The Reason by Saigon x Statik Selektah
“The Reason” is a cut that actually comes from the collaboration of Statik Selektah and Sagion on the 2009 album “All In A Day’s Work”, and it’s brought up to you once again in 2016 in a remastered version, as a tribute to Prince’s work.
Back then the verbal manifesto of Saigon and Statik’s production prowess were implemented over a sample of Prince’s “Do Me Baby”. The outcome is a track full of honesty, brood and reflection of inner perception. Saigon’s East-Coast rapping that tells you a personal story of his, glides over Statik’s underground beat. The enhanced and improved sound of 2016’s revision still does not fail to bring you the classic hip-hop vibe, so if you do enjoy its buzz, you will most likely enjoy this tune.
Complimenting one of the most remarkable artists in the music kingdom by sampling one of his most popular songs, Saigon still told a different story about the industry itself, throwing a critique on its inability to sometimes focus on what’s truly artistic, and instead focusing on what brings you more material profit. Prince’s work was always highly appreciated by the audience because before everything his statement was always standing on the side of true crafting and expressing, so this can easily be taken as a great tribute and a great throwback to the good old vintage hip-hop beat.