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- Ones Who Said it Didn't DeliverThose Who Said It Didn't DeliverDuring an interview with <em>The Source</em> magazine back in '07, when Saigon was a promising rookie in the rap game, the Brooklyn rapper stated that his then upcoming debut <em>The Greatest Story Never Told</em> was better than Nas' <em>Illmatic</em>. The result? It took Saigon four years to put out the album, which still received rave reviews, but has long lost its original steam. The story was literally almost never told.
- Legends Don't Say ItLegends Don't Say ItEven until this day, neither Nas nor Jay-Z, two of the few remaining rap legends from the '90s, claim their upcoming projects will be classics during their promo runs. And they both have several fan-approved classics under their belts. So if they don't say it, are rappers with half their caliber or talent in the position to put "classic" next to their projects?
- It Should Be Determined by FansIt Should Be Determined by the FansThe critics can rave about it, the artists can push it, but at the end of the day, the fans are the real judges when it comes to crowning a project a classic or not. Hey, they feed the artists and the critics, right?
- Come On SonWhen The Artists Say It, The Public KnowsBy now, the public has been disappointed too many times. We don't believe you, you need more people!
- Best So FarIt's Always Okay to Say, "This is My Best Album To Date"It only makes sense! The more time you spend time in the studio, in the music industry, rocking shows, you'll have a better grasp of what kind of music you want to put out. (Not always, but ideally.) The fans aren't too fond of hearing, "This is my best album so far," but the disappointment factor at least isn't as high as expecting an album to be a classic. What's worse? Spending money on an album thinking it's a classic, and feel utterly betrayed, or purchasing an album knowing it's going to be a solid project? Do the math.