Pulse Report: Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'WTT' Shakes Up The Biz, 50 Cent Isn't 'The' Cash King, Game Over For The Competition
Friday, Aug 12, 2011 11:55AM
In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we see how Jay-Z and Kanye West run the town, watch the Cash King title kick 50 Cent out of the way, award Game his due propers and oh SOHH much more!
1. Gold Cards
Doggies, if you ever have hated on Jay-Z and Kanye West in the past, all of that anger should have been extinguished after listening to Watch the Throne. I used to get on doggies for gassing up projects way bigger than they should have. Drake, Nicki Minaj, take a note. What Jay and Kanye did with their LP rattled me up, doggies. And I won't lie, I didn't mess with "Run This Town" at all back in 2009 so whenever they went on a record together (see: "H.A.M."), I never took the time to take it serious. BUT, this stuff right here? Crack! Sorry, Fat Joe. LOL. You can hate on a song or two if y'all want, but I think this album is going to grow on doggies just like Blueprint III did. And if y'all don't believe me, then just ask the 500,000-plus doggies that are already agreeing with Bulldog Butters:
The Roc-a-Fella/Roc Nation hip-hop icons' Watch the Throne album is set for a #1 debut with anywhere from 500-550k, the second-largest first-week sales of the year next to Lady Gaga. (HITS Daily Double)
^ LOL. That's just not right, doggies. AT ALL. I don't even think it's really about just their names selling the project either. Look at T.I.'s last album, has it even gone gold yet? Matter of fact, WHAT WAS THAT ALBUM'S NAME??!!! LOL. I think Def Jam did everything right. Good promotion, no leaks, and a grip of album listening sessions. Yeah, doggies, there's some that still read reviews. LOL. But even though we know the album is going to sell units, it's time to see the love/hate it's got. Brace yourselves doggies, the butt kissing commences in 3, 2, 1...:
Sorry junior. I already ruined ya.
iam now Watching The Throne....G.O.O.D/Roc A Fella
this sh*t is tight
Realized Ye and Jay bout to drop! What a monumental moment. In no way could I try to compete with THAT.. Still gonna drop this off for you
congrats to my gee @HitBoy_SC u killed yo tracks w/ Ye n Jay!
I just checked it out.....#WTT...... #WTT as a whole is not for me. I can rock with New Day & The Joy.
Well Weezy, I guess its up to us now to put out a "CLASSIC" !
salute to Jay and Ye for having the nuts to say some real shit that n*ggas be scared to say in the face of america and the world.
Much love HOVA AND KANYE I am blessed to be apart of 4 songs on this Classic Album from Beats, Hooks ,adds, etc lets go!!!! SINCE 98!!!!
Skipping the politics & the emotional stuff ppl be on when it come to Jay/Ye, they've always put they heart into giving us they all.
^ LOL. Y'all be the judge. Most doggies are up on it, what about YOU?
2. Where Are You 5-0?
Doggies, I'm going to make this short and sweet. Two years ago 5-0 ruled the Forbes list. As a matter of fact, if I recall correctly, back in 2009...:
"I'm on deck," 50 said in an interview. "I'm loaded. Call me 'four' this year, and then you call me 'one' next year, because I'm really preparing for my cycle. They're fine...What kind of person would be upset at what position they fall when they're on the Forbes list. That person would be a complete idiot. Ask me to show you a person who's happy, and I'll show you someone who's content. And if you ask me to show you a guy who's piss-poor with really nice things around him, I'll show you the guy that's on that list that's worried about being number one. And [the person] won't stay there, trust me." (XXLMag)
Cash Kings 2011: Hip-Hop's Top 20 Earners 1. Jay-Z - $37 million 2. Diddy - $35 million 3. Kanye West - $16 million 4. Lil Wayne (tie) - $15 million 4. Birdman (tie) - $15 million 6. Eminem (tie) - $14 million 6. Dr. Dre (tie) - $14 million 6. Snoop Dogg (tie) - $14 million 9. Akon - $13 million 10. Ludacris - $12 million 11. Wiz Khalifa (tie) - $11 million 11. Drake (tie) - $11 million 13. Pharrell Williams - $10 million 14. Timbaland - $7 million 15. Swizz Beatz (tie) - $6.5 million 15. Nicki Minaj (tie) - $6.5 million 17. Rick Ross (tie) - $6 million 17. 50 Cent (tie) - $6 million 17. Pitbull (tie) - $6 million 20. T-Pain (tie) - $5 million 20. B.o.B (tie) - $5 million
^ Prepare for Cap Diss now, doggies. Bulldog Butters is GOING IN!!!! Curtisssssssss!!!!
3. Doggy of the Week: Game
You want to know something, doggies? I think when it's all said and done, there will never be another Game. Never once have we seen a doggy just go after the best rapper alive, be a part of the hottest team, get KICKED off the hottest team, go AT the hottest team (yeah, we see you Ice Cube), sell platinum records, land magazine covers, cry on video, and really just go at any doggy at any given moment, with the exception of maybe Eminem. LOL. But that's neither here or there, it's about the past seven days and no doggy had things on lock better than Game. Admitting his shots at Amber Rose probably killed his future with Kanye West? Doggy move. Giving Watch the Throne a decent rating? Doggy move. Putting together an album that's got Dr. Dre featured throughout with some hot collabos? Doggy move. Promising loyalty over anything? Doggy move. Blaming Jay-Z's cockiness for sparking their, or his, beef? LOL. Well, four out of five ain't that bad doggies. Dust off your slacks and give it up to Game.
"I dunno, I think I dissed Amber Rose while she was with [Kanye] and I think that kinda tainted our relationship a little bit," Game told Sway on Wednesday's "RapFix Live"after he was asked when he'd be working with Yeezy again. "I reached out to Kanye at the beginning of the album and I seen him in L.A. He said he was gonna give me some beats, but he never did," the Compton MC said. "I didn't take it personal, I got nothing but love for 'Ye and the things that we did in the past."
Say what y'all want but Game kept it gully right here. Admitting that those shots at Amber Rose probably messed up his relationship with Ye? That's a bold move. I mean, he could have just lied and said, "Nah, Ye is with Jay so I'm not messing with him over there." Doggy even admitted Ye isn't returning his calls. Could he be lying? Ehh, maybe. But either way, I can respect that. Game on.
"Yeah [I heard the album]. The Swizz [Beatz] one is crazy, theFrank Ocean one is crazy too. Yeah. Some people haven't even heard it yet, that's bad. I think it's a good, good seven," Game said when asked by radio host Jenny Boom Boom to rate it from 1 to 10. "Seven. Yeah. Well, you know six points went to Kanye. [R.E.D. Album] is not going to be better than Watch the Throne. So you don't gotta worry about that. [How come?] What? Did you just hear that [record]? I can't compete man, but, The R.E.D. Album is pretty decent. It's going to sound like Lil Zane's first album. We working. August 23rd, R.E.D. Album in stores."
LOL!!! I mean, was Game being a bit of a prick? LOL. Yeah but the fact that he didn't totally smash this project is dope. LOL. Funny how he gave Kanye "6 points" out of the "7 points" he gave. LOL. Any way you look at it though, Game paid homage. I can respect that.
1. "Dr. Dre (Intro)" 2. "The City" feat. Kendrick Lamar 3. "Drug Test" feat. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, & Sly 4. "Martians vs. Goblins" feat. Tyler, the Creator & Lil Wayne 5. "Red Nation" feat. Lil Wayne 6. "Dr. Dre 1 (Interlude)" 7. "Good Girls Go Bad" feat. Drake 8. "Ricky" 9. "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly" 10. "Heavy Artillery" feat. Rick Ross & Beanie Sigel 11. "Paramedics" feat. Young Jeezy 12. "Speakers on Blast" feat. E-40 & Big Boi13. "Hello" feat. Lloyd 14. "All the Way Gone" feat. Mario & Wale15. "Pot of Gold" feat. Chris Brown 16. "Dr. Dre 2 (Interlude)" 17. "All I Know" feat. Luu Breeze 18. "Born in the Trap" 19. "Mama Knows" feat. Nelly Furtado 20. "California Dream" 21. "Dr. Dre (Outro)"
Doggies, be honest, is this not the hottest guest features list we've seen this year? You want to talk about full circle? Game's got doggies from the South, West, East plus newcomers, O.G.s and a grip more. Bottom line? Dr. Dre is on here. And it's not just some hook stuff either. Doggy is all on this album. Intro, outro, interlude, etc. This might be the closest thing to Detox that we get, doggies.
"I talked to Jimmy, he was in good spirits," Game said in an interview. "Well, the best spirits anybody could be in that position. I was actually surprised to hear him laugh and just be cool about it...Until that situation unfolds, you never know what it is -- I wish him the best and I'm out here holding it down. My loyalty lies with my band of brothers, which you're one of, and I'll never fake, never front, never turn on my friends."
I'm not sure how much I believe Game right here, but it gives me hope. One thing about me doggy is that I have a lot of friends but just a few doggies. Bottom line? Loyalty above anything. Y'all have seen Notorious, y'all remember how D-Roc held it down for Biggie, right? Sounds like Game follows the same formula.
"I had it like that he was just a great dude. I grew up off of all Jay's albums, and when I finally met him and he was just, I don't know, he was overly cocky," Game explained in an interview. "The way that he played fans - and I'm not saying it to say he's the same person now, that was like seven years ago - this is my own personal experience, so it's not to make anyone hate Jay-Z. It turned me left. Ever since then, I've been taking little potshots here and there, it's nothing personal."
^ LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No comment, doggies. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Raquel Reign
LOL. Doggies, is it just me or does Raquel Reign remind y'all of Rachel Ray? Well, maybe a thick umm......Spanish version of her, right? LOL. Comparisons aside, she's got my sweet tooth hurting. Apologies on the photos, had to dumb it down a little bit b/c Reign offers up more than just a couple scoops of juicy-ness in her shots. LOL. I figure since it's so hot, why not ask for a little bit of "reign," right doggies? So we had to go with something that would sit well in every doggy's stomach. Kick back and enjoy this delight!
SMH. That's a bad chick, doggies. Now appreciate some visual delights courtesy of the good doggies at YouTube. LOL.
^ Actually, maybe she's closer to Faith Evans than Rachel Ray! LOL!!!
5. "STFU" Honors
Doggies, to be honest with y'all, I figure since Bulldog Butters is cleaning up his image, or at least my foul mouth, there should be an adustment made since this is "SHUT THE F*CK UP" Honors, right? Therefore, from here on out, we're going to call this section, "SHUT THE HECK UP" Honors. LOL!!! Just playing, doggies. I gotta at least have "STFU" Honors even if I am frowned upon by the doggies at SOHH for cursing. LOL. This week, much like every week, comes with five doggies that should have done the "NO COMMENT" move. First up? Prodigy. It's not enough that Jay-Z aired him out, now he lashes back saying Jay is all about a dollar, so what the 'f'-word is 50 cents? LOL. Next, Tila Tequila aka Miss Tila??? Sorry, SOHH, but her being asked who the KING OF NY is an easy "STFU" Honors inductee. LOL. The next few aren't "that" bad. Young Dro talking about T.I. living lavish in jail, Machine Gun Kelly admitting he has a favorite N-Word (and it's not what you'll think, LOL!) and Drake getting all emo over Nicki Minaj are enought to round out this week's.....SHUT THE F*CK UP HONORS!!!!
"Jay-Z is just one example and one of the biggest examples of artists in the music industry, because he's so popular and so big...He knows what time it is, he just doesn't promote it. From the looks of things, it looks like he has chosen sides. He's chosen a side and the side he chose is money, power and he doesn't really care to spread the information that might save some body's soul."
"I have much respect for Nas, he's done a lot for the hip-hop community but I definitely, yeah, I don't think anybody can beat Jay-Z at this point," Tila told SOHH when asked who she views as the King of New York. "Jay-Z's definitely the King of New York. I've been his fan ever since he was just running around with Foxy Brown. I grew up in Houston, Texas [and] I just watched his career grow and grow and he's just a huge mogul. It's very inspiring so I thought, 'Hey, maybe I can move out to New York and follow in his footsteps.'"
"Tip was on the phone the other day, and he on his way home," Dro said in an interview. "Tip on the phone ordering shoes and sh*t. I might e-mail him a catalog from time to time and he sends it right back with the stuff he wants. He's ordering $5,000 shoes on the phone. He's doing the Internet thing. We shoot him an email and he can see the catalog and we be ordering out the catalog all day. He's getting handkerchiefs and sh*t."
"It's a wrap on me using that word," MGK said in an interview. "Not where I'm from. F*ck that. [laughs] F*ck that. I love my hood stripes. I wear my hood stripes proud. I don't want them taken from me. Only N-word I'm using is ninja, ninjas, ninjas, ninjas and napalm, nasal spray, narcissist, nipples. Those are the N-words I'm using. Nipple, preferrably, is my favorite N-word. Good question. That's a good question. That's a controversial question, that's a sketchy question."
"Maybe I should call up Nicki Minaj and tell her how much I love her and how proud I am because it feels like ever since we got famous, we really don't talk anymore," Drake told a screaming crowd of fans. "All I wanna do is hear her voice again for once in my life. Maybe I should. And that's real sh*t too. D*mn."
***Doggies, the weather is getting cold again. LOL. No time to chop it up, gotta link up with my crew for this Yankees/Tampa Bay Rays game! But I will say a couple things, 5-0 Cent's money is draining doggies! G-Unit is OVER! LOL. Y'all will see come Tuesday. And as far as Watch the Throne? COP IT! That's a album y'all all need to have. Respect classic material when y'all can get it, doggies! See y'all on Tuesday! -BB***
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]