News: Saigon Cranks "Greatest Story" First-Week Sales, "I Did Soulja Boy Numbers Kid"
Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 5:15PM
Brooklyn rapper Saigon has expressed excitement over his long-awaited Greatest Story Never Told entering the sales chart this week.
Via Twitter, Sai compared his album sales to Soulja Boy's The DeAndre Way first-week sales.
"You know what's CRAZY ??? I sold almost 12K records in one week and I only got 6K twitter followers ..... I did Souljah Boy numbers kid ...," Sai tweeted Thursday (February 24).
"Lets keep supporting that Greatest Story Never Told ya'll......... Its a great piece of work." (Saigon's Twitter)
Last November, Soulja Boy turned heads after selling just over 13,000 copies of his third solo album in its first-week.
Rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em's The DeAndre Way also debuted on the chart at No. 90. With seven days down, the rapper's new album has sold 13,400 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Despite the negative perception, fellow Atlanta rapper Killer Mike hit up SOHH and defended Soulja Boy.
"I like Soulja Boy, I always have," Mike told SOHH. "I don't really have no opinion on record sales because I don't understand [them]. I can't lie to you and tell you I can't believe that some of this isn't designed. The same time Soulja Boy sells 13,000 physical copies, he probably sells a quarter million, half million if not more ring tones. So I think record companies are still making a gang of money off Soulja Boy. I don't think anybody's sad over there. I mean the record company or anyone around his team. So I mean, sh*t happens. Soulja Boy's gonna keep dominating." (SOHH)
Sai recently talked to SOHH about the top reasons should cop his new album.
"The second biggest reason is because it's the first album Just Blaze executive produced all the way. I think this is Just Blaze's come out party. This is going to be an opportunity for him to say, "Okay, I oversaw this project and this is what I came with." I think that's another reason for people to cop the album. It's amazing in the studio. We got this energy to just work. He knows my limitations, I know his. When we come together, I know what he expects from me at this point and I try to deliver. He's real honest and he'll tell me. He'll tell me if something ain't right. So everything works out, we got an awesome chemistry and people are gonna see it on this album." (Buy My Record)
Check out some recent Saigon footage below: