Album First Listen: Saigon’s The Greatest Story Never Told

02.08.11 7 years ago 31 Comments

In 2011, this is as close to a “Roll Call” as you’re going to get. Annnd, in 2011, this could be considered the first noteworthy Hip-Hop full-length record to get the ball rolling; set the standard for where the beats, rhymes and life should be propelled to elevate the music standard in the commercial district. (You hear that Dre?).

You’ve seen a little bit, and heard a few more but holy taco Batman, this is the full enchilada we’re dealing with. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Marsha Ambrosius and some guy named Just Blaze (?) all help Saigon finally get his Greatest Story told and sold on 2.15.11.

Three years ago, some of you current skeptics’ heads would have exploded like that White supremacist on that Dave Chappelle skit. But since we’re all here, how does it sound? If we’re taking prop bets, how many Cigs will TSS Crew dole out for it? How long before Sai drops a mixtape on top of its presence, or will it have some legs to run with the big dogs come mid-springtime?

Only time will tell, but for now, The Greatest Story Never Told.

01. Station Identification (Intro) (Feat. Fatman Scoop) (Produced By Just Blaze)
02. The Invita Saigon (Feat. Q Tip And Fatman Scoop) (B. Carenard Nogias Music BMI) (Produced by Just Blaze)
03. Come On Baby (Feat. Swizz Beatz and Jay-Z) (B. Carenard, K. Dean. S. Carter J. Smith) (Produced by Just Blaze)
04. War (B. Carenard M. Shemer) (Produced by Scram Jones)
05. Enemies (B. Carenard D. Allen) (Produced by D. Allen)
06. Friends (B. Carenard J.Smith) (Produced by Just Blaze)
07. The Greatest Story Never Told (B.Carenard J.Smith) (Produced by Just Blaze)
08. Clap (Feat. Faith Evans) (B. Carenrd F. Evans. J. Smith) (Produced by Just Blaze)
09. Preacher (B.Carenard J.Smith) (Produced by Just Blaze)
10. It’s Alright (Feat. Marsha Ambrosios) (B. Carenard M.Ambrosios J.Smith K.West) (Produced by Kanye West)
11. Believe It (B.Carenard J.Smith) (Produced by Just Blaze)
12. Give It To Me (Feat. Raheem DeVaughn) (B.Carenard R. DeVaughn) (Produced by SC)
13. What The Lovers Do (Feat. Devin The Dude) (B.Carenard) (Produced by Red Spyda)
14. Better Way (Feat. Layzie Bone) (B. Carenard) (Produced by Just Blaze)
15. Oh Yeah (Our Babies) (B. Carenard) (Produced by Buckwild)
16. Bring Me Down (B.Carenard D. Corbett) (Produced by D.J.

Courtesy of Saigon’s Myspace. Yes, they’re still around.

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