New Music: Rihanna - "Russian Roulette"
A Scholar And A Gentleman: @Phontigallo Gives Life Lessons on Twitter

Dear Mommy . . .

Mommy's Boy: Rapper Saigon

 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.

It reads:

"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

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.