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Saigon: The Greatest Story Never Told

4.3 Stars (43 customer reviews)
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    1. Station Identification (Intro)
    featuring Fatman Scoop
    Producer: Just Blaze
    2. The Invitation
    featuring Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest)
    Producer: Just Blaze
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    3. Come On Baby (Remix)
    featuring Jay-Z; Swizz Beatz
    Producer: Just Blaze
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    4. War (Skit)
    Producers: Just Blaze; Lamar Edwards
    5. Bring Me Down Pt. 2
    Producers: Just Blaze; DJ Corbett
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    6. Enemies
    Producers: D. Allen; Just Blaze
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    7. Friends
    Producer: Just Blaze
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    8. The Greatest Story Never Told
    Producer: Just Blaze
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    9. Clap
    featuring Faith Evans
    Producer: Just Blaze
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    10. Preacher
    featuring Lee Fields; The Expressions
    Producer: Just Blaze
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    11. It's Alright
    featuring Marsha Ambrosius (of Floetry)
    Producer: Kanye West
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    12. Believe It
    Producer: Just Blaze
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    13. Give It To Me
    featuring Raheem DeVaughn
    Producers: SC; Just Blaze
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    14. What The Lovers Do
    featuring Devin The Dude
    Producers: Red Spyda; Just Blaze
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    15. Better Way
    featuring Layzie Bone (of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
    Producer: Just Blaze
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    16. Oh Yeah (Our Babies)
    Producers: Buckwild; Just Blaze
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    17. And The Winner Is…
    featuring Bun B
    Producer: Just Blaze
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    18. Too Long
    featuring Black Thought (of The Roots)
    Producer: DJ Corbett
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    Total Comments: 43
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/28/2015 8:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 163.34.123)
    Location: NC
    Comment: 4.5/5. This would of really put him on had it been released on time (about 4 yrs too late) but it proved great albums don't have an expiration date. Fantastic production, sequencing by JB and Saigon sounds as good as ever over his instrumentals. Maybe a song or two too long but overall very stellar effort by Saigon. Too bad GSNT 2 & 3 didn't even come close to this.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/4/2011 2:28:00 PM; Partial IP: .82.108.51)
    Location: NY
    Comment: Sick album, read up on saigons life too, shits interesting
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/11/2011 6:03:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: Homicide Hartford
    Comment: Besides a few boring skits and lame tracks this is a amazing album. Id say this and Joell Ortizs album have been the best in recent history
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/3/2011 6:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 117.102.55)
    Location: EARTH NY
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/31/2011 1:02:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: thunder bay CANADA
    Comment: this is the best album I have heard since probably GANG STARR tha ownerz!!Giddys album is better lyrically than that shit but primos beatz are 1ofakind on that album either way this is a mu8st have album as sai rips it on each WORD an VERSE ABANDONDED NATION BITCHES RECOGNIZE
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/14/2011 6:35:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: mpls to st pete
    Comment: This album plays straight through for me- no fillers, all killers. Saigon kills it lyrically and bring in great perspectives on a lot of big issues for me. His depth as an artist came through. I liked some of his mixtape stuff and always thought he dropped nice lyrics on other peoples tracks. But this album puts him up there with cats that can really put together an album, tour, and reach a lot of people. Good Music!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/11/2011 9:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 108.80.115)
    Location: dgd
    Comment: not hardcore as his underground career, and boring verses n hooks you'll meet
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/28/2011 9:34:00 PM; Partial IP: .81.47.241)
    Location: new b
    Comment: Album is put together very very are bangin, rhymes and perspective are real, altogether one of the best albums I've heard from beginning to end in quite sometime...very refreshing. Album is complete. No fillers. Maybe "give it to me". BUT!...bottom line is, if your a rapper, your getting pussy. so your gonna have a couple tracks about it! Never rode Just Blaze that much, so my unbiased opinnion is that he created an incredible album for each their own, but this shit is bangin
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/27/2011 11:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 142.48.200)
    Location: Jennifer's Body
    Comment: exhibit c is a great track boring beat, just blaze hasn't been creative since the jay-z u don't know days, listen to all the just blaze beat 2008-2011, they all sound the same, he's got noting left, just like saigons next album will come out in 20never
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 2/26/2011 5:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 237.34.198)
    Location: France
    Comment: except good beats and a lot of boring songs , dont waste time with this LP , saigon is finish , saigon gold era is gone
    Name: (Posted: 2/26/2011 3:27:00 AM; Partial IP: 72.176.164)
    Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
    Comment: I see ya yHATE, what's haapnin... Yo Megan Foxxx you ain't feelin Just Blaze beats? I gotta put on some "Exhibit C" or better yet "Dear Moleskine"... It's hard for me to say his beats sound alike!
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/25/2011 7:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 116.90.145)
    Location: Norway
    Comment: good album, but this album should have been out years ago
    Name: (Posted: 2/24/2011 10:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 197.71.189)
    Location: Montreal, Canada
    Comment: WORP up to J-Aura and yHate!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/24/2011 10:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 106.115.32)
    Location: dA bUrG, FL Chi-Town
    Comment: Great album. It's been a long time coming for Saigitty. Just heard the whole album yesterday but haven't checked out the 2nd bonus disc yet. The title track is super DOPE. I like how Just Blaze blended Enemies, Friends and Greatest Story Never Told. Saigitty is one of those few EMCEES that got a remarkable talent to Story Tell the way it is suppose to be done. Album is well worth the MULA!!! What up J-Aura
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/23/2011 5:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 142.38.122)
    Location: Jennifer's Body
    Comment: no way this is an average album, just blaze sucks ass these days, all his beats are boring and repetitive, how many times do hear that fucking "wowwwoohhhwoowwwww" just blaze has used that for that t.i. beat live your life and maino all the above, just blaze ain't shit and saigon is an average mc and best way better shit coming of out new york besides this clown
    Name: (Posted: 2/23/2011 10:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 72.176.164)
    Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
    Comment: Amen to that review, MachoSmurf got it on point... Cuz the lyrics are thorough... period. If you ain't catch on to the substance and storytellin, then you might need to do some self-reflection as a "listener"... You can argue that how you want! The production is NOT ONLY bass-heavy and marvelously composed by Just Blaze, BUT ALSO they are appropriated so precisely with the tone of each verse that someone could anticipate the proper vibe from the song without actually hearing the actual words being said... In other words, it's catchy to mainstreamers and satisfactory enough to make a lasting impression with the hip-hop headz... Think about it... Imagine being at a concert with Saigon performing this album as brand new music... Personally, I wouldn't even have to already know the lyrics... I would be jamming hearin songs like "The Invitation" and "Clap" for the very first time! Those tracks are like an electric revival... 5 star worthy!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/21/2011 3:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 197.71.189)
    Location: Montreal, Canada
    Comment: This is my fair assessment: The Greatest Story Never Told is a well-balanced hip hop album that should do well with the masses without alienating hardcore fans of the underground sub-genre. I was initially going to be conservative and give this 4 stars, but I digress. To me, this is a 5-star album and I'll explain why. Simply put, this could turn out to be one of those classics folks will be talking about for the next decade. I appreciate the fact that Saigon is in a position to leverage the commercial landscape (if it sells) with more politically-conscious content in place of the mindless rainbow-colored matchy-matchy ringtone raps (or disimilarly, at the other end of the spectrum, hazily abstract 'masterpieces' that only a few can understand but that everyone seems so eager to lend credit to because it makes the reviewer sound 'credible' to his peers-- yeah you know who you are!); even dumbing down for mass appeal is forgivable. Just Blayze's sample-heavy production is energetic and obviously caters to mainstream listeners, so don't be suprised not to find Pete Rock-esque or Dilla'esque loops here. Here's my advice to the hardcore: don't bite an apple expecting the taste of orange, get it? It's ok to indulge. As far as Saigon's delivery and lyrics, the flow's on point without being overly explorative. You won't catch Sai throwing down double-time rhyme schemes or stutter-stutter flows, but that's not where his forte is. His lyrics are introspective and honest to his experience. It may be my personal bias, but I prefer an emcees and rappers with a real story to tell. Simply take a listen to 'Enemy' and let Sai's words conjure images of betrayal and false friends. At times aggressive but never overly confrontational, Saigon is able to effortlessly connect with those who lend their ear and make them walk through a range of human emotions that is indigenous to the spirit of anyone who has been through the struggle that birthed the syllables of Hip Hop. If the modern rapper is one that favors swag over substance and who traded fire for flash, Saigon is clearly not the typical 'modern rapper'.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/21/2011 12:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 24.242.117)
    Location: Antwerp, Belgium
    Comment: Damn... A great album, Saigon always delivers. A couple of tracks were too soft and/or commercial for my taste though. But a dope album, play this album a couple of times and it's gonna sound better and better.
    Name: (Posted: 2/19/2011 11:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .50.103.15)
    Location: Victoria, BC
    Comment: Am I the only one seeing these garbage reviews? C'mon this is not a 5 star album put your personal taste asside and review fairly. I want to be able to come on this site and actually be able to somewhat judge an album by my fellow hip hop heads word. The truth is I'm with $mk here I think this album kinda stinks BUT I am able to put my own personal prefrences asside and judge it for what its worth. I encourage you all to do the same. Raps are decent (not mind blowing) and production is nothing greater than good. Is that 5 stars? 5 stars is PURE PERFECTION!!! memba dat! ps. If you actually do deep down inside your heart feel that this is a 5 star album I got no problem with that but make sure you explain why adequatley and maybe I can respect that.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/19/2011 8:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 153.132.55)
    Location: Maine
    Comment: just Listen to the damn album! dint need to say anything else! Wow. Gitty knows how to male music!
    Name: (Posted: 2/18/2011 12:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
    Location: da lowa
    Comment: best album in years? no skips? great beats? I think u rate the wrong album cuz I can,t find anything dope on there. if gay z & kanye is on the feats you know what to espect...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/18/2011 10:26:00 AM; Partial IP: 76.222.190)
    Location: NY
    Comment: DOPE, DOPE, DOPE!!! If you want real hip hop with great beats and an extremly skilled MC rapping over them, you have to buy this. Maybe the best album in years. It hasn't a single skip track. Saigon's lyrics evolved, you can clearly hear the growth in his rhymes, his flow is great.
    Name: (Posted: 2/17/2011 7:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 72.176.164)
    Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
    Comment: And speaking of R&B... (this is unrelated, yes, but...) I had a GOOD ol' laugh when I read about a winner at the Grammy's the other day... About that soulful jazz bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding winning that "Best New Artist" over her two opponents Justin Bieber and Drake! lol Esperanza ain't necessarily Hip-Hop, BUT she definitely represents quality music... Underground soul that the people miss out on... And after the Bieber's repetitive SNL appearances and Super Bowl commercials... to ya boy Drizzy Drake... *yawn* Well, you know... It warms my heart to see a less-known talented artist like Ms. Spalding come through with the award!
    Name: (Posted: 2/17/2011 6:08:00 AM; Partial IP: 72.176.164)
    Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
    Comment: "soft R&B radio friendly tracks"? Which ones are those exactly? Please differentiate those from the ones representin solid Hip-Hop with well-sung vocalization... Cuz there IS a difference!!! I think we could agree on that... Erykah Badu or Q-Tip could sing ALL DAY on an album and never make one "R&B" song... The difference is not more spittin, less vocals... The difference is more raw, revolutionary themes over the bland everyday-like sing-alongs. The song "Believe It", I think, is probably the most radio-friendly song, but it's one of those kinds the radio NEEDS... Sorta like Nas's "I Can"... I have no problem with that in heavy rotation... But props to Daniel-san for making a very reasonable review... That's how you weed out the true listeners from the other uninformed critics.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/16/2011 6:29:00 PM; Partial IP: .50.103.15)
    Location: Victoria, BC
    Comment: Gotta say I'm with Highgrade on this. This is getting extremely overrated. Rhymes are decent and the beats are mediocre. Anyone giving this 5 stars was clearly a Saigon fan before this even dropped and is rating it unfairly according to their own personal prefrence. I'm not hating I actually happen to like Saigon but his older stuff seems to curb stomp the shit out of this easily. Too many soft R&B radio friendly tracks and not one track I consider a neck breaking banger. Whoever is calling this "raw" hip hop is obviously a noob and has never experienced real "raw" hip hop in their life. In conclusion 5 stars is too high of a rating and 1 is far too little because this is actually pretty decent. I think 3 stars is the fairest rating on here so far. Thank you come again!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/15/2011 4:04:00 PM; Partial IP: .136.71.32)
    Location: OC CA
    Comment: man this album is great
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/15/2011 11:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 79.164.175)
    Location: Auburn, NY
    Comment: No idea why some are hating on this. I mean are you guys actually listening to the shit he rhymes about? And I actually thought the beats were on point. Long wait but you can thank Universal for that one...overall this is up there for the realest albums up to date so far.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/14/2011 9:28:00 PM; Partial IP: .189.24.89)
    Location: NW
    Comment: Took way too long to get released but it was worth the wait, great hip hop album.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/14/2011 12:09:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: brighton ma
    Comment: Raw hip hop with a message
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/13/2011 8:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 72.176.164)
    Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
    Comment: A yo straight up... I'm a Southern head mostly, but I will still say... ain't NOBODY out of New York fuckin' with Saigon's shit right now! lol Aight, that's a lie... Nobody out of the newer generation I mean... Skyzoo maybe... Saigon got ill concepts and the storytellin' is on point! Just Blaze was damn near flawless on the basslines... I don't know what you could possibly want more out of an album like this! Maybe a Jay Electronica collabo, yes. And I hope JB rocks the production on his debut the same way he did on Saigon's. But overall, good muthafuckin shit... period. Mad props to Q-Tip, back from the abstract world! Also props to Bun B, Kanye and Marsha... The song "Friends" and the title track are the best back-to-back HEAD-BANGERS! Sleep on this album if you want to... LMAO Living in denial sucks balls, don't it?
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 2/13/2011 7:32:00 AM; Partial IP: 132.243.69)
    Location: London
    Comment: Fuck u dos.A song Is a song weather it's on a mixtape or album.Most of the beats on this r wack.what music have u been listening over the years u fucking hammer and pm dawn.There r thousands of albums better than this and u r giving it five stars even celph titled & buckwild album has not got that on there overall rating & that's the best album 2 come out in years.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/12/2011 10:43:00 PM; Partial IP: .44.96.215)
    Location: PA
    Comment: Worth the wait. His mixtapes are insane but this is AN ALBUM. Hip-hop's last hope !
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/12/2011 4:19:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: El Chuco
    Comment: This is hot!!!Dumshit that made the comment he's been listening to hip hop for thirty years it must not be good hip hop! you can't compare a mixtape to a album!!! Saigon is a beast and I think this was well worth the wait!!Yes it doesn't have half the hard bang ya head anthems but this is good quality music!! And who gives a crap about a label you don't got one!!! BIG UPS SAI!!!!Much success that track with blackthought goes hard!!
    Name: (Posted: 2/10/2011 7:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 72.176.164)
    Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
    Comment: Damn this is long overdue! Saigon's old joint "Pain In My Life" is still one of my favorite underground songs of all-time! As long as he's got Just Blaze on his side, I ain't got too many worries on production...
    Name: (Posted: 2/7/2011 11:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 67.118.167)
    Location: Boston MA
    Comment: they should have went to brick or fat beats!!!!!! why cop out and sale your self short on a bullshit label Suburban Noize Records this shit comes out in a week I haven t seen a online banner or a small add in a mag I wated almost 4 years for this shit hell no aigon might have to quit after this one.
    Name: (Posted: 2/7/2011 10:45:00 AM; Partial IP: 67.118.167)
    Location: Boston MA
    Comment: they should have went to brick or fat beats!!!!!! why cop out and sale your self short on a bullshit label Suburban Noize Records this shit comes out in a week I haven t seen a online banner or a small add in a mag I wated almost 4 years for this shit hell no aigon might have to quit after this one.
    Name: (Posted: 2/4/2011 6:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 32.210.159)
    Location: London
    Comment: 30 seconds is enough for me oflo.when u have been listening 2 hip hop for 30 years u can tell within that time if u like something or not.the beats r weak 2 me.go and listen 2 Saigons other mixtapes is shits all over this.
    Name: (Posted: 2/3/2011 6:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .134.235.2)
    Location: san diego
    Comment: you heard 30 second snippets and are calling it a let down Highgrade? gotta be the stupidest comment ive ever seen
    Name: (Posted: 2/2/2011 10:24:00 AM; Partial IP: .137.9.119)
    Location: Philly
    Comment: Maybe I'll iTunes the jay z & q-tip tracks. This dude ain't better than Royce 5-9
    Name: (Posted: 1/29/2011 5:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 132.210.33)
    Location: London
    Comment: This album should b called the greatest let down of all time,2 much r&b bullshit singing Saigon always used 2 come hard.I was really looking forward to this album waited so long 4 this listened 2 it on amazon.there is still a few bangerz but a big let down 4 me.
    Name: (Posted: 1/27/2011 2:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .126.232.9)
    Location: brighton ma
    Comment: this album is fucking sick
    Name: (Posted: 1/25/2011 9:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 17.177.186)
    Location: Canada
    Comment: I Fucking Hate This Bullshit Label He's On Called Suburban Fagz. Bullshit Label That Just Fucking Wackness. Where's The Promotion For This Album? The Record Label Sucks Dick So Does The Employees. You Got A Bitch Working There Doesn't Know Shit About Their Releases On Feb. 15th. I Mean You Work At A Fruit Cake Label And You Don't Know Shit. The Only Thing She Knows is How To suck A dick And Take It Up The Ass. WTF??? Other Than That It Should Have Been Released On Atlantic Over 3 Years Ago.
    Name: (Posted: 1/25/2011 1:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 116.90.145)
    Location: Norway
    Comment: this album has been put back for a long time now, this will be fucking sick!
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