In this week’s Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, G-Unit declaring their “termination” list and urging Game to pull the trigger, Akon telling gangster fairy tales, Lil’ Wayne receiving a rolling endorsement as best rapper alive and Kanye West revealing his fondness for breast milk.
1. Terminator 3. Leave it to G-Unit to come up with a solution to solve all the ills of hip-hop-and the world for that matter. SOHH recently caught up with 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo to discuss much of their current drama. In the process Fif talked about the ousting of former member Young Buck.
“He lives like a drug dealer,” 50 said. “When the artist spends excessively to the point where he doesn’t actually have that money anymore, out of desperation he says whatever he can say to try and fix situations.”
And as a precursor to their upcoming album, Terminate On Site, the crew came up with a list of things they would love to terminate.
Tony Yayo choose to take aim at rivals Fat Joe and Game.
50 was a bit more diplomatic with his picks, choosing racism and STDs.
“You know that would be a lot of fun without that,” said 50 about STDs. “Without having to worry about that.”
Meanwhile Lloyd Banks marked Fat Joe, Cam’ron, tight clothing, swagger-jacking and Game for termination. He even had some words of encouragement for Game who recently made comments about committing suicide in the latest issue of XXL magazine.
“I heard he’s going to terminate himself so good luck on that,” Banks told SOHH. “I predicted that too. So, next time you in the dark and you think about blowing your noodles all over your nice little paint, just do it like Nike.”
Damn! That’s cold. What’s on your termination list?
2. A Con Man. Hip-Hop’ favorite gritty gangster singer, Akon, has been exposed as an imitation thug. According to a report by The Smoking Gun, the “Locked Up” crooner made up most of his criminal background. From the time of his debt on the music scene in 2003 Akon portrayed himself as a hardened criminal who served nearly four years in prison for his role as the mastermind of a car theft ring. Not so says the report, which is backed by police records that show Akon spent only a few months in the lock up.
“Akon’s ad nauseum claims about his criminal career and resulting prison time have been, to an overwhelming extent, exaggerated, embellished, or wholly fabricated,” an investigation by TSG has revealed. “Police, court, and corrections records reveal that the entertainer has created a fictionalized backstory that serves as the narrative anchor for his recorded tales of isolation, violence, woe, and regret.”
SMH. Akon, Akon, Akon. Now you know you done f*cked up right? How are you going to explain this away? Honestly, it really doesn’t matter, homie. You’re not the only studio gangster out there. You just got busted for it. No biggie!
3. Written In Stone. Lil’ Wayne received another endorsement in his quest to be the best the game has to offer. Rolling Stone magazine recently dubbed Weezy the best MC of 2008.
“Wayne works quickly – he writes nothing down, records rhymes as soon as they pop into his head, and completes up to five songs a day,” said the mag. “He can also knock out a verse for someone else within a half-hour of hearing the beat. That has served him well financially: Wayne charges $100,000 for the average cameo – or $75,000 if he likes the beat or the song. ‘But nothing less!’ Wayne says. ‘I wouldn’t do a song for my sister for less than $75,000.'”
Whatever, yo! As if Rolling Stone matters. Truth be told, we’re only four months into 2008 and no rapper has really set himself apart from the pack. I’ll solicit some opinions from the peanut gallery now. Who is the best MC of 2008?
Also, is a Weezy cameo really worth that much? What’s Jay-Z getting for a cameo? How much would you pay Ludacris for a cameo?