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Saigon, Clinton Sparks and DJ Kay Slay
The Return of Tha Yardfather

More often than not, spotlight-seeking rappers shy away from spitting substantial rhymes. Fortunately, that’s not the case with Saigon. Fresh off his recurring role on HBO’s hit series Entourage, Sai-Giddy continues to build anticipation for his oft-delayed debut by teaming with Clinton Sparks and Kay Slay for the food for thought–filled mixtape The Return of Tha Yardfather. Combining Chuck D’s militancy and Pac’s ghetto charm with 50 Cent’s overt thuggery, Saigon stands as hip-hop’s most well-rounded newcomer. On the remorseful “Desperado,” Sai details his struggles trying to reintegrate into society after a prison bid, over a piano-laden Scram Jones loop, while ...

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