News: Saigon Speaks On Tru Life's Incarceration, "They're Charging Him W/ The Worst Crimes"
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009 10:30AM
New York rapper Saigon recently spoke on his relationship with incarcerated rapper Tru Life, who is facing a murder charge, and how the emcee's stint behind bars is impacting his family and friends.
Sai said the former Roc-La-Familia artist was innocent despite having a murder charge to his name.
"I talk to Tru about twice a week," he said in an interview. "I want everybody just to remember that he's in an unfortunate situation. They are charging him with the worst crimes you could be charged with as a person and he's a totally innocent man. I know for a one million percent fact that he did not do what they are charging him with. His life took a dramatic turn and I just tell him to stay positive, keep praying and you will be vindicated eventually because God is good and I don't think God is going to let an innocent man spend his whole life in prison for something he had nothing to do with...Under the circumstances, I commend him, he's strong. He's praying. His faith is in God. He just misses his kids a lot...He cares more about his kids than himself which just says a lot about his character. He got two little boys. Not being there for them and he's like their idol. They're so used to him being there every day and you just take him away, that hurts. It's like a smack in the face to his kids. Harsh reality." (Hip Hop Wired)
The "Yard Father" previously displayed his support for the rapper by releasing "Free Tru Life" last week.
"What up Tru, what's the word, so you know everybody heard," Sai raps. "I don't believe in the system, so my faith is in God/D*mn, my right hand's in a jam/They done went and put an innocent man in the can/Claiming I understand, feeling like crying, but I can't/I decided to write this -- Now they claiming you got a gang/Where we run around teaching these little n*ggas not to bang -- At least show the father that takes his young sons to a soccer game -- What up Tru, what it do, it's your brother Sai/Why'd they have to choose you to try to nullify/I'm sorry, somebody sing that n*gga a lullaby/But y'all got the wrong motherf*cking guy/Give me the keys to Tru Life's hand cuffs, that's my man before rap, n*gga and what/We gonna see who's gonna stand up/If you was riding his d*ck when he was home, you should man up..." ("Free Tru Life")
Despite certain emcees glorifying crime, Sagion recently spoke out on the struggles he went through while locked up in prison.
"This is not rapping sh*t, this is real sh*t," Saigon said in an interivew. "This is the sh*t n*ggas is going through -- jail will eat some n*ggas up. Some n*ggas ain't scared to go back. I'm scared of jail, n*gga. Shout-out to my n*gga Tru Life, Tru Life, I'm scared of jail. I'll be the first one to say it, and it ain't even a violent aspect of it or violence because I can handle myself, but it's the motherf*cking agony and mental torture of prison. N*ggas don't know how to -- that sh*t is mental torture." (Amalgam Digital)
Tru was officially indicted days after allegedly turning himself into police last June.
A rapper once signed by Jay-Z was indicted yesterday on a charge of fatally stabbing a man at Club Pacha in Hell's Kitchen on June 15. Tru Life (real name Robert Rosado) is being held without bail for allegedly murdering Chris Guerrero, 20, and stabbing Jason Grey, 27, who is in critical condition. The rapper's brother, Marcus, is being held for allegedly jumping in on the attack. (New York Post)
Check out Saigon's "Free Tru Life" tribute song below: