This Busta Rhymes
shooting is not looking good. Apparently there is a tape that has the killer's
voice. Whatever's on that tape, it's not good for Busta. He's going to have
to talk, probably no matter what the circumstances are. Is Busta going to risk
going to jail to preserve his "street cred" when his biggest album
to date is about to drop? Busta is losing tremendous points with mainstream
America every day that he won't cooperate. And, coincidently, they're the ones
that are going to buy the album. The same people that care so much about if
Busta is "real" are the same ones that are going to buy a mixtape
with the best songs from the album, buy the bootleg of the album, or just download
it online two weeks before it drops.
A record store
has even banned Busta's albums from its shelves. That's a bold statement, but
it's not going to do a whole hell of a lot because the Best Buy's and Target's
are not going to ban Busta Rhymes. It's good to take a stand on something you
believe in, but most record store owners don't have the balls to move for anything
but the money.
Isn't it great
how Mya is all of a sudden denying any sexual relations with that man,
50 Cent (and Game). Props to 50 Cent for putting them both on blast at
the same time. I'm sure Mya doesn't want that reputation that she's railroad
tracks for rappers. For most guys, if they put a chick on blast like that no
other chick will fuck with them, because they don't want to be put on blast
as well. I'm pretty sure that result will work in reverse for 50 and Game and
girls will be throwing themselves at both of them, just hoping to be put on
And speaking of
Game, can you name his last song that wasn't a diss to 50 Cent? I really
can't recall it. Wasn't it "Hate It Or Love It"?
How's this for
fighting sexual harassment? HollaBackNYC.com is a site against sexual harassment.
Good for them. However, the way they are fighting this is by taking snapshots
of men who harass them with their camera phone. I guess mace and the rape whistle
got too expensive. Apparently, taking someone's picture and running home to
upload it to a website is the best way to stop harassers. I'm sure lots of men
who would normally say something crude are now saying, "Oh shit, I better
not say anything. My picture could be posted online " Besides, everyone
looks the same from a camera phone. I guess New York City women are not any
"holla back girls."
How's this for
science class? A teacher castrated a live pig in front of his class, telling
them that it was a "necessary" skill for them to learn. I can't tell
you how many times my pig castration skills have come in handy. It actually
helps to know about the side-effects of castration, because then you know how
to deal with A&R's.
And props to the
Bosnian dentist that gave a dog a gold tooth as a reward for his "loyalty."
What's next, grills for dogs? Hey Paul Wall, don't steal my fucking idea. Is
anyone else surprised that rappers like Nas who seem to be against interracial
dating haven't lashed out at Mr. Wall?
It's a good thing
that Pharoahe Monch has finally found a new home. SRC will be putting
out his next record. It's going to be interesting to see how Pharoahe does.
He has A LOT of work to do because he has to reintroduce himself to a new generation
now. There are a lot of people out there who probably don't even remember "Simon
Says" or even "Oh No," much less his days with Prince Po as Organized
Konfusion. Pharoahe's been away for so long too, I just hope he can make a classic
album. The game could have used this two years ago. Shit, at least a mixtape
or something. "Agent Orange" was crazy, and "Book of Judges"
was sick, but dropping one track every two years is not cool. Let's just hope
this album is worth the wait.
is scared some of her naked footage from a "costume malfunction" from
the "Crazy in Love" video shoot will surface online. I'd imagine Jay
is pretty scared too. Then he won't have the exclusive anymore. Meanwhile everyone
else is going to be hitting the refresh
button every minute hoping something pops up.
Kobe again. Props to them. They need to do an all-terrain Air-OJ next.
And speaking of
artists on hiatus, isn't it kind of funny how DMX is back in the game
again? I thought he had retired. Rappers going into retirement is not even possible.
From now on, any rapper that says they're retiring is full of shit. When Jerry
Rice retired, he didn't suit up a few games here and there and then go back
into "retirement." Instead, Jerry found a way to completely embarrass
himself and dance away his legacy. But back to the point, if you retire, you
are out of the game. Jay is not retired. DMX is not retired. Tha Liks did not
retire, they just disbanded. What rapper in their right mind would retire? There's
people that would still buy KRS and Big Daddy Kane albums. Why would they retire?
Some rappers, however, are pushed towards the door because no one wants their
shit. That's not retiring. That's getting fired. There's a million mixtape rappers
I can think of that have been politely, and sometimes impolitely, shown the
door. Speaking of which, I have not heard from Shells in a loooong time. Shells,
if you're reading this, get at me.
That's about it
for now. Go read the interviews it's kind of crazy how the A-Team
is split. And for the record, I have NO idea what Hitchcock is doing
right now. Ransom didn't tell me, their manager didn't tell me, and I have no
number on Hitch. I've heard rumors that he's in jail, but I also heard that
Ransom was in jail. Then I talked to Ransom, so I'm pretty sure he didn't smuggle
his Sidekick into the bing. JR always gives a good interview, we're two
for two with him. Is Little Vic the next Jojo Pellegrino? And you'll
finally get to see DJ Smallz face exciting right? Anyway, until
next week don't do anything Chad Johnson wouldn't do.