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The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses [Explicit]

The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses [Explicit]

November 6, 2012
4.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 6, 2012
  • Release Date: November 6, 2012
  • Label: Suburban Noize Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Suburban Noize Records
  • Total Length: 1:01:19
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B009DGK0K2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,863 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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By Jason A. Cleveland on November 7, 2012
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The new Generation of rap fans need to buy this, download this, steal this somehow get a copy of this. Kick back press play and BEHOLD!!!! REAL HIP HOP! This is a rapper who has something to talk about. He does not just get on a mic talking about how much sex he has or how much money he has. GREAT GREAT GREAT ALBUM!!!!! I strongly recommend this album for anyone out there who loves rap, hip hop and just good art!
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Last year Sai released his long awaited debut, "The Greatest Story Never Told". If you haven't heard it, it was one of the highest rated albums last year in any genre, not just hip hop. I highly suggest that album.

Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread & Circuses virtually picks up right where part 1 left off. It's a lot of the same from Saigon & his production team. Live, fresh beats, introspective lyricism, personal insight, etc. All of the things that make a hip hop album great. Saigon doesn't promote his music too much, but he and his fans know it's not all about promotion. He always stays true to his roots and what he does best. Dope beats, rhymes, and concepts. Highly recommend this album to all hip hop fans. 4.5/5.
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Disclaimer: I'm reviewing this while listening to the album for the fist time. Saigon is and has always been real, even if a bit detached. If you're already familiar with him, you already know this--he was once considered sort of a prodigy in the rap game. However, he is not and has never been close to the greatest rapper out in recent memory, something just hasn't really materialized. The reason I'm giving this three stars here is that this album just comes off kind of corny. Some of the beats, r&b hooks, voice overs, etc. just feel out-dated and unpolished. Greatest Story Part 1 suffered similar shortcomings, maybe it's just partly his style. I understand and respect that what he brings is genuine, but the fact remains: There's polished, professionally produced albums that I'll replay for years, there's classics, and then there's non-classics that can still sound decent but just lack something special. Bread & Circuses isn't really any of those. It's real, it sounds good at times, but a lot of it won't even stick with you for long.

It is what it is, which is pretty surface-level. Despite those criticisms I still say buy it because everybody needs to support real hip hop and real artists, especially when it's conscious and with a positive message. But there's other artists out there doing it bigger and better who deserve 4- and 5-star reviews. Just know what to expect when you buy.
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...honestly I'm undecided as to whether Bread & Circuses or Life Is Good is the year's best - it's THAT close. But being in the same caliber as Nas doesn't happen everyday. Saigon has emerged as top 5 dead or alive when GSNT1 dropped. He already had more classics on the mixtape circuit than most emcees before he even dropped an actual album. Warning Shots 3 played more like an album than a mixtape, and it was released for FREE! This album further solidifies Saigon as a legend. A lot of my Breddren were skeptical as to whether he could find a way to match his first. Long story short - he did. This album is everything Hip-Hop stands for. It addresses political, social, economic, introspective and religious matters. It speaks for the have-nots, speaks out against the so-called rap polluting the airwaves in these days & times and the content is extremely diverse. A classic album has something that everyone can vibe with. It transcends musical genres - as this LP accomplishes. The lyricism is fierce and inspiring - the man is still hungry! The production is AMAZING, start to finish and there's not one track you want to skip past or find your mind wandering in halfway through. Whoever mastered the album deserves acclaim as well. The lyrics and beats are blended together in perfect harmony - so much so that not even some emcees on major labels get it as right. What more can I say? If you prefer most of the BS on the radio nowadays, this one isn't for you. If you truly understand the culture of Hip-Hop, you already bought this album before you even read this review. If you can't feel this 1, you gotta get the f#%@ outta my car! THE REAL LIVES ON
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Since there is absolutely no promotion within the media regarding Saigon's new album, I had no idea that the album was dropping. With that said - I'm so glad that it did! I was in need of some great hip-hop to listen to. As of late, I have become ill-hearted towards the state of hip-hop. 'The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses' is a breath of fresh air and an excellent piece of work. Chapter 1 is still in rotation and I will be adding Chapter in the mix as well. I definitely recommend this album to anyone who loves real hip-hop or great music in general with a deep and meaning message.

Real Recognize Real.

DZA tha Dangerous!
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Saigon is back with his second album The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses, now I been rocking with Sai's music since 04 when I seen him in XXL's magazines "Show N Prove" section not to mention he had cosigns from Nas, Q-Tip and other Hip-Hop legends. He was also signed to Superproducer Just Blazes "Fort Knox" label. Its good to see him releasing music consistently, in 2011 he released his debut which received positive feedback from critics.

"I hope you got what you paid for", he says on the opening track "Plant the Seed (What U Paid For)" produced by Shuko & Just Blaze, he also raps about the current state of mainstream Hip-Hop (Everybody balling, huh?/ E'rybody winning/ Ain't nobody poor no more, EverReady's spending/ Nah, we just caught in a world that we call pretending/ where pretend to be n***as been pretending from the beginning"). On "Rap vs. Real" Sai Giddy fires off at rappers who claim to be real but don't understand what real means ("You make it rain, you be throwing them stacks (that's rap)/ And when your daughter choose to work in that field (that's real)/ N***as gassing you to ride with your strap (that's rap)/ You should listen to whose telling you chill (that's real)"), Marsha Ambrosius brings her beautiful voice to "The Game Changer" where Saigon gives everybody the run on his journey to changing the state of rap, he talks about he his former record label (Atlantic Records) tried to make him go commercial when all he wanted to make songs that have substance in them.
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