Pulse Report: Rap Births A Million Dollar Baby, Lupe Fiasco Kills His Political Connect, Ja Rule's 7-Day Theory
Friday, Jun 10, 2011 12:25PM
In this week's Pulse Report, we find out what new hip-hop star is worth a milli, realize Lupe Fiasco's wackiness goes deeper than rap, give Ja Rule "Doggy of the Week" for all of the wrong reasons and oh SOHH much more!
1. Million Dollar Baby
Doggies, is it just me or hip-hop, uh, just looking a little bit brighter these days? LOL. Now don't go getting your Yelawolf boxers in a bunch, I'm talking about mainstream/Hollywood, doggies. I mean, we thanked
God Akon that Lady Gaga stayed pop and caught feelings when Ke$ha turned out to be the only female doggy, even over Drake, able to get Andre 3000 to spit some sh*t on wax, so now there's a newcomer we need to be looking out for? SMFH. Kreayshawn, they're saying, huh? LOL!!! For doggies still a little bit lost as to what I'm saying right here, peep the info:
^ LOL!!! WTF!? Sony is handing out $1 million contracts for chicks like this? LOL! I got a couple half-cousins that fit this profile to a tee, doggies. WTF? Anyways, looks like the industry has finally found their Lady Gaga meets Ke$ha meets Odd Future radical rapper. I mean, let's be honest, she's kinda hot as sh*t too, doggies. Nothing wrong with that. So what seemed like an overnight buzz has transformed into an actual recording deal? Is that right, Sony/Columbia?
East Oakland native, visual artist, swag assassin, and undercat Kreayshawn (Kray-shawn) has officially signed with Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The 21 year-old will release "Gucci Gucci" via digital retailers on Tuesday, June 14th and prepare her forthcoming full-length debut album, due later this year. Described by GQ Magazine as a "loveable oddball," Kreayshawn says of the new partnership, "I'm excited to work with my new Columbia family. They understand my vision and are going to let me continue everything I've been doing. My hope is to inspire others to be young, wild, and free." (Press Release)
^ And don't fake like y'all aren't up on this Kreayshawn chick, doggies. Y'all are killing the comments section with 50, 60, 70-plus reactions. So if she is ruffling y'all's feathers up, I can only imagine what she's gonna do to doggies not in the pop genre. Some of y'all might want to give her the Kid Sister label but the difference here is Kreayshawn is officially f*cking psycho. Don't believe me? Peep the sh*t y'all HAVEN'T SEEN YET!
Kreayshawn CO-SIGNS Kat Stacks SMFH
Kreayshawn HIGH AS H*LL In Los Angeles
Kreayshawn Acting A Fool
^ LOL. I mean, can y'all really hate on her, doggies? I know I "WANT" to but she's getting paper. F*ck if she's legit or just a fad. She's gonna be around for a long time. Quote me doggies, a LONG TIME. Just like I doubted Lady Gaga would be relevant when she first came out, I'm not making the same mistake with her. Kreayshawn isn't necessarily refreshing but she's a dope a** chick that's white and NOT saying how much she loves hip-hop or giving a f*ck about lyrics. Just look at the wave Odd Future has made. It's actually cool to f*ck up and have that whole 'I don't give a f*ck attitude,' only problem is she looks pretty authentic. Go with your own suggestions/opinions doggies but she's gonna be a problem. And yeah, I'm saying her sh*t will drop before J. Cole's too. LOL!.
^ Sh*t is hard, doggies!
2. My President Is Black
SMFH. Doggies, y'all owe me an apology. So many of y'all got on good ol' Bulldog Butters for calling out Lupe Fiasco for b*tching about Atlantic Records. Remember? Whining and taking sh*t to a whole 'nother level by airing out Atlantic? I mean, it was beyond dumb a**ness. It was actually pretty ludicrous. It's one thing to have an issue with a doggy, but when it's a company that literally owns your a** and controls if your career will stall or move forward? No cool, doggies. But the sh*t that Fiasco pulled off this week was beyond uncalled for. Now doggies, I'm talking to y'all as a minority. Most doggies know I am Spanish but hear me out. It was d*mn there hard enough to get Barack Obama elected into office without all of the racial tensions and N-word campaigns back in 2007/2008, so finally, after some progress like Health Care and the capture/death of Osama Bin Laden, Fiasco pulls this sh*t? I mean, WTF? For the doggies that are still in a haze, this is what I'm talking about:
"In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America," Fiasco said in an interview. "For me, I'm trying to fight the terrorism that's actually causing the other forms of terrorism. The root cause of the terrorism is the stuff that you as a government allow to happen and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it's easy for us because it's really just some oil, which we can really get on our own...I don't vote. I don't get involved in the political process because it's meaningless, to be honest," Fiasco added. "I'm a real big believer if I'm gonna vouch for someone, then I'm gonna stand behind everything that they do...So politicians aren't gonna do that because I don't want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere." (CBS News)
^ You know how you go to your grandparents/family's for dinner and even though the food might taste horrible as sh*t, sorry Aunt Rosa, you still eat it and not make a big deal during dinner? Yeah, Lupe Fiasco should have followed suit. I mean, you've already bashed Obama in your music, but to be on some ol' extra ordinary sh*t and call him the biggest terrorist? SMFH. Whether he was trying to be introspective or not, Lupe is a smart enough doggy to know that words get picked apart and taken out of proportion in the media. Not only did Fiasco go in on a doggy straight out of Chicago like himself, but he went after the first black president in U.S. history. That sh*t ain't cool. I know SOHH showed some of his tweets trying to clarify but f*ck that. Y'all can discus this amongst yourselves. Fiasco screwed sh*t up. I can not f*ck with doggy on the music tip, that's one thing, but when he takes it to a sensitive topic like this? Nah, we not on that doggies. Hey Lupe, what happened to "NO COMMENT?" Or I guess you're too "real" to not answer, huh? Maybe Soulja Boy was right, your a** is too complex to understand. SMFH.
3. Doggy of the Week: Ja Rule
D*mn doggies. It's always fun to bullsh*t about a doggy like Lil Wayne or T.I. going to jail but when it's a doggy that looks, well, kinda like their career is over with, sh*t just feels funny. I mean, Ja Rule? SMFH. It's a d*mn shame he's gotten the most publicity of his post-50 Cent beef career since he was sh*tting on the competition back in 2001. SMH. But let's keep it moving. Doggy had the week won single-handedly. From doggy doing his "final" interviews to doggy even going up and recording some last minute tracks. Well, f*ck a lead-in, let's see Ja Rule's last seven days.
"The plan changed mostly because of the level and quality of therecords we were making," 7 Aurelius explained in an interview. "We have exhausted every possible way to have it available on iTunes for pre-order on the 7th. The main issue is that Fontana needs the album turned in before they will release a date, or even start their process which is normally sixty days for digital and hard copy...Me and Rule have to capture all the magic around us until he goes in, otherwise we are doing an injustice to his fans...If we had stopped in April just to be able to turn it in to Fontana for a June 7 date, PIL2 would not be what it is now. They have acknowledged that because it's Ja Rule, they will give it a fast track release once it is turned in and that would be digital and hard copy." (Murder Inc Online)
^ D*mn. Say what y'all want, doggies, but that blows. I mean, it's not like any doggy was really checking for Ja Rule's album this week. Even worse is the fact that he "MIGHT" have sold some units if it dropped a day before going into the slammer. Now with July 2011 looking like the earliest it'll drop? SMFH. D*mn. By next week we'll already have forgotten about Rule, so what do y'all think will happen come July? SMFH.
"I do miss the old days because before the whole beef thing, we all used to get together, have softball games, and bond together," Rule explained in an interview. "I think that camaraderie got closer after Big and Pac passed, and I think we made a conscious effort as hip-hop artists to try and be better with each other. That era was great and then the G-Unit era came in and was built on so much hate, anger, and jealousy that I think it put everybody in that space, even the fans. And then all of a sudden, it wasn't fun no more. The whole aura changed. You'd get artists that followed that come up like, 'Wow, that sh*t worked for him. I'm gonna start a beef with such and such.' The whole vibe of hip-hop went dark." (Rap-Up)
^ Even though I don't f*ck with 5-0 Cent anymore and do believe he's responsible for f*cking up rap, me and Ja got different reasons why. Rule is saying beefs got the game f*cked up and I'm saying that 5-0 putting so much emphasis on record sales is what hurt so much. It's one thing to talk about gold and platinum plaques, but 5-0 made you feel like if you didn't push hard first-week #'s, your sh*t was a wrap. But here, Ja Rule saying that 5-0 and them started the beefs? LOL! Doggy, we were all f*cking with those P-Cutta Street Wars mixtapes before him and 5-0 got into it. Jay-Z/Nas was before 5-0. LL Cool J/Canibus was before 5-0. And how are you going to swipe G-Unit when you embraced the beef as well, Ja? SMH.
"No, no, no," Rule said when asked if he is afraid to begin his two-year jail sentence. "They don't put guys like me in general custody. [Will I be in protective custody?] Probably. Most likely. More than likely. I try not to regret anything that I do in life because you go through life and you do things and you man up to them and own them. If you said it, you should mean it. If you do it, you should admit it. I don't like to regret anything. I just like to say I live and I learn. I got three kids. If there's anything that I regret, I regret that. They have to go through this with me and I'm not gonna be there for them." ("Good Day New York")
^ LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! G-Unit's gonna have a field day with this sh*t. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
"I think we were all going in different directions and people were pulling them away from me and [Irv] Gotti, and that strained the relationship. And Lloyd doing records ["Let's Get It In" featuring 50 Cent] with my quote-unquote enemy was a little bit strained too. I felt a little bit betrayed. I like Lloyd; he's like a little brother. It was a little crazy that that could happen. But he's young and still growing. I made a lot of mistakes as a young artist and I was wild and crazy. I think some of those moves I did strained relationships with other artists, especially me and Jay-Z's relationship."
^ LMFAO. I mean, even though in two years, who knows if Lloyd will still be relevant, it is good to see that Rule is back on good terms with doggy. It was bad enough Rule and Murder Inc. just crumbled, but even worse when it looked like they had a bunch of internal problems over there as well. Glad to see they're on the same page. Just please, no "Caught Up Part 2" records. LOL!
"AT LEAST I DIDNT GET LOCK UP FOR..MUURRRRDA!!!" -INCREDABUCKS
"Don't let my demeanor fool you, I fully intend on gettin' raped" -GregSki-732
""When I get out of jail, Imma clap back" -Diamond JawZ
^ LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Y'all are f*cked up for that! LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Francesca Frigo
Well d*mn doggies, what better way to get the summer in motion than get something hot and spicy up in here? I figure, since the summer is "technically" a couple weeks away, we might as well get some Latina flavor for all y'all bland doggies out there. A little salsa never hurt any doggy. LOL. Instead of running my jab this week, we'll just jump right into probably the most realistic and funny Mrs. Butterworth we have had on here in a minute. I mean, the photos speak a thousand words but it's her videos that y'all will fall in love with. Come on doggies, she's already done Playmate of the Year sh*t AND she rocks Jordans? SMFH. Blame it on the pina coladas doggies, but she is certified. Who? Who else? Francesca Frigo! Fuego! Fuego! Fuego!
Y'all doggies knew I couldn't leave y'all hanging. PAUSE. LOL. Enjoy everything that makes FF, FF. LOL!
5. "STFU" Honors
LMFAO!!!! Doggies, it's just about that time! LOL! Much like I do each week, it's nothing but funny-ness in this week's "STFU" Honors. Let's get the hints going and I'll let y'all's imaginations do the rest. LOL. T-Pain is giving up the only thing that makes doggy relevant? LMFAO!!! Isn't this the same doggy that aired the sh*t out of Jay-Z and then put out an apology record? LOL. This doggy is getting buried in his own guilty or something. Hey Pain, can doggies get an album release date first? LOL. And what's gonna happen when Lil Wayne wants to use auto-tune on their alleged joint album? SMFH. From there, peep Charlamagne Tha God go in on Mister Cee. LOL. Normally I would applaud, but Char sh*tted on Cee. Can't co-sign that sh*t without catching some feelings. On a similar topic, Miguel addressing his sexuality? And the fact he went OD with his response? LMFAO!!!! From there, doggies, we'll see why Ice-T is defending his wife's fake t*ts but dissing fake a**es. WTF? And last, last, last? Gunplay? LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!! Wait until y'all peep what doggy said. LOL!!!
"I vow right here, right now, to never use Auto-Tune again," T-Pain said in a statement. "I'm onto something that I think is bigger and better called 'The T-Pain Effect.'"
"We live in an era where people are numb to everything," Charlamagne said in an interview. "This is the same society that didn't care R. Kelly urinated on an underage girl. We are numb to everything in this society. Like seriously is being gay in 2011 a big deal? Nobody really cares...It's not like he committed a crime, he just likes young boys. As a deejay Mister Cee could never lose credibility, he's incredible on the turntables. As a man, people might look at him like a liar or somebody who's been living a lie for a long time, but at the end of the day he's a great deejay and that's what he's known for and that's what I think people care about. I don't think people care about his personal life enough for him to lose credibility."
"At this point, I've embraced a lot of worldly cultural and I made it a part of who I am. People who are here who have not done that may look at my choices artistically, how I express myself visually and ecstatically as questionable, especially to my sexuality. Whereas, people who have traveled or who have done the same, it's not questionable at all [to them]. I think it's really a question as to whether or not you're ignorant to what else is out there or not. I don't say that in anyway to offend anyone, I'm just saying if you don't understand you got to catch up. We're flying. For anyone that questions my sexuality, the honest truth is "I love women. I've always only loved women. That's it." And women kind of like me too, so it kind of works."
"And from a guy's perspective, you have to remember that anything that you do to yourself to make you look good, hopefully also feels good. I remember there was a point in time where guys were like okay girls have boob implants but you would touch them and it would be a strange thing. Now guys touch so many boob implants they're used to it. But now when you start, adding a** implants, butt implants..."
"I've been famous a long time, so I'm not really big on being jealous," Gun explained in an interview. "If they shinin', they shinin'. They're excellent artists. They got a fanbase, so for Ross to put them out in the forefront, I like that. I hope he wouldn't put nobody wack in the forefront. So shoutout to Meek Mill, Wale, Pill. They getting' it in. Talented artists...I don't question Ross' business moves. I just go with the flow, 'cause at the end of the day, he is for the team. So whatever is benefiting the team, I'm with. So if that means doing things to Make Maybach Music better, then I'm cool."
***Aight doggies, y'all know what time it is! Weekend! I know there are some dope a** things coming from the SOHH doggies in the next couple weeks, so be on the lookout! In the meantime, I'm trying to match Baby's $2 million bet he has on the Heat! I got sh*t on the table for the Mavericks! See y'all on Tuesday! -BB***
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]