Written By Archie Fucque
In this week’s Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Cam’ron selling Juelz Santana off to Def Jam, Jim Jones warning Kanye West to stay in his “nerd” lane, Young Buck proclaiming that 50 Cent’s plot against him backfired and Prodigy actually spreading love to Nas, but none to Jay-Z.
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1. Paid In Full.While the numbers are not as staggering as Jay-Z’s multi-million dollar contract with Live Nation, Cam’ron pulled off a deal with Def Jam Records that’s—for lack of a better term—kind of a big deal. According to radio personality Miss Info, Cam’ron sold the contract of fellow Dipset mate Juelz to Def Jam for 2 million dollars.
Despite their recently sprained relationship the Harlem homeboys were able to part ways on relatively amicable terms. Juelz wrote Miss Info a brief email to express his pleasure and confirm the deal.
Though this marks the end of Dipset dynasty, I still say good for them. Nice to see rappers deal with their differences like real businessmen. (Jim Jones and Max B pay attention here.)
I wonder what Cam’ron is going to do with his two million?
Hmm, let’s see, 2 million dollars can get you:
57, 142 horse & carriage rides in New York City.
20 Pink Range Rovers
412,371 containers of Purell wet wipes.
This just in…Cam’ron has sold JR Writer’s contract to Itsawrap Records for four pair of Red Monkey jeans, alligator chancletas, and a watermelon flavored scratch and sniff chinchilla.
2. G’s Up (Goon Vs Geek). In more Dipset news, the most unlikely matched rap beef ever, continues to wage on as , Jim Jones carries on his tough talk about Kanye West. During a recent segment of BET’s Rap City the Byrd Gang boss warned the “geeky” Chi-town rapper to “stay in his lane.”
“Kanye you better watch your mother**** mouth, before I pull you by that glow in the dark pink. Stop playing with me, we mobbing and you don’t, stick in the nerd lane. Revenge of the nerds we appreciate you.”[Watch Here]
The usually talkative Kanye has yet to respond to Jimmy’s tough talk, but he did find the time to celebrate his inclusion on Vanity Fair's “Best Dressed” list. Here’s what he had to say on his blog about the honor.
“I've sat in front of this computer for 20 minutes trying to put into words how I feel... who all to thank... and how to celebrate... this is a true honor and I am humbled by it!!!”
Truly humbled. Dude was practically speechless. More importantly we need to find a way to settle this dispute with Jim and Kanye once and for all.
Maybe we can have a spelling bee? Naw, not fair to Jim. Kanye just graduated.
Maybe a 40-yard dash foot race? Naw, not fair to Kanye. Jim’s a great runner. You’ve seen what he can do when chased out of parks and clubs. He’s young Flashy Flash when it comes to that foot speed.
Help me out here folks. Find a challenge for Jim Jones Vs. Kanye West.
3. Missing Ingredient. You knew the moment would come when Young Buck would get the last laugh on his former friends in G-Unit. As 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks wipe egg of their faces following the flop of their sophomore album T.O.S (Terminate On Sight), disbanded member Buck took solace in the fact the album sucked without him. During an interview with Detroit’s Hot 102.7 radio station, Buck gloated at the fact the album sans him was a disaster. He even went on to further clear the air about his infamous phone conversation.
“Every man has two sides to him whether it’s the emotional side or the tough side or whatever, whether you choose to show it or hide it. He was just a cat who caught my emotional side of things. At the end of the day it was a heart-felt conversation for me. I meant everything I said. I was actually going through a situation at the time, but he chose to put it out there to like discredit me, but I think it backfired.” [Listen here]
Kudos to Buck! He owns up to his actions like a real man. He’s nothing like these other rappers who fabricate their lives and refuse to make the necessary corrections. Get it, Rick Ross?
4. Indecent Endorsement. You ever been in a situation where a friend tries to help you and they do more harm than help? You eventually have to ask them politely not to do you any more favors. Well, that’s the predicament Ludacris and Barack Obama are in. The Grammy award winning rapper attempted to show his support for presidential hopeful by recording a diss track against Hillary Clinton, John McCain and current president George Bush, but the lyrics of the song has placed Obama under fire for his association with the rapper.
“Hillary hated on you/So that b**ch is irrelevant,” Luda spit on the track "Politics: Obama Is Here." “McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralyzed/ Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped/ Ball up all of his speeches and I throw ‘em like candy wrap.”
After feeling the heat from many media outlets, especially FOX News, Obama had to denounce and reject Ludacris for his harsh lyrics.
Hey Luda, do us all a favor fall back for a second. This goes for all you rappers who think being revolutionary in a few lines is going to fulfill your political duties. I understand Obama needs your support, but voting for him in November will suffice. No need to make a song about it. And if you can’t vote, move b*tch get out the way, we’re trying to win an election here.
5. One Love
Incarcerated rapper Prodigy has put squashing beef on his prison “to do list.” After getting word that Nas had nice things to say about him in KING magazine and Hov dissed him on the “Put It On” remix, Capital P called up the folks at Vibe.com ready to dead his beef with Nas, but Jay-Z was a different story. We’ll let him tell it. [Listen Here]
Apparently Prodigy is willing to give Nas a second chance, but Jay-Z not so much
”I think Jay-Z’s a b**ch *ss nigga”
Oh that explains it. Only if Jay wasn’t such a b*tch a** n*gga they could all be friends.
That’s all from me folks. Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org for a healthy back and forth. Let’s brainstorm on a Jim Jones Vs. Kanye challenge.