, doggies. Lupe's a** got roasted this week. Short and sweet. LOL.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Kristal Solis
Doggies, I'm not gonna bullsh*t with y'all. I f*cking love the Mrs. Butterworth section. Yeah, it's cool to talk about RAPPERS and some of the wild a** stuff going down in the "urban" world, but one thing doggies of all genres can appreciate is the opposite sex. Well, with the exception of the Perez Hiltons of the world and even they can appreciate and admire the beauty that comes with a sculptured beauty found in this section. Last week, I know, the a** was aight, and the frame was little, no real door knockers but she looked like she had a good brain above them shoulders. LOL. This week? I turn the notch, nah, f*ck that, we break the got d*mn notch off the stove b/c it's way too hot to handle. Kristal Solis? SMFH. D*mn, d*mn, double d*mn doggies. Butters did it again!
^ Now if that doesn't burn down y'all's mother's frozen snowy houses down, then y'all are living underground. LOL. And yes doggies, y'all know whenever and however I can supply y'all with some moving visuals, I come through. This time is no different than the others. Keep them eyes going down. LOL.
R.I.P. to the naysayers.
5. "STFU" Honors
Here we go again, doggies. LOL. Straight from your favorite rappers' mouths right here to Pulse Report. We'll start things off with Tom Hanks' baby boy acting like he's a real RAPPER, then take a look at the false hope Papoose is riding on for Remy Ma, then Pusha T really acting like G.O.O.D. Music is really a label, then it's off to Foxy Brown who is talking about some imaginary CD but then, doggies, we gotta end the sh*t with the one and only Lupe Fiasco. Never before have I seen a doggy b*tch and moan as much as him about his record label about getting an album out...and then once it's ready to drop, he says he hates the album. LOL!!!! Doggies, it brings me great pleasure to welcome y'all to "SHUT THE F*CK UP" HONORS!
"The most inspirational moment for me, as a hip-hop fan, occurred when I heard [Notorious B.I.G.'s] Ready 2 Die," Haze added when asked about his music influences. "My older brother had bought me the album. I saw it lying around my room one day when I was a little kid and I just threw it in my stereo not knowing what I was about to get in to. And so then I just sat and listened to Ready 2 Die. From beginning to end. Without saying a word, kind of with my jaw dropped. It touched me in such a way that from that day on, anything I listened to was hip-hop. Everyday. Everyday of my life. I was so curious. People like Big L, Jay-Z, Nas. Wu-Tang."
"She wasn't happy about it, but she understands the situation that she's in," he told XXL. "Mentally she's free, her mind is right. She's a strong person [and] she's got strong family around her so she gonna be alright. We just gotta continue to fight." The DJ Kay Slay protege said in order for the verdict in the case to be reversed four out of seven judges had to rule in her favor. Two did, including the chief judge. "That's definitely a good sign that somebody is definitely seeing the truth of what' really going on here, which is the fact that she's innocent," he said.
"I feel like it's win for me, and everybody," Pusha said in an interview. "I'm always going to be within my own lane. I don't think we're going to step on each others toes. I think it's like when Boston Celtics came together, they had this amazing team and guys with amazing history. It's just about being a team player. And I've always been a team player. Even when people felt I was the head of Re-Up, you gonna put that on me because I'm the most vocal? ... The G.O.O.D. Music move has been better for myself, Malice, and Liva as well. It's all about making moves that can benefit everybody. I don't ever want to just benefit myself. I'm too close to too many people. I don't just live for myself, I live for more than myself."
"The new album! Black Roses. I'm in the studio every night, slaving. It's going to be the first double CD from any female rapper in history, so it's going to be really big. One side is going to be straight hip-hop and hardcore records, and a couple big radio joints, and then the other side is dancehall rock... I personally want it to drop around August or September."
"One thing I try to stress about this project is, I love and hate this album," Fiasco explained in an interview. "I listen to it and I'll like some of the songs. But when I think about what it took to actually get the record together and everything that I went through on this record--which is something I can't separate--I hate this album. A lot of the songs that are on the album, I'm kinda neutral to. Not that I don't like them, or that I hate them, it's just I know the process that went behind it. I know the sneaky business deal that went down behind this song, or the artist or singer or songwriter who wrote this hook and didn't want to give me this song in the first place. So when I have that kind of knowledge behind it, I'm just kind of neutral to it like, 'Another day, another dollar.' As opposed something like The Cool, which is more of my own blood, sweat, and tears, and my own control. With this record, I'm little bit more neutral as to the love for the record.
***Doggies, I need a drink. After watching Charlie Sheen and Lupe Fiasco, I am bugging out. LOL!!!! F*ck this sh*t! Enjoy your weekend doggies! I'm outtie 'til Tuesday! LOL! -BB***
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]