Pulse Report: Jay-Z & Nas Got Nothin' On This Black Republican, Game's Top 3 Failed Hook-Ups, Irv Gotti Murders The Competition
Friday, Oct 14, 2011 12:40PM
In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we realize that there might be a real Black Republican to fear and it ain't Jay-Z or Nas, applaud Game's marriage proposal by looking at his Top 3 FAILED hook-ups, show love to Irv Gotti from rising up as a "Doggy" to watch and oh SOHH much more!
1. Black Republican
Now doggies, y'all know I don't really put politics into the Pulse Report, especially when SOHH has not even covered it but I'm going to drill this into y'all's heads so you have no excuses come primary election time, or dinner time, depending on your family setting. LOL. We all witnessed history back in 2008 when President Barack Obama became the first African American to win the presidential election, but now there is a strong chance, for now, that we could see history again with a doggy by the name of Herman Cain that looks like he might have a legitimate chance at being the nation's first-ever black Republican president. Don't believe me? Ha!
Reveling in the national spotlight, Herman Cain is pledging to bolster his fledgling White House campaign. He'll need to -- and quickly -- if he has any hope of winning the Republican nomination. The unlikely presidential contender has little campaign organization in Iowa, New Hampshire and other states where voting begins in less than three months. And he hasn't done much else in those places to capitalize on his recent surge in polls. "We are now going to ramp up," Cain promised this week. (Associated Press)
Don't let the media fake y'all out. Wait, aren't I media though? LOL. Hear me out. There's doubt in the air, doggies, and thank Jesus (my cousin), but just because there is doubt and disbelief doesn't mean it can't happen. Remember the Red Sox being down 3 games to 0 in the 2004 ALCS? LOL. Yeah, me too.
In Thursday's Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll 27% of Republican primary voters chose Cain as their first choice to be the Party's nominee. Mitt Romney was the second choice among Republican primary voters with 23% of voters naming him as their choice take back the White House. Now, the question for Republican primary voters goes from "should we register our protest vote by choosing Herman Cain" to "should Herman Cainbe the next president of the United States?" To help primary voters make that leap Cain has to do several things. First, he has to campaign in primary states -- something he hasn't been doing. That means he is going to have to campaign in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. (FOX News)
But with all good initial plans, once y'all look deep into the pudding, you'll notice some holes. Now you could have said the same thing prior to President George W. Bush winning not once but TWICE in the presidential election. But this 9-9-9 tax plan? LOL. Doggy's been watching too many Dominos Pizza commercials! LOL!
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's so-called 9-9-9 tax plan isn't revolutionary and didn't need a professor to develop it, said the suburban Cleveland investment adviser who did. Cain has moved to the Republican race's top tier in part because of the 9-9-9 plan, which would tax sales transactions at 9 percent, and the same rate for business and individual incomes. The campaign has described it as a first step toward eliminating the income tax and imposing a single national retail sales levy. (Business Week)
^ It's still early doggies but if this isn't a wake-up call to read a newspaper or listen/watch the news, I don't know is. Maybe this will suit y'all better for now. LOL.
2. Changed The Game
SMH. I really feel sorry the chick/baby mama he laced up b/c as much as I co-sign Game for doing his thing with the solo career, he's bipolar. Matter of fact, hasn't he even admitted that or am I just thinking about DMX right now? LOL. But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let's make sure all of y'all understand what took place this week with the doggy Game:
The "Hate It or Love It" hitmaker surprised his girlfriend of seven years, Tiffany Cambridge, with a proposal on Wednesday, October 12 afternoon, and camera crews were present at Frank D. Parent Elementary school in Inglewood, California to document the special moment. In the two-minute video, the rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, got down on one knee after Tiffany walked into a room where he, their children, close friends, co-workers and a few camera crews were waiting. Looking a little nervous, he quickly pulled out a ring from his pocket and asked her to marry him. (Ace Showbiz)
^ Don't worry doggies, she said yes. LOL. But that doesn't kill the fact that Game has a history of females. So much so that you have to almost wonder what the deal is, right? So in honor of that doggy getitng his grown man on, your top doggy, Butterss, has put together a Top 5 list of chicks he's failed to either get with or just kill himself with beefing with. LOL. And so we begin....
It all started with The Game telling a bunch of his friends that he dates the voluptuous Vida. Afterwards, probably experiencing remorse or shame, the rapper switched stories and went back on his original version, claiming this time that no, he did not date her. But that doesn't mean that he didn't get to do the 'two finger split' on her (no imagination required to understand what he's referring to). Last night, The Game was doing an interview on Hot 97, where he couldn't avoid talking about video chicks and, eventually, Vida Guerra. He clarified the rumors about him dating her, insisting that they were never true, and then went on to say that, while at Jamie Foxx's birthday party, he fingered her in 'both tunnels'. (Softpedia)
^ I can't lie. Them going at each other on wax was so horrible that it was funny! LOL!
Rapper The Game has confirmed his romance with sultry singer/actress Mya is over - but the odd couple are determined to stay friends. The pair became close when Mya played the rap star's lover in his "Dreams" video last year and they briefly dated. The romance has since ended, amid false claims from The Game's rap rival 50 Cent that he bedded Mya. But the Los Angeles rap star insists he'll always be fond of his ex and claims the romance was doomed because both he and Mya are celebrities. (Teen Hollywood)
^ SMH. Really Game? REALLY!?!?!!? Mya seems to think they never dated. I'm going with her on that. LOL!
Recently The Game confirmed that he is engaged to actress Valeisha Butterfield. The Game spilled his secret in a recent interview with "Sister 2 Sister" magazine, and says they plan to wed in March 2007.For those of you who do not know who Valeisha Butterfield is, she has had small roles in films such as: Remember the Titans and Road Trip. Valeisha is also the daughter of North Carolina Senator GK Butterfield, it was reported he grilled the rapper about his intentions when they first met. Ms. Butterfield says she was surprised when he proprosed because they never dated, they went from friends to being engaged. Well to me that sounds a bit iffy to me, you have to crawl before you cripp walk Game. Seriously why do all these celebrities jump into marriage, I want to see how long this lasts. (Bossip)
^ Butterworth? Butterfield? Hhhmmm........don't be mad if y'all find out I broke that situation up, doggies! LOL!
3. Doggy of the Week: Irv Gotti
Doggies, am I bugging or did Irv Gotti kidnap the media and takeover this rap game over the past seven days? LOL. In a single week, I saw more Irv Gotti headlines than I had back in 2002 when he was Suge Knight'ing the industry with Ja Rule as his version of Pac. LOL. Seriously though doggies, over the past seven days we saw Irv Gotti airing out Def Jam, getting a strong co-sign to be L.A. Reid's replacement, revealing plans to link with Suge Knight for a master plot, blaming Nas for having Jay-Z not mess with him and then confirm what we all knew about Jigga Man and DMX. LOL. Doggies, stop being so stingy and give it up for the current Doggy of the Week.
"I wanted to speak on this because I love the hip-hop culture with a deep, deep passion," Gotti said in an interview. "Def Jam is the light of that culture; Def Jam personifies the hip-hop culture. There is no other hip-hop label like Def Jam...If you don't want to hire me -- the best man for the job, the man who will die for it --cool, I understand. You think I'm Suge Knight, you think the feds may come in here again if you hire me, cool...Put somebody in there, because you not giving any sign or any indication that you care about my culture." (RapFix)
^ LOL. Come on now, really doggies? That's kinda like apologizing to a doggy but saying, "I'm sorry that you're too dumb to realize it's your fault." LOL!!! Really, Gotti? I don't know, to slam Def Jam for not wanting to take a shot with you in 2011? Still though, that's funny.
"#IrvGottiForDefJamPresident," he tweeted October 12th.
"If Irv Gotti is on Twitter, Im down to help you campaign to achieve your spoken goal of becoming the def jam president" (Jay Electronica's Twitter)
^ SMH. I guess I spoke too soon, huh? Funny when you think about it though. That's kinda like me being a Yankees fan and rooting for Theo Epstein to go and make the Cubs a great team as their new GM. By him not being over in the AL East, I know my Yanks got an advantage. So by having Jay Electronica root for Gotti to go to Def Jam for president, could he really know that Gotti would mess everything up and only make things better for him and Roc Nation/Sony? Hmmmm.....think about it, doggies! LOL.
"It wasn't a distribution; it was a union. In the music business, the artists, we have no union. There's no health care, it's nothing like that. It should be done," Gotti explained in an interview. "It was all his plan, and it was a h*ll of a plan -- He was like, 'OK, say you got a million-dollar budget. We're gonna make the record label make it a million and one.' Now, this will all get recouped back to the artist, but that hundred thousand will go for the union." (MTV)
^ Ehhhhhh.....y'all believing that? LOL. That's kinda like saying you planned on doing such and such if you hadn't spent all your money on gambling. LOL. I don't know, it seems kinda funny that it's 10 years later and we're just now hearing about this, right? The labor union for the music industry? LOL!!!!! No disrespect but if this was real, I think Gotti would have gotten a gang of investors and loans to really make it happen.
"It ruined me and Jay a lot," said Irv Gotti of Nas potentially signing to the Murder Inc. imprint. During the time of the reported deal, Nas and Jay-Z were embroiled in a heated war of words culminating in Nas' blistering dis track "Ether" and Jay-Z's "Super Ugly" response. However, Irv Gotti revealed that his interest in Nas was deeper than the Queens borough they both proudly represented. "I messed with Nas because Hov kept turning me down," shared Irv of his reasons for going with Nas. Irv explained later in the interview that his frustrations that Jay-Z didn't immediately latch on to a failed Murder Inc. tour plan fueled his pursuit of Nas with Steve Stoute's introduction linking the pair - but the Queensbridge lyricist wasn't moved by Irv's promise of rap riches. "If you know Nas, the last thing he wants [is that attention]," said Gotti. (RapFix)
^ LOL!!!!!!!!!! That's borderline "STFU" Honors, doggy! LOL.
"Jay and X did not like each other at all. And it was always competitive," Irv revealed. It all stemmed from an early battle, circa 1994, between Hov and the Dog, years before any one of them broke through. Though DMX was used to winning most of his battles decisively, nearly every account of the showdown revealed that it ended in a tie. "X hated Jay because it was the one battle that he said it wasn't absolutely sure in everyone's mind that he won," Irv said. (RapFix)
I won't lie, doggies. That's kinda hot. I never knew Jay and X were competing at one another going back to the early 1990's. But the fact that X held a grudge against Jay for losing a battle? Ehhhhh.....once again, that's your call doggies. LOL.
4. Shana Luxury
Doggies, can I be honest with y'all for a minute? I am a fan of the unrealistic. Sorry but it's true. When they hated on "Batman Forever" and "Batman & Robin" because of all the neon colors and how fantasy-like it got with the costumes but then praised these newer Batman flicks, I felt disgusted. So what if you cannot relate to something b/c it's overly sci-fi. Personally, does anyone believe The Joker (Heath Ledger) could really exist despite how human-like they portrayed him out to be in the flick? Maybe I'm getting beyond my point. Doggies are living in an organic world today. If it ain't 100 percent natural, they turn their noses up. Well, doggies, life's a box of chocolates and luckily for y'all, you know what you're gonna get in this section. But rather than go with a natural fatty like Amber Rose's or knockers the size of United Kingdom beauty Shay, I decided to get a little unrealistic and show off my little treat. Doggies, allow me to introduce y'all to Shana Luxury. If her photos do not do her any justice, her videos sure will! LOL!!!
^ SMH. And y'all say Bulldog Butters doesn't know how to pick 'em, huh? LOL. Doggies, please! LOL! And I'm a doggy of my word as well. Peep an even closer up version of Shana. You'll see why she's more of a luxury than y'all think! LOL!
5. "STFU" Honors: Lil Wayne Edition
Doggies, this week was especially special. Y'all know ever now and again there's one doggy that goes over the top. A while back it was Khia and I think Lil Kim even made it into here for a full feature, but something about Lil Wayne sealed the deal for me over the span of this past seven days. Now what y'all are going to see is Wayne appear to be extremely sympathetic over the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs but there's something slightly off here. In this video, there's something that doesn't sit right with me. It could be the fact that after about 30 seconds of talking about Jobs, he uses another 27 1/2 minutes to talk about, umm......??? LOL. I debated on this doggies. Really. But Lil Wayne has to get this rare honor. Not only does he contradict himself in spurts (watch, y'all will see), but he just gets me more angry the more he talks. I don't know if it's because this video tricks us into thinking it's all about paying respect to Jobs but then seeing it's all about Weezy. SMH. Talking about the syrup, tattoos, skateboarding, making rock music, being the first rap doggy to own a Bugatti and all the other things you can fit into 28 minutes, Wayne has proven to be this week's, undeniable, "SHUT THE F*CK UP" Honors crown holder. Applaud this doggy.
This is courtesy of the good doggies at Spin! LOL! Good looks doggies!
00:00-3:12: Wayne is "reminiscing on the life of Steve Jobs," who he calls a pioneer and innovator while speaking very, very slowly. Jobs' passing leads Weezy to ponder his own mortality. "I was like, man, what if I just skate off my roof and end it all." Would people remember him? Deep thoughts.
3:14-5:55: Wayne explains the composition of "syrup," the codeine-laced cough medicine concoction he famously swilled for years. "I started drinking it because I'm from the South," Wayne says, adding he learned it by watching Pimp C (ouch).
5:56-7:17: Weezy muses on how his success led to further drug use. "Lil Wayne became this machine, and you become a machine, people require production from that machine at all times." His doctor gave him Adderall and Xanax. "I don't do this to be cool. I did this because I was sick."
7:18: Wayne informs us what's currently in his cup, in case you were wondering. It's tea, people. Just tea. "Good tea, too, my man Noel made it." Nice work, Noel.
7:19-8:23: Now Wayne seems to be saying it's okay to keep drinking syrup, as long as you remember he wasn't the guy who told you do it.
8:24-10:57: Don't blame Wayne if you decide to get "a billion tattoos," either. He got his first at 14 because his dad died. Ultimately, he wanted to be like Tupac. But now, Wayne laments, "There's no more heroes." His logic is getting fuzzy. Maybe we need to put down our cup.
10:58: Wayne explains how tattoos work ("Like, dude, this don't come off"), then starts peeling off his clothes to prove exactly how tatted up he is. The man is tatted up.
11:24: "I spent 1.8 million of my hard-earned money to buy this mother-f*cking car I had heard about called the Bugatti," he says, leading us to the driveway while claiming to be "the first African-American rapper with a Bugatti." Wait, it gets better: He says the people at the dealership called him "the Barack Obama of Bugatti."
13:29: Wayne points out where he needs to get his paving stones replaced on his driveway and notes that the koi in his koi pond are hungry.
13:54: "I picked up a motherf*cking guitar and I put out a rock album." Uh oh, where's this going? "I just want you to know I'm a very passionate man, whatever I do... I wanted to be able to pick up a guitar and sing to a woman. It just turned out to be something else, I put out a rock album, it went gold." Wayne claims, "It worked for me. It's not working for everybody." We'll have to quibble with the first part of that.
15:15: Somehow, "That brings me back to Steve Jobs." Weezy is talking about passion and inspiration again. "Whatever's the reason you're doing what you're doing, and if so that reason is because Lil Wayne does it, don't be afraid to say that."
16:23-23:04: Weezy is talking about skateboarding. "I'm passionate about it, so know why you doing it." To prove he's serious, he grabs a board and hits one of his ramps. He goes back and forth a few times, but doesn't actually do any tricks, admitting, "I'm in the process of learning, but I'm trying." And now we know why he got into skating in the first place: He caught footage of Alex Middler on Fuse TV. Don't think this skateboarding this is a selfish habit, because Wayne is actually making your kids want to go outside and play. Lil Wayne: still for the children. He even says the words "underage obesity."
23:05-24:10: Wayne's talking about gang violence when he was in prison. He was told he was "classified as a Blood" upon arrival. That doesn't make him "an official gang-banger," but "don't test my sh*t." Noted!
24:12: After a sharp cut, Wayne plucks an electric guitar mounted on the wall and does a little tour of his house, leading to his studio: "This is all that matters," he tells us. "I still get up every day and drive 15 minutes to the studio, because I never want too get to relaxed and say I got this sh*t at the crib."
25:28: We have reached the end! "Ladies and gentlemen, that was my public service announcement..." Yet Lil Wayne is still speaking. "I just want to end it with, 'Do what you do, ladies and gentlemen, and do it well, and know why you doing it, and don't be afraid to believe in why you're doing it.' " Also, his hair has been growing for 12 years.
27:30: Wait, we're not done yet. Wayne then holds up the Young Money Discover Card. Yes, he made a pre-paid debit card. "Things you can do with this card is amazing, the benefits you can get, 50 percent off pharmacy drugs... I'm not sure why I said that." We sort of wish you hadn't, too.
***Doggies, it's weekend time! If y'all didn't know, it's COLD out here! Grab them hoodies and bring out the boots b/c the winter is here. Y'all may think it's fall but this fall is winter for us. LOL. Y'all be safe and I'll catch y'all on Tuesday! --BB***
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