Saigon Says He Was Almost A Part Of G-Unit, Breaks Down The Title Of His Album

Saigon comments on his album title being inspired by an old Roman ideology, shares an untold 50 Cent story.

While being interview by ThisIs50.com, it seemed only fitting that Brooklyn rapper Saigon would hit viewers with a never before told story about 50 Cent. In his brief story, Saigon commented on rolling with both Fifty and Sha Money XL during the rappers early days as an Interscope Records signee.

Saigon also revealed that he was practically a member of G-Unit and was present during the recording of 50 Cent’s record, “After My Cheddar.”

“I’mma keep it one-hundred. This is when Fif had just got the deal with Em,” said Saigon. “Untold story, this is the first time I ever told this story…I was damn near part of G-Unit. That’s where it was going. You don’t understand, I was in the basement with these dudes. I was in the basement with Sha and Fif. I was there when they were recording, ‘You’re after my cheddar…’ I was watching them in the booth like this kid is onto something big…He a good dude though, he got a good heart. Cause he embraced me from the start.”

With his The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread And Circuses album released earlier in the week, Saigon of course spoke on the project, specifically the reason behind its title. According to the New York emcee, the Bread And Circuses part of the album’s title stems from an old Roman ideology.

“I’m an avid reader, I read a lot. Bread and circuses was an ideology in Rome. When Rome was like America, Rome used to be the superpower of the world. So when Rome was like America they had this shit called bread and circuses which was to pacify the masses,” Saigon explained. “Give ‘em and food and entertainment and they’ll be so caught up in shit while we over here, the government, doing real shit. We over here stealing the oil. We just telling nigga’s gas prices high. We don’t tell ‘em why…Meanwhile we’re so entertained all year round, but there’s never no time to really sit and think.”

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24 Comments

  • anonymous

    Here's the thing...u people hate so much it's stupid. Is what you say about 50 true? yea probably even thou he still has hits and makes money...BUT get rich or die tryin is ARGUABLY the BEST rap album EVER to be created.and thats a fact and u know it. go listen to that shit again and show some respect

  • NOI 4 LIFE

    Roman??? Ain't this nigga a Five Percenter???

  • YEBO

    LOL AT THAT NAIVE DUDE THINKING HE WAS ALMOST A PART OF G-UNIT... ANYWAY, HE IS LUCKY FOR NOT BEING PART OF IT, 50 IS SUCH A TERRIBLE POP RAPPER AND IT'S A SHAME FOR EVERY ARTIST UNDER HIM TO BE UNDER HIM. I'M HAPPY THAT GAME AND BUCK LEFT THAT GROUP, THEY WERE ONLY TALENTED PEOPLE IN THE GROUP. TONY YAYO WOULD BE THE BEST RAPPER IF HE WORKED MORE, BANKS HAS STERIL VOICE BUT SOME GOOD LYRICS. ANYWAY, RICK ROSS BODIED THEM ALL YEARS AGO. FIFTY'S EGO WAS JUST TOO BIG AND IT WAS JUST QUESTION OF TIME WHEN HE WILL FELL OFF. NOW HE NEEDS BE SELLOUT WITH HIS VITAMIN WATER BECAUSE NOBODY GIVES FUCK ABOUT HIS MUSIC.

  • True2HipHop

    Dope never knew that about the Roman empire. Intelligent artist are so much better than the ignorant ones like keef, 2 lames, & ross.

    • ks

      all you need is to go to school you dumb fuck, they teach this in the 5th grade I think... fuckin dumb youth

    • shh

      TO THE SHEEP DOGGZ!... saying DOPE(b/c it was a TIP SONG) won't SAVE U FROM THE WRATH OF UR KHARMA! calling me..BARACK O'DRAMA..Won'T SAVE U! LYING ABOUT LIKING KL won't save U! and...NOW REAL HIP HOP won't SAVE U! U MAY HAVE A LOTTA $$$ BUT U DON'T "RESPECT" REAL LOVE ALL ey3 HAVE TO DO IS "NEVER" BUY HIP HOP OR STREET MUSIC EVER (AGAIN) NEVER THAT....#ey3 already pre-ordered SAIGON!.... TRAPP/HOP plus HEAVY METAL = GREY!....TDC-C!...

  • Anonymous

    Saigon says that no artists has really touched all of the hood since 50 Cent's first album That n*gga Fif was like us, he's a goon, he's in the street, he wasn't no studio gangsta n*gga. He was a real n*gga, so for him to make it outta that seeing him make it out of that was kinda like gratification for me in a weird way Am i reali the only one that dont get how Ross actually won the beef? I'm confused as fucck, during they beef theres not a single fucckin diss track that Ross made that stood out, NOT ONE... Yet people talk about he won... How the fucck you get clown on wax, both your babymommas got snatched, your kids got snatched, a [..] movie was made with your one babymomma, the other one went on a date with Fif, you got exposed as a fraud and now your enemy rocking your chain... Can someone please tell me how the fucck the loser won? None of these MMG stans want to acknowledge it so i will... Ross got saved by rappers in the industry that got tired of seeing Fif winning all his battles, thats where all this unity bull!! came from, now they wanna talk about Ross made rappers come together and sing Kumbaya, Fif damaged this niccas career so bad he made it hard for him to release a successful single by himself, his most successful tracks had Wayne, Kanye, JayZ, Drake, Nick etc. How the fucck you a boss and you sell the same as the guy you signed? The reason i fuccks wit Fif is coz he do wtf he want and he do it on his own, he dont need 15 popular rappers on one single to get some shine so fucck this We Are The World !!

    • Grinch

      Yo I been thinkin the exact same shit. I dont know in what way Ross won that battle. 50 is better than Ross lyrically. He def had way more impact on thegame than Ross did. These days its not even about lyrical its about record sales, money and who has swag or some shit. On that note 50's first album sold more than Ross's career and 50 has much more dough than MMG. On no fronts does Ross win

    • SDK

      Scared of pussy you climbed out a caesarian I push ya grown ass back in your mothers womb You need nine more mouths Your crews nine more punks You rhyme on stuff and claim I didn't sign y'all up If I sign y'all I'm on dust Ya we from the same hood but nigga what?!

    • SDK

      They say Jada defeated him Joe to street for him What's next? I guess it's for Nas to ether him Ya'll awaiting an MC burial This is ethereal, FM stereo to XM radio What does it mean he thoreal? Hmm.. whether heavenly or spiritual Extreme, delicately like in a way that seems too perfect for this world Man that is ritous, faithful and keeps law Will surely live to cleanse the soverend Lord And you are none of the above So you a sucka for death if I'm a sucka for love And ya wanna know why I don't got an answer niggaz Cause I truely understand these niggaz Scared of me so they talk about family members Like I can't point out your grandma to niggaz Damn you was my man like crew dawg Don't make me change your body frame to blue fog The Q is the borrow of true dons Any disrespect nigga we chose arms Will it be gilmore or crowes?

    • bc coastin

      thats real talk. wish more ppl thought like that. im ridin wit fif. hes fuckin entertaining to the fullest and his music is dope. ne ways i aint hatin on ross but fuckin get ur own lane and be true to yourself. fuckin rappers thinkin they all that. i could care less if u diss this shit. im happy where im at im outy

    • PsychoLuke

      50 destroyed jas career ... he went from a platinum artist to not being able to sell 80k records. Pretty extreme difference .... Them boys from D block lyrically destroyed 50 on wax, but he damaged their careers (like they had one) also ... Also destroyed fat joe ... from plat artist to nothing overnight after the massacre. i agree with the original statement. people got tired of seeing 50 win, then came a generation of hip hop fans that supported skinny jean wearing faggots and songs with lack of lyrics and no truth in the lyrics. And now everyone who supports 50 gets trolled. i just know at the end of the day 50 is a smart dude, and still finds ways to stay relevant and getting money.

    • Ss

      Why do people say 50 won the beef with ja when 50 got stabbed and beat up by murder inc? 50 lost for the same reason he won against ja....Ross is hot right now, 50 isnt. His label wont even let him drop...Hes been pushed back about 20 times now.

  • 666

    how come u dont hear storys about any of ur favorite rappers lke this ?? cuz they really not who they say they are ??/ just sayin.. i dont even like 50 either

  • Papoose

    This is old news, hes been saying this stuff for years...50 Cent was even asked about this and he said he didnt know who Saigon was. lol

  • Up North

    The album is hot though, as expected.

  • Anonymous

    youngbuck is g-unit

  • Anonymous

    banks, buck , saigon , oh well

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