Tomorrow, Saigon will finally issue his first legitimate (meaning, non-mixtape) album. No, it’s not that white whale known as The Greatest Story Never Told. It’s All In A Day’s Work. Saigon reportedly completed it with Boston producer Statik Selektah in a 24-hour session. All In A Day’s Work seemingly combines the best of Saigon’s worlds: it has the immediacy of a mixtape along, contains all original music just like a traditional album, yet avoids the unrealistic expectations and disappointment that usually greet viral rap stars when they finally drop a long-awaited project (just ask Joe Budden).
All In A Day’s Work hits iTunes and other outlets on May 17 via Amalgam Digital. The company also plans to issue Saigon’s next mixtape, Warning Shots. Check your favorite New Music Cartel blog for leaked tracks.
Here’s a bit from the press release:
Saigon partners with Amalgam Digital expanding on the company’s already-talented roster of artists in a new innovative non-traditional deal to market, promote, and release music in a unique fashion.
Saigon’s first release with Amalgam Digital will be “All In A Day’s Work”, a digital only album that will transcend the standard time frame for marketing and bypass release date scheduling imposed by traditional retail outlets enabling the both the artist and company to release the album immediately on Tuesday, March 17th in the digital format. In addition to the announcement of an expedited release date, the ground breaking project will compliment the forward thinking artist and pioneering new media outfit’s list of milestones as it is essentially the first time in Hip Hop history a commercially viable product, bridges the gap between mixtape and studio album, with all original production, and is completed in a 24-hour span. Production was handled exclusively by DJ/Producer extraordinaire, Statik Selektah, who made the following statement:
“Working with Saigon in those twenty four hours and getting songs done so fast showed why he should be held as one of the greatest to ever do it.”
When asked about the unique nature of the release, Saigon made the following statement:
“This album, “All In A Day’s Work” is a bonafide Hip Hop classic created from beginning to end in twenty four hours. It is a definitely a spark in the right direction for the resurgence of East Coast Hip Hop. I teamed up with producer Statik Selektah and Amalgam Digital and we came together to present the world with the best album of the year 2009, aside from my debut of course, “The Greatest Story Never Told” which will soon follow…”
- 1. “To Be Told…”
- 2. “So Cruel”
- 3. “The Rules”
- 4. “My Crew”
- 5. “Prepare For War”
- 6. “Spit”
- 7. “Lady Sings The Blues”
- 8. “Lose Her”
- 9. “Goodbye”
- 10. “The Reason”
- 11. “I Warned You”
YouTube promo video for Saigon’s Warning Shots 2