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Saigon Admits to Encouraging a Marky Mark Comeback

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In 2005, an up-and-coming Brooklyn MC named Saigon appeared in a recurring role on the HBO show ‘Entourage,’ playing a young rapper, managed by one of the show’s stars.

Though his character arc has long since ended, Saigon, who finally released his long-delayed ‘The Greatest Story Never Told’ album, revealed a hilarious anecdote about a minor faux pas he made while drinking with the show’s executive producer, and former Funky Bunch rapper, Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg.

“You know, I got drunk with Mark Wahlberg one time,” Saigon explained, in an interview with MTV. “I don’t think he was drunk, but I was drunk. We was at one of them parties and I was in his ear, I’m like, ‘Yo man, you ever thought about doing a new album, man?’ And he’s looking at me like, ‘Is this kid retarded or something?”

Wahlberg apparently does not have a great sense of humor about his former persona as frontman for Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, who scored a platinum-selling hit with Good Vibrations,’ in 1991.

“I was like, ‘Yo, man, I feel the ‘[Good] Vibrations’ joint. Marky Mark, that s— was hard! We was rocking that in the ‘hood,’” Saigon continued, humorously. “I ain’t gonna lie, I liked the song when it came out.”

Saigon has yet to reprise his role on the show, which is currently in its eighth, and final season.


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