Pulse Report: Frank Ocean Gets Thug Love, Crunchy Black & Maino Shot Down, Wiz Khalifa Stays High Atop The Rest
Friday, Jul 6, 2012 12:15PM
In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we look at how Frank Ocean's bi-sexual announcement went more smoothly than we may have all initially thought, find out what bullets (real or fake) hit Crunchy Black and Maino, give Wiz Khalifa a rare "Doggy of the Moment" nod and oh SOHH much more!
[Editor's Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
1. Taste The Rainbow
Can doggies believe it? Just take a moment and think back a few years when N.O.R.E. made that crazy proclamation that a "gay" rapper would come out. Do y'all remember? All the hype and speculation centered on Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, so when he said it wasn't them and then decided not to give out any more details, we all just let it go...until NOW! LOL. Sure, we know the doggy he was talking about was not Frank Ocean, but still, what a bold move. For doggies that are still a little out of it, peep what went down a few days ago:
"Whoever you are, wherever you are.. I'm starting to think we're a lot alike," writes Ocean in the letter. "Human beings spinning on blackness. All wanting to be seen, touched, heard, paid attention to." "We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide," he wrote of a romance he shared with another man. "Most of the day I'd see him, and his smile. I'd hear his conversation and his silence..until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him." (Frank Ocean's Tumblr)
^ I'm still confused over the fact Ocean took a really complex way to "come out" of the closet. And when you think about it, did he do doggies an injustice by saying he's just "bi-sexual" rather than coming out as a "gay" doggy at the end of the day? Sure, there is a chance he might really like both women and men, but it's gotta make you scratch your head and wonder....right? Surpisingly though, mad doggies gave him the co-sign. Doggies that really made me blink twice.
"My Big Brother Finally F*cking Did That. Proud Of That N*gga Cause I Know That Sh*t Is Difficult Or Whatever. Anyway. Im A Toilet." (Tyler, the Creator's Twitter)
"frank ocean is very important for the growth of humanity." (Mac Miller's Twitter)
""Frank Ocean is more honest than the average industry person!" (Cormega's Twitter)
^ I know there were a lot of women and R&B singers that came out to show support, but I'm not talking about them. I'm talking about legit rap doggies that came out to show their support. That's pretty bold. And if y'all are worried that this type of announcement could hurt his image? Well, men lie, women lie, but those numbers still don't.....
I think his sh-t jumped like 500k today.. Evidently Gay Press Is Good Press.. Joseline from Love of Hip Hip went from 2000 followers to 39K in one day. Now she's at 60K, almost 70K from the transsexual rumors and the sideline drama with Stevie J. (World Wrap Federation)
^ I have no idea how authentic those numbers are, but I can believe them. LOL.
2. Phony Or Fake?
I can't believe in 2012 you still have rap doggies getting shot at. Seriously. I thought most rap doggies just throw bottles? LOL. Well, for those that aren't hanging out in SoHo these days, like Maino and Crunchy Black, you better make sure you've got some protection from those deadly shots. To think within the same week, we have two doggies at least 500 miles from one another getting popped. Let's start off with Maino.
"Shot who? I'm bare foot in the Spur! Nigga! http://instagr.am/p/MmT_OBA_VW/," he tweeted.
"That's a scene from a movie that some F*ckwad filmed on his phone and put out like I got shot in real life. Na B*tches. I'm good" (Maino's Twitter)
Maino told me that the video clip actually shows a scene from a Benny Boom movie that he just filmed last week. Apparently, someone on set captured cellphone footage then used it to start speculation that Maino had gotten shot in real life. In the film, which is called Dice City, Maino is performing as himself, gets shot, and is even wearing fake-blood dye packs to get the full gory effect.... Man! Not cool. Lol. Glad everything is okay, though. (Miss Info TV)
^ And the moral of this particular story? Wikipedia Search Benny Boom! LOL. Seriously, he's still doing flicks? Anyway, turns out Maino is all goodie, no real shots fired here. But for Crunchy Black? Not so....
While details remain scarce at this time, it has been confirmed that Crunchy Black of Three 6 Mafia has been shot and is currently hospitalized. A photo has been released of Crunchy Black, legally known as Darnell Carlton, laying in a hospital bed recovering. Based off of the photo, it looks as though the gun shot wound has done some serious damage. (Vlad TV)
Crunchy Black -- a former member of the rap group Three 6 Mafia -- is recovering after being shot in the face and the leg in Las Vegas earlier this month ... TMZ has learned. According to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Black -- real name Darnell Carlton -- was shot at 3:30 AM on July 1st. Cops say they have located a "possible scene where multiple rounds had been fired" ... but no suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting. Cops say the case is now being investigated as an attempted murder. So far, cops have not released a possible motive. (TMZ)
^ That's crazy! For staters, what is Crunchy Black even doing in Las Vegas? Unless is Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is boxing, what's really out there? Casinos? LOL. Your paper stretches that long, CB? Well, only the best thoughts for Crunchy Black for now! That's tough. Shot in the face AND the leg? This sounds like some ending scene to Training Day situation right here when those Russians pulled up on Denzel. SMH.
3. Doggy of the Week: Wiz Khalifa
It took me a few hours to really ponder the fate of Wiz Khalifa this week, doggies. In one swipe and a few clicks, he would have been destined a spot in "Doggies Say The Darndest Things" easily. No, really, EASILY. The bold remark he made about his lady-rapper being the hottest female spitter (think about it, lol)? But then, once I decided to put Soulja Boy in his place for "Doggiest Say The Darndest Things," I decided to give him some props. Let's be honest, he could have really gone the sucker route and said Amber Rose is the best thing smoking.....ON A MICROPHONE, but he actually made a bold choice and put the shine on Lola Monroe. Or, as I still like to refer to her as, Angel Luv. LOL. Call it crazy, call it sane, it does not matter because one little eyebrow-raising remark made Wiz Khalifa, hands-down the "Doggy of the Week."
"Lola Monroe, she's the First Lady of Taylor Gang, the only chick that raps in Taylor Gang," he explained. "She's iller than any female artist I've ever heard in my life. Yeah. She's so much better than any female because, just her lyrical ability. I know a lot of people say that shit, but she's from D.C., but nobody's heard that story before, nobody's heard that story before from a female. You know what I mean? You've heard all these other stories and all this other shit, but you haven't heard her yet, so I feel she's different, she's better." (Mr. Grassys)
^ Don't get too comfortable with this, doggies. Y'all are still going to have to suffer through the typical 4-5 blocks of information that certifies why a doggy landed "Doggy of the Week" props, but for this particular case, Wiz gets a pass. Once again, this is B-O-L-D. You think of the female rappers out there, from crazy Lil' Kim to Nicki Minaj to Eve to Lauryn Hill to (fill in the blank), does Wiz have a point? Probably not but we're living in times when you thought the news of that doggy from "Brokeback Mountain" being named the new Joker and the buzz about a relaunch of the "Spider-Man" franchise even though Tobey Magure shattered records with 1-3 seemed, well, CRAZY! But now look, Heath Ledger not only killed that role (no pun intended) but he got an Academy Award and the "Amazing Spider-Man" made me realize how ugly Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) really was. It's too early to even take this serious, doggies, but given Wiz's track record as of late? We'll give him a chance....this is a VERY BIG co-sign though, no matter what way you slice it.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: BB PinUp
Before all you doggies start locking your doors, turning down the brightness on your laptops and putting on the headphones attached to the audio ports, let me get one thing out of the way. Women are beautiful, point blank. I've kept my cool and been quiet in the comments section, but some of y'all doggies are plain right disrespectful to the Mrs. Butterworth delights we have in here. Y'all are like the kid that isn't happy with his McDonald's meal unless it is Super Sized, comes with a McFlurry and a couple of spare apple pies for the road. LOL. By all means, voice your thoughts, but at the same time, think before exploding on how disappointed you are in the week's selection. There's actually a thought process involved here and until the day comes where we take out Mrs. Butterworth and put in some, "Romance Advice From Dr. Butters," just enjoy the ride! LOL. So with all that being said, why not we pin-up a PinUp with BB? LOL.
^ I know pin-up's are known for being motionless, but this PinUp? No way!
Now doggies, what can y'all possibly have an issue with from BB? LOL.
5. Doggies Say The Darndest Things
This was an interesting past seven days to say the least, doggies. We had Busta Rhymes contradicting himself in light of some fight rumors, Soulja Boy getting sprung over Diamond, Machine Gun Kelly taking some low blows on Yelawolf, Riff Raff making a ridiculous prediction on Kreayshawn and Meek Mill revealing how obsessed he got over a shorty. SMH. In case y'all didn't know it, you're now messing with "Doggies Say The Darndest Things."
"As a man, if there's an issue, I'ma approach it and discuss it. And that's it. I ain't gonna be out here trying to hype things on these platforms and social networks and act like I'm something that I'm not. I ain't no gangsta, I ain't no tough guy, I'm just a man, and I live by certain morals and I live by certain principals and if those get compromised, violated or disrespected in any way, we're going to have to have a discussion. It's as simple as that. We had a discussion. I ain't putting my hands on nobody out here. My kids need that bread. All the time. And I love my family more than everything."
Scrap said he has no beef with Soulja Boy, and SB is also taking the high road. "This is my baby, this is my girl, so anything said about her is basically they're saying it about me," he said, holding Diamond's hand. "I'm backin' her 100 percent, and we're just focusing on the positive. Anybody talkin' about her name on TV, that's just bringin' us up more. So salute to them, we wish them the best."
Seems like Yelawolf and Machine Gun Kelly may never get along. On Friday, when Wolf appeared on Shade 45's All Out radio show, he tossed a little shot after he was asked if he gets compared to MGK a lot. On the red carpet for Sunday night's BET 2012 Awards, Kelly returned the favor. "I love him, man. You gotta respect your elders, and he's an old man so I gotta give it up," the 22-year old MGK told MTV News, mocking Yelawolf, who is 10 years older. "I respect all grandpas around the world doin' it big. Salute."
"Action Bronson is a very talented indivisual. Not only can he rap, he has very good lyrical vocabulary and mindset and he's a good person, too, we're good friends, and he can also cook. ... Kreayshawn? A lot of people, I think, 'cause she did that one song all the way last year, so I think a lot of people are thinking she's a one-hit wonder or something like that. That's not the case. I've heard a lot of new sh*t, her new music, and it's excellent. I think when it drops, it's going to sell more than anticipated. I think she'll go platinum. ... People are anticipating her album. When it comes out, I'm going to go buy it."
"Yeah, I fell in love with a couple wh*res in my life...," he said in an interview. "What I just say? I wasn't calling all girls wh*res. I was just talking about a couple wh*res. The ones that broke my heart. [What am I like heartbroken?] (Drops head)...In the house stressing, pulling out my hair man, about to blow my brains out. [I don't believe you.] Naw, I'm for real."
***What a week, doggies! First off, if y'all need an excuse to go to the theaters, mess with Ted and The Amazing Spider-Man! Both are MONEY! Told y'all this summer would be a sure bet as far as the theaters are concerned! LOL. I didn't touch up on in very much, but regardless of your own sexual preference, give Frank Ocean props for doing what he did. Even in 2012, especially in the rap game, I can't imagine the risk there is with letting that type of thing out in the open. Could it cost him collaborations? Concerts? A music career? Hopefully not, but those are things you have to wonder about. Aight doggies, we'll leave it there and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pray for my New York Knicks. Jason Kidd? SMH. I know all those Brooklyn Nets doggies are gonna go in this weekend with the jokes. LOL. I'll catch y'all on Tuesday! --BB***
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]