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Great music for those of us who know how to listen rather than be hypnotized by the bubble gum bums!!!! 11/6/12 Bread & Circuses- cant wait!!!!
I was listening to Saigon over a decade ago. And I really thought he'd blow up. I never thought sissy boy rap would take the forefront, but it did. That's the only reason his name doesn't come up in every hip hop discussion. (in my opinion) On a side note, look at Prodigy now. He's doing homo thug love anthems. lol Let's see p make a hot, lyrical, street record like this.
1. Dead Bodies (Produced by DJ Khalil)
2. Not Like Them feat. Styles P (Produced by DJ Corbett)
3. The Essence (Produced by Focus...)
4. Bangers (Produced by Just Blaze)
5. For the Record (Produced by Statik Selektah)
6. Bang Out (Produced by DJ Khalil)
7. Hold You Down feat. Chrisette Michele (Produced by Just Blaze)
8. Follow the Dollar (Produced by Just Blaze)
9. Still in Effect (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
10. Walk With Me feat. Jill Scott (Produced by Buckwild)
11. Lose Your Life (Produced by Jake One)
12. Strength of Pain feat. Jhene Aiko (Produced by Exile)
13. Therapy feat. Reks & Action Bronson (Produced by The Alchemist)
14. Thieves feat. Talib Kweli (Produced by Pete Rock)
15. Deep Meditation (Produced by Just Blaze)
16. That's Hip Hop (Produced by DJ Corbett, add. Just Blaze)
SP rapping with this herb??
Styles P >> Murdered every guest spot
Wow Saigetty. Get'em
I hope Sai gotta few features on the Wu Block project
Disgruntled budden fans in here mad that the new slaughterhouse album went double aluminum foil. Smh @ being signed to eminem and can't even go gold.
fucking awful... you retards should read some Malcolm and Martin for starters and stop pretending this bum retard has anything reason to be in show business...
hey Brian CeseNERD, you so 'smart,' why not write a history book?
GEORGE JACKSON SAYS FUCK YOU
And if they did read, then they'd understand and feel empowered just like Saigon. George Jackson jus go do the doug-e with your negative, senseless energy!
I agree i don't feel son AT ALL! Don't know why.....Styles made this song hot in my opinion
Mad this got pushed back, sounds dope. All these haters makin me laugh
dogshit music from a dogshit rapper; album cover looks GREAT too...
never in rap has one steroid rage bum been so fucking arrogant based on so little accomplishment.
keep lifting weights though asshole, won't help your BRAINS.
tell em why U mad son...lol
one of the best songs in 2012.
It was the second season of HBOs hit show Entourage and the writers had cooked up a storyline that demanded Turtle, the crews amiable but always ineffective sidekick, to become the manager of an aspiring rapper. But who would play the rapper? At first it looked like Young Jeezy would take the role, but concerns about Mr. Jeezys, um, reliability squashed that idea. No, they needed a rapper with more depth, a rapper who was dope enough to believably be about to blow, hungry enough to take the part, but with the intelligence and confidence of a seasoned vet. They needed Saigon.
It wasn't that long ago that the aforementioned Entourage spot and an impressively growing catalog of lyrically intense mixtapes had many proclaiming that Saigon would become the next east coast rap savior. Add in legendary beatsmith Just Blaze, who signed on to produce almost all of Sais debut album, and the hype behind The Greatest Story Never Told had reached a fever pitch. And then.nothing. A combination of label politics and self-inflicted wounds (that retirement clearly didn't stick) pushed the album back again, and again, and then yet again; until today. More than four years after Greatest Story was originally slated for release a time period thats seen the election of a black president and David Banner dropping a nearly identically titled project we finally have Saigons historically delayed album in our hands, and while it may be too late for him to become the hip-hop heavyweight he was once poised to become, incredibly the wait sounds like it was worth it.
It doesn't take long for Saigon to prove that he is indeed capable of the kind of aggressive lyricism that first had hip-hop nation so hyped. On The Invitation he takes the pounding beat and chops it with precise syllables, flipping between narrative flows and overarching commentary, and on Clap he speeds up the flow and adds a triumphant note to his voice, providing listeners with an optimistic but always unflinchingly real sound. Fittingly considering he blasted Atlantic for treating him like a jingle writer, theres not an empty, auto-tuned club hit to be found here. Instead, be it the call em out Preacher or the deeply autobiographical Oh Yeah, he never says anything he doesn't feel, and that cant be said about many anymore. Saigon may not do any one thing the best, there are certainly deeper lyricist, better storytellers and sharper flowers, but there aren't many who do as many thing as well as Saigon does.
What always troubled me about Saigon was his inconsistency, both in terms of quality and topic. As we heard on his previous mixtape Warning Shots 2, one minute hed be rhyming about the power of hope in a place of hopelessness, the next hed be grabbing OJ Da Juiceman for a For the Love of Pu**y Remix. (Yes, that really happened.) Thankfully, theres almost none of that inconsistency here. Instead, Greatest Story is one of the most cohesive albums I've heard in a minute, thank in no small part to Just Blazes always on point production. Kanyes old school Kanye beat on the soul-sampled Alright aside, Blaze almost entirely controls Greatest Story, and the result is more than a couple stellar beats, including the rocking Bring Me Down Pt. 2, the softly pouncing Enemies and the cinematic Better Way. More importantly, Blazes presence ensures that theres not a single truly skippable moment on Greatest Story - well, Ill probably never listen to Give It To Me again but still, thats a level of consistency thats now sadly rare. The one producer, one rapper renaissance continues.
In the end, the trials and tribulations of The Greatest Story Never Told may have benefited Saigon. Instead being flooded with a viral marketing campaign and absurdly hyperbolic praise or scorn, listening to this album feels like a discovery, like finding a dope album in your friends collection youd never heard before. Oh yeah, hed say, that albums been one of my favourites for years now. In fact, between the skits and the steady stream of features (Q-Tip, Jay-Z, Black Thought, etc.) in many ways this feels like an album from a different time, you could tell me it came out in 04 and Id believe you, and I mean that in the best way. Who knows where Saigon will go from here, but at least for this one moment, hes on top, and deserves to be. Let the story be told.
U work for the nigga or sumthin'? you wanna write a whole muthafuckin' bio. After all that (the bullshit presskit) and years later, NADA! da nigga went NOWHERE!
This niggas career died b4 it began. RIP
fuck the haterz!
Check out the trick nigga below
bum sexist rapper take more steroids to pretend you still have a career in show business
BACKSHOTS ON SAIGON'S DAUGHTER-- WHICH SURPRISE!!-- HE ISN'T RAISING!!!
If he isnt raising her, why would he give a shit asshole.... U sound rather stupid.