The Greatest Story Never Told (Explicit)
Released: Feb 2011
Label: Suburban Noize Records
Saigon's The Greatest Story Never Told has traces of the major-label opus it was intended to be. Its mastermind is super producer Just Blaze, and Jay-Z, Q-Tip (who gives a shout out to Saigon's Abandoned Nation charity on "The Invitation") and others contribute verses. As a rapper with ambition but erratic skills, Saigon sometimes gets lost amid the crowd, and he's clearly outshined on Just Blaze showcases like "Clap." But on his best songs like "Believe It," he paints a complex form of street consciousness, "the new Public Enemy/ I'm different from Yung Joc."