Saigon Takes Blame For Failing To Land G-Unit Deal

Saigon reveals that he could've signed a deal with 50 Cent, but failed to seal the deal.

Though Saigon's subject matter brushes more with conscious content than 50 Cent and G-Unit's, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that Sai nearly landed a deal with 50 back in the early 2000s.

Being of a similar mixtape background to 50, Saigon recently revealed that he and the G-Unit general were in talks back in the day.

“I wanted to be the conscious arm of G-Unit,” revealed Saigon in an interview with XXLmag.com.

Unfortunately, a text message gone awry ruined the deal.“It was kind of my fault. I hit [50] four times, and he ain’t text me. I then said something about him feeling himself. He was like, ‘Who the fuck you think you is, nigga?’ But it was all in fun to me. I was trying to see if he was ignoring me.”

Although the deal never materialized, Saigon did finally get a chance to release his long-delayed debut, the no-longer-appropriately-titled Greatest Story Never Told.

The album features guest spots by Q-Tip, Jay-Z, Devin the Dude, Bun B, Black Thought and others, while featuring production by Just Blaze, Kanye West, Buckwild and others.

41 Comments

  • Mike

    50 Cent gets butthurt over a text message: Story at 10. Funny news, but unfortunate for Saigon.

  • gngh

    i see some yall bitches got mad cus i said this pussy was lame iand i only fuck trap shit.for one nigga u callin me lame nigga and u just dont i'll beat yo beat ass up nigga and u talkin bout hip hop.....nigga fuck a hip hop cus guess what other genres of music dont even consider "hip hop" to be music jus like u dont thin trap shit is "hip hop" fuck all yall nerd niggas and fuck this hoe ass nigga for cryin about how 50 cent put his bitch ass in his palce.....and i dont even fuck wit 50 undercover fag ass.....man i'll fuck one yall hoe ass niggas up bruh and u goddam right im from the south....we makin money, fuckin hoes, and swiss cheesin nerd ass niggas like yall....bitch get off this buff ass nigga nuts and get a girlfriend

    • lowprofile

      oh ! dats wats up internet thug dats da way 2 go, u gangsta!!! stfu with dat bs probaly neva hit yo ho nd u all hood in front o' yo monitor dumn a** cum 2 L.A

  • Skibolive

    Saigon has a dope album, I feel hip-hop is coming back to the lyrics slowly but surely as far as reaching mainstream listeners. Time to get on these PD's asses, we as listeners need to put the heat on radio!!!

  • Noneofyobidness

    Saigon's new album proves that if you make real hip-hop records it doesn't matter when its put out...glad that it has seen the light of day though...Lyricism is coming back, thank God because rappers with dumb tats on they face need to be removed from hip-hop's radar!!!!

  • Bigg Boom

    I have singles that will climb any charts but where im from the market is nt great. So if any record label, producer with pull wanna c what im talking about, hit me up at 1706 551 7464. I produce, i wrie , a artist. remix king. Bigg boom

  • Unstopable Jah

    The album is INCREDIBLE!!! I was surprised bein that it's so old lol!!!! Great music is timeless!!!- THE FATHER HAS SPOKEN (Hahahahahahaha!!!)

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  • Nico 3

    He probably would have released only 1 album through G Unit (if that) anyway. Sometimes it's better to be the underdog and just focus on the music.

  • Alkaline

    Yo the album is DOPE! It's really Saigon AND Just Blaze's album cuz Just is all over it to a perfection. It's livin up to the hype...well worth the wait. The Greatest Story Never Told...CLASSIC!!!!!

  • K-One

    I wasn't really a Saigon fan, but I happen to hear some of his new album & I had to get it.Its a classic,best hip hop album out right! He need a little more exposure, not a lot up on it.

  • Guilty ByStander

    And now no one cares about him anymore. Tough break nigga.

  • Get Owuuutt!!!

    No disrespect but Saigon needs to shut the fuck up and go away if he's not gonna do something that's constructive,powerful, and meaningful for the future if he intends to stick around now that he chose to come out of being missing in action. The only thing that Saigon continues to be currently concerned with as of lately is THE PAST. All he talks about and concerns himself with is what he's gone through in THE PAST that's been over and done with. He stays stuck in THE PAST. Like for instance putting out his waaaaaaaaaaay over fuckin' due debut album 'The Greatest Story Never Told'. That shit should've been out a long time ago and now he's just releasing it through Suburban Noize and that was in THE PAST. He squashed his beef with Joe Budden a few months ago and that beef was in THE PAST. And now he's talking about almost signing with G-Unit and texting to 50 and that was in THE PAST. The more Saigon stays stuck in THE PAST, the more he loses himself. He's turning himself into old news by staying in THE PAST. 50,Joe,and others ain't even thinking about this dude right now. Saigon should be worrying about putting his second album out now instead of running his fuckin' mouth about what's happened in THE PAST. If you're not here to contribute anymore new rap album releases or anymore music then why run your fuckin' mouth about nothing and just stick around? He was gone for a few years and now all he does is mouth off about THE PAST. If all your gonna do is come back and run your mouth then your better off going back to the bench and trying to do something else. Like what else does this dude have left after 'The Greatest Story Never Told'? He's slower than a turtle when it comes to getting albums out. He should just keep 50,Prodigy,and Joe Budden's names out his mouth and just shut the fuck up from now because now all Sai is good for is talking like a gossipy female.

    • lowprofile

      thank u my man u said it best i dnt usually agree wit dummies bt u make sense nw da nxt thing u need 2 do is get a payng job b****

    • hiphop

      his album didn't come out 5 years ago because of atlantic, not him. atlantic failed to clear the sample for one his singles and it was shelved because they didn't do their fuckin job. don't blame the artist for a politician's (the label's) mistake(s).

    • daboss1221

      and, it wasn't his fucking fault about the album. go read something about the music industry, see how good artists get fucked over. you fucking imbecile.

    • daboss1221

      people are interested, he's promoting his new album (which was completely dope) and you sound like a fucking moron. seriously, hop off sai's dick.

  • Brian McG

    Kind of an odd fit on Subnoize but I guess they're branching out from just weed artists (KMK, Potluck, etc). I mean they got La Coka Nostra and Swollen Members too so props to them for getting with Sai on this.

  • Brandon Payne

    I love this album it absolutely lives up to every bit of the hype, and I really really really Hope that this album sells well, like platinum numbers, THIS is the music that deserves to do those kind of numbers.. it would be a good look for real hiphop if it was to do so as well....

  • Anonymous

    "50 sold 100 million albums and the BEST he can get his artist is an Amalgam Digital and an EMI deal?" Who is CTE signing to???? HAHAHA Bawse.... I'm still ballin like I'm Bo Diddley!!!!

  • Anonymous

    That would have been huge and a big business move

  • Anonymous

    the album is very, very good.

  • yuy

    this nigga lame bruh......never heard none of his shit and dont want to.....bitch if u aint on that trap shit i aint tryna hear it anyway

    • vfbgb

      i see some yall bitches got mad cus i said this pussy was lame iand i only fuck trap shit.....for one nigga u callin me lame nigga and u just dont i'll beat yo beat ass up nigga and u talkin bout hip hop.....nigga fuck a hip hop cus guess what other genres of music dont even consider "hip hop" to be music jus like u dont thin trap shit is "hip hop" fuck all yall nerd niggas and fuck this hoe ass nigga for cryin about how 50 cent put his bitch ass in his palce.....and i dont even fuck wit 50 undercover fag ass.....man i'll fuck one yall hoe ass niggas up bruh and u goddam right im from the south....we makin money, fuckin hoes, and swiss cheesin nerd ass niggas like yall....bitch get off this buff ass nigga nuts and get a girlfriend

    • Chris Newberry

      this isn't about heads from the south being lame, its about lame niggas being just that, lame niggas! If you ain't heard the record, there ain't nothing to say, period. Real recognize real, and that album is some real music 4 your ears, not some trash where you make up a wack dance or have gunshots in the background while your shouting out muppet baby phrases. All my REAL heads, cop the album, fake heads, just keep floating along with the wind

    • BlazeUP

      look at this stupidass nigga sayin "if u aint trap i aint listenin to u" u sound mad fuckin stupid it had to be someone from the south to say some dumb shit like that ya south niggas is wats fuckin hiphop up

    • rEEL Talk

      ur lame. if u never heard the music, why did u read the story? i feel sorry for your life. niggas "on that trap ish" be lying. to me, THATS lame, "bruh".

  • problemz/problema

    It was a blessing for him not to sign with those clowns..Although his career hasn't been what everyone expected he is a respected lyricist and having access to Just Blaze who he would not have if he hadn't signed to Fort Knox has been instrumental in his career..Keep grindin' Sai...

  • Brizz

    Im xtremly happy it didnt , but i think that they both lost alot from not making it happen. The buzz sai had in 04-05 was strong and a g-unit back then with 50, game and sai would have been insane. GSNT was worth the wait, now i expect i equally or doper follow up considering the time he had to build a vault. Pz.

    • Brizz

      Yup yup, im sure Sai would have blew up just as big or bigger as Game did, if that would have happened they would have been 3 huge artist in the same team. For me Game and buck always was the best since 50 musically pretty much fell off after grodt but thats just different taste. Anyways, 50 should definately give saigon a call, he would make g-unit relevant again. pz.

    • milehighkid303

      I disagree with the Game and Sai thing. But for real shit woulda been HUGE for Sai, lets be real. Prolly would'nt have gotten "locked" outta this shit for so long if he woulda had a hand lifting him to this level. Sai's nasty he deserves this.

  • milehighkid303

    Glad a Unit supporter will kick this off. Too bad Sai didn't do this. MAN what a blessing it woulda been to have had him instead of Buck or Game. Sai got real shit for your ears and dude knows loyalty in and out AND ISN'T A HERB LIKE 99.9% OF THESE MC'S. 50 need to reach back out to duke, him and Banko on a track would be a good look. O yea, PICK UP SONS ALBUM, SAI'S A BEAST!!!! Almost forgot........LET THE UNIT/50 HATE BEGIN TAKE A NUMBER AND GET IN LINE YOU SKINNY JEAN WALLET CHAIN BLACK AND YELLOW FAGGOTS!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    good thing he dident g unit is dead cash money or maybach music group is the only lables doin anything right now

    • nuc

      GOOD MUSIC,, is the best out of the labels listed,,, but how the hell are you all saying what the best "hiphop" labels are at the moment and NOT mention RYHMESAYERS.... do your research, there more beyond the MTV AND TOP 40.

    • NJ

      All 3 labels are awful, GOOD music is the best label in Hip Hop right now, Shady and Roc Nation are looking decent too with Jay Elec, J. Cole, Slaughterhouse etc. But G unit, Maybach and YM all suck.

    • YOUAJOKE

      YEAH THE ONLY THING THEY DOING IS FAG ASS HOMO MUSIC... G UNIT WOULD MURDER YOUNG MONEY AND MAYBACH

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