Pulse Report: Jay-Z & Beyonce Shook Over Hovi Baby, Asher Roth Gets Loud, Drake Drizzles On His Peers
Friday, Nov 25, 2011 12:15PM
In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we realize that despite their fame, fortune and paved-out-future, Jay-Z and Beyonce are really shook over their baby, acknowledge Asher Roth setting rap trends, give Drake his props for shutting us all up for 14 days and oh SOHH much more!
1. Shook Ones, Pt. III
First off doggies, I want to wish y'all all a happy and late Happy Thanksgiving and to all of the doggies outside of the U.S. or to the doggies that don't acknowledge the day, I hope y'all had an ill (in a good way) Thursday. Aight, now with that all out of the way, let's focus on the real matter at hand. Jay-Z. Beyonce. Shook? LOL!!! Yeah doggies, y'all read it right. But when you look at everything they're surrounded by and the expectations they're given, can you blame them for getting a little shook up over this baby that's practically received it's own release date just like an album? LOL. February 2012? SMH. Has it really come to that point, doggies? We'll go ahead and get right into it. Y'all know how the saying goes, "Age Before Beauty," so we'll let Jigga hold it down first.
"It makes me a little paranoid because no matter what, I don't think any person, or any male, goes into a relationship thinking that they're going to leave or wouldn't be there," he tells PEOPLE at GQ's Men of the Year party at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. "I think the circumstances a lot of times dictates things, right?" But the music mogul says he is not his father, a subject he also addresses on "New Day" from his new album, Watch the Throne. "I'm just a different kind of guy," he says. "I'm a highly principled person." "I come from a real place where you had to be a highly principled person," he continues, "so, I'm pretty confident that I'll figure it out." (People)
Paranoid? Shook? LOL. Nah, Jay? Word? LOL. It's pretty understandable to a certain degree. I just can't believe Jay would say after all this time and what he's done with his life (doggies, LOOK AT WHO HE IS MARRIED TO!), he still gets a little worked up. The worst thing is him having to remind himself that he won't make the same mistakes his father did to him to his child/wife. SMH. Really, Jay? Come on, doggggggggggggy. Shake that concern off your shoulders. LOL. But if y'all thought that was something, check out how even MORE paranolid his wife claims she was.
It's tough to keep a pregnancy a secret when you're in the public eye, and for a while, Beyonce thought the jig was up. "The whole time I definitely was thinking, 'Everyone knows, everyone can see,'" said the singer before the screening of her new concert DVD Sunday in New York. It became particularly difficult for her to hide the growing baby bump when the Grammy-winner performed for four nights to sold-out crowds at New York's Roseland Theater in August. "When you're pregnant, it's a little bit harder to breathe, so it was hard doing all the choreography and singing at the same time," said the 30-year-old singer in an onstage interview. (Billboard)
^ LOL!!! Y'all want to know something that's bonkers to me? If/When she knew a baby was on the way, wouldn't it seem like she has enough $$$ to just camp out at the crib rather than get even more freaked out by performing and hitting public spots? LOL. I understand a promo run is a promo run but at the same time, why would Bey say she's shook over the world having thought she was pregnant before the announcement was kinda, sorta, not really made at MTV's Video Music Awards in the fall? Better yet, did no doggy tell her that we've thought she's been pregnant since 2009? LOL!!!!!!
Let's be honest, doggies. They're going to make great parents. Yeah, we might kid about what the baby is going to look like or how Jay has some side pieces or how Bey's got something going on with her bodyguard, but at the end of the day? That's going to be one happy family. Shook or not, the baby's coming!
2. The Roth Boys
Blame it on me still thinking that Asher Roth is THAT doggy that's still going to blow up even more. Eh, if Wale did it with Rick Ross, why not Roth? (Peep his stash of mixtapes and especially that EP he did with Nottz. FIRE!) Just when we thought that Asher Roth was down and out for the count, ask Mac Miller for his opinion on Roth, doggy pulls out one of the most surprising comebacks since the Tampa Bay Rays made it into the playoffs this year. LOL. Asher Roth is now down with Def Jam. Ehhhhh. Asher Roth is now down wiith Loud! YES! LOL!!! Too many doggies are settled in with what they initially see and hear rather than looking further into a story and seeing what the real meat is. For doggies that don't know, Loud Records is the label that is known for being home to Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Funkmaster Flex, Xzibit and a grip of other doggies that fueled what y'all kinda remember about the mid/late 1990's hip-hop. Most importantly, Loud was home to Big Pun. With all of that into consideration, let's see what the deal is with Roth once again...
In addition to a release through Def Jam and SRC, the album will be dropping on the formerly defunct Loud Records, which folded in 2002 but has now been resurrected by Rifkind. "The equation is pretty good when you say Loud plus Def Jam," Roth said, adding that he didn't know what other plans Rifkind had for the resurgence of the label. "But that all means nothing if the music isn't good. And that's really what I'm excited about, because no matter what label this comes out on, I'm geeked for people to hear the new stuff that we've been doing." (XXL Mag)
I still don't think doggies understand the magnitude to have Loud resurrected and the resurgence of Steve Rifking. Look at their full roster and tell me this isn't one of the sickest rap Dream Teams you've ever wished to have.
Three Six Mafia, Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Big Pun (deceased), Tha Alkaholiks, Tha Crow, Krayzie Bone, Dead Prez, Mobb Deep, Xzibit, David Banner, M.G.T., Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Ol' Dirty Bastard (deceased), T-Beats, Cella Dwellas, Davina M.O.P (Wikipedia)
But it's not stopping there. Doggies are getting motivated to sign and do new deals all of a sudden. Think about it. Out of nowhere Busta Rhymes signs with Cash Money Records? Lil Wayne signs another kid to Young Money? I don't want to credit Asher Roth in any way to these new situations but you have to admit it's quite a coincidence. LOL! Just kidding. Really glad to see Loud back in action again and hope this is just the start of something really major. No pun intended.
3. Doggy of the Week: Drake
LOL. Come on doggies, was there even any doubt about it? No disrespect to SOHH, but how much press does this doggy REALLY deserve? LOL!!! And let's be honest, it wasn't just here, but everywhere you could think of. Drake's on the cover of this, Drake's talking about that, some chick said Drake's all about, doggies want to get at Drake, Drake's one of the best to ever do it? LOL. Yeah, we saw all those headlines over the past seven days making Drake follow in the same footsteps as his BFF,
Lil Wayne LeBron James. If Bron Bron can get back-to-back MVP awards, well then, Drake can get back-to-back Doggy of the Week love. I mean, he went gold in a week, responded to Ludacris, got Sean Kingston to admit bagging up what he just hit, proved that his hustle is realer than D'Angelo and even got a rap journalist that even a doggy like Bulldog Butters respects to name him in his SOHH Top 5 Dead or Alive. Oh yeah, doggies, y'all already knew this was coming...let's hear it for Drizzy one time!
Leading the pack this week is Young Money star Drake's Take Care at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Drizzy's new LP has sold 631,500 copies after a week in stores.
^ Any doggy that would have told me Drake was gonna sell almost 700,000 copies in his first week about a year ago would have found themselves in "STFU" Honors. LOL. That's just me being dead real. Now look! Not only did he single handedly kill that sophomore jinx myth but he pushed out them types of numbers with an "R&B" record!!!! LOL!!!!! If doggies felt suspect picking up Thank Me Later last year, then I can't even find the words to describe how y'all must have felt this time around. LOL. Don't hate, Drizzy is THAT doggy.
Over the weekend, Drake broke his silence. Sort of. On Saturday (November 19), Drizzy took to Twitter in response to Big Sean's Twitter handle with a fittingly subliminal response to Luda's subliminal diss (the Atlanta rapper didn't name any names in his songs). "@BigSean You awlready know. I wish they'd just let young n*ggas live...respect always," the Young Money rhymer tweeted.
^ LOL!!!!! Now this is a bit of a stretch if y'all ask me. I'm usually against the need to put "allegedly" in a story but if there was ever a case, this is it. LOL. Playing along with the hype, let's go with what is probably the case....Luda got DISSED! LOL. Technically we don't really know but I'm glad that Drake decided to fight fire with fire. Luda didn't feel like calling out names on "Bada Boom," well, guess Drake didn't either on Twitter. SMH. Has it really come to this, doggies? Either way, Drake's doing what Ludacris couldn't accomplish until years after entering the rap game. Keep it a 100 doggies.
Pop singer Sean Kingston is confirming rumors that he's dating Canadian rapper Drake's ex-girlfriend. The rumors started on Sunday night after Kingston walked the rep carpet at the American Music Awards with Maliah, an urban magazine model. Shortly after their outing, Kingston was slammed by bloggers for dating Drake's "sloppy seconds," but Kingston had this response on Twitter: "Sloppy seconds? Not that at all ... she is a great woman with a great heart that deserves the best in life." Way to stay classy, Kingston. Maliah also retweeted her beau's message to her followers confirming that they are indeed an item.
^ Oh stop it. Doggy survived a near-death jet ski crash, he can handle a little salt. LOL. You can make up all of the excuses and things you want to but the bottom line is...SLOOPY SECONDS. Trust doggies, I've been a victim to that name plenty out here in the Bronx. Just b/c I got busted taking a chick doggies said got smashed on the regular in Queens, NY to the Regal Theater movies every now and again, I used to get that "SLOPPY SECOND" nickname. SMH. But skip all of that, what's up witih all the CULO Drake has been attached to lately? This chick, Michele Draya, Catya, etc.....? LOL!!!!
"I never save music, that's one thing I never dude -- because music, to me, is like a sketch book so I'll do a drawing like Take Care and the whole album cycle is a drawing. That's how I felt on that day. November 15th, I just turned the page over so now it's a new day. I started writing last night. I started writing the intro to my next project last night. I found the sample and I started piecing it together the story, where I'm at in my life. Started piecing the drawing. I started that and flipped the page"
^ Respect it. Doggies are scared to put in that work and I actually have to hand it to Drake. Maybe some of those Lil Wayne studio sessions paid off b/c he seems to be a real work horse. Music coming out of all ends. PAUSE. You might catch doggy doing the R&B cuts, a "Tony Montana" remix here and there or just regular joints for himself. Drake is a thirsty work doggy and I see him. Respect the hustle, the grind, the GRUSTLE!
Drake. I'm going out on a limb right here, but if you give him time, you'll see. I have to put Drake on the list. The thing I like most about Drake is that he understands where he came from in terms of the underground and he's always [demonstrated] that. You can hear it in his music. While he's still one of the top mainstream artists today, you can always catch a reference or something that makes you realize the kid is a little bit skilled too. It ain't about just hopping on a hot beat and being radio friendly. He can kick a hot 16 bars at any given moment.
^ I really hope I've left an impression with y'all doggies. Whether it's good, bad or maybe somewhere in between, I hope that Bulldog Butters has touched y'all. PAUSE TO THE GUYS. I say that b/c Drake's left an impression on hip-hop veteran editor/writer Andreas Hale and that speaks volumes. It's one thing for some regular doggy to put you in his/her "Top 5 Dead or Alive" but when you get someone that's as established as Andreas Hale? SMH. Google him and find out how much work he's put into this rap game. That's speaking volumes, y'all.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Nefreteri
Truth be told doggies? I really don't like doing Mrs. Butterworth UNLESS there is a worthy candidate with at least 2-3 videos I can plop down in here. Something about only having to rely on photos to uh, um.....you know, find "enjoyment" on a Friday afternoon/night just doesn't sound right. HOWEVER, I took a few things into consideration. For starters, ALL of y'all doggies (well, 95 percent of y'all) have the day off unless you are working at a restaurant/retail store, etc. With that said, I think there's enough free time on y'all's hands that you can spare me this week. LOL. And in return? Yeah, y'all doggies already know. I have a Mrs. Butterworth so sweet that you might have hurl out that egg nog and start getting your Yahoo/Google searches on before even getting to "STFU" Honors. LOL. Doggies, I present to y'all the most tender Mrs. Butterworth we have seen in.......ever? Nefreteri!
^ SMH. Bulldog Butters did it again.........
5. "STFU" Honors
LOL!!! Can y'all believe it's Black Friday and I'm working, doggies? LOL. All goodie, y'all know I gotta deliver that Pulse Report. Honestly, y'all thought I would let doggies off the hook for talking reckless this week? LOL!!!!! Not at all! LOL!!!!! Oh where should we start? How about DJ Drama sounding too cocky for his own good? Or what about David Banner coming through like the most grumpy doggy we've ever seen in hip-hop? Nah, scratch all that, what's up with Drake sounding overly whipped for Nicki Minaj? LOL!!!! Like doggy, she ain't feeling ya, playa. LOL. One doggy that had to get blasted in here is Young Jeezy. Now we've got doggies supporting protesting and don't even know why. LOL. Even I'll say that's dumber than dumb. But nothing may quite possibly be the fact that Rick Ross said he gets computer love from Drake................................LMFAO!!!!!!!!!! In case y'all haven't figured it out by now, it's that time, "SHUT THE F*CK UP" Honors!
"Oh, nah, never that, you know what I'm saying," Drama told SOHH when asked if he would retire the Barack O'Drama alias if President Obama does not win. "He has my support and I'm not going to say when he doesn't win because he's gonna win and we're going to keep the legacy going."
"I think what ends up happening is we didn't do what we were supposed to do. Kids are either a reflection of what you did or didn't do. But the problem is, now, they are getting to an age where you have to be responsible for what you do now because you're a man," Banner said in an interview. "The problem is, there's no balance. I think a lot of the backpack rappers, they rap they a** off, but n*gga, your beat's wack. You rapping, but n*gga, you can't make a hit song. You can freestyle your a** off but you can't make a hit song. Then you got n*ggas who can make hit songs that can't f*cking rap. You got R&B singers that can't f*cking sing. Anything that's talented and that you're supposed to pay for, it's supposed to be something that everybody can't do. One of the reasons why rap is dying, because everybody feel they can do it. People don't go to a Chris Brown concert thinking they can outdance Chris Brown. They already know they can't."
"If there's any woman in my life that's the ideal woman for me, it's definitely Nicki," said Drake. "I like the stripped-down Nicki. I like Nicki with no makeup, black hair, some casual clothes in a recording booth rapping an amazing verse. That's sexy to me." He added, "I know some great women, but all jokes aside, Nicki is somebody I could spend my life with because I think we understand each other."
"I would riot," Jeezy said, cosigning the 99% (as the protestors refer to themselves), "because we gotta get the money out of Washington. This is real. When you got middle class people taking a stance--because we always took a stance by the way, we always stood in the middle of our projects, our ghetto, and took our stance and our stance was hustling, robbing, what have you, to suvive. So now they don't have those same options, so they gotta go march...So if it's gonna take some protests--motherf*ckers have protested about less, unions and busses and sh*t--so now is the time. I think everybody should take their a** down there. That's what I say."
"You know, it's official, the music is most definitely official," Ross said in an interview. "But you know, me being a boss, I'm trying to find a way that we could put that on the shelves for the world, baby. But it's most definitely official. You know, Drake, I consider him a part of the fam. It's not just music -- We stay in the studio, we stay on Skype."
***I'm done with football, doggies! LOL! My Jets can't even buy a win these days let alone try to earn one. SMH. But it's Friday and nothing to be too soppy about. LOL. I'm surprised hardly anything went down this week b/c of all the Thanksgiving celebrating and traveling. Keeping it short and simple doggies. Enjoy that weekend and I'll catch y'all in 96 hours! --BB***
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