Pulse Report: Diddy's Feeding A Billie Goat, Nate Dogg Proves It's Deeper Than Rap, Amber Rose Gets Head Checked
Friday, Mar 18, 2011 12:15PM
In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we take a quick examination at Diddy's biggest road to fortune, see why Nate Dogg's death is deeper than rap, peep how Amber Rose went from Philly Hood Rat to Doggy of the Week status in one week and oh SOHH much more!
1. Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Boy
Welcome again, doggies, to Pulse Report. LOL. I realize usually I just jump right into the biggest sh*t that's going down without even giving y'all props for f*cking around and messing with this section. As that late doggy once said, "You are appreciated," and there's no need to name drop. Y'all know who I'm quoting. LOL. Anyway, up until this morning, I was determined to make the first post an "apology" letter with a sarcastic a** twist for Lupe Fiasco. Let's face it doggies, he did 204K, "NOT" 240K and yet this doggy is talking sh*t on Twitter and thanking doggies for all the support on an album he didn't even like! SMFH! WTF?????? Anyway, I got to seeing a few posts up on SOHH and some other sites on an even bigger topic that forced me to switch my sh*t up. Diddy. SMFH. Is this doggy rich as sh*t or what???
When it comes to net worth, Jay-Z is number two. The top spot goes to Sean "Diddy" Combs, who tops our accounting of rap's richest with a fortune of $475 million, fueled by his interests in Sean John clothing, Bad Boy Worldwide record label and, most significantly, his Diageo joint-venture vodka brand Ciroc. Jay-Z ranks a close second, with $450 million. Super producer/rapper Dr. Dre ranks third with $125 million, fueled by past earnings generated from his own career and by helping to launch those of Snoop Dogg and Eminem. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, a onetime Dr. Dre protege who reaped a nine-figure payday from the sale of Vitamin Water to Coca-Cola, rounds out the top five in a tie with Cash Money Records cofounder Bryan "Birdman" Williams at $100 million. (Forbes)
^ SMFH. I know doggies. This sh*t dropped last week and I completely ignored it. But that was up until Diddy downplayed being Daddy Fat Stacks and kept it like his paper wasn't long as h*ll. LOL.
"To be honest, on that list, I was on the cover of Forbes back in '98," Diddy explained in an interview. "I been on that list. I don't really get caught up into the list. I think people think that I have that money actually sitting at home in the basement...It's really like if I sold all my companies, and I take pride in [building] something as a black man that's worth that much...To everyone calling me for a loan today, I do not have that money today! ... It helps inspire people and it shows the power of hip-hop." (MTV)
^ LMFAO!!!! Gotta give Puff
les credit. He could have been an a** and just bragged about toppling down doggies like 5-0 Cent and Jay-Z. But nah, he was about his paper and kept sh*t moving. Duly noted, Puff! But the problem is when we see something saying you're headed to billionaire status? WTF!?
This week we've released a new list, one that measures rappers not by annual earnings, but by net worth. We've dubbed this select group "The Forbes Five." Sure enough, our original holy trinity of moneymaking is present; their fortunes total just over $1 billion. And there's plenty of room to grow, especially for Diddy, who leads the pack with $475 million. Diddy's ten-figure dreams hinge on a lucrative partnership with Diageo's Ciroc vodka. Diddy teamed up with alcohol conglomerate back in 2007 with the aim of perking up sales for the fledgling spirit. Diageo agreed to split any profits with him; if the company ever sold Ciroc, he'd be entitled to a share of the proceeds. The rationale: Why not? The brand wasn't selling, and Diddy was always known for having a flair for marketing. (Forbes)
SMFH. I guess he's been making millions since '93, '94, so it shouldn't be a shocker that Jay-Z ain't f*cking with "Puffy Money." LOL. But wait, just HOW does Diddy get to a billion with non-rapping skills? Easy doggies. Watch and tell.
^ There's a sh*tload of other stuff, but business is business. Diddy's headed to billionaire status. Nothing else to say than that doggies. LOL.
2. All Doggies Go To Heaven
Doggies, even though I rep that NY sh*t to the core, we lost a huge soldier this week with the passing of Nate Dogg. I know y'all see me bullsh*tting on here but not when it comes to death. Even with B.I.G. last week, it wasn't about the death but how people remembered him. This week, we gotta send another rap pioneer to the heavens and wish him the best. Even though doggies went 24/7 showing RAPPERS remembering the late doggy, I wanted to take it a step further and show that Nate Dogg's music wasn't just some regular rap sh*t but something that even touched the R&B game as well. R.I.P. to a legend.
"RIP Nate Dogg...West Coast LEGEND! My fav songs are-'Ain't no fun if the homies can't have none' and 'Regulator'!!!!"
"2 The late Nate Dogg's Family Know The Lord is close 2 the brokenhearted & saves those who are crushed in spirit Psalm 34:18....Stay Strong"
"Nate Dogg... freshness period. rest in beats."
"Wowowowow life is short man... R.I.P to the legend nate dogg wow man this is crazzy ;("
"Wow... Nate Dogg R.I.P. U will be missed. I used 2 love the song 'Regulate' cuz they said 'chords, strings we brings MELODY' very sad day! R.I.P. Nate Dogg a mil thx 4 the grt music!"
"Jus landed in LALA land & found out Nate Dogg died! #sad #R.I.PNateDogg"
"RIP Nate Dogg - much love! If you had Nate on ya hook it was certified g shit"
"R.I.P Nate Dogg"
"omfgggggg smhhh R.I.P Nate Dogg... :("
"RIP Nate Dogg... West Coast rap won't be the same!"
.......and from one doggy to another TRUE DOGG, R.I.P. Nate. -BB
3. Doggy of the Week: Amber Rose
Doggies, doggies, doggies. DAY-UMN!!! There have been doggies who have done so dope sh*t and a few that just b*tched their way into "Doggy of the Week," but we've never quite had a doggy hold sh*t together like Amber Rose. LMFAO. The sh*t that popped off with her over the last seven days is enough to stop all the sh*t you're doing and give her a hand clap. LOL. Doggies, this chick is getting her own f*cking radio show, showing that she doesn't need Kanye West, talking about those luscious a** boobs of hers and snapping back at the fat critics. Doggies, if this ain't the best lead-in to "Mrs. Butterworth," then I don't know what is. Welcome this week's "Doggy of the Week!"
Amber Rose has been the fodder of tabloids and blogs, but now she's ready to do all the talking. The model, who rose to fame after dating Kanye West, has landed a radio show on Jamie Foxx's SiriusXM channel. Her program, reportedly called "Amber N the Roses," will air on "The Foxxhole," which features a mix of comedy, music, andentertainment programming. (Rap-Up)
^ SMFH. I still can't believe this sh*t, doggies. LOL. I mean, we ALL remember how nasty she can get on the radio, right?
^ LFMAO!!!!!!!!!! I'm purchasing Sirius/XM Radio now!
"No, I don't think so. You know in every relationship you have problems and you try to work through and then sometimes things don't work out. But it was very real for me. I was very much in love. I was with him for two years. We lived together, we traveled the world together, we had a lot of fun together. A lot of really cool moments...I was the ill b*tch to a rock star." ("Foxxhole Radio")
^ So Amber Rose ain't down for a reunion with Yeezy, huh? LMFAO. BULLSH*T! But I'll play along. This is a big a** power move doggies. The fact that she is not gonna bullsh*t us and say she hopes to get back with him is big to me. Every doggy, including myself, thought her sh*t was a wrap after their break-up, but looks like Rose is keeping her head above water. Unlike that Natalie Nunn chick who stayed b*tching about Wiz Khalifa/Rose. SMFH.
"Didn't you see my t*tties on South Beach? There ain't gonna be no sex tape, I'm not into that sh*t," Rose explained. "I've been offered a lot of money but I chose not to do it. I chose to take the high road and I feel like just because of my past and my profession and what I did in my past doesn't mean that I [would do that]. I was a stripper since I was 15 years-old. South Philly. I was a South Philly hood rat my whole life. I feel like I grew up. [I'm] more cultured. I've traveled the world now, I've learned more things [and] I've learned how to speak well." ("Foxxhole Radio")
^ LMFAO!!!!! Wait, then what the h*ll are we supposed to make out of those leaked nude pics? Aren't those just still shots of a sex tape? LOL. And yes, her t*tties on South Beach were amazing as well, but the fact that she's saying there is not gonna be a sex tape has me thinking. LOL. Gotta give her props on how real she kept it. Talking about being trash from back in the day and rising up to be, ummmm, whatever it is she considers herself these days.
Rose took to Twitter on Sunday to respond to her size being attacked by the web site. "I'm 5'9, 148 [pounds]," she tweeted. "How am I fat? Man, what have I done so wrong? I just don't get it." And Amber is right if you go check out a BMI chart. The model's stats come out to 21.9 in the Body Mass Index, which falls under "normal weight," for her height. (Rumor Fix)
^ LMFAO! Even though I'm putting this in here, doggies, I gotta admit. The blogs were right. Chick packed on a few pounds. Now if she was on that Kanye West Work-Out Plan? Sh*t may have been a bit different. Ain't no shame in wanting some meat on your girl but Rose is f*cking around with "Thunder Thighs" territory these days. Still though, I like how she kept sh*t gully by even putting her height, weight, etc. That was some real sh*t. LOL.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Ayisha Diaz
D*mn, d*mn, double d*mn doggies. Can y'all believe we're just 72 hours away from "spring" officially being here? I don't give a d*mn about how nice it is in Miami or Los Angeles throughout the winter holidays, but out here in New York City, it's NorthFace through April. But something about knowing it's "SPRING" just brightens sh*t up, I know all my doggies out there in Buffalo, New York would agree too. LMFAO. Anyway though, it's that time of the week where we take my big doggy's advice, my cousins' and brothers' thoughts and mesh that sh*t into a dope a** Mrs. Butterworth. This week? The one and only chocolate caramel delight, Ayisha Diaz. Dominican scoops, any-doggy? Take a few of these each day and you're guaranteed to live eight years longer! LOL!
And it doesn't stop there, doggies. Turns out Miss Diaz has some visuals to keep your lips wet, doggies. PAUSE.
5. "STFU" Honors
SMFH. Doggies, just like the mayor prays and hopes that violence and murder rates will go down in the city, the same hopes reign supreme here. I pray, literally pray, that these hip-hop doggies will think twice before they say some retarded sh*t and I'll have to actually say, "NO 'STFU' HONORS, TODAY, DOGGIES. SO HERE'S SOME WSHH VIDS OF GIRLS SHAKING THEIR A**ES." LOL. But just like the first week we launched this, same sh*t just a different day. Doggies. Make way for Chamillionaire who should have his rap career demolished for saying B.I.G. ain't in his Top 5 for a bogus a** reason, Yung Berg for encouraging doggies to think his career hasn't fallen the f*ck off since '07, 5-0 Cent getting bogus a** props from Pusha T who seems to have forgotten about MC Hammer, Gucci Mane for just being Gucci Mane and then Olivia for making it out like there's a difference between RAPPERS and ATHLETES. Actually, if so, then what the h*ll category does rapping/balling Ron Artest fall in? LOL. SMFH. Doggies, it brings me great pleasure to bring to y'all, "SHUT THE F*CK UP" Honors!
"I know this always debated and people always argue over this stuff but the people I pick are all OG's in the game and are legends to me. I feel like you can't be considered the greatest of all time if you haven't spent a lot of time being on top of the rap game...I like Biggie also and his lyrical ability and wordplay was always ill to me. The only reason I wouldn't rank him as high is because the subject matter of a lot of his music was kinda dark for me at the time. Death and murder always seemed to be a prominent topic when I would listen to his songs but I could never deny that he was one of the greatest. Unfortunately he didn't get to live long enough to complete his musical catalog.""
"My road to greatness with the records and everything I was doing was kind of easy and seemed a bit unreal to people because I just came out of nowhere with "Sexy Lady" and spawned a few hit records. But people don't know I've been through trials and tribulations. My whole message and my whole journey is to show people no matter what you go through and what goes on in your situation, you can still overcome adversity."
"50 is one of my favorite rappers in this whole Hip-Hop sh*t," Pusha explained in an interview. "I like his principles." 50 Cent joins Pusha T on the track "Rain", also featuring Pharrell Williams. "[50 Cent] is amazing," Pusha continues about the G-Unit forefather turned multi-millionaire. "Nobody's done what he's done in such a short period of time."
"I'm so big in Atlanta right now, I can't even go outside," Gucci explained. "It never used to be like this. Now old people, white people, all people know who I am. Like people almost wrecking their car to take a picture of my car...Yesterday, I'm in my Ferrari, I get pulled over, the cop comes to the car and says, 'Sorry, I just wanna see the inside of your Ferrari.' I swear to God."
"Me personally, I don't do rappers, I never have," Olivia told SOHH when asked if she is up for dating hip-hop artists. "I really prefer athletes. That's who I've always dated. And [DJ] Whoo Kid and I have always joked and we still joke to this day. Like, I strangle him every time I see him and he thinks it's all fun and games. He's just retarded. [laughs] There's no specific guys [I'm checking for]. [NBA star] Amar'e [Stoudemire] and I are actually friends. I've known him since he was on [the Phoenix [Suns]. My manager actually manages one of his artists so that [dating] rumor was actually very hilarious to me. I don't actually have anybody in particular. It's just who I meet and will spark my interest."
***D*mn doggies, still a bit f*cked up over Nate Dogg's death. Even though he was out the game for a few years, what he did for this rap sh*t is ridiculous. Listen to those Dr. Dre records, Fabolous, Snoop Dogg, 5-0 Cent, Eminem, every doggy you can think of had some type of contribution from Nate. D*mn. I'm outtie doggies. --BB***
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]