Pulse Report: Everybody Hates Reese, Kendrick Lamar Saves The West, DJ Whoo Kid's Groupie Luv
Friday, Oct 26, 2012 1:15PM
In this week's Pulse Report, we shake our heads in utter shock over Lil Reese, watch Kendrick Lamar turn into the new Snoop Dogg, laugh out loud over DJ Whoo Kid's kinky tales and oh SOHH much more!
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]
1. Reese's Pieces
How can a man find it in his body to beat up a woman? I know we've all grown to accept Chris Brown made the most horrific decision of his career and life back in February 2009 and we laughed at the bus driver who uppercut a female passenger who spit and hit him, but it's starting to get too real. Think about it for a second. We've had Ochocinco head-butting Evelyn Lozada and even the most lovable-looking rapper in Flavor Flav nearly kill his fiancé. We can talk about it and write nasty tweets but why isn't something being done? I contemplated just posting up a bunch of tweets from celebrities/RAPPERS airing doggy out but I felt a well-written piece by Andreas Hale would be better appreciated here. There's simply not enough space to post the entire piece, so peep some of his "F*ck Lil Reese & Our Desensitization To Ignorance That World Star Hip Hop Has Created" highlights right here:
If you co-sign Lil Reese or World Star Hip Hop, I'm judging you...harshly. Call me jaded or overreacting but as both an African American and a man, I'm ashamed of the atmosphere that has been created within our society. It's an atmosphere that rewards ignorance and has become extraordinarily numb to violence. An atmosphere that is quicker to pull out an iPhone and record instances of extreme violent behavior in an effort to see their video on WSHH rather than pull out that very iPhone and dial 9-1-1 or do something to prevent it.
I was sickened after witnessing this video. And my first thought was to take a long, hard look at the society that has met this kind of behavior with a record deal, fame and fortune. Meanwhile, Reese took an unapologetic stance on Twitter stating "The haters tryna see a mf Dwn lol Dey gotta b broke and bored wanna upload sum shit from years ago damnn we winnin it's 2 late... #3hunna." Right, good job indicting yourself. Shortly after, he followed up with this. "I apologize for whoopin dat h*e a** but I was yung dumb n high sorry RT this for me"
This incident was caught on camera. While we don't know the exact details on the domestic incidents with Chris Brown and Rihanna or Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada, we literally have everything we need to know right in front of us with this video. What's interesting is that Lil Reese had just joined Drake and Rick Ross for the song "Us" off of the inexplicably titled "Black Bar Mitzvah" mixtape. Perhaps the ultimate cosign just blew up in their face. How ironic is it that a rapper who lives in a fantasy world of drugs and violence (Rick Ross) raps alongside a kid who is everything (and more) that Rick Ross imitates. This isn't to say that Drake and Ross were aware of Reese's violent past, this is to say that they didn't care that much about it beforehand.
Young black women are losing their value rapidly in our society. Whether it be degraded in music videos as faceless bodies gyrating to the beat or being smacked up on camera without barely a blink of an eye, it is a dangerous time to be a black woman in the United States of America. If us, as black men, don't value our women, who will? The fact that Lil Reese's crew was cheering on the destruction of that young woman is troubling. However, WSHH puts up videos of women getting beat up all the time. Whether it be the bus driver uppercut or a group of African American women brawling in the streets while men laugh and wait for a breast to pop out, it's constantly being embedded into our psyche that we don't value our women. And if you are a young African American woman that sees the Joseline Hernandez and Evelyn Lozadas of the world get rewarded by being ratchet on television, then what are you to think about how to make it in America? The fact that our women are most valuable when they cheapen themselves is an extraordinary paradox that we have yet to figure out.
At the end of the day, Trayvon Martin looks like Lil Reese and Lil Reese looks like Trayvon Martin to the naked eye that is attached to a tainted brain. George Zimmerman followed Martin because he fit the profile, a profile they created and is heightened by websites such as WSHH and record labels that reward this ignorance with fame and a deal. How can we end police brutality, racial profiling, stop and frisk and various other forms of legalized racism when all we do is uphold the stereotype. We have to play our part in making a change and my part is making sure that the other side of our communities are exposed. We are not all savages that enjoy senseless acts of violence. We are intelligent people who struggle to prove that we can make it in this world by being articulate, thought provoking and valuable contributors to society. Sadly, it is much easier to make it and achieve fame by being a fool rather than being the smart kid in the class. It held true in elementary school and is hammered home every single time a WSHH video reaches a million views and a uneducated reality TV star gets paid gross amounts of money to walk through a nightclub.
^ There's no telling if anything will get changed after this. You would hope that having actually seen the violent attack, many of us would really take a boycott situation seriously. Think about how many times this stuff happens and we either don't hear about it or just never even catch wind? This is a pretty serious problem that seems to only be getting bigger. We can make a change y'all. Either start praying or start extending a hand for these fools to get some real help.
2. The Wild, Wild, West
I really don't have a lot of proof other than co-signs and some numbers courtesy of HITS Daily Double to prove my point that Kendrick Lamar is the future for the West Coast. I know you might get tight over making him sound like a "regional" rapper by saying the freshest out of the West, but let me be honest. Nothing's really stung as hard as Kendrick past the Mid-West in quite a while. Sure, you've had Odd Future and Blu and a few other notable artists, but as far as something that seems ever-lasting and wants to survive longer than advance money? Kendrick Lamar is "the" truth y'all. Forget what Shyne might say, b/c whether he likes/dislikes an artist is not important. Honestly, when has a Shyne co-sign done anything for anybody? For the sake of throwing it out there, peep the props Kendrick's received thus far and what those numbers are looking like in the first week:
"Its official like McDonald's bathroom tissue: @KendrickLamar's album joins the ranks of "The Chronic" "Doggystyle" & "The Documentary" #GKMC," Game tweeted October 23rd. (Game's Twitter)
"It's official TDE @Kendricklamar album in stores today I got a copy.i like da Janet joint, swimming pools, this Sh!t hot.," 5-0 Cent tweeted October 22nd. (5-0 Cent's Twitter)
"juicy copping the wrong kendrick album by accident is one of the greatest things to ever happen to internet culture.," Miller tweeted October 22nd. (Mac Miller's Twitter)
"Congratulations to Kendrick. Incredible body of work. Honored to be a part of it." (Drake's Twitter)
Eyes are also on Aftermath/Interscope's hip-hop breakout Kendrick Lamar, meanwhile, who will move an impressive 225-240k. In a Taylor-free debut week, he'd likely be stomping the chart like Godzilla, so much respect is due. (HITS Daily Double)
Over 200,000 in a single week? SMH. That's not even heard of in this climate. Those numbers are serious and what's even bigger? The album is quality. What's the last West Coast album from a new rapper has impressed you as much as this? The sky's the future, glad to see Kendrick finally getting his shine. Respect!
3. Moment of the Week: DJ Whoo Kid On Howard Stern
I don't know about y'all, but if there was ever someone that could help save the G-Unit brand, it's DJ Whoo Kid. It's no secret that 5-0 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo are all on a sinking ship but somehow, when you think about it, DJ Whoo Kid is that x-factor. Technically he's a part of that G-Unit brand but at the same time, he's done things like interview Game and Young Buck while the other guys know they can't. But put all that stuff to the side. Did y'all catch Whoo Kid's interview with Howard Stern this week? LOL!!! If there was ever a reason to buy Sirius Satellite Radio, this might be it. Big props to @XXLMag for posting up the funniest parts of his interview. LOL.
On how many women he's been with: "I think I'm up to like 8000 and change. It could be 10 or 12, but there's girls listening so I'mma keep it at 8. Wilt Chamberlain numbers"
On his wife dealing with his promiscuous lifestyle: "I'm a f*ckin' DJ. My wife is Japanese, so... I don't got no black chick. She gotta deal with the n*ggerism."
On having sex in the same room as 50 Cent: Whoo Kid: "I did that before. We've done it before." Howard Stern: "Yeah? So you've seen his d*ck, he's seen yours?" Whoo Kid: "I don't see his d*ck or nothing like that. It was dark. I don't wanna see that sh*t. G-Unot! That'd be g*y unit man, come on."
On his wife's looks: HS: Is she super hot? WK: She used to be. It's been 15 years man. You can't be hot after 15 years. HS: Yeah, but do other guys think she's hot? WK: Maybe the Japanese dudes, but not me."
On being with white girls: "I've f*cked every white girl, period. They just suck d*ck immediately. Black chicks don't suck d*ck. They're more respectful. White girls have fun. They suck good cock. They're like 'F*ck me nigga.' They be calling me Lebron. They be calling me all kinds of names. I don't get racial with them. I just say, suck this d*ck" (XXL Mag)
^ Whenever somebody has the full stream of this interview, please post the link in the comments section. Funniest stuff I've heard out of G-Unit since 5-0 tried to defend kicking Young Buck out the crew in 2008. SMH.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Savannah Noel
How can anybody not have a significant other for the winter time? That's just something I've never been able to grasp. Around New York, we call them "Winter Wifey's." If you're not with a shorty over the cold winter, you're going to need something/someone to keep you warm. Fortunately for y'all, I've got you covered with a new weekly delight in Mrs. Butterworth. It's not quite winter but you're going to be feeling jolly once you take a peek at Savannah Noel. Don't let the "7th Heaven" name throw you off, she's a heavy hitter. Fairly new to the game, don't kill me, so her video/footage game is amateur. Enjoy.
5. Rappers Say The Darndest Things
SMH. Some of my most favorite rappers gotta catch the bad spotlight this week. For starters, Kendrick Lamar has an incredible album but saying that Dr. Dre's delaying Detox b/c of it? LOL!!! Stop it! That's almost as bad as Wyclef Jean trying to make us think better of him b/c his greased up Cap Diss of the Week photo was from a while back. SMH. As much as I want to see the San Francisco Giants destroy the Detroit Tigers after they swept my Yankees, I can't co-sign Lil Wayne's singing at their ball park. LOL. And it's not funny when Katt Williams is talking sideways and yet not denying the fact he was totting a gun. SMH. And it's bad enough we're happy that Drake's graduated from high school but now his talk about going to college at Howard University? LOL! Stop embarrassing yourself, Drake!
"Detox got pushed ot the back just because my album, Dre really found interest in my music [and] wanted me to go forward and push that immediately," Lamar said in an interview. "That's a great thing. I've heard the records on Detox, they're insane, and the opportunity to be on that is a privilege and an honor."
"I was listening to you and I saw I got 'Donkey of the Day,' I saw I earned 'Donkey of the Day' for the speedo so you know," Clef said in an interview. "First of all, all right, the pic with the speedo, just so you clear on that, that's an old pic. I'm part of a bike club, right -- the Wyclef bike club wore speedos at the time. That's actually an old photo shoot and those photos are actually up on Facebook and Instagram. This comes from an old photo shoot -- if you look at my Instagram, you would have been seen that picture. You're not following me on Instagram. If you look at my Facebook, this is an actual photo shoot for a company in Italy. So I said that I turned 43, I feel 26 based on that photo shoot I had did."
Apparently rapper Lil Wayne is a friend of Giants utility man Ryan Theriot, and as such, he sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch in Sunday's Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. As popular as Lil Wayne is, Twitter blew up for the singing of "God Bless America," performed by Renee Lubin of San Francisco's Beach Blanket Babylon. Twitter, of course, exploded with questions about the hat and making fun of it. Many of those people must be new to this whole postseason baseball thing, because two years ago at Game 5 of the NLCS, another cast member of the show sang "God Bless America."
Katt Williams is adamant -- Faizon Love's accusation that Katt threatened him with a gun makes Faizon nothing but a big, fat snitch and bald-faced rat ... but he DOESN'T deny Faizon speaks the truth. We broke the story ... Faizon claimed Katt pulled a gun on him outside Supperclub in Hollywood earlier in the week ... Faizon told us he feared for his life. Katt's diatribe is telling, because the one thing he DOESN'T do is call Faizon a liar. After getting arrested and taken to the station, Katt was released and no charges were filed.
The liquor was flowing as Drake celebrated his 26th birthday and graduation from high school at a party presented by Hennessy V.S in Washington, D.C. during Howard University Homecoming Weekend. Rocking rose-colored glasses and a black velour floral-print shirt, the Young Money rapper hit the stage at the swanky Park on Fourteenth to perform his hits including "I'm on One" and "Forever." He later retired to the VIP section where he and his OVO crew popped bottles of Hennessy V.S. Earlier in the evening, Drizzy turned it up with 2 Chainz at Howard Homecoming's Yardfest, performing "No Lie" and speaking to the students. "I graduated high school, so you see what my campaign is about this year," he said while wearing a red Howard sweatshirt. "I went right to the bookstore, I'm tryna come to school with ya'll. I know I'm the lightest light-skinned ni**a of all time, but I hope that I..."
***I'd be lying to y'all if I said last weekend's loss to those wack Patriots didn't hurt. We had our destiny right in our hands and could not pull it out. Pause. But we survive to live another day and we're going to work against another division rival in the Miami Dolphins. We'll see what's in store. And eh, I can't lie, the World Series has actually been pretty entertaining. Could care less about who wins between Detroit and San Francisco, but some serious pitching and hitters on both squads. Halloween is less than a week away, get those costumes ready. If y'all are like me and ditching the Halloween parties this weekend, check your local listings, plenty of scrrrurrry horror flicks on to keep everyone happy. I'll catch y'all Tuesday! --BB***
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]