With Stat Quo’s Statlanta dropping this summer, Saigon’s The Greatest Story Never Told might be the most delayed album in Hip Hop outside of Dr. Dre’s Detox. Since the New York emcee signed with Atlantic Records and scheduled the album for a 2005 release, a lot has happened. Sai has quit the Rap game via MySpace, he’s released a handful of other albums – including one made in 24 hours, shifted labels, and had a child.
Now free of Atlantic Records, Saigon has told his fans on Facebook that “the Full Length LP is coming February but I cant make my Nation wait that long..” What he was referring to with not wanting his fans to wait is that he had previously announced that he would be releasing an EP next week.
“New EP coming NEXT WEEK ‘The Yardfather’s Prologue’ is the tentative title…. I need a title for my new EP so if U think U have a dope title… Send it in.. This is all ner music.. LETS GO Saigon NATION..”
Just yesterday, HipHopDX published a story with frequent Saigon collaborator Statik Selektah. He told DX, “It’s funny, Saigon called me like 10 minutes ago talking about his new deal. I don’t know if I’m even supposed to talk about it, but the [The Greatest Story Never Told] album [he did] with Just Blaze is coming out. I’m not about to say on what label or when, but it’s coming out like soon.”
The Greatest Story Never Told is slated to come out on Suburban Noize Records and will feature production from Just Blaze. Previously, Suburban, owned by Kottonmouth Kings’ Brad Daddy X, has released projects from La Coka Nostra, X-Clan’s Brother J and Potluck. (October 22)
UPDATE: Complex.com heard an exclusive listening of Saigon’s The Greatest Story Never Told. They breakdown the album’s production from Just Blaze, Buckwild and others. The Jay-Z feature from the album’s Atlantic Records years reportedly will remain.
The sequencing of the songs are yet to be finalized. (November 7)
Along with Executive Producer Just Blaze producing on the album, as well as the aforementioned Buckwild, Saigon’s long awaited LP will also feature production from Kanye West and Red Spyda. Guests include a pair of legends in Q-Tip and Bun B, as well as Marsha Ambrosius and Faith Evans. As reported, his Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz collaboration from 2007 will appear. “C’mon Baby RMX” leaked nearly exactly three years ago today.