The greatest story will finally be told. After nearly half a decade of delays, Saigon’s official debut album, The Greatest Story Never Told, will finally be hitting shelves on February 15, 2011. Set to come out on Suburban Noize Records, the project will see Just Blaze, Sway Calloway and Rich Nice serve as executive producers.
Saigitty is also going to release an eight-track EP in the coming weeks in order to whet the listening palettes of his fans in anticipation of the release of his long-awaited LP. Beginning next week, The Yardfather and his camp plan to drop a new single and video for the next five weeks, leading up to the release of the lead single for the album.
“I got everything planned out; it ain’t no more starting and stopping,” said the former XXL Leader of the New School cover subject. He also gave a few details on the album, telling XXLMag.com, “It’s been a long journey. We just tweaking The Greatest Story Never Told—updating it. Put a few [new] records on it. Black Thought just got added to the album.”
Sai will also embark on a 20-city tour, beginning on November 4 in Bellingham, WA. Along with Canadian group Swollen Members, he will hit much of the West Coast, including stops in Oregon, California, Utah, Nevada and Colorado. Then, in January, the Brooklyn-born spitter plans to embark on an East Coast tour to promote the album. —Adam Fleischer