News: Saigon Ready To Bounce Back, Announces "Greatest Story Never Told" Follow-Up
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 11:33PM
New York rapper Saigon is ready to invade store shelves once again by announcing plans to drop a sophomore studio album later this year.
Taking to his Twitter page, the "Yard Father" officially announced his LP's title and its meaning.
"Bread And Circuses..... Sept 2012... I Love This Album.. I hope Yall will too..," he tweeted March 28th.
"The meaning of the title is a metaphor for how they control the population with not good public service but through diversion."
"Bread and Circuses. Food and Entertainment is how they control the masses. Count how many food commercials come on during a t.v. "program""
"It's a old Roman formula a read about for how to make the population fall in line... Yall should read up on it...."
"Let's try that again..... Sept 11th 2012 I will be releasing my Sophomore album Bread And Circuses... Please please support the TRUE sh*t." (Saigon's Twitter)
Last year, Sai's long-awaited Greatest Story Never Told album debuted on the sales chart.
Brooklyn rapper Saigon's long-awaited Greatest Story Never Told finally landed on the chart this week at No. 61. With seven days in the books, the "Yard Father's" debut has sold 11,300 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Back in 2010, Sai rated the album's executive producer Just Blaze over Kanye West and said Timbaland was a close contender for being his all-time favorite producer.
"I'm not even being biased--100 percent honest--I would have to say Just Blaze is a better producer than Kanye West. Just is more versatile. Kanye West shines when he does those soulful-type music--"You Don't Know My Name," "All Falls Down." But I think Just Blaze masters that. He can do that, then he can do a song like "PSA," "Can't Let You Go" by Fabolous, and it sounds totally different. He's doing real pop-eclectic stuff [now] and it sounds incredible. They're both super-great, but the only producer I'd compare to Just is Timbaland. That's the only producer with that versatility." (VIBE)
Following the accolade, SOHH later got Blaze's reaction.
"I don't really have too much of a comment on that," Blaze modestly told SOHH about Sai's co-sign. "I appreciate it and like I said online the other night, I'm not really into the ratings and comparisons. We all make good music and if I'm anybody's favorite, I'm just honored to be their favorite. Beyond that, we've all got different things and we all do them well, so, I'm just happy and honored to be considered among other great names of those who I consider to be great." (SOHH)
Check out some recent Saigon footage below: