Pulse Report: DMX Keeps Barking In The Dog House, G-Unit's Back On Top, 5 Feuds Destined For War
Friday, Jun 24, 2011 12:25PM
In this week's Pulse Report, we observe how reckless Dark Man X is talking from behind bars, look at five beefs I guarantee will explode, applaud G-Unit for becoming semi-relevant again and oh SOHH much more!
[Editor's Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
1. "STFU" Honors < DMX
SMFH. Doggies, I'm not even going to lie to y'all. I debated all week long what I was going to do with DMX. I mean, the amount of sh*t he's been popping off from behind bars is beyond funny. And it's d*mn near worthy of being framed and placed in the Def Comedy Jam Hall of Fame. I would lie to y'all if I didn't admit he was going to be in every one of the Top 5 in "SHUT THE F*CK UP" Honors. The only problem is he said so much ridiculous a** stuff that I couldn't fit it all in. PAUSE.
Doggies, DMX will never be who we remember him to have been. Maybe in a way we're seeing the DMX that most doggies never got to see. Whatever the case is, I have to give a few hand claps to the doggies over at VIBE for getting an interview with him basically dissing the h*ll out of any and everydoggy you can imagine. The funny sh*t behind it is that it seems like X wasn't even mentally all there. It's kind of like when your friends get drunk and do wild sh*t that you know they would never do consciously. LOL. With that in mind, doggies, kick back and enjoy some of the most hilarious a** sh*t ever courtesy of DMX.
Have any rappers reached out to you while you were away want to work when you get home or to just give you some support?
Yeah. Swizz, Busta, Dame Grease, --it's like when it happens it is appreciated, but I don't dwell on it. I'm like 'Oh that's wassup. Tell him I said what up too' and I let it go. I pretty much got a lot of people in my corner. I'm the People's Champ. Oh ,that was another [album] title I was gonna use too, The People's Champ.
Speaking of Nicki, how are you feeling about Lil Wayne and Drake?
Hmmm...no comment. I don't like Drake. It's nothing that he did to me, He actually is talented. He's very talented. Yeah, I don't like him. It ain't nothing personal. I don't like his stuff. He is talented. He has a little wordplay here and there, but when I see him and here him it's like--'Money, I'm not rockin with that.'
[Laughs] But I mean fashion has to evolve just like the music, no?
Yeah, the fucking skinny jeans and tight sweaters! Those are baby clothes. What are you shopping at Baby Gap??? [Laughs]
[Laughs] It's just what people want to do now. Even some of the older rappers--they're all getting their clothes tighter now?
You know, its cause they're just following. They just want to fit in. They want to look like they're younger I guess. Like I said, one thing about 'real' is that it doesn't change. The truth doesn't change. It was the same when Moses got the Ten Commandments as it is today. That's the thing about the truth. That's the thing about real. It doesn't change and it doesn't have to change. Now you can put it in a different book, but it's still real. It's still the truth. And that's what I'm bringing to the table.
So I guess when X comes home, it's still gonna be baggy jeans and Timbs. You're not going to see X dancing around in some tight jeans.
I think I'm gonna wear Timberlands until I die man. They may not be the hottest thing out, but Timbs keep reinventing themselves. They keep coming up with the new colors, the different bubbles, now you can get your name on them. Timbs is still on fire right now!
Still killing it.
Yeah! And that's all I--I do not own a pair of sneakers or shoes.
Word? Not even Air Force Ones?
No, none of that. I put on a pair of sneakers when I came to jail. They gave me these sneakers. Then, I felt like retarded. I felt retarded just having a pair of sneakers on in at least 10 years.
So I guess you're not really influenced by anything current in hip-hop?
Yeah. It's like normally, when I'm in the streets, I don't look at videos. I don't go to concerts. Nas is the only person whose concert I been to. I don't go to shows--I don't want to be influenced by what someone else is doing. I don't want to be influenced by anything that anyone is doing. I want to be influenced by the people.
The old Def Jam?
Exactly. Where when you went to the office, you could hear music coming out of every office. When they were hungry looking for music and listening to music and actually paid attention to what people wanted and what people had to offer. When I left there I was like wow, this is strange. A bunch of interns in the offices. It was so quiet that it was eerie. So I walk around the office to see what they're doing, and one person was doing their laundry online. This doesn't feel like a record label. This feels like a fucking law office or something.
So what really went wrong there?
I have a few inside people who confirmed my suspicions that they were trying to make me leave. Like 'Yeah they just wanna get you out of there. ' That way they can do what they wanna do and this , that, and the other. If you remember, Jay quit. He retired from rapping. But he became president of Def Jam. He gave me the call, he called me personally. So I'm like 'yeah that's wassup! My mans is in a position now, he's the president of the label I'm on, we good! Next thing you know, he's out of retirement and I'm off the label. What a coincidence.
^ LMFAO!!! I quit, doggies! LOL!!! To read more of this hilarious a** interview, CLICK HERE.
2. Second Round K.O.
Big ups to Canibus before we even start this, doggies. LOL. Now I debated on doing an entire block relating to Sean Price dissing all the female rap chicks but with mad doggies going at one another, it was only necessary to turn sh*t up a notch. Now doggies, not only am I giving you the who said what but I'm telling y'all about five rap tensions that you can put your money down that it'll turn into beef. I mean, you can only say so much slick sh*t before it comes back to hit you on the a**, right? So doggies, watch as I show and they tell. LOL.
"I've not talked to him yet, since. But I had a show November 18th, before I got locked up--No November 12th I had the show. And somebody in the crowd was like 'What's up with Jay-Z' and I was like 'F*ck Jay-Z'. And it ended up all over the place. So he called Swizz [Beatz], Swizz called me, and he tells Swizz 'Yoo, why your man dissin me? I was gonna do a song with him'--Coulda, woulda, shoulda. F*cking bullsh*t. I don't wanna hear that sh*t. And like 'Yo, can you just get him to say he ain't mean it'--NO! I'm not saying that. What I did say is if he wanna talk to me, I'm man enough to let him know why it's 'F*ck You', but it's still 'F*ck You'! That's what it is. I'll let you know why, I can do that. It ain't like you gotta worry about me running up on you shooting you. It ain't that serious. You don't owe me nothing. But if you want an explanation as to why it's 'F*ck You', I'll be more than happy to tell you why."
"I heard Sha Money [XL] say he'll work with Game," Yayo explained in an interview. "After all the money the n*gga's done f*cked up, you're going to work with this guy? But I'm a real n*gga, see, my thing is loyalty and being honest and being real. My whole situation with Game and [Young] Buck -- it's more me being mad, like 'Why f*ck up the money?' If we're all in the business -- why would y'all f*ck up the money? It just don't make sense. Game, I talked to this n*gga on the phone. His album dropped , like 'Yo, congratulations'...we wre like the motherf*cking Beatles...Sha Money's my n*gga, but why even work with somebody that says, 'F*ck G-Unit,' after what we just built? Why build up a brand to destroy it?"
"First of all, duke said the new Christopher Lee Rios of rap," Link explained. "That you want to be the new Christopher Lee Rios. You already want to be like my man -- You supposed to be giving love, but you want to be the new. You taking the spot or something. When I don't even feel like you're in the same realm as him -- Second strike, you gonna say in your second verse, '45 will hit you like a heart attack.' For real? You're going to use the word 'heart attack' on my brother's song? You giving him love, but yet you gon' put that word heart attack? He died of a heart attack. That's very disrespectful to the family, if you don't know. If you still confused."
"Even in his [VH1] Behind the Music he goes from workin' with No I.D. in Chicago to Jay-Z. What happened to the years when you was doing Foxy, Nas, Madd Rapper, Biggie, Puff and Shyne? When your moms was comin' up here and we was lookin' for apartments," Dot added. "All that's missing. He went straight fromNo I.D. to Jay-Z. No I.D. didn't put you on. I put him on. Even Pete Rock. He did a f*ckin' [Peter] Rosenberg interview. 'How'd you meet Kanye? I met Kanye through D. Dot. Busta, how'd you meet Kanye? I met him through D.Dot.' Raekwon all these people met Kanye through me. Jay-Z met Kanye through me. Hip-Hop and all them met Kanye because of D. Dot. That's the only disrespectful part. He's definitely dope, definitely a good student. [He] made hip-hop and music history. I respect him."
"I don't like no female rappers," Price revealed in an interview. "Not one. Not one. [Lauryn Hill?] I did [like her], but she sings all the time so I wouldn't call her a rapper. Yeah. [Lil Kim?] I like no female rappers. Not like I don't like them personally, they don't hold my interest. Except MC Lyte. I haven't bought a female album, a female rap album, since MC Lyte, [1988's] Lyte as a Rock. I haven't bought one since. Straight up. I like none of them. I like none of them, sir. I only like MC Lyte's albums. Let me take that back. Rah Digga. She gets busy too. And my wife is a big Rah Digga fan too. But other than that? None of them. I'm notbuying none of they albums. All of them. That's just me."
3. Doggy of the Week: G-Unit
SMFH. Doggies, y'all already know my personal feelings when it comes to sh*t that's played out and brought from the dead. Well, uh, I guess besides Benzino the only other doggies I could be talking about are G-Unit. I mean, Tony Yayo's sophomore album talk is just a joke, Lloyd Banks can't even generate album sales let alone mixtape interest and 5-0 Cent...SMFH. But I call a spade a spade when appropriate and this week, G-Unit had sh*t on smash. With Lil Kim's a** acting like she's headed to the team, 5-0 breaking down what the h*ll his strategy with Shawty Lo is, then 5-0 giving a release date, well, kinda, for his wack a** new album and then saying what's the difference between him and Eminem? LOL. Yeah doggies, bow your heads. GG-GGG-
"I brought the queen, Lil' Kim," said Shawty Lo while introducing the notorious raptress as his surprise guest at Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash 16 in Atlanta on Saturday (June 18). But the bigger surprise was what the Queen Bee said when she took the stage at Philips Arena after performing "It's All About the Benjamins." "If ya'll don't know, this my boy right here. G-Unit South, that's where it's at," proclaimed Kim, revealing that the "Dey Know" rapper is now part of the G-Unit roster and she may be following suit. "And I'm family too, down with the G-Unit camp. We got surprises for ya'll." (Rap-Up)
^ SMFH. Y'all ever see that movie, The Garbage Pail Kids? LOL. Yeah, G-Unit is pretty much moving into that direction. Even 5-0 has said how he respects Kim but she's not f*cking with Nicki Minaj. So why in the h*ll would 5-0 want Kim in G-Unit? I mean, on paper the sh*t sounds kinda hot. The same kinda hot that adding Foxy Brown to Def Jam or Keyshia Cole to the BET Awards would be. LOL. Maybe I'm being too bashful, doggies, but bullsh*t aside, G-Unit's never had a prominent female artist in their crew. Yeah, Olivia was aight but bringing in someone like Kim that can actually rap and hold her own? I'm sure Sean Price would agree. LMFAO.
"My headphones and my album coming in NOV RT @EasierToSee: @50cent first the sleeks! now the album being pushed back!! What's next?," he tweeted in response June 19th.
"Me and EM are going to record for my album soon." (50 Cent's Twitter)
^ SMFH. So 5-0 gets all hot and bothered at Interscope Records and then says his LP is gonna drop in five months? LMFAO!!! Yeah, smart marketing, 5-0! LOL!!! But at least it's progress. Why try to threaten sh*t and just stay a slave to Interscope? So with that said, good job 5-0. Get that sh*t out and keep it moving.
"You can't compare Eminem and 50 Cent's career on any level," 50 added. "Eminem doesn't know what the inside of Hot 97 looks like. He's never even had to go there. So the top 40 and crossover-radio platforms are detrimental to the success of an Eminem project, and for me to get to the top 40 or crossover space, I have to have music that performs so well on your Hot 97s and Power 106s of the world until it actually goes up to that point." (MTV)
^ LMFAO. We'll take it that 5-0 is speaking on behalf of G-Unit right here. Matter of fact, he's talking on behalf of all black rappers. LOL. Moving on, doggies............
"Announcement: I have a vision for the music business I worked on this idea for some time now its called 50's new 50/50. @thatsshawtylo," 50 tweeted Wednesday (June 22).
"Is the first to sign the deal. He is the head of his own label D4L records and is now being powered by G-unit. We provide a over head"
"For @thatsshwatylo co. After recouping promo a recording coast which is fairly low he splits all income from records 50/50 no 360."
"@thatsshawtylo has signed the perfect deal for a hustler. Now watch his BANK HEAD GRIND PAY OFF."
"@thatsshawtylo is signing new artist to D4L records hit him up get your music to him now. Who U no puts U on what U no determines if U stay." (50 Cent's Twitter)
^ LOL!!! So this is the great visionary 5-0 Cent? SMFH. Look, if it was still 2004, I would at least give this a pass but it is 2011. NOTHING doggy has "envisioned" has panned out. And it's not just music. It's movies, books, television, etc. Honestly, I don't know how doggy has money to keep blowing. The sad sh*t is 5-0 is caught in a time when doggies don't give a d*mn about guns and violence. No more busting heads, boy. Even Jadakiss is dropping "I Love You" mixtapes. But we'll see. I like the fact doggy is kinda trying to fall back and sign doggies to deals that goes 50/50. But the problem is, what's the 50/50 of a negative amount? SMFH. We'll see doggies.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Jolina B
Doggies, we're literally days away from a hot a** 4th of July weekend, so what better way than to heat things up with a sultry Mrs. Butterworth? My doggies that know me in the Facebook streets ask what type of Mrs. Butterworth would I want. Is it all about the a**? What about the face? SMFH. Doggies, a Mrs. Butterworth, more times than not, is much more than just a set of hooters and fatty. Well, uh, maybe not. LOL. It's another weekly update like you're used to, doggies. Enjoy the ever so lovely Jolina B. And yeah, doggies, that "B" stands for Bad Buttersworth. LOL. D*mnnnnnnnnnn, Butters!
^ SMFH. And then what?
^ I dare y'alld doggies to say something about Mrs. B this week. LOL. Matter of fact, I double dare y'all doggies!!! LMFAO!!!
5. "STFU" Honors
LMFAO!!!! That's all I can say about this week Top 5 doggies in "SHUT THE F*CK UP" Honors, doggies. I mean, there's funny sh*t and then there is HILARIOUS A** SH*T!!! SMFH. First off, Nas doesn't just sound suspect, he just sounds like a d*mn fool five years after saying hip-hop is dead. Y'all will see. Then we got The Madd Rapper....SMFH.....waiting 15 years and then screaming at Kanye West for his success? What, some Jaz-O type sh*t? We then look at 5-0 Cent once again trying to make doggies feel pity for him. Eh 5-0, you weren't poppin' this Top 40 sh*t when your Massacre records were making Billboard history. F*ck outta here. Even though doggy is in jail, DMX saying he might not sign a deal with Rick Ross? LMFAO!!! Doggies, I can't even make this stuff up. Last but not least, Lil Kim completely selling out and joining a shipping sink? SMFH. Doggies, welcome back to the funniest section of Pulse Report!
"Nah, I just tucked it. I tucked it because I wanted to do other things, experiment with other sh*t and didn't want to do the same sh*t over and over," Nas said about his hunger for hip-hop. "Hip-hop got so big that it's important to open it back up, that real sh*t. No dis to what nobody else is doing, but it's important to open this real sh*t back up."
"The one song he didn't get credit for was a Nas song we produced and the only reason that happened is because we did the record in 1998 and I don't think that sh*t came out 'til the 2000s. By then neither one of us dealt with Columbia [Records] so they didn't call us with the credits. I always knew he was gonna be genius. That's why I hooked up with him, but as far as his respect factor, as far his loyalty factor, he sucks."
"Her records go to top 40 and crossover radio immediately," 50 explained in an interview. "You can't really compare it to any artist that would be considered a pop artist or a white artist. And I say that openly, because what we consider urban radio or rhythmic radio was referred to as black radio at one point. That right there is something that I am conscious of."
"Rick Ross' peoples wrote me a letter while I was in here," he revealed in an interview. "Yeah like 'Yo we got a home for you. We'll pick you up in a limo. Just come to Miami. Just come, we got you.' ... I'm thinking about it. It was a good feeling. I respect him as an artist, and I would like to work with him. But he got the whole Illuminati thing going on. I got fans who write me like 'I'm glad you're not a part of that.' And I don't know what it's really about entirely. So it might be like a good thing."
"If ya'll don't know, this my boy right here. G-Unit South, that's where it's at," proclaimed Kim, revealing that the "Dey Know" rapper is now part of the G-Unit roster and she may be following suit. "And I'm family too, down with the G-Unit camp. We got surprises for ya'll."
***D*mn doggies, next Friday it'll be July 1st. Time is flying by, doggies! Now that the NBA Finals is over with, sports kinda sucks. Guess it's time to buckle in and take advantage of those X-Box Live trash talkers. LOL. And on second thought, I don't even think these female rappers are up on Sean Price, so that beef might not take place. LOL. Oh, and doggies, I'm done with these wack a** Green Lantern flicks! WTF!? Sh*t was softer than Mr. Hanky. And that's real. LOL. I'll peep y'all on Tuesday. Enjoy the weekend! -BB***