New York emcee Saigon recently sat down for an interview with The Breakfast Club on NY’s Power 105.1.
On the topic of mainstream hip hop, Saigon went off, asserting that he’d like to punch rappers like 2 Chainz and Rick Ross for hurting young people with the messages in their music.
He said,”That’s behind me [punching other artists] – you know what, if they don’t change the message though, [I would punch someone] for real,” He went on to say, “I would want to punch everybody – Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, everybody who’s [making] detrimental music for children, man. These companies market the music to children, and y’all know that. If you’re going to do that [kind of music]…you know when you go in a movie store, the porno section had its own little section? Do that for this music because this is marketed to children and we know that…I’ve got kids, man. I’m not trying to have to battle with my own kid because she’s influenced by [these artists].”
Obviously the BYP does not condone violence.
But we’re thinking there’s plenty of others out there who share Saigon’s frustrations.
We need to find peaceful ways of bringing some much-needed balance to mainstream Hip Hop.
What are your thoughts on the state of Hip Hop music?
Do you agree with Saigon?
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