Monday, January 19, 2009

Don't Fight Joe Budden

Ouch. The newest and definitely most interesting beef in hip hop today is Joe Budden vs. Saigon. Budden holds his fame from his huge club record "Pump It Up", an impressive mixtape series of Mood Muzik I, II, & III, plus his constant label trouble and reoccurring beefs. Saigon is famous for his highly emotional street records, never having an album released, being on Entourage, going to prison, and quitting the industry all together (...) over a MySpace blog.

It all started over a Joe Budden freestyle punchline which he's said was not meant to mean anything serious. Sai, though, took this as a call to arms and started a war he hoped he could out-flex his way through. Now this really sucks cuz I definitely like the previous material I've heard from the man a lot. I'm sure he's got the short end of a lot industy-wise, but he's always picked the wrong outlets to voice his frustration through and oftentimes comes off looking like a 'roided e-thug just wanting to pick fights. But his words on wax amount to so much more than that. And that's where my constant frustration with him lies. He fueled the wrong fight with the wrong rapper.

Joe Budden has voiced his own against the likes of Jay-Z, G-Unit, The Game, Mistah F.A.B., Ransom, Glasses Malone, Royce da 5'9", and now Saigon. Thankfully, the ones with Game and Royce resulted in amazing collaborations upon making up later. Can't beat that with a gat. The others ... not so much. Here's the line in question that started the Yardfather incident: "soon as my wife gone, they jump on the python, she ain't know I’m out to hit and run like Saigon." Joey, as he is a master at crafting relevant punchlines, simply stated here why Saigon went to jail. Sai didn't see it that way. So ensues the next beef hailed for the ages. Well ... prolly not, but oh well. Here's the three part back and forth between the men so far.

So there's those. For using his own instrumental against him and going five minutes hard, Joey wins. I don't think Saigon can even come back with anything after that. I hope for the best out of both of their upcoming albums (if either is ever released), cuz they both got their lanes still in the game. Saigon is just off-roading for a minute. Let's just hope he doesn't wear down his tread hitting the wrong pot hole. That metaphor went on three sentences too long. Now I could pull out Budden's old ether, but I wanna promote beef resolution with these two post-hatred products.

Are you in them shoes yet???

... this was whatcha all been waitin' for ain't it?

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