Pulse Report: Jay-Z & Kanye West's Throne Rusts, Joe Budden's Wifey Wish List, Prez Obama's Superman P.S.A.
Friday, May 6, 2011 12:50PM
In this week's Pulse Report, Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne LP gathers more rust, Joe Budden gets played by another jump-off...AGAIN, President Barack Obama saves the day and oh SOHH much more!
1. We Don't Believe You, You Need More People
Doggies, I hate to be a criticizing son of a doggy, but is it just me or do y'all feel like we're never going to get this Watch The Throne album? I mean, that "H.A.M." track didn't just suck but it wasn't even given that "official single" respect. LOL. That's the hardest street record they could drop? I don't know, it might be me but Jay-Z and Kanye West don't sound good together. Think about it. Rarely do they ever both compete on the same level. Either Jay kills Kanye or Ye murks Jigga on their tracks together. Right? Really think about it. What about that "Girls, Girls, Girls" remix? Ye. And how about "Run This Town?" Ye. But then think about "Monster" and "H.A.M." Jay. See what I mean? To get them both on the same page where they're complementing one another instead of sh*tting on each other is gonna be hard and just a couple months from a full year since Kanye announced this sh*t and what do we have? SMFH. I mean, d*mn, we don't even have leaked artwork. Are y'all kidding me? And to make it even worse? Beyonce and Bruno-f*cking-Mars?!!? GTFOH!!!!
If you thought "H.A.M" sucked and thought that Watch The Thronething wasn't happening anymore, think again. Kanye West and Jay-Z are preparing for "Lift Off," the first single from their highly anticipated long-awaited collaborative album, and have snatched up Beyoncé and Bruno Mars for the Jeff Bhasker-produced number impacting radio and your iTunes music library sooner than you think. Yeah, that definitely explains the random trips to Paris. (Complex)
^ That's some outrageous sh*t. It was bad enough Rihanna had to give "Run This Town" the whole pop treatment, but now putting these two on the LP? SMFH. That's a loss. It's almost like Jay and Ye don't know what they're trying to do. Recording out in Paris, a New York hotel, and everywere in-between. SMH. The only thing I'll give Jay credit for is putting in that work b/c if y'all have seen him lately, his hair is getting longer meaning he's in that focus mode. Now if y'all thought Beyonce and Mars were bad, y'all ain't gonna believe this:
"I was requested to come out there and just give a little insight on the album, give them a beat or two and add and create with 'Ye, which was a big honor," Bangladesh said. "I been a fan of 'Ye since the first song he ever dropped...It's never a guarantee until that time comes, but the track I left [Kanye] with, he was very satisfied with...He really expressed that he loved the beat and he's ready to buy it. That's a good sign, but you never know at the end of the day. I don't really talk about stuff until it's signed, sealed and delivered." (MTV)
^ LOL. Are you f*cking kidding me? Bangladesh on the album? SMFH. So if memory serves me correct: DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Lex Luger, Q-Tip, Mike Dean, a sh*tload more and now Bangladesh? So we got Beyonce and Mars on the hook, Bangladesh on the beat and Jay/Ye spitting hot fire? LOL!!!!! This is really becoming a joke. And I know there are the fans out there that think I'm just blowing gas and saying hater-sh*t to spark a reaction, but this is really looking suspect. Don't believe good ol' Bulldog Butters? Ask Jay.
"Ye is just in an extraordinarily creative place--so much so I need to get him to focus so we can finish this," Jay says. "But music is his refugee right now." (Sky)
^ Come on doggies, even Jay is saying he can't control Kanye these days. Y'all want my personal opinion? Jay should just drop this sh*t and put any of the hot tracks on his next solo LP. We tolerated Best of Both Worlds, both versions, so no need, Hov. PLEASE. SMFH...
2. I Need A Girl, Pt. III
SMFH. Doggies, some of y'all might not have been f*cking with Bulldog Butters back in 2009 when I got offered this Pulse Report section, but I used to go hard at Joe Budden"S" because he wanted fame by putting his girl's a** on the Joe Budden"S" TV and then when her a** took off, he got tight, right? LOL. Well, sh*t and time flew by and I've fallen back on Budden, I mean d*mn, I don't even put an "S" at the end of his name these days. LOL. Well, even if I wasn't f*cking with doggy, I would probably have felt doggy's pain after getting played the h*ll outta by another video vixen. I mean, D**MMMMMmmmmmmmnnnnn. Again, Budden?
Slaughterhouse general Joe Budden returns with the third and final part of his no holds barred "Ordinary Love Sh*t" series. For "Ordinary Love Shit Pt.3 (Closure)" the rapper reaches down deep and reveals very personal details of his past relationship with Esther Baxter (even mentioning his other ex girlfriend Tahiry) over the instrumental for Odd Future's R&B star in the making Frank Ocean's "Novacane" from the singer's street album Nostalgia, ULTRA. Very Deep! (Soul Culture UK)
^ SMFH. I mean, d*mn, even though he f*cked up, y'all gotta admit. That was just foul. To all the doggies out there who don't know who Esther Baxter is, peep down below:
^ SMFH. Well doggies, sh*t is a wrap, not a rap. LOL. Even though Joey will probably find himself with another video chick in the next couple months, y'all know Bulldog Butters had to come up with the Top 3 chicks he'd be good money with. Enjoy, y'all spoiled doggies.
1. Amber Rose
^ Doggies, don't think that Wiz Khalifa/Amber Rose are more serious than it seems. Let's be honest. How many times did we hear about Kanye West and Amber Rose getting married? LOL. And yeah, she said she was in love with him as well. The dope a** thing about Joe hooking up with Amber is the fact that they're both around the same age and oh yeah, she has a fat a**. Something Joe's been liking a lot these days. LOL.
2. Rosa Acosta
^ Keeping in line with the fat a** requirement, the reason why Rosa Acosta is a top pick for Joey is b/c she's Spanish, which is something he tends to like. Just ask Gloria Velez, Tahiry Jose, Somaya Reece, OK? LOL. But the other big reason is b/c she's a realist. She's not about spending $$$ left and right. Just watch that video, she even said she'll rock some Payless kicks instead of spending $3K on overpriced kicks. That's something Joe needs. A real down a** b*tch. Sorry Rosa, you know that's a compliment.
3. Nicki Minaj
Seems like the one complaint Joe gets from all these ex-girlfriends is his "split" personality. We see one cocky personality on Joe Budden TV and then there's this "other" abusive, romantic, etc. side of him, according to all those chicks. Well, what better hottie than Nicki Minaj, who also has a fat a** real or not, with her multiple personalities? Imagine those conversations in bed! LOL!
3. Doggy of the Week: President Barack Obama
Yeah doggies, I just did it on y'all. F*ck a rapper for this week's "Doggy of the Week" when you got a president like President Barack Obama. Now I know y'all think I am going to get all high and mighty in here but fall back, doggies. I'm gonna keep my cool. As a doggy that resides in the Bronx, New York and have, just like all of y'all, seen the before and after effects of what took place ever since September 11, 2001, how in the h*ll can you not give Obama props for finally getting a hold of Osama Bin Laden. Put all your personal beliefs and issues with how it all went down at the end, bottom line is we got the motherf*cker after almost ten years of searching. SMFH. Doggies, no bullsh*t and no arguments. Pay homage.
3. Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself, My Name Is O
Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory -- hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.
And yet we know that the worst images are those that were unseen to the world. The empty seat at the dinner table. Children who were forced to grow up without their mother or their father. Parents who would never know the feeling of their child's embrace. Nearly 3,000 citizens taken from us, leaving a gaping hole in our hearts.
On September 11, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came together. We offered our neighbors a hand, and we offered the wounded our blood. We reaffirmed our ties to each other, and our love of community and country. On that day, no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family.
We were also united in our resolve to protect our nation and to bring those who committed this vicious attack to justice. We quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al-Qaida -- an organization headed by Osama bin Laden, which had openly declared war on the United States and was committed to killing innocents in our country and around the globe. And so we went to war against al Qaida to protect our citizens, our friends, and our allies.
Over the last 10 years, thanks to the tireless and heroic work of our military and our counterterrorism professionals, we've made great strides in that effort. We've disrupted terrorist attacks and strengthened our homeland defense. In Afghanistan, we removed the Taliban government, which had given bin Laden and al-Qaida safe haven and support. And around the globe, we worked with our friends and allies to capture or kill scores of al-Qaida terrorists, including several who were a part of the 9/11 plot.
Yet Osama bin Laden avoided capture and escaped across the Afghan border into Pakistan. Meanwhile, al-Qaida continued to operate from along that border and operate through its affiliates across the world.
And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al-Qaida, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.
Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan. And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.
Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.
For over two decades, bin Laden has been al-Qaida's leader and symbol, and has continued to plot attacks against our country and our friends and allies. The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al-Qaeda.
Yet his death does not mark the end of our effort. There's no doubt that al-Qaida will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must -- and we will -- remain vigilant at home and abroad.
As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not -- and never will be -- at war with Islam. I've made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al-Qaida has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.
Over the years, I've repeatedly made clear that we would take action within Pakistan if we knew where bin Laden was. That is what we've done. But it's important to note that our counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan helped lead us to bin Laden and the compound where he was hiding. Indeed, bin Laden had declared war against Pakistan as well, and ordered attacks against the Pakistani people.
Tonight, I called President Zardari, and my team has also spoken with their Pakistani counterparts. They agree that this is a good and historic day for both of our nations. And going forward, it is essential that Pakistan continue to join us in the fight against al-Qaida and its affiliates.
The American people did not choose this fight. It came to our shores, and started with the senseless slaughter of our citizens. After nearly 10 years of service, struggle, and sacrifice, we know well the costs of war. These efforts weigh on me every time I, as Commander-in-Chief, have to sign a letter to a family that has lost a loved one, or look into the eyes of a service member who's been gravely wounded.
So Americans understand the costs of war. Yet as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are. And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al-Qaida's terror: Justice has been done.
Tonight, we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who've worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome. The American people do not see their work, nor know their names. But tonight, they feel the satisfaction of their work and the result of their pursuit of justice.
We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country. And they are part of a generation that has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that September day.
Finally, let me say to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 that we have never forgotten your loss, nor wavered in our commitment to see that we do whatever it takes to prevent another attack on our shores.And tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today's achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.
The cause of securing our country is not complete. But tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history, whether it's the pursuit of prosperity for our people, or the struggle for equality for all our citizens; our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place.
Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America.
^ This is bigger than "My President Is Black" and it's bigger than saying President George W. Bush couldn't get the job done, doggies. For this week, I've never seen more Americans united. Never one to expect peace from death, but this has really brought about that. God Bless all y'all doggies.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Maria Millions
Doggies, sometimes you just want that ol' thing back, right? LITERALLY. Get it, back? LMFAO. Aight doggies, I'll keep my Conan O'Brian jokes to a minimum, but in the meantime, just kick back and know that I got everything on lock. I might not know how to do calculus or even algebra on a good day, but I d*mn well know measurements when it comes to possible Mrs. Butterworth candidates. And this week is no different than any other. I had to bring it back and salute Maria Millions for staying juicer than fruit, wetter than pools and hotter than hot sauce. Doggies, y'all already know what it is when you get down to this section, make way for today's Mrs. Butterworth, the one and only Maria Millions.
And for all the doggies with bad memories? Here's a little wake-up call to last year's Mrs. Butterworth...
And how could I leave out those moving visuals to keep y'all thirstin' for more? LMFAO. Stop wagging your tails doggies, I gotcha.
5. "STFU" Honors
Doggies, here we go again. LOL. There are just some doggies that just don't understand, huh? I mean, Wiz Khalifa even taking the time to address Kanye West dissing his girl and then allegedly getting up in his face? LMFAO!!!! Come on doggy, that ain't boss. Sometimes you gotta just fall back and hit that "NO COMMENT" button. Next up? Lloyd Banks talking that solo, group, bullsh*t! LOL. How do you flop on your last two albums and say it's time to keep doing the solo sh*t? Doggy, nodoggy is f*cking with you! GGG-GGGGame over! SMFH. And even though I f*ck with the little homie, Diggy Simmons, sit your a** down talking about it's gonna be a hot summer. LOL. But since we're on the topic of Atlantic Records, why not toss in Lupe Fiasco for really making himself an alien. Y'all gotta see what he said this time, doggies. It's easily the most classic sh*t I've read. SMFH. Last but not least? Tyler the Creator comparing his predicted death to John Lennon's. Are you f*cking kidding me? How dare this doggy even think he'll ever have a profile that equals what Lennon paved. Doggies, if you didn't know by now, you've entered "SHUT THE F*CK UP" Honors!
"I did my set and we hung around for a bit, but we weren't even there when fam was onstage," Wiz said referring to himself and Amber Rose. "Somebody made that up. I think they just wanted it to be that type of situation or they wanted to see something go down. It's fun to talk about it and make jokes about, but in all reality, that didn't even exist." Wiz said he did hear Kanye's lyrics though. He thought it was a low moment, that many people who look up to West may have been turned off by his lyrical alteration. He harbors no ill will, however. "It is what it is, and I'm doing my business and she's doing her business and he's doing his business and that's what it is. I'm all about positivity and I'm going to keep it that way."
"I think it's pretty much finished," Banks told Funkmaster Flex when asked about a possible reunion with the former G-Unit members. "Even as us the group, G-Unit, like you said, it's time to branch out and do your thing as a solo artist. When we came in the game, 5-0 [Cent] made a lot of sacrifices to build up as a group, as a brand. The group album came immediately following his album, which you don't see a lot. Usually an artist come, they pop, they sell ten million and they gonna come back and drop the sequel. You know what I'm saying? I tip my hat off to him for that and now it's time to pay back. Now it's time for me to go out there and add another reason why people love G-Unit. So I don't feel it's the time to drop a group album."
"I can't really say any detail on it yet," Diggy told us at Bamboozle. "But premeditating, I wanna keep it humble but it's gonna do damage to the summer, that's what I'mma say." The teenaged MC was hush about the title of the lead single, adding that, "We're still thinking about the name of the album."
"Sometimes I wish I never found the internet. Sometimes I regret getting a laptop and Wi-Fi for logging into the internet because it is such a distraction. If you have any addictive personality, the internet will magnify it. You have to be careful on the internet. You'll look up and be like, 'D*mn, it's been six hours.' I'm still trying to figure out a way to take [web browser] Safari off my laptop. With the blogs, it's like high school. I wasn't the most popular person in high school, it was like 50/50. Some people liked me, some people didn't, some people really didn't f*ck with me...Naturally, I'm going to go with people who like me and I'm going to stay away from the people who don't f*ck with me but when people go out of their way not to f*ck with me then I'm going to go out of my way not to f*ck with them. I'm going to feed off your energy. If I know that they are being dishonest or malicious, then I can't f*ck with them like that. My first record leaked months before it came out. It send everything into a tizzy and f*cked up a lot of the momentum I had. That left me a little salty with the internet as a whole. Don't steal."
"You know how John Lennon died?," Tyler asked in an interview. "I'm going to die like that. And I already know who this kid is."
***Doggies, it's time to get ready for the weekend!!! And going back to what I said earlier, doggies change. I used to hate Joe Budden"S" with a passion but seeing how much he has f*cked up and gotten played by these chicks, can y'all really hate on doggy? In the meantime, these NBA play-offs are looking f*cking crazy. Don't know if I'm going to keep my Lakers and Boston rematch. LOL. Keep it loose doggies and remember, if y'all think you're on your sh*t, try your luck with Esther Baxter. LOL! See y'all in 96 hours! -BB***
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]