Pulse Report: 50 Cent Can't Get T.I.'s Southern Hospitality, Drake Gets An Upgrade, Big Ghost Says Get In Line, Punks
Friday, Dec 2, 2011 12:35PM
In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we notice how 50 Cent realizes he can't bring down the "King of the South", see Drake clean house and go through a few new upgrades, feel Big Ghost's not Ghostface Killah's gangsta, and oh SOHH much more!
1. The King Has Spoken
SMH. Y'all know it's looking more and more over for 5-0 Cent, right? When he's piggybacked off saying he doesn't have a beef with Tip going back to 2008 and then all of a sudden being down to beef but then squashing it? LOL! Let me back up a few notches. For the doggies that were actually enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday last weekend, peep what Tip said in an excerpt from VIBE:
"I'ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn'a have no discussion about what my ole lady should'a, would'a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me," begins his rant. "We ain't gonn'a do that. I'm the only one in my family that's gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I'm the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway. ... She wasn't gonna catch it period, 'cause I'm there. That wasn't even a consideration. Even if she asked me to I would've been like, "Nah, you trippin'." (VIBE)
^ LOL!!! Mind you, Tip just put his name out there like it was nothing. So of course whenever there is an opportunity to appear relevant, 5-0 has to go out there and say something.
"Man I just saw something T.I said in VIBE about a tweet I wrote when he caught his drug case. He just got out a jam and caught a new one," 50 tweeted November 25th.
"Any other time a n*gga done. Get caught with 10 machine gun an silencer then catch a drug charge. You will f**k around and get natural life"
"This boy got a get outta jail FREE card. Don't get emotional over your lady. It a get you in some sh*t you don't want to be in."
"Shut the f***k up lover boy RT @ErenMus: @50cent shut up man, you a p*ssy if you get your girl to take the fall."
"If U can get 5 years easy 4 some sh*t and I'm the support of my family. Why would it be wrong if ya lady had to take probation? Sh*t she ballin to lol" (50 Cent's Twitter)
^ SMH. OK. Peep some of those specific tweets, doggies. "He just got out a jam and caught a new one." WTF? Am I reading too much into this or was this a threat from 5-0, doggies? Doggies really shook of him? LOL!!!! "Don't get emotional over your lady. It a get you in some sh*t you don't want to be in." SMH. Are y'all kidding me? Maybe he's cocking back one too many of those Street King shots b/c he's talking wild reckless right there. But it didn't take long before Tip told doggies to fall back.
"Straight G code...No "TWEEFIN" here champ!!!! Peace 2da real og's we out!!!," he tweeted shortly after 50. (T.I.'s Twitter)
^ I'm on Team Tip, doggies. But I guess it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out, right? LOL. Maybe I'm playing devil's advocate, but it seems like Tip was taking a shot too saying, "Peace to the 'real' OG's." LOL. Hmmmmmm.............and of course, it didn't take long before 5-0 waved his white flag and kept things moving:
"Look how much you fools have been tweeting about me and @tip I spoke to him last night you sh*t heads should be tweeting about streetking," 50 said referring to his global hunger awareness campaign. (50 Cent's Twitter)
^ Realize, doggies, Tip never took anything back or said that he regretted saying what he did. The problem is 50 is not threatening anymore. Think about it. You have Young Buck claiming he has a new record deal....
"Hold up deejay, hold up for a minute," Buck said during a concert. "Make some noise in this motherf*cker real quick. Eh looky here, bruh, I would tell y'all who I just signed with, right, but I don't want to spoil the moment. I don't want to spoil the moment. I just want y'all to be like, 'Ohhh sh*ttt. Ohhhh shhh*t.'" (This Is Young Buck)
"50 got a lot of money, he kind of forgot what it was to make a street record. I'm not saying that to talk sh*t about him, I'm just saying that in the light of, when you get money, even [Dr.] Dre, it's hard to talk about being broke when you've got money. I don't got no hundreds of millions of dollars. I'm straight. My struggle was a few years back. Don't expect me to rap about being broke when you've got money." (Good Fella Media)
Use your own opinion, doggies. Maybe I'm being too direct but it doesn't seem like Tip and 5-0 are going to be collaborating any time soon. LOL.
2. Let Me Upgrade, Ya
Doggies, I really wanted to feature Drake as "Doggy of the Week" this week but then not only would he have had three straight weeks of "DOTW" honors, but he's have way too many posts for today. LOL. Sorry to play spoiler, but he's not in the next section, well, not in the sense that y'all think, at least. LOL. This week really made me respect Drake on a few different levels. It starts off with what would seem as a loss and then an even bigger loss. Let's start with his fan website getting shut down.
Karla "hustlegrl" Moy, founder of the site, posted the announcement on Monday (November 28), along with a thank you to all of the site's visitors for supporting their efforts throughout the years. "I'm on the verge of starting a new chapter in my life so it was simply time for me to move on and explore other opportunities," Moy tells XXLmag. "ATF is still a part of me and I am so thankful for it." The site launched in 2007, before Drake's rise to stardom and has since continuously supported the Young Money MC, hosting content related to his career and exclusive material. Drake has rapped "ATF" in songs, which was the vision of hometown several friends, including Moy, and Houston's Jas Prince. (XXL Mag)
^ Boo, hoo. Right? LOL. Well, I think this is a good move, believe me. Yeah, fans of Drake are gonna be tight that this site is gone but I see it as a level of maturity. Sometimes you have to kill all that kiddy stuff. Remember when Kanye West used to run his blog and it got all that hype and press? He'd go on rants and just whine about whatever he wanted. Well, I know this was an official fan site, but sometimes you have to go anti-social to make a point. Blame it on me not liking the emo Drake, but this is gonna be for the better at the end of the day. Now could something bigger and better be in store? I'd say nahhhhhhh, until I think about this:
The "What's My Name" rapper also gave notice to his agents at International Creative Management including Dana Sims and Robert Gibbs, who were "panicked" yesterday about their outstanding deals with the chart topper. William Morris Endeavor agent Brent Smith's assistant confirmed that he has taken on the Cash Money artist. Smith also reps David Crosby, Snoop Dogg and Graham Nash. "Drake just felt like there were too many hands in his pockets," a source said. "He was getting pulled in too many different directions." Our source added there was conflict between the rapper's original management team in Canada and the ones he picked up along the way. "His team from Canada is trying to wrestle back control," a source said. "He may go back to them to streamline things." (New York Post)
Drake has parted ways with ICM but is still represented by Hip Hop Since 1978, despite a report claiming the contrary that appeared in the New York Post early today, a rep for William Morris Endeavor confirmed to Billboard.biz this afternoon. The report cited sources claiming that Drake had left his longtime management firm in an effort to consolidate all of his representation. However, a representative at WME did confirm that Drake will no longer be represented by International Creative Management in any capacity moving forward, adding that an official statement would be forthcoming. ICM also confirmed to Billboard that the firm will no longer represent Drake in domestic touring. (Billboard Biz)
^ Wait, HUH!??!!? LOL. I don't really know what to make out of this. My heart tells me Billboard Biz is the more reliable source but I pick up an NY Post every day from my local bodega. LOL. Either way, the fact that Drake is cleaning house and getting his career refocused is big. Does this mean he could be headed to Roc Nation? LOL. Hmmmmmmm........think about it. Drake's got the record sales that show he is a top priority and it may be like the doggy Dirk Diggler off Boogie Nights. Sure, humble beginnings but once you really hit it big? Well, you want those bigger platforms. Time will tell, doggies, but expect things to keep expldoing. Oh yeah, if he gets a Grammy this year? It's over. LOL.
3. Doggy of the Week: Big Ghost
Doggies, it's December and I feel like doing something different for once. LOL. Now don't get used to this because it's probably gonna be a one-time only look but I had to give "Doggy of the Week" honors to a blogging doggy that has put in the work and blew my mind away this week. Now some of y'all might know him as the "fake" Ghostface Killah but I'm giving him the title of "Big Ghost" b/c he had me LOL'ing with my fellow doggies. It's one thing to read a funny post but to take it to the extreme that this doggy did? LOL!!!!!!!! Kick back and enjoy Big Ghost's take on "Backseat Doggies."
Ayo whattup yall its ya boy Thor Molecules aka Phantom Raviolis the panty melter aka Galaxy Knuckles aka the Hands of Zeus otherwise known as the high n exalted Cocaine Biceps n the mighty inventor of slaps nahmean. Ayo we livin in a time where ey'body wanna be a boss namsayin. Im sayin even the muthaf*ckin weed carriers in the crew feel like they be entitled to sh*t that the n*gga who actually give him the weed to carry is entitled to b. The sh*t aint rite son. Back in the day muthaf*ckas like Mopreme or Big Syke...or whatever them n*ggas names was in Thug Life or the Outlawz wit 2Pac....they all knew they place within the organization namsayin. Pac use to heat up quarters wit his lighter n leave em on those n*ggas foreheads if they fell asleep in his presence b. Thats jus disrespectful yo. But those n*ggas aint even say sh*t to him for it nahmean. N*ggas knew they place son. They knew that Pac was the bread winner n that they basically wasnt sh*t without the n*gga namsayin.
Which is why it broke my heart son...it broke my muthaf*ckin heart to see a dude like Busta Rhymes...a muthaf*ckin veteran who been in the game for bout 20 years...when half the n*ggas in Young Money was either toddlers or muthaf*ckin zygotes n sh*t....go n sign to a label like YMCMB. A whole crew of backseat muthaf*ckin n*ggas. Aint like they gave the homie some kinda executive position at the label b. They aint brought him to the company as a boss...they jus signed son like he was a little n*gga yo. They signed my dude like he was Cory Gunz or some sh*t par. Like this aint a cat who rocked on joints wit Biggie n helped put Dilla on son. Nah yo...it aint rite to be puttin the illustrious n*ggas in the backseat par. The backseat is for the underling n*ggas namsayin. The ones who need to stand under somebody else umbrella cos they aint equipped to deal wit some storms n sh*t theyelves namsayin. But we livin in different times b. This Estrogeneration ™ of little n*ggas is makin all the rules now b.
I touched on all this sh*t back when that cabbage patch n*gga Drizzy started talmbout n*ggas was stealin ideas from him n Weezy son. The n*gga said Jay n Kanye was bitin they whole idea to do a duets album n sh*t. Cos I guess son figured him n Dwayne was the only ones who had thought of that sh*t. What son aint acknowledged was that Jay had already did 2 albums witta singin a** R&B n*gga hisself when he did the R Kelly joints. So really...singin a** Aubrey was the one steppin on toes....but that aint even what had a n*gga vexed. Who was THIS little backseat a** muthaf*cka thinkin he was to be gettin outta pocket n talkin sideways bout n*ggas who birthed him b? Basically the god had to get som sh*t off his chest n this is what was said...
"Ayo I just seen this video wit that n*gga Drake talkin foul bout his elders n sh*t. Son be splashin his cologne on n*ggas nahmean. He tryna rub his cologne on n*ggas n keep his a** in the picture namsayin. He like that n*gga in the backseat of the car pokin his head between the front seats tryna stay in the conversation wit front seat n*ggas nahmean. Ayo Jay n Kanye be some front seat n*ggas son. N*ggas got seat warmers n sh*t. N*ggas can change the station on the car stereo namsayin. The n*gga Drake be tryna play wit the knobs on the stereo nahmean. Son can't adjust the heat controls n sh*t cos he a backseat n*gga namsayin. N*gga you jus look out the side windows aight. You aint built for no windshield views n sh*t. N*ggas like Drake aint built for the front seat son. Son in the back with the child locks n sh*t. You aint no airbag havin n*gga Aubrey. You need another n*ggas permissions n sh*t to crack ya windows nahmean. N*ggas need to open ya doors son. Muthaf*ckas in the front seats open they own doors namsayin. Front seat n*ggas got legroom son. N*ggas push back they seats n take yours nahmean. Ayo Drake n*ggas is takin ya legroom if they see ya a**. Ya backseat a** muthaf*cka."
Now did the god overreact? Naw son. Matter fact most n*ggas jus underreacted to that sh*t b. N son jus kept pokin his head into the front seat. You kno like when you be orderin food at the drive thru n theres that one n*gga in the backseat hollerin bout "throw some extra pickles on that" n whatever. Thats some real life sh*t. Now we got all these backseat type n*ggas runnin the game tryin to get they extra pickles. Dwayne went n let the human tambourine slide into the front seat wit him n now all these other backseat a** muthaf*ckas is hoppin out they booster seats n tryin to move up to the front. That muthaf*ckin Chester Cheeto lookin a** cornball Wiz Khagina be frontin on some boss sh*t too now yo. If that aint some f*cked up sh*t to you I hope you a twelve year old girl forreal son. No grown a** man should be seein that as some righteous sh*t b. That sh*t is jus wrongteous yo.
Remember Ma$e tho? Son wasnt necessarily no backseat n*gga...but he definitely belonged in the pa**enger seat namsayin. When he was the #2 to Puffy in all the videos he was doin good for hisself. Then what happened? Son tried to boss up n slide into the drivers seat n start his own sh*t. Son decided he was jus gon take the wheel all a sudden. N what was the product of that sh*t b? Thats right. Harlem World son. N*ggas flyin outta canons n cheesin like the Cream Of Wheat n*gga while strugglin to put together one decent song. Ayo you aint gon make no monumental sh*t wit n*ggas like Blinky Blink in ya crew son. N*ggas even had Kanye n Just Blaze beats n the sh*t was still wack.
Other backseat muthaf*ckas who tried to move into the front include that n*gga Game. Now heres a dude who had no business tryin to take matters into his own hands at all yo. Son let his ego get in the way tho. We aint gon get into who did what to who n all that sh*t...but bottom line is the n*gga a habitual "bite the hand that feeds his a**" muthaf*cka. This n*gga can call shotgun as many times as he want n he still gon end up in the backseat at the end of the day par. You wont never see the n*gga ridin in the front adjustin his seat n gettin his climate control on or glancin at the GPS namsayin. Sons window only rolls down halfway. Black Wall Street? Son got like 87 weed carriers in that muthaf*cka. I dont even understand if that sh*ts spose to be a record label or what yo. Son is a fan b. He aint gon determine the destination of nothin son. He a pa**enger. A BACKSEAT pa**enger my n*gga. The kind that wanna lean forward n give his opinion to the n*gga navigatin thru all the traffic....yellin directions from the back at the dude who actually knows his way around namsayin. I guarantee you the happiest day of sons life was when Hov mentioned his name subliminally in those bars that ended up on the first joint off Blueprint 3. Son was so excited to hear the n*gga ALMOST respond to him after 6 years of baitin him that he recorded a whole song bout Jay 25 minutes later to celebrate b. Then another one. Then another one...But who is THIS n*gga to try n call out other rappers b? Sons verses use to sound like he was jus readin the "thank yous" off the cd jackets yo. But his new sh*t is transformin into whoever the n*gga he doin a joint wit. If he on a joint wit Tyler he become Tyler. If he on a joint wit Jeezy he become Jeezy. If he on a joint wit Nas he become Nas. So if he ever do get to do a song wit Jay you already kno Jayceon gon be gettin his "IT SOUNDS SO SOULFUL DONT YOU AGREE?" on during the intro.
See Jayceon is more like on the level of a Papoose...or any other n*gga who suffers from extreme dellusionalness n sh*t. See Pap is a backseat muthaf*cka in ey single way imaginable b. But sons whole backseat pa**enger status is at a even higher level than most backseat n*ggas tho. Son been in the game since the 90s n still cant get a album out...mainly cos NOBODY CARES BOUT PAPOOSE JOINTS namsayin. Son makes joints for motorbike pa**engers...n*ggas who ride on the back of the bike clutchin the n*gga drivin nahmean. This n*gga truly believes in his heart that he the king of New York tho son. Im sayin...like 3 million n*ggas would have to die first before son is even in the top 100 to be a contender for that title par. N most of those n*ggas dont even rap. There are n*ggas who aint even been born yet who got more right to call theyselves the king of NY. There are muthaf*ckas wit crack pipes in they mouths that get half they meals from Taco Bell dumpsters that got more right to call theyselves the king of NY son. Soon as this n*ggas "wife" Remy Ma gets outta jail he gon be right there...on the back of that motorbike again nahmean. Til then he gon continue gettin his mediocre on n disrespectin other n*ggas beats. Get this McN*gga the f*ckouttahere b.
But the boy Young Eeyore? He know how to play his position b. Thats why Jermaine finally winnin. Cos 1) he accepted his fate as a backseat muthaf*cka n 2) he dont step on nobody toes. As you can see in the video son dont even sit in the front seat when he jus hangin wit his boys. Thats a humble a** n*gga rite there b. Mind you son got his backseat order on at the Krispy Kremes...but he was jus overjoyed to be eatin I think nahmean. Son wasnt seein a whole lotta meals before he dropped his Lolmatic joint n sailed to the top of the charts namsayin. So Im happy for him par. I think Jay even started answerin the n*ggas calls. So Im happy for that boy Cole. Far as the rest of these backseat muthaf*ckas go...learn from the little homie n stop f*ckin up the game. Aight peace.
^ SMFH!!!!!! Please hit the comments section hard body doggies and tell me that this isn't the funniest and maybe realest 'ish you've read in the past 5 years!!! LOL!!!!! When I read this, it was without a doubt that Big Ghost had to get the shine. I only wish that this was really Ghostface Killah though. LOL. SMH.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Chanta Patton
Beauty. No beast. LOL. Sorry, doggies, but every week I really try to come up with some clever intro to get to Mrs. Butterworth. But what is there to say about a delicious delight like Chanta Patton that hasn't been said weeks and weeks prior about other Mrs. Butterworth alumni? LOL. So with that said, I now say...ENJOY!
^ SMH. Amazing, as always though, right? LOL. Well, doggies, I left y'all hanging last week so it was only right that I made sure this week's Mrs. Butterworth had a couple videos to accompany her. Enjoy some visuals of Patton's assets. Sorry Robin Thicke, but this Patton is way nicer than yours! LOL!
5. "STFU" Honors
And the survey says? Welcome back doggies to the best section, most underrated section, of the entire Pulse Report. Like y'all already know, it's here that your favorite doggies get caught up saying a few things that they would have been better served NOT saying. This week, it's a few trips down memory lane with Mannie Fresh bringing up some old story about how Cash Money did this, this and that to him. SMH. At some point, doggy, you needed a good lawyer. LOL. Then we have Wale getting a little bit too big headed. Jay-Z as your business adviser? Doggy has never made a doggy pop off. Memphis Bleek? Beanie Sigel? We all know Dame Dash is responsible for Kanye West. Be real, doggy, are you sure you want to say you get all your advice from Jay? Hov really might be the Mike Jordan of the mic recording. Excellent at your own craft but when it comes to the executive role? Ehhhhhhh. Then we gotta paint me as the bad doggy for thinking Rosci went TOO far and should have just been quiet about Webbie. You said he was wrong not once, not twice but how many times? I'm sorry doggies, but he's a rapper. Doesn't he rap about those "vulgar" things? SMH. LOL. Ghostface Killah? LOL!!!! He has to go in here for just making me laugh and not really understanding what he's saying. Finally. A-Mafia? SMH. Y'all will see. If you didn't know it already, kick back and enjoy, it's "SHUT THE F*CK UP" Honors, time, doggies!
"I got this deal with Def Jam through Jay-Z," Fresh said during the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 in Madrid. "Jay-Z reached out, he was like, 'I'll do a deal with you. You come to Def Jam and you do your thing. And I'm over there and I talk to Lil Wayne. I'm like, 'Hey dude, I got a deal with Def Jam and they pretty much are going to give me my situation, do what I want to do.' They were like, 'Just deliver a big song.' So I go to Lil Wayne, he does the song with me and soon as I get ready to put it out, Cash Money shuts it down. They were just like, 'Nah, you didn't get permission from us to do that.' And I'm like, 'Wow, it's really that serious? That's kinda ugly of y'all to do that.' And I'm like, 'Wayne agreed to do the song.' And they were like, 'Well, Wayne can't speak for Wayne. We speak for Wayne.' ... So that was a learning lesson for me and it kind of gave Def Jam a salty taste too because they was just like, 'Every time we do something, if it's going to get shutdown, we really don't want to do this with you.'"
Wale has good advice coming from all directions. "Jay-Z, essentially, is my business adviser," Wale says. "Him, [Roc Nation VP of management] Rich [Kleiman] and [Roc Nation's] John Meneilly. I know Jay has a personal place in his heart for Ambition. I remember one time I was on the phone with Jay, asking him, 'What did I do [wrong]? What can I do differently?' He was like, 'Maybe you just didn't come with that single. You made a solid first album. But you didn't come up with that single.' That just added fuel to my fire."
"In any light that a woman feels disrespected, and I have thick skin, but when you're at your job and somebody sexually harasses you in a manner that is very vulgar and disgusting, you know, I have no shame in sticking up for myself and telling you you're improper right now, I'm at work, we're on set, there's children around us, you're really out of line right now" Diaz said. "I think people should more so applaud a woman sticking up for herself and the people around her for sticking up for herself than allowing that kind of behavior to happen. I think that we allow that behavior to happen too much in our society and we don't put light on people being inappropriate. ... I still am a fan 'cause I'm from New Orleans, I'm from Louisiana and he's from Baton Rouge, I love his music -- but to have someone you were a genuine fan of -- there's a manner in which you speak to people and he disrespected me. Terrence stood up for me, I stood up for myself and the network would not allow anyone to come and disrespect their host in that manner. ... His management and everybody has reached out and been super duper nice and they reached out to me and they apologized. I think that they've had problems with him before. I think if you YouTube him, you can see other interviews where he's been very inappropriate."
"It is what it is, it's rap music. I'm not trying to get into any little kid sh*t. You know what I mean," he said in an interview. "I'm a grown man, B. You know what I mean? Grown men do grown men things. We don't got no time. We gotta get this money, man. Unless these n*ggas are already sitting on it, you know what I mean, but enough of that. You know what I mean? We should be getting at the real enemy, you know what I mean? That had us oppressed for all those years. Not at each other right now."
"Weak, weak, weak, weak, weak, weak, weak," Mafia told SOHH when asked for his impression on the New York hip-hop scene. "W-e-a-k. NYC is weak right now. Period. I don't care who I offend, man. You know why New York is weak right now? They're not doing what they want to do. They're doing what they're dictated to do and when you do stuff like that, it makes your craft weak. Listen man, [they need to] be [themselves] and represent the people that put them in the place they're at in the first place. A lot of these rappers, they neglect the people that put them in the position in the first place. That's when you lose. If the streets put you in position, it's all right to make big records and represent other places and other people, but you gotta always show love to the people that put you in position. You can never neglect the people that put you in position and a lot of these big rappers, that's what they do. They neglect the people that put them in position and then when they fall off, they try to always go back. The big rapper will always try to go back to the people that put them in position but it's too late. That's why I do this for the streets, man."
***SMH. LOL. Wild week doggies. Can y'all believe just a week ago it was Black Friday? How am I the only doggy that didn't go out there and try to cop gifts for the family? SMH. Blame it on the X-Box 360 and Netflix. LOL!!! We got lucky with some warm weather but now it's looking like it's going to be brick for at least another week. SMH. FYI, if you can avoid it, don't hit those malls up until January. Parking lots are like war zones with doggies following you in their whips. Aight doggies, I'm outtie, see y'all on Tuesday! --BB***
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