Thursday, January 22, 2009

[News] Saigon Denies Phone Call w/ Joe Budden

As reported yesterday by various blogs/websites, producer & close friend to Saigon, Just Blaze sent out a message through twitter that stated Saigon & Joe Budden had spoken on the phone. This message had the internet buzzin' last night and had everyone believing that the battle between the two had been squashed. But that does not appear to be the case as XXLmag caught up with Saigon today to get the info first hand. Here is what Saigon had to say...

When asked to confirm whether or not he got on the phone with Budden, Sai denied everything that Just Blaze wrote on his twitter account last night. “Nah that’s what Just Blaze wants to happen in his heart,” he said. “I don’t know where he got that information from but that’s totally bullshit.“

In fact Sai thinks Blaze said that to cool things down. “I don’t know where that came from,” he explained. “For a while you know Just been trying to squash that shit cause he understands what it can turn in to. He just doesn’t wanna see it go past –you know just being around me and a lot of my people – and he doesn’t wanna see it go anywhere other than wax. And he knows that’s very, very, very likely gonna happen.”

Budden will be performing tonight at S.O.B.’s as a part of the newly formed supergroup Slaughterhouse. While Sai is cool with the rest of the crew, which consists of Joell Ortiz, Royce da 5’9” and Crooked I, he says he will not be going to the show. “There’s really no need to be there, “ he said. “I would love to see the show as a hip-hop fan – they all talented people - I wanna see what they can come up with, but with that other shit that’s not gonna happen.”

Sai announced on his last diss track “Pushin Buddens,” which was released earlier this week, that he’s done with adding fuel to the fire, but admitted to XXL that he will keep on putting out records if he has to. “To tell you the truth I don’t want to but you know know that shit is getting fun, ’cause I don’t really battle but it’s fun now – now i’ll come back 10 times stronger than I came,” he said about putting out another track. “So if his shit ain’t 10 times stronger that that ‘Pain in his Life‘ – which I know he can’t make a better record than that – if he can make a better record that than shit, he’s good, then I gotta step my shit up and do it again.”

So it looks like the battle will continue between the two MC's until one of them decides to call it quits. XXLmag also reported that Saigon's forthcoming mixtape, Warning Shots Pt. 2, is slated for an April release, with production from Just Blaze, Scram Jones, Buckwild & himself. I was thinking it would drop sooner then that but apparently not.