Saturday, June 2, 2007

Saigon vs. Atlantic, Round 1

More delays are on the way for those of you who are anticipating Sai-Giddy's, aka
Saigon's debut LP, "The Greatest Story Never Told". (Man, if these delays keep up, this is going to be one tragically ironic title, eh?) Anyway, on Sai's myspace page he posted the following while also insinuating that if nothing gives soon, he may very well leak the album himself:

"pleassssse dont believe that the hold up of my album has ANYTHING to do with me or my work ethic or my rate of producing GREAT music...If you go to YOUTUBE and type in JBTV Saigon you will hear snippets of my album that Atlantic doesnt seem to have the desire to release...I just think the once great Atlantic Records has been belittled down to a home of ringtone making artists, like they sign the great jingle writers and real artist like Myself dont get a chance to showcase my musical abilities...I feel like Tupac now...Its me against the world... not to worry though, my fans WILL hear my entire album very soon whether they put it out or not.. If they donnt I will and let yall be the judge of if the music is GREAT or not....Im beginning to think that being my album is geared toward the betterment and not the destruction of my people the powers that be dont wanna release it... Greatest Story Never Told coming this Summer...regardless...."

Click here to read the full post.

Sai's a tricky fellow, though, and he's known for doing attention getting moves like this. Such as apparently self-releasing a track entitled "Saigon diss to g-unit", knowing that the title would get people's attention. Only to have him personally say on the track, "I know what ya'll thought y'all was gonna see. You thought I was gonna diss my niggas, huh, G-Unit?" He then proceeds to praise G-Unit, and perform an entirely different song. (Remember when The Game's album, Doctor's Advocate was supposedly leaked, only to find out it'd been leaked by the Game himself, and few if any of the songs being leaked were actually on the album. Have to admit, ingenious way to thwart bootleggers and drum up interest for your album.) So this could very well be yet another red herring by him, but then again, it could be authentic, as his album has been delayed for quite some time now. It looks genuine, though. Either way, this one should be interesting to see.

(Oh, and another one for the MIBS Files-- Why the hell wasn't Sai put out as soon as he got put on Entourage. That publicity was priceless for him. For God's sake, who the fizzuck's in charge over there, Dopey the dwarf?!)

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Saigon, Sai-Giddy, Tha Yardfather, etc., in the words of Clinton Sparks, "Get Familiar!"

Abandoned Nation.

Saigon on Myspace.

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