Can we please have a moment of silence . . .
Saigon's mother Josephine Sampson passed away Monday (Oct. 19) in New York from an undisclosed illness. The Brooklyn rapper went on his MySpace page and eulogized his mother in a heartfelt blog post.
"Yesterday, I lost the most important person in this world to me . . . My Mommy.
I lost my mother, the woman who taught me to be a man when my father dipped out!!
I lost the woman who gave me my first rap tape and introduced me to hip hop.
I lost my pride and joy Ms. Josephine Sampson.
I lost the woman who would make me stand up for myself under any circumstance. The woman who I didn't understand why she would be tough with me until I had to use what she taught me to survive.
Its a sad sad sad day for me . . .
God bless you all . . . She is now looking down on all of us . . . Thank You."
Siagon -- "My Mommy"
Props to XXLmag.com
This is the great thing about hip-hop music . . . it ignites passion and invokes emotion through song. We need more genuine rap songs like this. My condolences to Saigon and the Sampson Family.