Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ginuwine Breaks Silence On Falling Out W/ Timbaland, "I Begged & Pleaded With Him"

R&B singer Ginuwine has broken his silence on falling out with producer Timbaland and said his former associate gave him the cold shoulder on various occasions.

According to Gin, it was Timbaland who cut off ties with him.

"Me and Tim were real close at one point," he explained in an interview. "A lot of the times that I reached out, there were a bunch of excuses. I begged and pleaded with him because I felt a certain way but I was like, is it just a bad vibe that I'm picking up on? Maybe I'm bugging out, I don't know. But it came out to be true and I still feel like he owes me an apology for that. The reason I'm pissed off at him now is because of what he did. I would've been cool and not bothered him if he would've said, 'Nah, I'm too busy,' or gave me the lame excuse like he's been giving me. But don't do it and then not do what you're supposed to do [to promote the song]." (VIBE)

Rumors on their issues began to surface on multiple music blogs last fall.

What's really good between old pals Timbaland and Ginuwine? It seems Tim doesn't want to be in Ginuwine's video for "Get Involved" ft Missy and Timbaland himself, and is said to have dodged Ginuwine's calls. He even used the excuse that he was getting "too fat" as a reason to back out of the video which left Ginuwine hurt about the situation. (Bryonce)

Tim is widely acclaimed for helping shape Ginuwine's early singing career.

With the strikingly inventive Timbaland behind the boards, Ginuwine cut his debut album, Ginuwine...The Bachelor, and released it later in 1996. "Pony" became a number one R&B smash, also reaching number six on the pop charts, and the album became an eventual double-platinum hit. It spun off several more R&B hits over the next year, including "Tell Me Do U Wanna," "I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry," "Holler," and "Only When Ur Lonely"; it also featured a homage to one of Ginuwine's main influences in the cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry." (All Music)

Gin's latest album was released in July 2009 and debuted on the Top 200.

R&B singer Ginuwine made his return to the charts this week as A Man's Thoughts locked in No. 9. After seven days on shelves, the singer's new album has sold 37,400 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Check out Ginuwine & Timbaland's "Get Involved" down below:

Nas Loses Court Battle W/ Kelis, Must Pay $299K To Estranged Wife

New York rapper Nas has reportedly been ordered to pay his estranged wife/singer Kelis more than $299,000 for spousal and child support.

According to reports, the ruling was made official on Monday (April 12).

Nas went to court Monday over his divorce with Kelis -- and walked out a little lighter in the wallet. According to documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Nas had to immediately fork over $47,249.42 in back child support and $40,454 in back spousal support. The judge also ordered Nas to pay $10,000/month in spousal support until he pays off the $299,015.50 he owes Kelis. Nas also has to pay 90% of Kelis' legal fees in the amount of $155,787.28. Lastly, Nas has to pay $48,549.83 to cover Kelis' accounting expenses. (TMZ)

Reports last December showed Nas paying over $51,000 a month to Kelis in spousal and child support.

UPDATE: 7:54 PM PT The judge just ordered Nas to pay $40,454 in spousal support and $10,647 in child support. And, Nas must pay disso-queen Laura Wasser's attorney's fees, to the tune of $46,022. Nas has just taken the stand in his divorce case, testifying that he wants overnights with his son. Kelis has custody for now, but Nas' lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, wants his client to score some face time with the kid. (TMZ)

The two ex-lovers allegedly attempted to reconcile their differences last fall.

During Wednesday's hearing Kelis said that the couple -- who announced their intention to divorce in April after a four-year marriage -- attempted to reconcile in September to no avail. She also reportedly testified that she has been having difficulty earning money because she is a new mother and doesn't have a lot of job options outside of the music business. She told the court that Nas is slated to release two albums in 2010. (MTV)

On a recently leaked unreleased track called "Strong Will Continue," Nas addressed his legal woes with Kelis.

On the track, he makes reference to a 1993 incident where martial arts film star Bruce Lee's son Brandon was killed on set of The Crow. "Twisted and mangled, sort of like Bruce Lee life/Cursed with his son Brandon/ If that's you and me Knight/ I pray our fate's greater." The 36 year-old MC is less than pleased with his reported court-ordered spousal and child support payments of $52,000 per month. "How in the h*ll am I supposed to stay comfy/ When I pay child support, alimony monthly," he raps. And as for rumors that he cheated on his wife, Nas has something to say on that topic as well. "So I've stuck with some married women so fine, cheating while their husband rushing on the 40-yard line/ Wonder if this is what my ex did the whole time." (Rap-Up)

Shyne Officially Makes Rap Comeback, Releases "Messiah" [Audio]

Former Bad Boy artist Shyne has officially made his return to hip-hop with the release of his new song, "Messiah."

The track officially debuted Monday (April 12) night.

"I got the city on my back," Shyne raps. "Pretty women in the sack, rollin' in the Rolls/Sit, sittin' in my lap/This is not a rap fool, this a not an act/Welcome to New York blood, this is where it's at/Snitches take a nap with the fishes and the rats/Buried in the dirt where the witnesses is at/Hear the whistle when I clap from the missile that I pack/Once you violate, like a ribbon, it's a wrap/From Gangland to the Oval Office, next ten years I'ma control the market.." ("Messiah")

Shyne's new track has already received praise from various music outlets and critics.

The beat is incredibly gutter, but Shyne's voice alone is going to shake up the Big Apple. It's commanding and distinct. He automatically catches your attention, and there's no trace of rust in his flow. I predict that NYC is going to be cheering for Shyne for quite some time. Swizz Beatz already told us weeks ago that he would lace Shyne's album, and who knows who else will contribute to Shyne's comeback? He's still one of the most respected in the game. (MTV)

The rapper was originally set to debut his first post-prison track on DJ Khaled's Victory album.

"He fit me into his schedule and I appreciate it," Khaled said about Shyne. "The thing is, the record got leaked. Some hacker actually leaked it and it messed me up because when they leaked it, the publishers on the production of the track -- came at me and tried to come at me on some legal stuff so I couldn't even use it on my album. That's why I hate these hackers. They ruin surprises -- but at the end of the day, at least the streets got it and we fed the streets." (Jessie Maguire)

Last February, music executive LA Reid inked Shyne to a recording contract with Def Jam.

"I have come here to stand by Shyne and to officially kick off our partnership with Island Def Jam Music Group and Gangland Records and so it is really an honour to be here, really very special place. I am here because great people are worthy of travelling many many miles for it and I come here to say that your country is great and I hope you guys know that this is a great man from your country who deserves this kind of respect and who deserves this kind of support. So that is why we are here." (7 News Belize)

Drake Reveals Biggest Rap Co-Signs, "Rick Ross, Jeezy, The Hardest Dudes [Call Me]"

Young Money's Drake opened up about his co-signs from fellow artists like Rick Ross, Jeezy, B.G. and more.

According to Drizzy, he also gets support from incarcerated rappers like C-Murder.

"For anybody that doesn't believe in me, your favorite rappers do," he added. "They call me for hooks, features and all that. Ross, Jeezy, the hardest dudes--B.G. C-Murder calls me from jail. Turk calls me from jail to tell me I'm doing great. For the people that don't believe, the people that you do believe in got love for me. That's all that matters." (XXL Mag)

Rap heavyweight Fat Joe recently praised Drizzy's rap talent.

"He's just moving at a way faster pace than other artists have in the past," Joe explained in an interview. "He's putting out maybe five, six, seven hit records. You know how hard it is for a person to have one hit? So imagine what his album is like...Two very different artists...As far as I'm concerned, [50 Cent] had one hot album, and his first album was a classic and that's it. After that everything else was bubble gummed down. So Drake, I think he will outlast 50 Cent. If you talk about 50 Cent on top really making hot music it didn't even last two, three, four years. Looking at the quality of the music that Drake is making and the different lanes--he wrote that song for Alicia Keys, 'Unthinkable'--I think we ain't seen nobody like him yet." (VIBE)

Hip-Hop pioneer LL Cool J previously gave Drake props for his skills.

"It's a lot of talented guys out there," LL explained in an interview. "Lil Wayne is talented. He seems to be the dominant figure in this particular era of hip-hop. So you know, he's doing his thing. I like Drake, you know, that 'You The Best' is a good record...It's a good song. There's a lot of talented guys out there so you know, kudos fellas." (Hip Hop Official)

Last year, actor/singer Jamie Foxx explained the similarities between Drake's rap image and the young LL Cool J.

"Drake is the new movement," Foxx said in an interview. "To have records on a mixtape, and then the next thing you know he's on top of the charts. And every time you mention him, people go crazy...And then to be on a track with Bun B...and...Bun B, he doesn't get on tracks with people unless it's really legit...[Drake] has a way with women, in how he portrays himself. His music is...he can go as gangster as he wants, but when he sings, that is the X-factor...This guy's actually melodically soothing when he's singing to females and I think that gives him a little bit of what my man LL Cool J had...The reason LL Cool J lasted for so long was because he was an absolute monster when it came to battle rap, but he was, when it came to females...there's not a lady in the world don't want to be at an LL Cool J show. So, if this guy can capture what I think he can capture, he'll really have that." (MTV)

Rick Ross Recruits T.I., Kanye West, Jay-Z & More For "Teflon Don

Rick Ross Recruits T.I., Kanye West, Jay-Z & More For "Teflon Don
Southern rapper Rick Ross will reportedly collaborate with T.I., Kanye West, Jay-Z and more on his forthcoming Teflon Don album.

Based on new reports, Ross will also feature a wide variety of producers on his fourth solo project.

Along with Ne-Yo, who appears on the first official single for the disc, "Super High," the Miami Boss also recruited such hip-hop heavyweights as Jay-Z, Kanye West, T.I. and Drake. Known for his collaborations with the R&B elite (John Legend, The-Dream), Ross's new LP also boasts features from Raphael Saadiq and Chrisette Michele. Producers on the project include DJ Clark Kent, the Olympics and past co-conspirators J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, the Runners and the Inkredibles. (XXL Mag)

His album is slated to be released in the summer.

Rick Ross has been dropping more freestyles than Weezy lately, but the Bawse is finally coming clean with the first official single from his fourth album Teflon Don, due June 29. Ross breezes through "Super High" with help from labelmate Ne-Yo and production by DJ Clark Kent and The Remedy. "Magnificent (Part 2)," anyone? (Rap-Up)

Last January, Ross talked about the project being one of his biggest to date.

"It's a lot of Internet, a lot of online chatter going on -- a lot of talk of this new Rick Ross/John Legend collaboration," Ross said. "I'm confirming it. It's official. We got another record...Ah man, I don't know how to describe this one. 'Magnificent' was one of my favorite records off Deeper Than Rap. But the new John Legend [collaboration] is most definitely next-level vibe. We back at it. It's most definitely creative. Shout-out to John Legend -- I think he makes a huge contribution to music. Myself, I try to get better and better with every rhyme I make -- every rhyme I bring to the table, I want to make sure it's more potent than the last. I'm setting this album, Teflon Don, to be the album of my career." (MTV)

Ross recently spoke with SOHH about predicting he would make the best records for 2010.

"Honestly, n*ggas can talk sh*t but it's hard to really make predictions other than lord willing we'll be still here, you know what I"m saying," Ross told SOHH. "N*ggas here, free, alive, other than that, we just gonna make the best music we gonna make. And I feel it's gonna competewith the best music that's being made right now." (SOHH)

Check out a trailer for the new album down below:

Drake Denies Olivia Collaboration, "I Apologize To Any Fan Who Was Duped"

Young Money's Drake has released a statement saying that he did not authorize the use of his vocals on Olivia's recently leaked song, "Control."

In a statement, Drizzy says he has never worked with the former G-Unit member.

"I support artist collaborations and sampling music that inspires you but I don't support taking unauthorized recordings and marketing them as features," Drake explained. "I've never worked with Olivia and I apologize to any fan who was duped into thinking that 'Control' was a collaboration of mine." (All Hip Hop)

Olivia said the track is from her upcoming mixtape, Under the Radar.

"Hey guys my mixtape comes out n a 2 weeks be clear the 2 records that have leaked r just that mixtape records.sorry I couldn't present it to u myself!but rock out 2em," she wrote over the weekend. "@richdollaz is pissed lol its all good its the internet age we live in,its a gift and curse..Thank u 2all my true supporters.love u all...RT @BlogXilla: @OliviaLongott @Richdollaz umm how come i didn't get a copy of the joint w/ Drake?<--covering my face we were leaked!' (Olivia's Twitter)

The record leaked online late Friday (April 9) night.

New hot track called "Control" by singer, Olivia who is also a former G-Unit first lady surfaced recently. It features Canadian rapper, Drake. Olivia is currently working on her sophomore album titled 'Show the World' and is due to be released sometime in mid or end of 2010. (Music Juzz)

Last month, Olivia spoke with SOHH about joining forces with new manager, Rich Dollaz.

"He's a character" Olivia told SOHH with a smile. "I love Rich, I'm glad we teamed up. We probably met, I wanna say six or seven months ago. And it feels like I've known him my whole life. So it's a great connection with the both of us, we work very well, I don't have to tell him what I need done, like, he'll call me and be on top of it all the time with like interviews and whatever. Most managers don't talk to their artists on a daily basis and he does that, which is really good." (SOHH)

Monday, April 12, 2010

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Jae Millz Will Never Pop, Nicki Minaj Goes A** Out, Young Money's Groupie Looks Flabby & Sick

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we look back at the week and witness a Young Money invasion with Jae Millz putting Lil Wayne to shame with irrelevant disses, Nicki Minaj's first album single/music video being a**, Kat Stacks failing as mini-Superhead and oh SOHH much more!

[Editor's Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]

1. Freshmen Year

LMFAO. D*mn, no bullsh*t, y'all are really gonna miss me when I'm long gone from here, so hopefully my words and harsh criticisms stick with some of y'all doggies. But enough of that sappy sh*t, let's go ahead and get right into it, Jae Millz...SMFH. Are you serious? First off, the fact that anybody would even want to interview Weezy's New York roommate connect is a f*cking joke by itself. Like, seriously? But then, to think you're saying some educated-but-street gems by literally sh*tting on the XXL Magazine Top 10 Freshmen of 2010 list? SMFH. Let's start from the beginning, please.

"I don't feel no sort of way about me not being in the Top 10 but can't no n*gga tell me that my n*gga Vado ain't supposed to be on that cover or on the flip cover of that XXL Top 10 Freshmen issue," Millz said in an interview. "Can't nobody tell me that, and if you do want to argue with me, you can argue with me about anything because I only know five n*ggas out of the ten n*ggas on that cover. And my ears [are] to the streets...I'm not even gonna say the name of the n*ggas I know, that's gonna single n*ggas out or whatever, but n*ggas know whose supposed to be on that cover and n*ggas know who ain't supposed to be on that f*cking cover...Vado and Cam put out Boss of All Bosses with [DJ] Drama, killed it, they putting out random records, their records coming out every single f*cking week on [DJ] Kay Slay -- so who the f*ck are these other n*ggas? Like just because you think he's a good emo rapper or he's a good backpack rapper, them n*ggas are f*cking wack my n*gga. Don't tell me nothing about my man ain't put in work. If he ain't put in work now, he put in work with me all them years."

^ Hey Jae, here's something to think about too. You know that old a** rapper named Papoose? Yeah, the one married to Remy Ma! You know how many times Kay Slay would play new sh*t from him every Thursday during "The Drama Hour?" And just think, his a** is still a "freshmen" since he's been doing this rap sh*t since 2004-2005 and has yet to drop an album, or better yet, maybe J-Hood? Did you get all uptight with them for not getting shine or screaming to XXL Magazine for not doing a whole campaign with them featured? SMFH. Surely enough, the bloggers and "freshmen" caught feelings and had to address the sh*t.

J. Cole

"I haven't," Cole said when asked if he was familiar with Vado. "But I did see that -- I heard he co-signed him. I don't know who in particular he was talking about and I don't know him but if that's his opinion, that's his opinion. Like, that's how I feel. I don't feel any type of ill will towards him for saying that, if that's how he feels, he's sticking up for his man there."

Nipsey Hu$$le

"'N*ggaz got they pantys in a bunch over that xxl cover....," he wrote Tuesday (March 30) night. "and 4 tha record if u been rappin 10 years and ain't drop yet....its over! -Nh."

Freddie Gibbs

"I don't know jae millz never met him," he wrote on Twitter last night, "never had a conversation,I didn't address it cuz I didn't feel like he was talkin to me."

^ You know what the funny sh*t is? There's no way Millz could have said the sh*t he said and then semi-apologize for it, is there?

"im gettin tired of everybody with this XXL Freshman sh*t!! Smfh," he wrote Wednesday (March 31). " S.O 2 EVERYBODY that was on da Top 10 Cover!! but i only kno @nipseyhussle @JColeNC @jayrock @realwizkhalifa & OJ!! & So do YOU! Happy now?"

^ SMFH. You know, some of y'all ask me why I get so antsy and tight when it comes to these posts but the real answer? F*cking rappers. We saw it with Yukmouth last week and now we're seeing it once again right here. Bottom line? DON'T START NO SH*T, WON'T BE NO SH*T! And after going all the f*ck way in on trashing XXL Magazine, this clown gets shut out of THEIR concert? By Harris Publications? Nah. By Vanessa Satten? Nah. By 5-0 Cent? SMFH.

"F*ck ALL New Jersey Cops!!! Especially the Teaneck Police Department!!!! They just f*cked up my whole nite!! Smh," he wrote late Wednesday night. "I just spent my last 2 hours in a punk a** NJ jail cell!!!!!.. Shoutout 2 Officer J.Abraham Jr for totally f*cking up my night!! Well since now the surprise is ruined!! Might as well let yall kno @Mr_Camron & @VADO_MH was bringing me out 2nite.. Smh punk a** cop had the nerve 2 ask me was my jewelry & Louis Vuitton belt & wallet real!!! smh bet u wish it wasn't!!! RT @PrinceDreManX @JAE_MILLZlmfao was it the fat indian cop named abrahim?

^ I've already wasted enough ink on this doggy, doggies, but let's clear sh*t up real quick and be done with it. This is why Jae Millz is a lame and will never "blow." He's d*mn near 30 at least and Lil Twist has a bigger buzz than you. You're never gonna pop. You brag about a high school diploma and signing a record deal and have been in the game for over 10 years with only a mixtape buzz at best? You're never gonna pop. The only fans you have know you for battle rapping and NO BODY BATTLE RAPS ANYMORE. You're never gonna blow. Mack Maine at least is "president" of Young Money while you're just an employee. You're never gonna blow. You get busted by police and think it's cool to tweet like Jim Jones. You're never gonna pop. Lastly, Harlem, New York fell off after Dipset broke up and Ron Browz did "Pop Champagne." You're NEVER gonna pop.

2. Massive A**, Minor Attack

Sorry doggies, but the title ain't lying, if you were a fan of Nicki Minaj's music before this week, then d*mn, y'all caught a fat a** "L" with the "Massive Attack" single. The record is, well, f*ck it, I'll let y'all decide.

"So-so hot in here, feels like a jungle, yeah/Me don't like boys that dem jumble, yeah/One time bust a shot for my champion girls, tell them guys super size me a combo/Kn-kn-know I got the ammo/That's why I bulletproofed the Lambo/In the Middle East on a camel/Running through the jungle, Rambo/Liberachi tango, swingin on a vine, mango/So call me Simba little mama cause Mufasa couldn't stop her/I'm flying on that choppa just to buy Balenciaga/It's just me & Mr. Me-ah-gi in the Phantom of the opera going Blocka motha------/Got that big rocket launcher."

SMFH. A**, a**, a**. D*mn, it's pretty bad when you think Sean Garrett f*cking Eminem'd this guest feature b/c we all know Nicki is capable of holding her own and for this to be a first single is really a joke. Now, on the flip side, they did make this up when the video premiered. Now this is a moment of truth, is Nicki a** shaking for her "Barbies" or is this sh*t for the fellas?

"We did a mud scene that's gonna be spectacular," she added. "We did a crawling forest scene that was dope. That was shot at night. It's just beautiful. The clothes, the ambience, it's really, really pretty. All the girls that like to play dress-up, they're gonna love this one. We wanted to make it pretty in the dirt. We wanted to have a very crazy contrast. I didn't want to do everything clean. I like the dirt. All that pink stuff looks even prettier in the dirt."

^ Personally, I think this whole sh*t is gonna flop on Nicki because it's all simple mathematics at the end of the day. Women and men. Yeah, she does the t*tty signing and trying to get that female unity or whatever you want to call it for kicks and giggles but the lady rappers ain't buying it, it seems.

"I mean, she's an actor, she majored in drama, right?," Khia said in an interview. "I think she's just an actor, I guess. She's acting, like, she's always in character. I don't know if it's really her. Everybody knows it's me, it's Khia. I don't know if she's Nick, I don't know if she's a Barbie. I tell everybody, we don't have Barbies in the hood. Boos, there wasn't no Barbies sitting on the stoop, love who you are. Hip-Hop is supposed to be real, hip-hop is supposed to be where the real people hang and I think it's a lot of infiltrators coming in..."

SMFH, even though I don't f*cks with Khia, she does have a point. This fantasy sh*t is like a male version of Charles Hamilton's Sonic the Hedgehog. So she's gonna have to really put up some dope a** lyrics in order to get the females to f*ck with her b/c it's a joke at this point. Now being that I'm all about seeing things 50/50, let's get a male perspective on this bubble a** gum sh*t.

"[Laughs] Sheesh. I would go with Nicki right now," Lloyd Banks said in an interview. "Yeah, I like her as an artist. We came up in the same era, we were around the same age so I'm pretty sure one of her influences was probably Lil Kim and nothing is really reminding of the impact Kim had, since Nicki came. To have a concert and have a hundred Nickies in the front row... not too many new artists come and have a following like that. So you definitely have to acknowledge that."

^ See, here's the Catch-22, yeah, you can call Nicki the new Lil Kim but then you lose respect for her raps. After Hardcore dropped in '96 and Biggie Smalls died, it was a wrap for Kim. Do fellas really want to see Nicki's new video because she can spit on the mic or b/c they want to see her camel toe t*tties a** shake assets?

3. Groupie Love

Now as much as I ran run my mouth off about YM, I can't fake, this Kat Stacks chick is getting on my f*cking nerves already even though she's airing out them boys. Maybe it's because every thing she says sounds like it's coming out the mouth of some fake a** highschool girl who bragged about giving some, giving some to the star football jockey. SMFH. Wait, y'all don't know who @KatStacks is? LMFAO. Roll film, please.

"For those who don't know who I am, I am Kat Stacks. I'm the girl that has the whole Internet going nuts. I'm the one who exposed the whole Young Money click and you know why they call them Young Money? Because they ain't got no grown a** money. They all motherf*cking roommates in a dirty motherf*cking carpet a** apartment. Mack Maine claims he's the CEO but he's roommates with JAE MILLZ and Gudda Gudda.......Also, Lil Twist is not under 18. He's 18 years old, I had seen his ID, I f*cked the n*gga myself. BLAH BLAH BLAH."

^ SMFH......and then what?

>"What's up y'all. Yesterday my Twitter page got hacked supposedly by Joe Budden"S" and someone paid him to get my page hacked but too bad I have motherf*cking connections...Joe Budden's number is BLAH BLAH and Little d*ck Twist number is BLAH BLAH and I read Nelly's page.....Holla at Lil Wayne, BLAH BLAH BLAH."

Honestly, I can't transcribe half the sh*t coming out of Kat Stacks' mouth but it just goes to show you that there are really chicks out there doing grimy a** videos just trying to get their sh*t popping. SMFH. If this is true, isn't there something wrong with Bow Wow, Young Money, Nelly and whoever else she "f*cked" if they find her even remotely attractive? SMFH. The videos speak for themselves but in honor of this groupie's loud a** mouth, here are a few dedication clips I have submitted for Kat Stacks.

4. The End Is Near

Finally, this "Drake-Over" seems to be almost done. Sh*t, it's official that the Young Money team is incapable of putting together out a hot a** first single for ANY project, especially that "Prom Queen" sh*t Weezy did last year and still managed to get y'all to f*ck with. But turns out the Thank Me Later album is not only practically done, but there is EVEN a f*cking release date! SMFH. D*mn, two big announcements that probably made everybody breathe a sigh of relief.

It's official. The most anticipated hip-hop album of the yearfinally has a release date. Drake's debut Thank Me Later will arrive on May 25, Rap-Up.com has learned. Drake will travel across the country performing material from the album on his first headlining trek, "The Away From Home Tour," kicking off April 9 at Penn State University, and wrapping in Houston on May 20, a few days before the record's release.

^ No disrespect, but how the f*ck does Rap-Up get "credible" authenticity? Sh*t, I guess they might really have connects. But if it wasn't enough that y'all got a date, Drake takes the time to write a boring a**, intellectual and so-called "vivid" description of completing the project. SMFH.

"The sun just came out. I mean I haven't seen it yet cause I am in the studio but I know it did. So good morning," he wrote Wednesnday (March 31). "I am working on the last song forThank Me Later. What a different journey it's been this go round. I wish I could share so much more with you but there are just too many new people involved who have dedicated their time to "the reveal". Should I just post the entire thing up now and say no the methods and yes to the mayhem???? Ha. I'd love too, but this is something special that I feel needs to be delivered to you in the way you deserve it to be. Remember the days of well thought out visuals, album thank you's, funk flex rants, all the things that came with the release of a new album, the things we'd look forward to...well I hope I can make you remember. I've worked hard on this body of work and I feel like every artist involved has given me their absolute best. I cannot wait till it's yours. The relief I will experience on release day will be euphoric. I look in peoples eyes and see not so much the doubt, but the uncertainty, the question that looms...and whatever the answer is I think we're both ready for it. These overwhelming moments are to be cherished. On that note fond readers, I will see u soon somewhere along the way. Mr. Walters pull the car around front...its time to go home."

^ LMFAO! Does he really fool people by saying he doesn't want to drop the sh*t right now for free b/c he wants to build the anticipation? SMFH. This doggy has been talking about wanting to sell a million copies since his a** got Sylvia Rhone'd last summer, like it's not about the f*cking numbers, LMFAO! Gotta give Drake props though b/c besides that minor a** Kia Shine controversy, doggy really hasn't had to deal with a lot of hate or even doubters besides myself and DJ Kay Slay. LOL. Y'all say this guy is the future of this rap sh*t but I just don't see it. At the end of the day, he can do a dope a** hook and put in a few catchy lines, so the f*ck what? Not trying to sh*t on him before he even drops but is the rap "game" really gonna switch the tide b/c of him, and please stop with the "you'll thank him later" bullsh*t b/c that's just an excuse for your album to be a** and you to say that we'll come around to appreciating it EVENTUALLY. SMFH. Until I see what the cover itself looks like, I'll just shut the f*ck up for now.

5. "STFU" Honors

D*mn, sh*t, f*ck, it's already April and we don't have 5-0 Cent getting into any Rick Ross beefs yet? SMFH, guess we just have to settle for these funny a** Twitter disses courtesy of Fabolous and Jim Jones, huh? LMFAO. Bullsh*t to the front, it's that time doggies where we put your favorite artists on blast in the "Shut The F*ck Up" section. This week, we got Kay Slay acting like he still takes the F-Train to work, Alfamega admitting he's a** on the mic, Rosa Acosta losing her hair and English vocabulary talking about Maino and more!

1. DJ Kay Slay

"At the end of the day, I like the kid's music but I'm not a heavy fan of his because I'm from the streets," Slay said in an interview. "I like that real street gutter spin, but he caters more to the ladies."

2. Alfamega

"He know who I am and he know what I do. So I'm not - No disrespect to these dudes, it's no disrespect period to these dudes, but I'm not Shawty Lo, I'm not Ludacris, and I'm d*mn-sure not Lil Flip."

3. Ludacris

"Diddy, yeah yeah yeah, we have a bet going on," Luda told television host Chelsea Handler. "We both have five number one Billboard singles on the charts so we're trying to see who is gonna get that sixth one. [Who will win?] Oh come on now, you know, I'm down for it. [laughs]"

4. Rosa Acosta

"There's a difference between being simple and cheap. I will not wear something that is fake, so I will wear whatever I can afford. If I can afford Forever 21 shoes, that's what I am going to buy. And anyway, I was unaware that they could give lessons about women's shoes in prison."

5. Olivia

"I can't give you no scoop, but right now it's four labels vying for my attention," she said in an interview. "I got a lot big things in the works and I haven't touched on my Vh1 show. I can't talk too much about that, but the girl will be on fire this summer. I'm about to be shutting a lot of people down, I'm excited. I just gave you the best insight, I told you it was on Vh1. [Laughs] You probably thought I was going to be on the Food Network channel or something. Nah, I can't tell you [more details than] that, I'm under contract. [Laughs]"

***SMFH, d*mn, I missed out on having a wild a** April Fools' Day Pulse Report by ONE DAY??? D*mn!!! So yeah doggies, this had to be a special Young Money edition dedicated to all of y'all who don't know whether to wear red tight pants or go to Toys R Us and buy some Barbie dolls. SMFH. And warning to the wise, commenting is always recommended, but not necessary, so feel free to air the f*ck out of this section but Pulse Report and Caption Diss is Bulldog Butter approved, don't associate me with the SOHH News, TV, Sales Wrap, Photo of the Day, etc. It's BB in this b*tch, get at me and enjoy the weekend y'all. And while I'm at it, did @CloFresh disappear completely off the f*cking Internet? LMFAO! --BB***

Eve On Competing W/ Nicki Minaj, "I Can't Keep Worrying About What's Coming Up Behind Me"

Ruff Ryders' Eve has talked about working with rap newcomer Nicki Minaj on the set of Ludacris' "My Chick Bad" video and explained why she does not look at her as competition.

According to E-v-e-, a busy schedule keeps her away from trying to focusing energy on what her fellow female rappers are doing.

"She definitely is a quirky chick. That's a good word for her," Eve said in an interview. "When she had the Freddy Krueger gloves I was like 'Wow.' But at the same time, whatever you decide to do, especially in music, you gotta go hard and own it. You can't be timid wearing Freddy Krueger gloves in a video. If you look insecure, people are going to be like 'Why are you doing that?' You gotta f*cking own it and she did. I think that's dope...Trust me, no one's competition for me and that sounds cocky but I seriously live in such an Eve world. And not in a crazy-everything-is-me-bubble, it's just that I'm bulding an empire. I go on Twitter and people say 'Yo, knock Nicki Minaj out of the box, but ultimately we're all helping each other and I'm happy seeing these chicks in the game. It's too much testosterone. When I see another female, my immediate reaction is not 'Oh I gotta go and get my sh*t right.' I got 900 other things going on. I can't keep worrying about what's coming up behind me." (VIBE)

Ruff Ryders' Drag-On spoke with SOHH last year about the Eve and Minaj comparisons.

"Yeah of course, Eve is always gonna be in it to win it, she's working on her album right now too," Drag told SOHH. "I heard it's bananas too. Like, it's crazy. She's always in it to win it. But I like Nicki Minaj, I ain't gonna front. I like her swag and what she's got going on." (SOHH)

Female rapper Lil Mama recently discussed Minaj's use of sex appeal.

"Nicki Minaj is a talented rapper," Lil Mama said in an interview. "She's out there, she's doing her. What she represents, I don't represent and she's doing something different, that's her lane. As the voice of the young people, Lil Mama, I focus on bringing up young girls to respect their bodies, respect theyself, do it up." (BET)

Former King Magazine covergirl LoLa Monroe also spoke about being compared to Minaj last fall.

"I don't do the Barbie thing -- that's her thing," LoLa said in an interview. "I really don't agree with it, that's basic. It doesn't make sense to me because first off, you're basically saying I'm jacking somebody who has never been known to have their styleall throughout their career. She's never been set to have her own style. It's always been set to say she's jacking Lil' Kim to Foxy [Brown] and now Lil Wayne. So how can I be jacking somebody or using somebody's style if they never been known to have their own style. That part never made sense. That's one. Another thing, it kind of comes from Wayne is in the foundation of my music and what I've listened to him for years and years. So you can hear his styles in my music. And you know, that's her mentor and that's somebody whom she's under and so she's known to sound like Wayne. That's all they say about her now. I believe the similarities may have come from that but besides that, I have my own style, I have my own lane. She does what she does, ya feel me?" (All Hip Hop)

Check out LoLa Monroe speaking on Nicki Minaj below:

Dr. Dre Moves Up "Detox" Release Date, "I'm Definitely Putting The Album Out This Year" [Video]

Dr. Dre Moves Up "Detox" Release Date, "I'm Definitely Putting The Album Out This Year" [Video]Aftermath Records label head Dr. Dre has announced plans to drop his long-awaited Detox album in 2010.

Dre said his new single with Jay-Z, "Under Pressure," will likely be released this month.

"Yes, hopefully we'll be releasing ['Under Pressure'] in the next two weeks or so," Dre said in an interview referring to his Jay-Z collaboration. "And I'm definitely gonna be putting the album out this year. Finally, you know, and I think everybody is gonna be happy with it. That's it right now. I'm just trying to finish this record, finally get it done, get it out and start promoting it." (CNBC)

Dre previously admitted the album would likely be delayed until closer to 2011.

A script for another huge push back of the mythical album has been written. Dr. Dre is featured in the Dimedrop section of the March Edition of SLAM Magazine. The interview is mainly about Basketball but as usual, the interviewer Konate Primus couldn't resist asking the producer about the status of the album. "Well, I'm working on it, but also I've been working on other people's projects; you'll probably hear something in a year or so." (Hip Hop N More)

Former Aftermath Records Stat Quo recently opened up about Detox being delayed.

"It's whenever Dre's ready," Stat revealed in an interview. "If you want my opinion on it, I think he wants to be confident in what he has to put out as an ensemble piece. Dre is hip-hop in a sense, so hip-hop needs him to put out a great album, 'cause if he doesn't, it affects all of us -- not just what he does, but the whole culture...Dre is just all around a better artist, a better person." (Rap-Up)

Dre previously said the studio time he's dedicated to other artists has further delayed the album.

"Once that sound is right, once that mix is right, it's a feeling that you get, here -- It's unexplainable," Dre said about putting together his records. "I have to go out to clubs now...You need to understand what people are listening to. I'm working hard on it. I'm stopping to work on other artists in-between, but the minute it's done and I feel it right here. I don't think I've done that [perfect] record yet. I'll know what it is when it comes; I know exactly what it is in my head, but I haven't done it yet. It's close...I got some sh*t coming, believe me." (Guardian)

Caption Diss: @Jim Jones To @Fabolous: "I'd F*cking Body Ya, No H*mo"

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are running things out the door again to give y'all, the doggies, a chance to reveal the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to rock that SOHH Caption Diss crown for a week. Who you looking @Doggies?

[Editor Note: The views of this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]

LMFAO. Why haven't print publications just shut their sh*t all the way down and gone digital at this point? F*ck it, put the music, movies and magazines all on the Internet and call it a day, right? Sh*t, it doesn't take a Young Money groupie to realize how Twitter is even busting a cap in MySpace and FaceBook's a** right about now and it might all be courtesy of Jim Jones and Fabolous. LMFAO. I hate to admit it since rappers always apologize for sh*t afterwards, but d*mn I would pay money to hear some Jim Jones and Fabolous beef mixtapes, back when those P-Cutta Street Wars sh*ts used to bop in the back of the '92 Dodge caravan. F*ck it, might as well wonder what it is that Mr. Fallllllin' Ballllllllin' is looking at on his camera "BlackBerry." (Use y'all's imaginations, fools.) Fab tweeting slick? Cam'ron sending poolside TwitPics? Hhhmmmm.............

LMFAO @dashboard @LDizm702 for having the winning caption and f*cking with that little guy Memphis Bleek with the Jay-Z and Beyonce photo. LMFAO. On some real sh*t though, you kinda took the Hovi way and left @dashboard be the Jaz-O (Originator) of the sh*t b/c I think @sohhdotcom didn't catch the similarities but f*ck it, a win is a win. Congrats doggy!

Aight doggies, no matter where you are right now, I see y'all Colorado, the heat is coming and it's only a matter of time before we catch some Nicki Minaj g-string bikini pics on @Bossip @NecoleBitchie and the constant push-backs of froggy's Drake's Thank Me Later debut. So as we wait for all this sh*t, y'all know the routine, go all the way IN on Jimmy Cracked Corn and submit those sleek disses/compliments into the comments section by Monday, April 12th.

DJ Premier Calls Kanye West's New Album "Hard Beats & Rhyme"

Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Premier recently weighed in on Kanye West's upcoming Good A** Job album and called the rapper's solo project "hard beats and rhyme."

Based off a recent interview, Primo also credits Yeezy for bringing back the popularity of sampling old records.

"Well, first of all, if you look at all of Kanye West's output, he actually did a lot to bring back sampling and make it cool again, even though he's more of a mainstream artist" Premier explained. "But his new album is strictly hard beats and rhyme. He's totally done with electro. You're gonna be surprised what you hear." (Amajanese)

Fellow hip-hop pioneer Pete Rock recently confirmed being in the studio with Ye.

"I mean, I'm working with him," Rock told radio host Peter Rosenberg. "That's all I can say is that I'm working with him. I went out [to Hawaii.] It's beautiful man, like, he just feels like a little brother to me. You know what I'm saying? Like, my little brother that's doing it. And we got along just fine. He's definitely hip-hop, his roots, I was testing him on joints...He takes it to another level which is dope. He had these musicians and this song, they played around my little raggedy beat and made it real [big]. I love the way he works -- he goes from one room, writing rhymes then goes to another beat and goes to another room and does something else -- I love what he's done, I always thought he was clever. I used to bug out over the ego thing but once you get to know him, it's like 'Oh, okay, he's a sweetheart.' [laughs] We got along just well." (Noisemakers)

Rap veteranQ-Tip also revealed his involvement on West's album.

"I just try to work with people who I admire or whom I think has got it," he revealed in an interview. "So right now I'm working on Nas' sh*t, about to work with Kanye on his sh*t. Just trying to keep up my momentum. I'm about to work with Talib [Kweli] on his project. I been trying to work with [Jay-Z] for a while so hopefully he'll realize the heat I got and come with it [laughs]." (Brooklyn Bodega)

According to new reports, the follow-up to 2008's 808's & Heartbreak is coming out in June.

Kanye West is ensconced in his Diamond Head, Hawaii home and recording studio, putting the final touches on his forthcoming album with guest rappers like Q-Tip, RZA and Pete Rock, numerous reports have confirmed. A source close to the project -- which is tentatively titled "Good A** Job" according to G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean -- says it will be released in June. (Billboard)

Nicki Minaj Terminates Management, "I Wish Her No Harm, Only Much Success

Young Money's Nicki Minaj reportedly fired her manager by sending a cease and desist letter.

According to manager Debbie Antney, the termination came as a surprise.

"I received a letter, which was (a) suspension," says Antney. "The next letter that came in was a cease and desist in doing all business with Nicki Minaj from Nicki's attorney. I love Nicki. I wish her the most success. It's not about the music, she's like one of my children... I wish her no harm, only much success." (Hip Hop Pop Crunch)

Antney is reportedly the mother of Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame.

According to her manager, Debbie Antney, mother of rising rapper Wacka Flocka Flame, the "My Chick Bad" featured rapper sent her a cease and desist notice, banning her from conducting any business on her behalf earlier this month. (Singersroom)

Flame recently co-signed his mother's former client.

"Yeah, not no more, she's stupid booked up," Flocka said about how much time he gets to hang out with Minaj, "that's my partner though. She's cool as h*ll, and she's fire with the rapping. Don't get on no.....with her because she's going to smoke your a**." (All Hip Hop)

Earlier this week, Minaj turned down an opportunity to tour the country with Rihanna so she could complete her Young Money debut album.

"*sighs* how...how do i say this...hope the barbz will understand...hate letting them down. *sighs again while in deep thought*," she wrote. " Barbz I'm sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi's tour. I've decided 2 use that time 4 the completion of my album. Hope u understand. Barbz, Thx 4 understanding. And Thanks to Rihanna 4 being a sweetheart and extending this great opportunity 2 me. Support the show! Luv, HB" (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)

Jeezy Talks T.I. & Running Rap, "We Was Like Big & Jay, Pac & Snoop

Southern rapper Jeezy recently talked about his relationship with fellow Atlanta superstar T.I. and compared their chemistry to past rap duos like Biggie Smalls and Jay-Z.

According to Jizzle, he has always had a tight knit relationship with Atlanta's "King of the South."

"I always took this thing like me and Tip was like Big and Jay. Just in the sense of we always coexist. We really never had no issues or nothing we couldn't work out. And if it was it was just what club we meeting at. What time, you know what I'm saying? Anything he's done, I've pretty much supported him, just as well as anything I've done, he pretty much supported me. He like the cat on the other side of town who get money, too. And it's like that. You could be in the city and two n*ggas run the city, you know what I'm saying? Like, we been on a few tours together, you know, did a couple of classic records, and um, it's just one of those things. That's how I always looked at it. Like we was like Big and Jay. Pac and Snoop." (VIBE)

Readying a new album, Thug Motivation 103, Jeezy recently talked about launching a summer takeover.

"But June, by the way," he said of the LP's release date. "That's what I'm thinking. If you the boss, you can talk like that. I'm thinking June. I wanna own the summer. If you coming out [with an album] in June, you might wanna think about that, bruh. TM103, I will be there...I'm just going in, basically handling my business. I gotta say what's on my mind. But I'm not here to sell you on no album. Like I said, June, you will be surprised, homie. That's real talk. I been working on this. I been back in the lab...I got you." (MTV)

The rapper reportedly shortened his name from "Young Jeezy" earlier this year.

First Diddy dropped the P. from his name, then Bow Wow grew out of his Lil status, and now Jeezy has decided he no longer wants to be Young. Jay Jenkins' name change graces the cover art for "Lose My Mind," the street single from his forthcoming albumThug Motivation 103. The moniker first appeared on the credits for Rihanna's "Hard," but it's now official. So Jeezy it is. (Rap-Up)

Still keeping details to a minimum, Jeezy has reportedly clocked in some studio time with producer Swizz Beatz.

"Oh man, sooner than later," Jeezy said about the album's release date last January. "I'm finishing up now, wrapping up now. I was just in the studio 15 minutes ago. Shout-outs to the homie Swizz [Beatz]. [We're] doing some of everything. You know Swizz will keep you up all night. [We did] like two and half [songs.] Look for the album asap." ("Ed Lover Show")

Check out T.I. & Jeezy's "Peace Up (A-Town Down)" below: