Saigon, Papoose & Omar Epps Look To The Skies To Make A Sinner’s Prayer (Video)
In the mid-2000s, two of Hip-Hop’s most poised New York City voices were Saigon and Papoose. Both thriving acts of the height of mixtape culture, these MCs embodied a direct lineage to some of Rap’s greatest voices, with a street-savvy approach that attracted fans during the reign of crews like G-Unit, The Diplomats, and Roc-A-Fella.
As fate would have it, the major label deals “Saigiddy” and Pap’ inked with Atlantic and Jive Records, respectively would not be fruitful. Neither artist dropped as planned, and both eventually released their big-budget albums, in part, independently over five years later. However, two disciples of Kool G Rap’s brand of lyricism, these pillars of perseverance remain in tact, and bound. For “Sinner’s Prayer,” that street side comes out as the Yardfather and the husband of (newly-released) Remy Ma seek salvation and atonement for sins amidst the best of intentions. Actor/rapper Omar Epps also tackles the third voice, slowing down his flow from Sai and Pap’s but showing that his bars can put competition in the “ER” too. The video uses churches, and religious images to show how sincere this trio is, at securing their chances of an afterlife worth having.