Exclusive: Saigon Makes Last-Minute "Story" Revisions, Adds Bun B, Black Thought & More
Monday, Dec 27, 2010 11:10AM
After Saigon's Greatest Story Never Told tracklist recently leaked online, SOHH hit up the "Yard Father" to get the scoop on the legitimacy of the 16-track rundown.
According to Sai, a new list is being tweaked to incorporate new features with Bun B and Black Thought.
"There's an updated tracklisting that's about to go out," Sai promised SOHH in an interview last week. "Like, Bun B's on it, Black Thought's on it, [Jay-Z's] still on it but we had to go through our rounds and see what's up. We're really on some last minute grind sh*t. Black Thought. Jay-Z. Bun B. Layzie Bone. I look at the tracklisting now though and this is the best album ever. We got 18 records on it. It's the best sh*t ever." (SOHH)
Around mid-December, a 16-track listing leaked across the Internet.
1. Station Identification (Intro) Feat Fatman Scoop Produced By Just Blaze 2. The Invite Saigon Feat Q Tip And Fatman Scoop (B. Carenard Nogias Music BMI) Produced by Just Blaze 3. Come On Baby feat Swizz Beatz and Jay Z (B. Carenard, K. Dean. S. Carter J. Smith) Produced by Just Blaze 4. War (B. Carenard M. Shemer) Produced by Scram Jones 5. Enemies (B. Carenard D. Allen) Produced by D. Allen 6. Friends (B. Carenard J.Smith) Produced by Just Blaze 7. The Greatest Story Never Told (B.Carenard J.Smith) Produced by Just Blaze 8. Clap feat. Faith Evans (B. Carenrd F. Evans. J. Smith) Produced by Just Blaze 9. 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. Corbett ("Greatest Story Never Told")
The long-awaited album is currently slated to drop in February.
The greatest story will finally be told. After nearly half a decade of delays, Saigon's official debut album, The Greatest Story Never Told, will finally be hitting shelves on February 15, 2011. Set to come out on Suburban Noize Records, the project will see Just Blaze, Sway Calloway and Rich Nice serve as executive producers. "I got everything planned out; it ain't no more starting and stopping," said the former XXL Leader of the New Schoolcover subject. He also gave a few details on the album, telling XXLMag.com, "It's been a long journey." (XXL Mag)
Last March, Sai blamed contractual obligations to Atlantic Records for holding up his LP.
"I just got my release from Atlantic yesterday, literally," he said in an interview last week. "I got my release, a good release, a fair release from the record company yesterday and moving forward, I'm not gonna position myself to be somebody's artist to where they can just have me sitting around and not putting out music -- I'm gonna play the game by my rules. That's what I meant when I said I was quitting -- I was quitting playing it their way, I'm doing it my way from now on. I love hip-hop...I own my masters now, I own Greatest Story Never Told, I own the masters. it was worth the wait...I've been trying to leave Atlantic since '06. It's the contract you sign [that's so difficult.] The contract is 82 pages long." (Soul Culture)
Check out a recent Saigon interview below: