Release Date: Nov 6, 2012
Record label: Suburban Noize
Saigon :: The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and CircusesSuburban Noize RecordsAuthor: Steve 'Flash' Juon"Them hundred ki's you said you flipped in the trap - that's rapMax B fightin for that appeal - that's realThat lil' bitch you lettin dance on your lap - that's rapThe fact she molested since she was lil' - that's realHundred thousand dollar link on your neck - that's rapBut when them niggaz put that gat in your grill - that's realComin through sittin clean in the 'llac - that's rapWhen them bullets hittin your windshield - that's realThere's a very big difference 'tween rap and what's realWhen those worlds collide that's when rappers get killedTrappers they go to jail, die without leavin a willThere's a very big difference 'tween rap and what's real" If anybody knows the difference it's Brian Daniel Carenard (real) a/k/a Saigon (rap). The popular New York rapper doesn't need to make anything up when it comes to his life - in fact he never even considered a career in hip-hop until he was already doing a prison bid. After bubbling with independent releases and mixtapes for over a decade - during which time he appeared on Entourage, beefed with Prodigy, and got stabbed in the head with a wine bottle - his long-awaited retail album "The Greatest Story Never Told" finally came out in 2011.
Saigon isn't going to win any new fans with latest album The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses. It's not that it's a bad release — it's actually quite good — it's just that there's nothing new on it. Saigon doesn't do anything different on the album; he doesn't try to push himself. He just sticks to his core competencies and rallies the base.
Though he has ten mixtapes under his belt already, Brooklyn emcee Saigon had only released one full-length official album…until now. The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses marks Sai-giddy’s second LP since he began recording music after he was released from prison in 2000. Thanks to far fewer label politics involved in Chapter 2’s release, the wait time was shorter and the quality remains consistent with what Saigon’s fans have grown to expect from him.
The sequel to his much delayed debut LP The Greatest Story Never Told, Saigon’s sophomore album The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses showcases the maturation of the Yardfather’s artistry as he explores harsh realities once more in addition to his career, moral sense, religion and ambition. Starting with “Plant the Seed (What U Paid For)” foreshadowing several main subjects that reoccurs throughout the LP, the self-claimed Thespian vocalizes, “Everybody ballin’, huh, everybody winning/Ain’t nobody poor no more, everybody spending. ” It foretells how little reality he feels his peers are incorporating in their music, a topic he blatantly tackles on, “Brownsville Girl (Ghetto).