SOHH Whatcha Think: Recap Of Saigon Quotes

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:45AM

Written by Jeezis Peace

Despite the online back and forth between SOHH and rapper Saigon, I must admit that dude touched on a few points that resonate with many, yet voiced by few.

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

While the delivery of his views on hip hop, the black culture and the future of music could have been executed a little differently, take a look at some of his remarks from the initial interview, as well as his follow-up vlog and tell us what you think.

"You can put all this sh*t on your site because I don't give a f*ck. I don't give a f*ck because at this point, I've made up my mind. I made up my mind that I'm taking a whole different approach. ... Rick Ross and all these n*ggas rapping about drug dealing, all the sh*t that f*cks up the black community, they're not gonna be able to make no money. I'm gonna shut all their money down. Why ya'll supportin' a n*gga that promotes the destruction of our community? Why are you doin' that? Why would you let this n*gga thrive and we don't know where our next jobs are coming from? He's rapping about selling kilos of cocaine and selling drugs. This is what he's about, this whole lifestyle saying he's so rich and he eats shrimp every night, and ya'll support this sh*t? and ya'll broke and poor and your family's about to get kicked out. That's our hit son! That's his hit. Nobody knows the words to this song, all they know is "ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass" [background noises]. We don't care about "ass, ass, ass, ass," but this is the society we livin' in right now. So it's like alright." (SOHH)

Sai even spoke on the over-sexualized rap culture and the implications it could have on our children, specifically, young women.

"This is no disrespect to Nicki Minaj or whateva, but it's the fact that it's so sad that in America, through Hip Hop - something we created through our struggle as Black people, my three-year-old daughter is inquisitive about what a 'menage' is or what it means. Because mainstream America is making a lot of money off of sellin' sex."(Saigon's video blog)

In his vlog, he once again addressed the Ross segment of the video, stating that, as an artist, he has to remain true to the art he was called to create.

Commenting on his relationship with Rick Ross, Saigon explained why he contacted the Miami, Florida-based rapper after the story published. "I don't know him-know him, but me and him have a rapport. So I went on Twitter and I @'ed him; I don't ever @ nobody," "I said, 'Look man, I got nothin' but respect for you. Do you. Feed your family. But I'm in my lane, so I gotta do what I gotta do regardless."(HHDX)

SOHH Watcha Think: After gaining more insight into the motivation behind Sai's views on rap and black culture, was it backpedaling or simply a topic too deep for one conversation?

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

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