R.I.P. Saigon’s Career

Speaking of mixtape rappers who are having a tough week, the situation with Saigon and Atlantic Records provides and interesting glimpse into the inner workings of the music biz.

You’ll recall that Saigon got all pissed and lashed out at his label the other day in a MySpace blog in which he threatened to leak his shit to the Internets himself if Atlantic doesn’t get around to putting his shit out tout de suite.

To wit:

Thank God artist such as Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin (Atlantic artist) weren’t signed in this day in time. They would’ve never seen the light of day. Not to worry though, my fans WILL hear my entire album very soon whether they put it out or not. If they don’t I will and let y’all be the judge of if the music is GREAT or not.

Um, yeah.

Delusions of grandeur much, Saigon? No but really, Just Blaze had him take down the MySpace blog. But, fortunately for us all, the editors here at XXL copied and pasted it into the headlines section here, for posterity.

And people say this site is controlled by the TIs!

Threatening to leak your own album to the Internets is probably not the best idea in the world, in the sense that once his shit does eventually leak to the Internets, everyone’s going to assume it was his fault. If anything, the label might leak it themselves and use it as an excuse to drop Saigon like a bad habit, not unlike what happened to Lil’ Flip. In fact, wasn’t that the same label? Hmm…

But, on the other hand, I suppose there could have been worse ways for Saigon to vent his frustration with the state of his career as of late. Like beating the shit out of his girlfriend with his car. At least in this case no girls got hurt!

At issue is the fact that Saigon has been signed to Atlantic for three years now and has yet to have an album released. Supposedly, the album was more or less finished six months into the deal, which means that it’s been sitting there gathering dust. But that might not be such a bad thing artistically, since Just Blaze hasn’t done anything that was really that good in about three years anyway.

As far as the album’s commercial prospects are concerned… I mean, let’s face it, there aren’t any. And I’m sure that’s why it’s been sitting on the shelf for so long. Even if the shit really was the next Illmatic, I doubt very many people would buy it. A lot of people really liked that Lupe Fiasco album, and that shit bricked harder than American Airlines Flight 11 slamming into the World Trade Center.

To his credit, Saigon himself claims to not give a shit how many copies his album sells one way or the other. According to an interview he gave another one of these hip-hop sites recently, he just wants people to hear his shit, since he spent so much time and effort working on it. If only the music business actually worked that way.

  • Bang

    Saigon isn’t having the best week ever

  • Ali

    Sai is working with Primo now so he’s gonna relase an album, just not this specific album he’s had sitting around for 2 and a half years

  • jamesBrown

    i think this is the hype before the drop. good way to get your name buzzing a bit

  • Jones

    “If only the music business actually worked that way”

    Ain’t that the truth…Oh well, Saigon never said much of anything before, so why should now be any different

  • b-ease

    I’m not the biggest Saigon fan, but I heard some short snippets of several songs on hiphopdx.com

    And the shit sounded incredible. Seriously.

    The tracks are like music made during a lost era of east coast hiphop that never happened (think Jada’s “We Gon Make It” sound) because Blueprint dropped and changed the paradigm on HOW east coast hiphop sounded.

    So yea, bol’s right. theres no way that shit is gonna sell.It didnt help that the first single was average and the video looked like a school project (and not even an “A” project at that).

  • M.Garvey

    Lil Flip’s ordeal was with Columbia.
    He might as well focus all his attention toward acting.

  • Walking Zombie

    Look, Saigon is a very rare artist nowadays. He’s a lyrical monster tranfused with a street poet with a reel rap sheet to back nup his rap sheets. Just Blaze is one of the best to ever touch the MPC and Kanye’s doin production too.

    So if no one buys this Cd then that must mean that 95% percent of hip-hop consumer have no clue what their listening to when they hear the stories of the struggle in the projects. Maybe T-Pain makes wanna have a drink and kick it in the club.

    While Saigon makes you wanna pull a weapon out of you’r trunk, write a mean 16 and shoot the first crooked cop you see while recitin you’r 16. Then end the scen with sum purp in a dutch. Hip-Hop has a totally synthetic life in Corporate America. R.I.P Saigon’s career is just another fallen soldier in the war for life in Hip-Hop.

    Real emcees are like the Insurgents in Iraq fighting for their land while Corporate America is our armed forces turning their land into money. Thats why 99% percent of rap involves money makin lyrics. I mean shit, I gotta go to work and serve the holocaust of our nation right now (McDonalds) to make enough money to save for a car to burn gasoline to give Bush even more of a reason to send our troops out for a false cause. FUCK IT! FIRST FAGGOT! Saigon is that shit, realest we’ve gotten close to in a long time. Bol I hate your opinion but at least you consistent wid it. First, i think,

  • internet thug

    1st bitches and this is sickamore’s fault fake 80′s baby. i’m glad he ain’t comin out cause the last thing we need is another artist talkin about the streets and how much coke he sold. and bol a bitch deserves a good whippin once in a while.

  • b-ease

    I feel him on the record label frustrations though. If they’re not gonna drop his album, then they need to just do each other a favor and drop him period. Cuz neither he nor Atlantic or generating money off his music now, what do they have to lose by letting him go?

    Airing them out on myspace probably wasnt a good idea tho. Leaking your shit only works when nobody knows you leaked your shit (like Lil Waynes new joints, which are actually kind of weak…)

  • internet thug

    post my comments you cocksuckers. blame this on sickamore. death to the all the fake 80′s babies

  • b-ease

    A lot of people really liked that Lupe Fiasco album, and that shit bricked harder than American Airlines Flight 11 slamming into the World Trade Center.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The 9-11 similie seemed a little obvious until I realized its double meaning. Shitting on Lupe for bricking and for being a Muslim.

  • b-ease

    Even if the shit really was the next Illmatic, I doubt very many people would buy it.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    If it was the next Illmatic, it DEFINETLY wouldnt sell. That shit didnt go gold till like ’99.

  • http://www.first.com First

    ^^”and that shit bricked harder than American Airlines Flight 11 slamming into the World Trade Center”

    - You had to put a terrorist reference with Lupe, didn’t you? Did you know that Stack Bundles was the first artist signed to Lupe’s record company? Seriously.

  • http://www.myspace.com/larrybrite larry brite

    “I doubt very many people would buy it. A lot of people really liked that Lupe Fiasco album, and that shit bricked harder than American Airlines Flight 11 slamming into the World Trade Center.”
    -
    WoW dOOd – WooooW

  • BolisAss

    Foist! So? My nigga Stacks died!!!

  • tom

    A lot of people really liked that Lupe Fiasco album, and that shit bricked harder than American Airlines Flight 11 slamming into the World Trade Center.

    ^^^^

    Ouch! Lmao.

  • MartinV

    I’m really looking forward for this album to drop! Saigon has a talent, and I think his album will be the best of the year ( If it’s being dropped this year )

  • i’ll shit bag u

    fuck bol!!!!

  • Tyler

    Great post BoL, way 2 expose these hoes. I mean damn I never understand how these rapper N words always confess 2 crimes like it ain’t shit and like it can’t come back 2 bite them in the ass real hard. No Mark Karr. This dude is done cause if the TI’s didn’t think about it Bol sure did point it out 4 them. Question: If a Bear shits in the woods does he wipe his butt with a fluffy white rabbit? So if U already confess 2 the crime is what Bol doin’ really snitchin’? BoL, 1 Saigon Lost 1
    The music Paris is bangin’ in the clink:
    http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug

  • Tek

    Bol always wins. Except yesterday when they made him take that off base/terrible blog down.

  • pg

    bol..are you serious? “that shit bricked harder than American Airlines Flight 11 slamming into the World Trade Center.”…having fun rotting in hell…faggot

  • J.R.O.

    It’s a damn shame.

    And, I’m glad they took your Stack Bundles(RIP) blog down, Bol. You were outta line on that one.

  • Chad Biggz

    I was hyped to hear Saigon was going to leak his album. I guess Just Blaze wasn’t as hyped as me. I mean if its not going to come out on Atlantic. He should leak it or sell it out of his car. But he gotta do somethin. I’m waitin for Jae Millz and Joe Budden to do somethin too. Dudes be sittin the bench a long time. Put some new faces in the game. While they have been sittin Rick Ross, Young Joc, and Dro are suppose to be droppin there sophomore albums by 2008. Shit, makes me wanna leak my album. Only if I’d rapped.

  • fetusdong

    WTF? Yo ass got pulled just yesterday. Just replace Just Blaze (3 justs so far) with Elliot Wilson and bam….I just wish someone control C’d yo shit too (for future reference.)

  • stoneyisland

    Saigon? isnt that in vietnam? WTF? saigon? who the fuck is this nigga? I mean I heard of LL, Kane, Pac, De La, Nas but who the fuck gives a fuck about Siagon? Bol, you made a mistake a career is a paying job, this dude China beach, I mean Siagon has never had a career, word on th streez is Burger King is taking Apps:) Holla

  • Omar

    I see YN spanked that ass about the Stack Bundles blog (homo implied)

  • Dr Flav

    Thank you! This guy is always somewhere whining about something, he should face the fact that Atlantic and Just Blaze own that ass. All that leak talk ceased when Just put that pimp hand down. T.I. (no Iovine) is Atlantic’s priority for the summer and duke feeling are hurt. Dont Just got a beat on that new Tip album? It would figure that you could have managed to get a verse, since thats your producer, label mate and label. LOL! That Primo collab must gonna be charity, because Atlantic is not going to let their contracted artist release music without a cut, at least DJ Premier will get paid. Saigon, you have no midwest, west or south buzz, good thing you say its about the message (you aint no 2K Malcolm X, dude) and not money (liar), because the east consumers and the downloading internet superfans you counting on are not going to cut it. Unrecouped artists are prevalent, Atlantic gonna make you pay for that slick talk.

  • John Brown

    Saigon can always appear on the next installment of the (WHITE) rapper show…lol

  • THAT BOY NOAH

    SAIGON SHOULD HAVE WENT WITH AN INDIE INSTEAD OF A MAJOR LABEL. SAN ANTONIO SPURS 2-0!! ALREADY!

  • A-Town

    Where’s this FAGGOT Sickamore? Wasn’t he predicting iagon would change the game…?

  • GT_Massive

    They might have taken yesterday’s blog down, but I still remember that foolishness and I will post here only to remind people you are just as clueless as you are heartless.

    R.I.P. Stack Bundles

  • Hannah Smith

    “Supposedly, the album was more or less finished six months into the deal, which means that it’s been sitting there gathering dust. But that might not be such a bad thing artistically, since Just Blaze hasn’t done anything that was really that good in about three years anyway.”

    Actually, if you speak to anyone who’s heard a chunk of it, it’s straight fire, and easily better than anything else that’s been released in the last four or five years.

  • john cochran

    EAST COAST RAPPERS THAT DONT USE SOUTHERN BEATS WONT EAT. JUST FACE IT. LABELS DONT CARE ABOUT THE PAPOOSES, ORTIZ’S, OR SAIGONS OF THE WORLD. pUT THAT SHIT OUT ON KOCH AND SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE.

  • istayreppinVA

    “and that shit bricked harder than American Airlines Flight 11 slamming into the World Trade Center”
    —————————————–

    –and dats why they make YOU go thru them EXTRA searches at tha airport…lmao

  • iNfAmOuS

    if i cared about saigon at all, i’d comment on the article, but what is it that bol aid about stack yesterday? RIP Stack

  • Danny

    Bol really brought XXL down yesterday…

    I’m beyond dissapointed, can’t belive he posted something up today with out appologizing first.

    To you he might be some artist you never heard (Since you don’t listen to hip-hop) but to some one else he was a son, a brother, a friend…

    Think b4 you speak outside the side of your ass… I promise to god if I see you BOL imma beat the shit out you in memorial of one of the greats MR STACK BUNDLES…

    R.I.P STACKS…

    Ya dig??

  • outda954

    They made you take your blog down yesterday, LMAO.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Omar Says:

    June 12th, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    I see YN spanked that ass about the Stack Bundles blog (homo implied)

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Danny Says:

    June 12th, 2007 at 2:18 pm
    Bol really brought XXL down yesterday…

    I’m beyond dissapointed, can’t belive he posted something up today with out appologizing first.

    To you he might be some artist you never heard (Since you don’t listen to hip-hop) but to some one else he was a son, a brother, a friend…

    Think b4 you speak outside the side of your ass… I promise to god if I see you BOL imma beat the shit out you

  • Cinsere

    “Just Blaze hasn’t done anything that was really that good in about three years anyway.”

    *smh* And to think…I once thought you said some real shit that people didn’t have the balls to say, but said it in a provocative way. Now it seems more like you say shit just to say it. People see through that shit, son. You get no props for that.

    Fat Joe – “Safe to Say” (2005)
    Kanye West – “Touch the Sky” (2005)
    Ghostface – “

  • Cinsere

    “Just Blaze hasn’t done anything that was really that good in about three years anyway.”

    *smh* And to think…I once thought you said some real shit that people didn’t have the balls to say, but said it in a provocative way. Now it seems more like you say shit just to say it. People see through that shit, son. You get no props for that.

    Fat Joe – “Safe to Say” (2005)
    Kanye West – “Touch the Sky” (2005)
    Ghostface – “The Champ” (2006)
    The Game – “Why You Hate The Game” (2006)
    Jay-Z – “Oh My God” (2006)
    Fabolous – “Return of the Hustle” (2007)

    …just to name a few. You’re off your rocker!

  • http://xxlmag.com s-p

    I hope Saigon finds you and beats ur punk ass fat boy, RIP Stack Bundles

  • Incilin

    I don’t why they don’t jus release his album. Same for Rae, and every one else. This shit makes no sense to me. I hope Saigon just puts it out on the internet anyway, gets droped, goes to Koch or some independent and makes a real album.

  • DAAAAYYYUUUUM!!!!

    You still a fat azz.

  • yaboy

    sai is the truth. if you haven’t heard go download some shit…

  • jack

    GT_Massive Says:

    June 12th, 2007 at 1:39 pm
    They might have taken yesterday’s blog down, but I still remember that foolishness and I will post here only to remind people you are just as clueless as you are heartless.

    R.I.P. Stack Bundles
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    And that was exactly his intention…

  • b-ease

    I don’t why they don’t jus release his album. Same for Rae, and every one else. This shit makes no sense to me.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Because it costs alot of money to release an album (manufacturing, poster,commercials). And obviously, atlantic and interscope dont believe that they’re going to make that money back with sales. And they’re right.

    As fucked up as it is, its much smarter for a label to not drop the album, use the artist as a tax write off for a couple years, and drop them when they have ZERO buzz (so nobody else can ever make money off them either).

    Its the worst for hiphop when good albums get shelved but from a business perspective, i DEFINETLY see why the label would do it.

  • thatwhitedude

    i blame Sickamore! that motherfucker needs to come outta of his hiding and state the reason for Saigon never dropping… “Make You Famous” my ass…

  • whatupkicko

    so what happened to your stack bundles blog? lol u a loser bol

    R.I.P Stack

  • b-ease

    Fat Joe – “Safe to Say” (2005)
    Kanye West – “Touch the Sky” (2005)
    Ghostface – “The Champ” (2006)
    The Game – “Why You Hate The Game” (2006)
    Jay-Z – “Oh My God” (2006)
    Fabolous – “Return of the Hustle” (2007)

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I think you’re list is proof positive that bol’s statement was on the money. “Return of the Hustle” is a horrible example.

    Although i do agree with you on the “you’re saying shit just to say it” part.

  • FAIR

    BOL YOUR FU*CKED..how are you gunna hate on Saigon he is the truth…one of the few real rappers left..this is what myself and plenty other are always ranting on about “hip hop is dead” is a lame ass term i refuse to use it but when artists of this calibur are riding the pine while fake rappers are getting spins its pathetic(kinda like you) and to take a low blow at the world trade center wow thats low ever for you…and b-ease for the record i think rae is sighned to Aftermath right now? i might be mistaken but i think so for a one album deal..as for atlantic it truly has nothing to do with them at all its the biz in general they have no respect for new artist no career building anymore just hit singles
    Peace from the 519

  • campz

    fuck this guy .. i dont want to hear none of this motherfuckers blogs after what he said about stacks

    fire this motherfucker

  • Bk Scholar

    Finally Bol I agree with you on something you are right Saigon’s albums probably will not sell. Now-a-days people are more concerned with dancing and good production rather than the essence of hip hop which is lyricism, poetry and things of that nature.

  • Bol

    I’m sorry, I am an idiot. Please disregard all my idiotic statements. Especially that brainless blog from yesterday that showed how much of a dickhead I really am.

  • Fernando

    Damn,

    Stack Bundles is dead. What am I ever going to do now. He was such an important and influencial artist. Who will carry Jim Jones’ laundry to the cleaners? Who will drop guest verses that come and go with the same impact that an ant leaves on your kitchen floor as it walks bye? R.I.P Stacks, you will be sorely missed by all 24 dipset fans….NNNOOOOOOTTTTTTTT

  • Will

    Damn bol i though u were done for after that blog u posted yesturday. But u right saigon aint going to make it. Well unless he start snappin his fingers and doin the two-step.

  • ceezy4sheezy

    lmao I see YN made him take that stack bundles blog you fat fuck that was real disrespectful somebody should beat the shit out of you for that

    R.I.P Stack bundles

  • thatwhitedude

    how stupid are you fucks? you do realize that if you truly are pissed off about yesterday’s blog (i personally had no problem with it), then just stop posting in the comments section and readin the blog, for one noone is MAKING you read a blog, and by posting in the comments and giving the blog hits, you are actually helping bol out, its the equivalent of going into walmart and buying stuff from them and then destroying it outside the store, you think walmart cares? they just got your fuckin money you idiot! i just felt the need to explain this to all of you who are crying about a funny ass post that had a point to it (he died from the same BS he was rapping about, plus he was a criminal and drug dealer, he contributed jack shit to society, which was one of bol’s main points) do to yalls obvious lack of a decent education…

  • thatwhitedude

    due*

    ps. the internet threats are just plain retarded and never make anyone scared…

  • jon

    “and that shit bricked harder than American Airlines Flight 11 slamming into the World Trade Center.”

    Bol,
    The subject of Saigon’s career aside, where’s your integrity as a writer? You can do better than that, can’t you? Is it a lack of inventiveness that prohibits you from writing coherently?

    Don’t get it twisted – I’m certainly not talking censorship here. Lester Bangs, one of my favorite critics, wrote far more explicitly than you, without recalling the holocaust or slavery to make a completely unrelated point.

    Food for thought.

  • Cuban Link

    Sai has a lot more hype than NaS did with Illmatic, and for the record Illmatic has gone platinum.

    Also, Lupe didnt sell as much cuz of how much he got leaked, and cuz or that backpacker style.Traditional hip hop, like Saigon, is more popular.I havent heard anyone thumping Lupe once in the city, no homo

  • It aint my fault that ur mans a punk

    BOL, You still work here?

  • brownpride

    who tha fuckk is saigon

  • ill will

    nas needs to sign a nigga up.

  • beeyo

    Did Billy get fired? Where the fuck is he?
    Just Blaze had a good chunk of King last year, and that return of the hustle beat is crazy.

  • THATWHITEDUDE

    I’M IN LOVE WITH BOL I WANNA WRAP MY LIPS ALL AROUND HIS COCK

  • T.R.E.Y.

    good post up ’til the Just Blaze thing Bol. Just’s beats on King and Kingdom Come are as good as he’s ever been, and probably better in some instances.

    i know people like to act like there’s nothin’ good ’bout hip hop today (and everyone’s always “fallin’ off,”) but c’mon now.

  • T.R.E.Y.

    and i know a zillion people already mentioned that. but i’s jez sayin’

  • http://www.myspace.com/rcvthamc RCV tha MC

    you and your lupe fiasco low blows….

  • REESE

    LOL, YOU MAY SAY THAT LUPE’S ALBUM BRICKED HARDER THAN THE PLANE’S CRASHED ON 9/11……….

    BUT YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T DENY THE KID. LUPES ALBUM WAS HOT. LUPE IS A GREAT ARTIST AND GREAT FOR HIP-HOP.

    AND IT COULDN’T HAVE BRICKED HARDER THAN YOUR POST YESTERDAY.

    THAT ONE WAS DENYED BY EVERYONE. (INCLUDING XXL)

    I WASN’T EXPECTING YOU TO APOLOGIZE FOR IT…………..

    BUT I THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD HAVE AT LEAST ACKNOWLEGED THAT YOU WERE WRONG.

    AIRING A DUDE OUT NOT EVEN 1O HOURS AFTER GETTING SHOT IN THE HEAD AND NECK?

    DIDN’T YOU FEEL ANYTHING BEFORE HITTING THAT POST KEY?

    LIKE A HEART BEATING IN YOUR CHEST??

    BEFORE, WHEN I READ YOUR POSTS I NEVER TOOK THEM SERIOUSLY, BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WERE JUST DOING YOUR JOB…..BEING A CRITIC.

    NOW I SEE YOU JUST GRIMEY “B”.

  • chronic

    Saigon gotta new mixtape out called “Belly of the Beast” download it and find the truth.

  • Byron ‘Get to the back of the line’ Crawford

    Usually your a prick worth reading, but the Stacks (even though I never heard of him) article was opportunism at it’s finest.

    Stack Bundles, we hardly knew ye

    Not to sound offensive (on a hip-hop website, even!), but probably the best thing that can come of this morning’s murder of Byrd Gang rapper Stack Bundles is that it finally brings Cam’ron back off vacation.

    I mean, at the very least I would imagine the media is going to want some sort of comment from Cam re: how great a rapper/bag handler Stack Bundles was, and whether or not the people who killed him are the same people who fucked his face up a few weeks ago. You know how the media loves to put one and two together.

    The thing is, we haven’t heard from Cam at all since he put out his infamous “get my fucking pool in the back video” a few weeks ago. He seemed to sort of disappear after Tru Life kicked his ass outside of a nightclub as if he was Uncle Murder, and it was speculated (albeit by Cam rival Fiddy Cent) that he had gone into hiding, lest both of his eyes end up all swolen.

    Now that a member of his crew has been gunned down in New York, I’m sure there’s gonna be speculation that the real reason Cam’ron has spent the past month or so working on his tan in the world’s shittiest timeshare is because he feared that had he remained in town, he would’ve met the same fate as Stack Bundles.

    I’m not saying I know for certain whether or not that’s the case, but at the very least, I’d say there’s some issues that need to be cleared up. The NYPD may even want Cam to come in and explain Stack Bundles true role in Dipset as well as ID the perp, not unlike how Fat Joe had to do down in Florida recently.

    Once all that is sorted out, you’d think this would be as good a time as any to get Cam’s recording career back on track. After all, last year, T.I. lost a very important member of his entourage (arguably even more so than DJ Drama) in a rather suspect incident, and he ended up having the best-selling rap album of the year.

    According to the world’s most accurate encyclopedia, Courtesy Curtis is still set for release at the very beginning of July, around the same time 50 Cent’s similarly titled Curtis would’ve been released. But since Curtis has been pushed back to September, I wouldn’t be surprised if Cam’ron’s album is pushed back a bit as well. That would give him plenty of time to get his story straight re: Stack Bundles and getting jacked in the face, as well as benefit from whatever attendant publicity is generated.

    I know, it sounds cynical to think about such things on the same day yet another rapper was gunned down in the streets, but look at it like this: If Stack Bundles’ death serves as the catalyst to get a new Cam’ron album in stores, then at least we could say his life served some puprose. Because honestly, I’m not sure if we could otherwise.

  • Matty

    Fuck It i didnt see tha bol blog frm yesterday.
    What did he say bout stacks?

  • BolisAss

    Fuck Bol!My nigga Stacks is Dead!Bol aint shit!

  • Jake

    Damn Bol, your writing bores the shit out of me..

  • che

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA YO BOL WHERE’S YOU’RE STACK BUNDLES POST? HUH? HAHA! YOU GOT KNOCKED THE FUCK OUT!!!!!!

  • Lens

    Why did you say Lupe’s album bricked? It was certified Gold about 3 months ago. Get your shit straight…or at least read your Soundscans before writing.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piffcaso

    I wanna see Saigon win this shit, despite the delay, he’s one of the few artists with material thats actually relevant and on pace to create if not change within the industry, change in peoples actual lives.

    A song like “Pain In My Life” as it was executed is way more relevant and informally “touching” than lets say some bullshit like “Krispy” or “A Bay Bay”. And for the dumb who are gonna say “I dont like being preached to with music” it’s a story-based track, step ya comprehension game up.

    If i wanted to escape reality i’d blaze somethin and drink like a fish til my auto-shutdown kicks in.

    And personally i don’t buy records because millions of others buy it, i cop what i like regardless if it goes platinum or str8 wood-chip. I don’t buy music due to the label its on or industry co-signers.

    I wish Saigon did have an album launch set-up. Sun is consistent and actually have way more skills than what has been forced upon us in da past few years for the most part.

    I’m done i’m startin to sound like his street team, but real recognize real.

    100!

  • b-ease

    Sai has a lot more hype than NaS did with Illmatic, and for the record Illmatic has gone platinum.

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    You must be under 15 years old. The buzz for Nas pre-Illmatic was DEAFENING compared to Sai’s.

    And with that it still took Illmatic almost TEN years to hit one million sold.

  • beeyo

    Oh, there’s billy.

  • b-ease

    how stupid are you fucks? you do realize that if you truly are pissed off about yesterday’s blog (i personally had no problem with it), then just stop posting in the comments section and readin the blog, for one noone is MAKING you read a blog, and by posting in the comments and giving the blog hits, you are actually helping bol out, its the equivalent of going into walmart and buying stuff from them and then destroying it outside the store, you think walmart cares? they just got your fuckin money you idiot! i just felt the need to explain this to all of you who are crying about a funny ass post that had a point to it (he died from the same BS he was rapping about, plus he was a criminal and drug dealer, he contributed jack shit to society, which was one of bol’s main points) do to yalls obvious lack of a decent education…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    As much as I hate to agree with someone named “THATWHITEDUDE”, I couldnt agree with the above statement anymore.

    What was so offensive about the post except the headline?? Seriously, what sentence in the post got everybody’s panties in a bunch?? The post was more about Cam than Stack.

  • b-ease

    BEFORE, WHEN I READ YOUR POSTS I NEVER TOOK THEM SERIOUSLY, BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WERE JUST DOING YOUR JOB…..BEING A CRITIC.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    Thats the problem with everybody’s opinion., hes not a critic.He’s not supposed to be writing anything of moral value. If you want a RIP Stacks blog, there’s plenty on the net. He’s a satiric shock blogger. No more, no less.

  • http://xxlmag EReal

    Sloth, you fell off. Your posts have been average at best lately.

    You are so predictable its insane. You can see every punchline coming. Its like you dont even give a fuck anymore. Take some pride in your work you lazy ass sloth bastard, instead of giving us this half assed bullshit.

    BXS > Bol

    Step ur game up Sloth.

    1 hunned.

  • Cinsere

    b-ease Says:

    June 12th, 2007 at 3:51 pm
    Fat Joe – “Safe to Say” (2005)
    Kanye West – “Touch the Sky” (2005)
    Ghostface – “The Champ” (2006)
    The Game – “Why You Hate The Game” (2006)
    Jay-Z – “Oh My God” (2006)
    Fabolous – “Return of the Hustle” (2007)

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I think you’re list is proof positive that bol’s statement was on the money. “Return of the Hustle” is a horrible example.

    WHAT?! Name a beat in the last few years harder than “Safe to Say”! That beat is MONSTROUS! Oh, AND I forgot Game’s “Church for Thugs” and “No More Fun and Games” from The Documentary (2005). Now YOU’RE off your rocker! lol

  • Danny

    thatwhitedude Says:

    June 12th, 2007 at 5:45 pm
    how stupid are you fucks? you do realize that if you truly are pissed off about yesterday’s blog (i personally had no problem with it), then just stop posting in the comments section and readin the blog, for one noone is MAKING you read a blog, and by posting in the comments and giving the blog hits, you are actually helping bol out, its the equivalent of going into walmart and buying stuff from them and then destroying it outside the store, you think walmart cares? they just got your fuckin money you idiot! i just felt the need to explain this to all of you who are crying about a funny ass post that had a point to it (he died from the same BS he was rapping about, plus he was a criminal and drug dealer, he contributed jack shit to society, which was one of bol’s main points) do to yalls obvious lack of a decent education…

    ^^^
    A man named “thatwhitedude” making metaphors with “Wallmart”….

    hahahahahahahahaha LMFAO!!!

    That was some funny ass shit….

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piffcaso

    B-Ease is right, Nas had the rap world in a frenzy, and witout the help of the internet, so imagine how much of an impact that mans debut caused in the rap game.

    Every hip-hop journalists pen had an orgasm just to do a story on dat man. his album got the first flawless rating (5 mics) not only in the source, but probably ever, of course taking into consideration some pioneers may never get a chance to boast that due to being on the early end of Hip-Hops evolution.

  • thatwhitedude

    Danny Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 10:34 am
    A man named “thatwhitedude” making metaphors with “Wallmart”….

    hahahahahahahahaha LMFAO!!!

    That was some funny ass shit….

    ^^^^
    do you even know what a metaphor is???? go look that shit up numbskull.. fuck the intelligence in these comments section is horrendous, and i don’t get what is so funny about my EXAMPLE, cept for maybe the fact i never go into a walmart ever and feel dirty just driving past one, were you insinuatin that i am “white trash”? cause you would DEF be majorly wrong there, i believe you are mentally at the level i was at when i was about 9 yrs old…go to a class or something man, you’re pitiful

  • b-ease

    WHAT?! Name a beat in the last few years harder than “Safe to Say”! That beat is MONSTROUS!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Wasnt Safe to Say the one that sounded EXACTLY like Public Service Announcement?!? hahahaha

    Oh, AND I forgot Game’s “Church for Thugs” and “No More Fun and Games” from The Documentary (2005). Now YOU’RE off your rocker! lol

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Hands down the worst produced tracks on Game’s first album. Although Remedy off doctors advocate is fucking incredible.

  • Prince Of The South

    It’s going to be sad if he don’t get a chance to drop, he’s actually got talent and something to talk about. There’s a few dudes that can rap but they not talking about shit, just the same old. I Hustle I Kill I Fuck bithches. It gets old.

  • Tha Ace

    hey you stupid cuntrags

    stay on topic!!!!!!! fuck!

    idiots man i tell ya and no this is not the end of sai’s career

  • THA MAN

    LET’S FACE IT MAJOR LABELS WANT A BUZZ PLUS A CERTIFIED HIT SINGLE TO LAUNCH PERHAPS AND A MONTH OR TWO BEFORE THEY DECIDE TO RELEASE AN ALBUM THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT IS SO IT’S TO START YOUR OWN LABEL AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY!

  • RIOTLIFE

    SAIGON IS THA TRUTH!
    If yall dont recognize the artistry then u dont know about hip-hop. i mean the artform, not rimz, bling and strip club music! Ill think he´ll get some real hiphop headz back into buying albums. Matter of fact ima start a campaign for Dude!

  • Cinsere

    B-Ease, you WYLIN’! “Safe to Say” had that heavy guitar riff and record-scratchin’…how did that sound ANYTHING like “PSA”?! And “Remedy” is one of the few songs I DON’T give him props for cuz all he did is take PE’s “Black Steel” beat.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thekillaz The Killaz

    Mr. Saigon,

    The Killaz, a.k.a. The Royal Family of Lazer Gun Rap, would like present you with an offer to join our organization, The Red Mist. Togther, through music, we shall reach the masses and brainwash them into loyal allegiance to The Killaz. We shall rule the world and re-form society in our vision. You, fine sir, would be given a very high ranking within our faction and enjoy the luxuries of life as a powerful tryant.

    Think it over… but just remember, even if you decide to decline our offer, we’re still going to re-program your mind anyway.

    Regards,

    The Killaz

  • Chris S

    “the color purple”
    “true story
    “out in da park”
    ….for anyone who wants to hear some sweet saigon tracks

  • RealDeal

    Fuck Saigon! He’s a bitch that can’t rap! Saw him up at da club when he was in LA…that mufucka was bitchmade. We stepped his way ready to wreck shit..homo ran & got security to escort his midget ass out! HAHAHA fuckin’ lil bitch! You ain’t hard & you ain’t gonna sell BITCH!!!

  • lockdown_ceo_401

    FUCK that BITCH ass NIGGA
    Fuck him and Who he is Down WIT!!!!!!!!!!

  • please

    all these internet thugz that say saigon is shit obviously ain’t listen to much of his shit. check him out first before you talk greazy biatches

  • Biz Markie

    This reminds me of Crooked I-Dude is nice with the flow, but has no album. -To many free internet songs will kill any career. Why purchase when you can listen here for free, just connect your comouter to an audio recorder, press record and boom!

  • qvu9 pon videos ylcl

    Rip saigons career.. He-he-he :)