I don’t have much of an opinion on the beef between Joe Budden and Saigon, since I hardly listened to any of the songs. I figure I reached my Joe Budden quota for the rest of this decade the other day, when I watched those videos on World Star of him going back and forth with that guy Ransom.
I’ll admit, that one video where the guy gets punched in his face while standing in his doorway was kinda funny, in an SMH @ these ignorant jigs sort of way. But I could have just as easily spent the time it took to watch it rubbing one out, or taking a power nap, or both. Nullus.
I wasn’t gonna listen to any of the songs in this current back and forth between Budden and Saigon, but I heard yesterday – on Twitter, natch – that Saigon’s “Pushing Buddens” was cool. So I DLd and had a look, and wouldn’t you know, it was kinda cool. It has no place in the canon of great dis records, but he landed some pretty solid blows none the less.
So as far as I’m concerned, Saigon won.
I feel pretty confident in saying this, since there’s never been a Joe Budden song that struck me as being all that interesting. I kinda liked that jump off song from back in the day, but not to the point where I’d ever listen to it of my own volition. And that’s what hip-hop beef is about right, aside from senseless acts of violence – who came up with the hottest dis record.
And I wouldn’t be surprised if Saigon manages to win this beef even further by actually committing a senseless act of violence. Never mind the fact that Just Blaze supposedly already got the two of them to agree to disagree.
Reasons I suspect this might be the case:
a) As the late, great kris ex pointed out on Twitter the other day, Saigon is perfectly willing to drag Joe Budden’s son and his hoo-er of a girlfriend into this, if need be. On the one song I listened to, there’s all sorts of hilarious talk about how Budden’s son is teh ghey, and how Fabolous jizzed in his girlfriend’s mouth. Which suggests to me that not only does Saigon not fear any physical retaliation from Budden, but that he might lack any sense of boundaries in general.
b) Which got me to thinking: We know for a fact that Saigon did time in the pokey. That’s why his one arm is way bigger than the other one. I’ve long suspected, based on pictures I saw on his MySpace a couple of years ago, that he might have fucked guys in the ass while he was there. At the very least, I think it’s pretty safe to say that he’s not as stable mentally as the rest of us. His insane emo rants on his MySpace blog back when he realized his career is going nowhere bear this out.
c) And finally, do we know for a fact that Joe Budden isn’t a pussy? We’ve all seen that video where Ransom and his crew go over that guy’s house and punch him in his face. Then there was that video where Joe Budden ceded victory to Ransom, on the grounds that he didn’t want there to be a senseless act of violence. Weak! As a general rule of thumb, any time you get the thumbs up from the late, great Jay Smooth, that pretty much means you failed at hip-hop.
I read on Nah Right earlier today that Joe Budden is having a big show in New York tonight, with himself and a few other guys in various states of industry fail. Does this mean Saigon’s gonna show up, punch someone in the face, and then get chased out the front door and down the street, like he did at that Mobb Deep concert? I’m not saying he should. But if he does, I hope someone gets it on tape.