Pulse Report: Chief Keef's Bad Boy Image Shredded, NY Hip-Hop's Back, Notorious' Daughter Makes "B.I.G." Mistake
Friday, Jan 18, 2013 2:15PM
In this week's Pulse Report, Chief Keef's whole tough-guy act gets torn to pieces, New York hip-hop returns to the forefront, the late Notorious B.I.G.'s daughter makes a horrible mistake and oh SOHH much more!
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]
1. We Don't Believe You
For the record, I've never heard an entire Chief Keef project from start to finish. That includes his mixtape(s) and Finally Rich solo album but something told me he was up to no good after all those summer antics. Dissing slain rappers on Twitter, not showing up for your own music video shoots, airing out Lupe Fiasco? Where do they do that at? There's just some parts of the game that you can't get away with doing dirty things to and he violated plenty of codes in 2012. Blame it on karma because over the past 72 to 96 hours, he's seen the light and wants to be a different man.
Just weeks after releasing his debut album, "Finally Rich," South Side rapper Chief Keef was taken in handcuffs from juvenile court Tuesday after a Cook County judge ordered him held in custody. Judge Carl Anthony Walker ruled that Chief Keef had violated his probation for a 2011 gun conviction by holding a rifle at a gun range in New York while a video was being shot last summer. (Chicago Tribune)
Getting locked up even caught the attention of 5-0 Cent. Now as most of y'all know, I tend to disagree with "anything" that even comes out of his mouth but he made some pretty valid points about Keef when asked about his legal predicament:
"With Chief Keef, it's unfortunate to hear that he's actually locked up," Fif told MTV News on Wednesday (January 16), a day after Keef was detained in Chicago when he was videotaped holding a gun, which is in violation of his probation. "I feel bad, because I feel like I knew that was gonna happen. I knew what continues to happen afterwards if you let it spiral out of control." (MTV)
It didn't take but another day or two before a judge threw his hammer down and determined Chief's fate. Oh, did I mention how much he begged and pleaded for his freedom? Bang, bang:
It's official: 17-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef is heading to jail over violating the terms of his parole. According to DNAinfo Chicago, Keef -- whose real name is Keith Cozart -- was sentenced to 60 days of juvenile detentionfor his probation violation in St. Charles, Ill., on Wednesday. Idris "Peeda Pan" Abdul Wahid, part of Cozart's management team, told Complex that, "overall, I think it's the best decision to satisfy everybody." (Huffington Post)
In their report, they explain: "I beg you please," Chief Keef told Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker. "Give me one more chance to show you. .. I am a very good hearted person. I have not picked up any more cases... That's not my life anymore." They also mention that his lyrics were read aloud in the courtroom: Before being sentenced, prosecutors read lyrics from Chief Keef's "Love Sosa" rap on his "Finally Rich" album, which debuted last month to strong sales. Prosecutors pointed to lyrics that mentioned gangs and guns, a sign that the teen was unrepentant. Chief Keef, in addressing the judge, called the lyrics [of his music] "bull stuff." (Complex)
And I quote, "I beg you please" and "That's not my life anymore." I don't care if you want to claim he was just lying to get out of there, Keef came to tears and there's no changing that. It's almost as bad as when Shyne was going to trial for the '99 shooting and he said all those rhymes about killing and shooting in his music were just fictional and how much of a non-violent person he really was. Kids, please realize things aren't always what they seem. Grandma Keef would be proud of her grandson's in-court performance. Bravo.
2. Guess Who's Bizzack?
Have I told y'all how much I rock with A$AP Rocky? I'm not going to lie, I thought he was going to be a dud. Let's face it, how many New York rappers have really blown up over the past five years? No disrespect to Maino, but no one from the new school really had much to offer. But as of late, we've got French Montana, Azealia Banks, Fred the Godson and especially the big doggy A$AP Rocky. For straters, let me just say this, A$AP is the future of New York rap and the future is now. Call it a gimmick and you'll get left behind, the quality is in the pudding. When's the last time a New York cat topped the sales chart? Move over Taylor Swift, my dog's got this!
YOUR ONE-DAYS: RCA's hip-hop breakout A$AP Rocky is certain to debut at #1 next week and return the top of the chart to six digits, moving somewhere in the neighborhood of 130-140k. The week's other key debut, from Razor & Tie's Kidz Bop Kids, should be in the 65-75k range. Would we like to hear the latter cover the former? We would. (HITS Daily Double)
If he would have only pushed out 75K-80K, that would have been incredible, but we're talking about not only selling over 130,000 copies but debuting atop the sales chart? You've got to pay homage. Much like the dredded New York Knicks in recent memory, New Yorkers have waited patiently for an opportunity to take hold of the spotlight and A$AP's got it. The A$AP movement is in full effect and there's no way to deny the greatness. New York's back!
3. Moment of the Week: Notorious Daughter Gets "B.I.G" Tattoo
Notorious B.I.G. is one of my favorite rappers of all time. Nah, I take that back. He "is" my favorite rapper of all time. Point. Blank. Period. But the move that his daughter T'yanna Wallace pulled off out of the blue with her lip? It just doesn't make sense to me. I know, who are we to dog her out over getting a tattoo of the best rapper to ever live on her lip, especially since he's her father, but if we live in a society where we make fun of women who get "DRAKE" tattooed on their foreheads, then T'yanna can get it too.
The late Notorious B.I.G.'s teenage daughter, T'yanna Wallace, is receiving a lot of attention for a new tattoo dedicated to her father. T'yanna shared a "B.I.G." lip tattoo with the explanation: "Business instead of games!" The extreme ink quickly became viral and the image was picked up by several sites, much to T'yanna's surprise. "LMAO NAH WORLDSTAR TOO! NOW YA"LL ODING LIKE YALL NEVER SEEN A LIP TAT," she tweeted earlier today upon realizing that the image was being shared. (RapFix)
Hate it or love it, T'yanna got plenty of attention for this move. It's just not something you happen to see everyday. You're already the daughter to B.I.G., why go the extra mile to put it on your lip? I once knew a woman who tattooed "Beer" on her upper lip and "Pizza" on her bottom one. Yeah, not the sexiest thing in the world.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Priscilla Rain
I don't mean this in any sort of mean, distasteful or disrespectful manner at all, but I've never known or seen a butterface beauty until I ran into Priscilla Rain. Well, I take that back, Rita G is probably the first and only one that I've ever seen. Incredible body but just a face that did not do anything for me. Well, I've got to feature Priscilla Rain as my Mrs. Butterworth pick for the day. Much like the theme behind this week's Cap Diss, I can't call it. I want to say she is a certified dime, but in the back of my head I start wondering if she isn't as cute as I think? Is she a certified butterface? Never trust a big butt and a smile is what I've been told but does the face match the assets?
Unfortunately, if you haven't come to a conclusion yet, then you're going to be upset when you realize there's not very much video evidence to help make you side one way or another. But still, seeing PR on a boat is kinda hot, butterface or not.
5. Rappers Say The Darndest Things
Look, I know you all get really uptight when I do this, but sometimes there's got to be some shine placed on one doggy in particular that no other doggies should get the spotlight. Normally we have a grand total of five of your favorite RAPPERS featured in here, but there was one instance that drove me over the edge. Even though the discussion is pretty much over and done with since Oxygen is not picking up the "All My Babies' Mamas" reality special, there was one particular quote that has to get put on blast. To claim Shawty Lo is a father figure most young black men today should mimic is about as positive as saying Soulja Boy Tell Em is a great role model for kids to want to grow up to be. STOP IT. The fact of the matter is he had kids with ten different women. 10!!! Some guys aren't even lucky enough to have sex with 10 girls before they get married, and he's had kids with every last one of them. I thought Lil Wayne was bad, but this is really disgusting. Not disgusting because of him having a lot of babies' mamas, but the fact that he and Oxygen would try to make money and a reality show actually promoting it. It's not about taking care of your family, it's about the logic in Shawty Lo's head, and the women for that matter. It's bad enough there's an overabundance of reality shows being aired today but to put something of this caliber up for public viewing? What does that say about us, as minorities? Don't we get ridiculed enough?
Rapper Shawty Lo is under fire for a new Oxygen reality special about him, his 11 children and 10 baby mamas, but a rep for the musician tells RumorFix exclusively, "Shawty Lo is a father figure who most young black men today should mimic." The Parents Television Council condemns All My Babies' Mamas saying, "Every time we think that the television industry couldn't stoop any lower, sadly one of the networks steps forward to prove us wrong," They claim the organization demeans blacks. The show is in development for Spring, but a trailer has been leaked online already. Oxygen tells us the show "is not meant to be a stereotypical representation of everyday life for any one demographic or cross section of society." Shawty's rep, Kali Bowyer, adds, "It's a sad day in America, when people attempt to reject a father who steps up to the plate, a father who is actively supporting his children & their mothers not just monetarily but emotionally as well."
***New York, back, New York, back! By the time this post goes live, who knows what the fate of Shawty Lo's reality show/special will be. But let me just say this, there's no reason we should "not" give anything in life a chance...EXCEPT "All My Babies' Mamas." LOL. And it looked a little shaky for a few games, especially with that Honey Nut Cheerios controversy but my New York Knicks are back to winning! Oh yeah, we've got business to handle against the Brooklyn Nets come Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! I can't call these NFL play-off games for anything. Logic tells me it'll be the Patriots versus Niners in the Super Bowl but fate tells me Ray Lewis wants another Super Bowl ring to end his career and Matt Ryan is thirsty to put an ATL stomp into the championship game. All in all, it should be a fun Sunday. I'll catch y'all on Tuesday! --BB***
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]