In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we stop laughing-out-loud and really consider how gangsta Drake has become in the past seven days, realize that Rick Ross may have ultimately paid the cost to be a "Boss", say, "That's Kreayshawn!" and oh SOHH much more!
1. What Up, Gangsta?
SMH. Doggies, have we really seen the transformation of Drake in the past week? LOL. Just when I thought Take Care was filled with only girlie stuff that I would pass off to the ladies in my family, I start seeing and hearing this Canadian doggy popping some stuff off. I mean, there's really no immediate place to start at. We're talking about a doggy that went from doing "Degrassi" to smoking weed on So Far Gone to getting all emo on us to kinda, sorta, making tough-guy stuff? LOL. I wanted to save it for the end, but we GOTTA look at Drake going at Uncle Luke!!! WHOA! THAT'S KREAY! LOL.
Its not much of a diss, but Drake basically tells Luke to come at him too, all in while confirming that he in fact does come to Miami occasionally to club hard and "f*ck women" as he put it. Oh boy, best believe Luke is gonna respond. Here's what Drake says in song-form in the first seconds of "The Motto", which leaked a couple days ago. A song that may not make the final cut of Drake's album Take Care. This is what he said below... "Tell Uncle Luke I'm out in Miami too/Clubbin' hard, f*ckin' women, there ain't too much to do...Wrist bling, got a condo up on Biscayne/Still gettin' brain from a thang, ain't sh*t change."
^ SMH. Just for the record, doggies, The305.com is a hot site for all things Miami. I used to scoop up Mrs. Butterworths from there on the regular. LOL. But anyway, back to the matter at hand. If y'all try to downplay this as anything other than Drake firing a shot at Uncle Luke, you're bugging. LOL. That's some real hard bars he's dropping right there. I think Drizzy took the easy way out though b/c he knew Uncle Luke has been dissing every doggy he can name. Wiz Khalifa? LOL. Diddy? LOL. Politicians? LOL!!! That's wild. Hate doggy or not, you gotta respect him showing up for Lil Wayne and telling Lukey Pookey to come at him. That was hard. PAUSE. Even harder? Turning down Future's music video request! LOL!!!!
"Yeah, but I salute him for even getting on the record," Future said when asked about Drizzy's absence from the "Tony Montana" remix music video. "I wasn't real mad about it but when I first talked to him about it, I told him, 'If you do this, make sure you know what you're doing, this is my baby.' ... It wasn't a shocker because when he did it [the remix], I knew he wasn't going to do it -- just because that's what the music industry has come to. Nobody ain't trying to give nobody a hand and help them push them in the right direction no more than what you're going [in the right direction]. ... It's basically like a slap in my face because [the fans are] like, 'You should have did it with somebody from Atlanta who's gonna get in the video, who want to be a part of your video.' ... I really wanted to give Atlanta something different and it turned out being a slap in my face for it not completing the whole thought." (The Source)
Oh, it doesn't stop there, peep what Drake said after that!
"Throw em a bone and they want a steak.," Drake tweeted hours later on November 2nd. (Drake's Twitter)
LOL!!!! Doggies, if this isn't almost the same thing as what Ma$e did to Cam'ron back in the day! LOL!!!!
So you factor in Drake going at Uncle Luke and him snubbing Future? LOL!!!! The fact that he even took it to Twitter and taunted doggy too? LOL!!!! That's KREAY! And whiile we're talking about some gangsta, gangsta Drake moves, let's peep some other little tid bits:
"Top 5 hip hop albums for me, because I'm young, for me. Black Album. Clipse, Lord Willin'. Uh, this is not an album, but The Little Brother/[Mick] Boogie [And Justus For All] mixtape, that was like pivotal in my life. And then I would have to say, uh, I say [Notorious B.I.G.'s] Life After Death. And then I will say a toss up between [Andre 3000's] The Love Below and [OutKast's] Aquemini. That's five" (The Source)
^ I can't lie, that's a pretty hot Top 5 list. I see Drake's gangsta right there...but then again, where is Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt, Paid in Full??? LOL. But all that stuff to the side, tell me y'all doggies saw what Taraji P. Henson said. Long story short? DRAKE WAS TRYING TO SMASH!!! LOL!!!
"Drake was a friend. It was cute because I knew he liked me and I kept looking at him like 'If you were ten years older, boy whooo' but no," she told television host Wendy Williams when asked about the 25 year-old. "I couldn't because he is seven years older than my son." ("The Wendy Williams Show")
So add it up. Drake goes at Uncle Luke ON WAX, disses Future by not only snubbing that music video but also getting at him with the subliminal, names a couple hip-hop classics in his Top 5 (Life After Death, Lord Willin') and has Taraji P. Henson admit he was trying to crush her guts. Doggies, if that's not gangsta, then y'all are bugging.
2. Paid Tha Cost To Be Tha Boss
Say what y'all doggies want but I was shook and to keep it a hundred with y'all? I still am. LOL. But all my personal problems out the door, the fact remains that Rick Ross is back and in full effect. If y'all ask me, it's still early for this doggy to be hitting up television shows and doing concerts. But eh, it was written, right doggies? Well, if y'all didn't know it already, the "Boss" made his presence felt in a big way this week. Peep the doggy!
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]