Saigon Announces Comeback, “I’m Gonna Single-Handedly Reinvent Hip-Hop”


New York rapper Saigon has taken to his MySpace blog to announce his comeback to the rap game.

The former XXL magazine cover boy made headlines in 2007 when he publicly quit making music after issues with his label Atlantic Records. While later in the year he decided against retiring, the hip-hop community hardly head from the lyricist in ’08. Sai hopes to change that this year.

“Happy New Years Ya’ll.. It’s ya boy Saigon the Yardfather,” he wrote. “I’m back, better and stronger than ever. I greatly apologize for the lack of information I’ve been giving all the people who’s been keeping up with me… I promise to ya’ll this will be my hardest working year ever. I will be more active as far as the music I put out, interviews, acting, television shows, etc. Can you believe I only put out 3 songs in the whole year of ‘08? I pretty much took ‘08 off to get my personal life in order… Now I’m back and better than ever.”

Sai assured fans that he’s still working with Just Blaze and his unreleased album, The Greatest Story Never Told, will be coming out soon. Too start off ’09 he told fans he will be following up his mixtape Warning Shots.

“To show ya’ll I’m not playing I give ya’ll my first release of the New Year….. Warning Shots 2,” he shared. “I don’t know how many of you copped the first Warning Shots but this is the sequel and the music is much hotter…All brand new music produced by Just Blaze, Scram Jones, Buckwild and myself.”

Despite a quiet year, the Yardfather is confident in his skills: “I’m gonna single-handedly reinvent hip-hop…Watch!”

At press time Warning Shots 2 does not have an official release date. – Elan Mancini

  • capt. obvious

    watever saigon…soulja boy said the same thing 2 years ago….

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      God Bless the brotha I hope he succeeds in whatever he does. No Bullshit today!

  • Silky Johnson

    Saigon?
    Eminem?

    Maybe 2009 won’t be such a bad year for hip-hop after all, if only Soulja Boy would retire.

    • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=33784 wutang4ever

      dont forget about detox and cuban linx 2…which comes out in march. WUTANG FOREVER

  • http://www.adamfangman.com amfx22000

    I come from Omaha, and I’m pretty used to MCs being full of – bursting with – shit (Omaha’s hip hop scene has hundreds of self-professed “kings of the game”), but Saigon still amazes me with the sheer level of retardation he manages to cram into every word he says.

    Remember when he said TGSNT was the best hip hop album in 20 years? Just watch – this’ll get leaked by some Atlantic intern in 5 years, it’ll fucking suck, and then we can all move on with our lives.

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    Nigga Please!

    The only thing this nigga ever reinvented was playing hide and go seek. Before Saigon, niggas never hid under the table, they use to just hide in the closet or behind a wall.

    Fuck outta here! Detoxx will be out before this nigga and Detoxx is never coming out.

  • fireforreal

    I’m a big Saigon fan,but he’s starting to sound like Dr.dre,because every year since 2004 he says his album is coming soon. I understand that atlantic didn’t treat him right but they have a history of dropping the ball at times when it’s comes to hip hop so why did he think an emcee who has no type of gimmicks would get real shine with that lable ? then almost a year ago he said he left so why not release his shit independentley and make more money. Street niggas are the one’s who know about him and his music touches so he should release it and sell 85-200,000 and get 3-6 dollars a cd.

  • Chris Mac

    09′s fin to be the reviving comeback year for hip hop. Its gotta come back sometime. Ima throw this out there to. How come soulja boi’s the only one who aint bin shot in a home invasion my, wish list didnt come true.

  • Grady845

    ^^^^^ +1000 cosign fireforreal

    but at this point in time Giddy,
    u need to just STFU and let the music speak for itself.
    nobody cares about a LP that was supposed to drop YEARS ago. NOBODY.

    Just put out quality music (consistently), and
    let the music make you relevant again.

    Right now MIMS is more relevant than Saigon.

  • Crow

    whatever nigguh

  • g-unit killa

    nigga……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….the fuck you will

    you ain’t reinventing shit

  • SAVE HIP HOP PLEASE

    GOOD LUCK SAIGON, GOOD LUCK TO YOU. THESE RINGTONE LOVING, BOOTY SHAKING NEW GENERATION KIDS HAVE A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THAT. THE RECORD COMPANIES DON’T WANT REAL HIP HOP. SO UNLESS YOU PUT OUT THE NEW YORK 2009 VERSION OF “CRANK THAT”, I DON’T KNOW. WE NEED THE SAIGON’S, JADAKISS’, LOX’S OF THE WORLD TO COME OUT.

  • DV8

    Still waiting for “The Greatest Story Never Released”. Its about 2 years now isnt it?

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=33784 mrkookoocal

    saigon isnt that nice.. he aint never guna come out and when and if it drops moves less then a 100k total!

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    -The Greatest Story Never Told
    -Detox
    -The Nacirema Dream
    -Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II

    • that nigga

      I was thinking the same thing…..4 albums we been waiting for, for the last ummm summm years. What the fuck?? Thii

      • that nigga

        Continued–

        This Is gonna become the new fad. Keep reppin ya album thats never gonna come out an have people thirsty and waiting til It does come out and either Its gonna fuckin suck big time and or nobody Is gonna care anymore or care to even cop that shit.

  • El Tico Loco

    How do you come back when you weren’t really there?

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      HA HA HA HA HA HA HA LMFAO…WHAT A FRICKEN LAME… SIA WHO? THEY DROPPED YOU CUZ U TRASH DOGGIE….

  • Chris S

    i hope so, i really do. but i doubt it will ever happen.

    best of luck sai

  • http://xxlmag.com yung gee

    dats wut da fuck im talking bout. most underrated mc ever. fuck mobb deep!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stuckfresh

    “Come Back”?? He never put a album out! You gotta Show UP before you come back!! WTF!

  • Ah Well.

    “-The Greatest Story Never Told
    -Detox
    -The Nacirema Dream
    -Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II”

    *cough*
    Muddy Waters II

  • http://yahoomail.com Official!

    First drop a album and then get your global buzz, if the album is decent; but for now dont talk about changing the state of the game cause the real just do it!

  • Bubba Train

    Gunot Killas gone soft

  • Vicious Seiger

    Saigon keeps saying the same thing year after year after year. At this point I really could care less if Saigon will ever drop an album because this is just becoming a running joke at this point. One thing I pray for in the ’09 is that rappers will stop talking about imaginary “movements” and how that are going to change hip hop because it’s becoming a cliche. Rappers who really do change Hip Hop just do it they don’t talk about it. They do it for the love of making good music and not to have a bunch of Jock Riders kiss they ass.

  • Trickdd

    I never knew he retired on some real shit

  • gnixs

    nigga please! you wasted your buzz and fizzled out

  • Avenger XL

    Saigon this is too little too late.

  • DJdavidjoel

    I was thinking the same thing, like when and if his album drops, it might be like “who cares”. Unless he starts trying to sound like the shit that’s popular now, or unless he goes indie and stays true to the music he wants to make and is able to create a steady fanbase, his luck and time has run out.

  • latino heat

    g-unot killa finally ran out of stories? what’s really going on? anyway, i was a big fan of saigon but even i have to admit his ship has sailed. i got warning shots in ’04. it’s now ’09 and he’s barely putting out a part 2? warning shot wasn’t even a real album. it took you 5 years to put out another mix tape? all your fans knew you’d never be a mainstream artist in today’s climate. just stay indy, appeal to your core audience and get your money sai. fuck these majors.

  • GI JOE

    Fucc outta hea!!

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Saigon…shut the fuck up already. Release a fuckin album for Christ’s sake!!

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