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The Greatest Story Never Told
Studio album by Saigon
Released 2010
Recorded 2005–2008
Genre Hip Hop
Label Fort Knocks Entertainment, Amalgam Digital
Producer Just Blaze, Kanye West, Buckwild, Red Spyda, Scram Jones, Stevie E., DJ Coco Chanelle
Saigon chronology
Warning Shots 2
(2009)
The Greatest Story Never Told
(2010)
Singles from The Greatest Story Never Told
  1. "C'mon Baby"
    Released: 2007
  2. "It's Alright"
    Released: October 28, 2009

The Greatest Story Never Told is the rapper Saigon's debut album. It is to be released in partnership with Amalgam Digital on the producer Just Blaze's record label Fort Knocks Entertainment.[1]

Contents

Background

Just Blaze will be handling most of the production, but Buckwild, Kanye West, Scram Jones, Ben Donaghy, and Red Spyda will contribute as well. Guest appearances will include Q-Tip, Faith Evans, Bun B, Swizz Beatz, Devin the Dude, Layzie Bone.[2]

Saigon claims that his album is the best album in the last 20 years.[3]

The album's first single "C'mon Baby" was released in 2007. The album's second single "Believe It" was released May 21, 2008. [4]

Tracklisting

Bonus Tracks

Controversy

MySpace blog

On June 1, 2007, Saigon posted a blog on his MySpace stating that he felt Atlantic Records didn't have the desire to release his album because he is a real artist, not a "jingle writer", and they only care about the money, not the music. He stated that the album will be released independently if Atlantic will not release it.[5] Saigon later took down that blog because he thought it offended Just Blaze.

On June 14, 2007, Just Blaze responded to Saigon's comments on his own blog. He stated that he was not offended by the blog but just didn't understand why Saigon would post it now when the only thing holding up the album release is a sample clearance for the single "C'mon Baby" which Craig Kallman—president of Atlantic—was personally handling.[2] Saigon then posted an apology to Just Blaze.[6] Just Blaze later posted that all samples had been cleared.[7] The issue has since been resolved.

Retirement rumors

On November 19, 2007, Saigon posted a blog on his myspace entitled "I QUIT" announcing his retirement from the music industry.[8] In a statement he gave HipHopGame.com late in the day he said, "This is it. The Greatest Story Never Told...I guess you could say it was prophecy," implying the album would not be released.[9] On November 26, 2007, Just Blaze posted a blog stating he was putting the final touches on The Greatest Story Never Told. He continued to hint that the album may in fact be released.[10] On December 19, 2007, exactly one month from the first blog, Saigon posted another blog stating that he had reconsidered retiring. He also said that the album would indeed be released saying, "My album WILL be released VERY soon".[11] The album's executive producer stated that The Greatest Story Never Told had undergone its final mastering on January 8. [12]

In an interview with hiphopgame.com, Just Blaze explained various reasons behind the numerous delays of The Great Story Never Told, the most prominent being that he wished a relationship to be established with Saigon before creating an album. In the said interview he expressed that "...people wouldn't have found out about the deal until maybe a year and a half ago as opposed to three years ago"[12] Saigon had stated that he planned to release the album by September 30, 2008 [13], but was unable to achieve this.

Release from label

On May 2, 2008, Just Blaze announced via his blog that they have gotten their release from Atlantic and 100% ownership of the album. This is due to all the pushbacks and problems caused by Atlantic. He stated there is a new situation in the works. Saigon on his MySpace blog confirmed the statement and they are getting a new deal and the album will be released next year.[4]

References

  1. ^ Jayson Rodriguez (November 12, 2007) Mixtape Monday: Jay-Z Borrows The-Dream's 'Hook'; Young Buck Says His Album 'Is Better Than Kanye's And 50's' MTV News. Accessed November 21, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Just Blaze (June 14, 2007) Strictly Business The Megatron Don. Accessed November 21, 2007.
  3. ^ Dick Johnson (May 4, 2007) Ice-T Snitches On Cam'ron, Beanie Sigel Gets Physical, Pimp C Will "Expose You Cl*tor*s" SOHH. Accessed November 21, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Sweet Freedom | themegatrondon2.com
  5. ^ Verbal Walker (June 4, 2007) Saigon Vs Atlantic Records!?!? HipHopDX. Accessed November 21, 2007.
  6. ^ Shake (June 16, 2007) Saigon Apologizes and Signs With Violator Management HipHopDX. Accessed November 21, 2007.
  7. ^ Just Blaze (June 20, 2007) Word! The Megatron Don. Accessed November 21, 2007.
  8. ^ Saigon Announces He’s Quitting Rap XXL (November 19, 2007). Accessed November 19, 2007.
  9. ^ Saigon releases exclusive statement on HipHopGame HipHopGame.com (November 19, 2007). Accessed November 19, 2007.
  10. ^ Just Blaze (November 26, 2007) Feelin It. The Megatron Don. Accessed November 27, 2007
  11. ^ Watch Out Hip-Hop Saigon is Back HipHopGame.com (December 19, 2007). Accessed December 19, 2007.
  12. ^ a b Exclusive Hip Hop News, Audio, Lyrics, Videos, Honeys, Wear, Sneakers, Download Mixtapes
  13. ^ Saigon Closing In On New Record Deal, Jay-Z's Roc Nation Mentioned







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