Saigon Hands Out Blankets at Bowery Mission

Posted on: January 26th, 2011 at 2:21 pm by

Brooklyn-based emcee Saigon has been volunteering recently at the Bowery Mission.  HipHopDX reported yesterday that the self-proclaimed Yardfather was spotted these last few nights doling blankets to the city’s homeless. Hip Hop pioneer KRS-One is reportedly involved with the community effort as well.

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This admirable act of kindness seems to double as a PR play in anticipation of Saigon’s forthcoming debut effort, The Greatest Story Never Told, which drops February 15 via Suburban Noize Records.  In a label press release, he notes:

I did it because I had a little down time after finishing up my album and my friends, the Aluhja’s, had some extra blankets so we decided to go hand them out to the homeless. If we can prevent one person from freezing to death out there on the streets, that makes everything worth it. I wish more Hip Hop artists would step up and help give something back to their communities. If everyone used the power they have to lend a helping hand, hopefully it would inspire others to do the same.”

Some jumpy video of the blanket handout:

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