News: Saigon & Just Blaze Still Stuck On Atlantic Records, "We Didn't Get Off, We Just Tried To Fake It" [Video]
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 12:25PM
New York rapper Saigon recently said that despite past speculation, he is still signed to Atlantic Records.
According to the "Yard Father," Just Blaze is also still signed to Atlantic due to contractual conflicts.
"We still on Atlantic man, we just getting out of there," Sai said in an interview. "Still on Atlantic bro, that's the thing. They the real paper gangsters man. Everyone talking about, 'They still won't let me out my contract,' you play with them, you deal with some serious dudes. Nah, we didn't get off, we just tried to fake it. But it wasn't working, that's why I laid low for a minute, I was gonna try to disappear off the radar 'cause they don't wanna see you go up the street being successful so they just hold you in with the paperwork. They just sent over the papers for the release but the conditions are kinda iffy, because they like 'We spent this and this kind of money,' so they want when I go somewhere else, to pay them...Until they come back with something decent -- then we gonna keep it moving." (All Hip Hop)
Lupe Fiasco recently cleared up confusion about his upcoming Lasers album being his final release on Atlantic.
"The last six months, it's been like, 'I gotta really, really go out there and show that I'm nicer than all of them,' " Lupe explained in an interview. "It's like, 'All right, so be it. If it takes three more albums to do it, then so be it.' That's what I got left with Atlantic. Three more after Lasers. I'm already done with two." (MTV)
Last fall, Sai talked about the struggles New York rappers undergo with labels.
"All of us got caught up in the emergence of the South movement," Sai said about the delay of New York rap newcomers. "All of us came on the scene when the South was really makin' their move to take over. The record companies was like 'F*ck the New York n*ggas, the South sh*t is where it's at.'...All labels look at are radio spins really. If you can get a record up to 400, 500 spins on your own, they gonna come give you a record deal right away. They don't even have to listen to the song, they just need to see how many spins you got. Us from New York, you're not gonna get 500 spins on your own unless your name is Jay-Z." (Q The Question)
Sai previously said he was on the verge of signing with G-Unit Records in the past.
"Sha Money XL introduced me to 50 early in his career," Saigon revealed in an interview. "We sat down and chopped it up. I was actually G-Unit'ed out at one point. I was running around screaming that sh*t and all that. Like 'G-Unit n*gga!' 'cause me and Fif chopped it up...But we had a falling out, we both Cancers -- so as far as us being alpha-males, it's hard to co-exist around that n*gga. A lot of times it's his way or the highway. We kinda bumped heads, early." (Rap Radar)
Check out Saigon's interview below: