Pulse Report: Rhymefest Pulls An Ice-T On Chief Keef, Game's Biggest Female Disses, King James Brings The Heat
Friday, Jun 29, 2012 12:15PM
In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we examine how Rhymefest pulled an O.G. move on Chief Keef to expose a bigger music industry problem, look at Game's best female disses, applaud LeBron James for holding our attention for the past seven days and oh SOHH much more!
[Editor's Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
1. Blowing Smoke
If there's one thing that really works me up, doggies, it's when an old doggy starts knocking younger doggies and then tries to say it was for a bigger and better cause. WORD!? Let's skip all the fluffy lead-in stuff and go right at it. Rhymefest using a blog to get at Chief Keef? Really, doggy? Oh, excuse me, using a blog to use Chief Keef as a scapegoat to get our attention and call out the big, bad evil empire that's Interscope Records? Or, that's the music industry?
The sad part about this is the forum he used. The fact he didn't do a video going at him is good b/c then it just would have been a wrap with doggies poking fun at him and maybe even clowning him on the upcoming season of "The Boondocks." But Rhymefest is smart enough to know doggies don't take the time to get all intellectual and read what it is that he really means. Especially when you have a headline that reads, "Chief Keef Is The Bomb." This isn't Literature 103, Fest and truth be told, doggies are only going to get the gist of anything you write in a blog post.
For the doggies that still need clarification, here you go:
"Chief Keef is a "Bomb", he represents the senseless savagery that white people see when the news speaks of Chicago violence. A Bomb has no responsibility or blame, it does what it was created to do; DESTROY! Notice, no one is talking about the real culprits, the Bomb maker or the pilot who is deploying this deadly force (Labels, Radio Stations). Its easier to blame the bomb. Bombs are not chosen for their individual talents, they are tools used for collateral damage. To think of the persona of Chief Keef as a person would be the first mistake, he will more then likely come and go without us knowing much of anything about his personal pains, struggles, great loves and ambitions beyond rap. He is a spokesman for the Prison Industrial Complex. Every corporation is expected to grow at least 4% each quarter, many prisons are privately owned with stock being traded on the open market. If these corporations were to do commercials, jingles and promotions who would they hire? You got it, most of the main stream rappers we salivate over like Rick Ross the former correctional officer turned Drug Lord Boss rapper. Waka Flocka Flame gang bang "GO HARD IN THE PAINT" and Chief Keef the newest lottery pick in the "Get paid to destroy young minds, like we destroyed yours" Sweepstakes. [sic]" (Donnie Nicole)
"Many people will say "Chief Keef is a young black man making money who wouldn't have had any other opportunity, why isn't this a good thing?". Which brings us back to the question, who is bank rolling this operation and why? This could only be described as an opportunity for this young man if he was recieving artist development, responsible mentorship and counseling for his obvious trauma. By the way, Major Record labels always put million dollar life insurance policies on artist of this nature so that they get paid one way or the other. My suggestion to the rest of us who would love to see the mushroom cloud from this explosion, BE CAUTIOUS! The affects from this type of Bomb can last for centuries. Lets stop giving our intellectual power resources and admiration to destructive forces while ignoring and starving out the good that is being done,sung and rapped about by artist like Killer Mike, Lupe Fiasco, RhymeFest, Dead Prez, Brother ALI, Maimouna Yusef, Invincible, Jean Grey, Mikkey Halsted etc." (Donnie Nicole)
^ What's really sad about this whole entire thing is the fact he's going at a teenager that's from his neck of the woods. Or, excuse me, "He's referencing or using Chief Keef as an example." SMH. Please, doggy. This is no different than when Ice-T was giving his spewl on Soulja Boy Tell Em hurting the music. Old rapper, young rapper. Old rapper talks about back in the day, how this new doggy is something we haven't seen before and how things are going to change. SMH.
My question is what would have gone down if Chief Keef had signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle or Birdman's Cash Money Records? Or what about Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music? By his theory, those labels are all a part of the evil machine. Right? Would we have still gotten that anti-Interscope Records blog post? And if Rhymefest wasn't enough, there's one doggy we should have all realized would have something to say:
"@RHYMEFEST wasnt dissing Chief Keef or whatever his name is, He sayin the same sh*t I was saying. Its not abt da puppet, its da puppetMASTER," he tweeted June 27th.
"We know the ills of our community is nothing to glorify at this point.. We know the horror of the guns, drugs and so on. Lets move on..."
"RHYMEFEST Yeah we up against the house negroes... Wont be easy"
"@RHYMEFEST They said they tiiiired of eating chitterlings out here in the field with us, The wanna eat some bacon with massa at the table"
"If I had a girl and a dude could bag her cause he had a fancy car or some jewels, I couldnt THANK him enough. Thats PRICELESS insight...." (Saigon's Twitter)
^ Bottom line, both these doggies are unemployed, rather, UNSIGNED, to a major label and attacking........? Yup, a major label. Let's not forget Saigon was once SIGNED TO ATLANTIC RECORDS and Rhymefest was once SIGNED TO J RECORDS. In other news...
2. Game? Blouses.
Let's be honest, doggies, aside from the G-Unit beef, has Game really won any legit battles? I guess I should rephrase my question. Has Game won any legitimate rap battles against any male doggies? LOL. You can make a few arguments with the lesser known artists, but in terms of real contenders? Has he delivered the knock-out to 5-0 Cent at this point? Ehhhh. What about Jay-Z? SMH. Nope. But in terms of females? KNOCK-OUT PUNCHES! LOL. It's unfair, of course, but in this rap game, there really aren't a lot of rules. Game's been nothing less than stellar when it comes to putting a female down and today, in light of that nasty double-up diss he served to Kim Kardashian/Amber Rose off the "Pop That" remix, we've gotta applaud some of his nastiest! Y'all gotta hear these!
1. Game Vs. Vida Guerra
2. Game Vs. Kreayshawn
3. Game Vs. Olivia
4. Game Vs. Amber Rose
5. Game Vs. Ashanti
^ LOL!!!!! Doggies, top that!!!!
3. Doggy of the Week: LeBron James
You have to give it up to a doggy every now and again. 2012 was the year of LeBron James. For a three-time MVP to play like he did in the NBA playoffs and Finals like he did? That's bold. To have battled through being the bad doggy last year, once again failing to capture the title in the NBA Finals and hear all the ridicule afterward? Not enough can be said about LBJ. That's why we gotta give him one week, just one, where we applaud all those headlines he got. From getting the doggies to applaud his win to having that ill Nike commercial in his honor, popping bottles at the club, Rick Ross asking for a ring from him and getting props from a rap doggy after showing he can rock the mic? No question, King James is Doggy James this week!
"I just wanna kno how much they paid for that championship," he tweeted June 21st. "Congrats to the homie @KingJames !! #TripleFLife" (Waka Flocka Flame's Twitter)
^ LOL!!! I can't lie, still in shock that the Thunder laid down and let the Miami Heat stomp them out. Losing four games out of five? Nah, doggies got demolished. Oh yeah, that Finals MVP looks kinda good in LBJ's trophy case too! LOL.
Titled "The Ring Maker," the commercial's set inside a small jewelry shop, where an older man watches James from his days as a highly touted sophomore at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. The jeweler watches James soar to thrilling heights -- his first highlight dunk with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his rise to dominance against the Detroit Pistons in the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals, his first trip to the NBA Finals, playoff buzzer-beaters and MVPs -- and the roadblocks he hit along the way, chief among them the Cavs' sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs and last year's six-game Finals loss to the Dallas Mavericks. All the while, the jeweler keeps working on a ring for James, having to go back to the drawing board as LeBron's title runs fall short. Until this year, his year, when the jeweler could finally finish his work, crafting a giant golden ring featuring James' face (accented by a diamond headband) and a big, bold version of his Nike lion's head logo. (Yahoo Sports)
^ Give it up to Nike. That was an ill video. Even though it took five years since his first NBA Finals appearance, LeBron got that ring. The fact this video literally came on minutes after the game ended last week? SMH. Talk about having a good marketing team, huh? LOL.
LeBron James is gonna be one exhausted (and hungover) NBA champion today ... 'cause the guy partied his face off 'til 6 AM ... and TMZ has the pics. James and the rest of the world champion Miami Heat hit up the LIV Miami nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel ... where LeBron was drinking out of a 15-liter bottle of Ace of Spades champagne ... which usually run around $75k. Sources at the club tell us ... LeBron grabbed the mic ... and rapped along with the music all night long ... while a bunch of his teammates puffed away on cigars. At one point, 'Bron rapped along with the song "Riot" by 2 Chainz while LMFAO rocked out on a nearby stage. (TMZ)
^ LeBron James rapping? LOL!!!!! Only this week does he get a pass. Any other week, this is going in "Doggies Say The Darndest Things," straight up!
"@MiamiHEAT I want a ring too.Size 9 @KingJames @DwyaneWade my n*ggas," Ricky Rozay tweeted June 22nd. (Rick Ross' Twitter)
^ I'm letting y'all know straight up, Rick Ross is getting put on blast later on in this week's Pulse Report. Does doggy realize how hard LBJ had to fight to get this ring? LOL! The fact he even put his ring size on there? LOL!!!!!!! NO COMMENT!!!! LOL!!!!!!
"He knew the words, man!" a geeked Cash Out told XXLMag.com. "It's a blessing for people to recite the words to your song. He was celebrating and rapping at the same time. It's a blessing...for him to acknowledge my song. I'm definitely a fan of the Heat." And how does Ca$h Out rate James' performance of his smash single? "From one to 10, I give him a 10, man," the rapper added about the NBA superstar, who also rapped along to 2 Chainz' "Riot" earlier that night as well. "I give King James an 'A' just because he won the championship. He was feeling good...probably one of the best feelings in his life. He's a champ. I won some money on the Heat." (XXL Mag)
^ I still don't know who this Ca$h Out doggy is other than a hot one-hit rapper. Maybe I'm sleeping on him but just like doggies knew the words, "This Is Why I'm Hot," it's not rocket science that we know the words to your song. Now the fact LEBRON knows the words? That's a different story. LOL!
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Sharika Ellis
Truth be told, doggies, I am the type that has a very short attention span. I had planned on doing a special little throwback tribute to Vida Guerra for this week. Y'all remember her, right? Before that whole nasty, wack Game beef she had, shorty had the thickness! You could spot her in a grip of music videos and even had a little cameo on "Chappelle's Show." BUT(T), with that being said, I was a click away from featuring her but saw a side blurb with Sharika Ellis on it. Maybe not Stacey Dash in the face or blessed with the same back as Blac Chyna, but this shorty has PIZAZZ! Oh yeah, a nice rack doesn't hurt either. I was blown away by the first-glance impression and knew she was destined to be a Mrs. Butterworth. With that said, y'all make sure to clap those hands for the one and only Sharika Ellis!
And if that wasn't enough, how about some of her YouTube clips? Drop dead insane!
5. Doggies Say The Darndest Things
This was a wild week, for sure, doggies. I don't normally like to use Twitter remarks in this section but the mess that Jay Electronica popped off AND THEN DELETED!? SMH. C'mon, doggy! You can't go after a doggy's neck in one breath and then act like you never said it. As much as I clowned Chris Bosh in Cap Diss this week, I can't side with his ex-wifey/baby mama with her calling him out for not looking after their kid. I just can't see Bosh being tougher or meaner than her, we all know once the camera is on, those basketball chicks tell those sobber stories but once the cameras are off? All h*ll breaks loose! 8Ball must have been on some sizzurp this week b/c his logic of hip-hop not having Kanye West or Lupe Fiasco if it weren't for Waka Flocka Flame or Future? HUH!?!?!?! Wait....HUH!?!?!?!?!! Keeping it in the Southern doggy realm? Rick Ross, asking for a Miami Heat championship ring?!?!?!?! LOL!!!!!!!!!! And Soulja Boy Tell Em taking the time to smoke a blunt and explain how a PREGNANT WOMAN is RACIST after a car wreck? Yeah, real nice. SMH. In case y'all didn't realize it yet, it's time for "Doggiest Say The Darndest Things!"
"@BJGoldsmith ben you need to stop going to the press w these bullsh*t stories. Dont be a f*cking hypocrite. I'll come see you," he tweeted June 22nd.
"@BJGoldsmith you wanna go public, i'll go public and you aint gonna like it. stop acting like a b*tch"
"Day to day struggles -- with him, I was able to eat well every night now it's my daughter and myself and it's hard to know where the next meal is going to come from," Mathis added. "I lost my job, not even a month ago, and this economy is really, really tough. I'm not the only one and I don't expect people to just feel sorry for me and have pity on me, but I do think the father of my child, given the fact he is able to help his child out should be willing to. ... He knows exactly what is going on. He knows that we desperately need his help and he's just not even offering anything. I think he was quoted saying 'I'm saddened' but I think instead of being sad, be glad to help your child. ... I have applied for assistance and I'm waiting on my letter back to know if I have been accepted -- for food stamps, things of that sort."
"I'm not downplaying nobody when I say whatever I say, it's just my opinion on what I feel that I'm doing and what the world is doing. But whatever these young cats wanna rap about, whatever kind of music they wanna make, it's on them because that's still the shit that's shaping tomorrow. Like I said, it's necessary. All of that is necessary. We wouldn't have the Big K.R.I.T.'s and the Lupe Fiasco's and the Kanye West's if we didn't have the Future's and the Waka Flocka [Flame's] and the cats like them."
"@MiamiHEAT I want a ring too.Size 9 @KingJames @DwyaneWade my n*ggas," Ricky Rozay tweeted June 22nd.
"I was in my Bentley, it was a green light, and they had a yellow arrow light," Soulja Boy explained in a video. "I had so much respect, I'm already heated that somebody done hit my $250,000 car but I'm still being respectful, she's saying, 'That stolen a** car.' I'm like, 'What the f*ck?' Her n*gga knew what it was though, he backed down -- she was [like] 'I'm pregnant, my arm.' She ran the light, our light was green, she turned too fast, thought she was going to make it and hit my car. So it is what it is. Just like my girl said, she's racist for saying this is a stole car. N*gga I paid for my Bentley. $250,000 cash."
***Doggies, if y'all are like me, you're getting putting your bucks together for a crazy July. Spider Man? The 4th of July? Dark Knight Rises!?!? I can't even add up how much I'm gonna need to splurge on popcorn, soda and candy. LOL. But let's focus at the task at hand, THE WEEKEND! The weather is in the 90's around here, y'all, so make sure to kick back and take yourself down the block to cop that new Self Made Vol. 2. Can't fake, the record is kinda ill. I'll catch y'all on Tuesday! Peace! --BB***
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]