In conjunction with the celebration of Hip-Hop’s landmark 50th anniversary, legendary rapper Saigon & and Swedish multi-platinum producer Fredro have joined forces to create a love letter to Hip-Hop.  Specifically, 1986-1996, a/k/a The Jordan Era.  They have also tapped many other legendary voices to help join their celebration. 

After announcing their new album, and releasing the project’s first single and video, “Lyrical Genius,” which featured one of Hip-Hop’s “holy trinity of emcees” in Grandmaster Caz (co-author of “Rappers Delight” and the emcee with the longest running tenure atop the billboard Hot 100 Charts), and “Get Loose” with Pete Rock, now they are back again with yet another legend, Grand Puba, who is featured on the new single “Think Twice”; which is now available.

Saigon and Grand Puba both show and prove on “Think Twice,” taking turns flaunting their effortless styles and flows over Fredro’s bouncy production.  You will also hear “Think Twice” being played during the new episode (EP. 302) of the Starz breakout hit show BMF, which will air on 3-8-24.

“Growing up, Brand Nubian was one of my favorite groups, and Grand Puba as a solo artist shaped and molded my fashion sense at that time, and he is my favorite artist of all time” Saigon divulges.  “Grand Puba has never gotten his due respect.  Before Kanye, it was Puba who made the rugby with the knapsack look cool.  He also always made sure there was some kind of a positive message in his music.  While making this song, I tried to channel Grand Puba Maxwell from Masters Of The Ceremony (his first group), with the Puba from his Reel to Reel album, and I came up with “Think Twice.”  It was a pleasure and honor to work with this legend.” 

Emcees take warning; if you’re thinking about stepping to Saigon and Grand Puba— take their advice and “Think Twice”!  

Saigon and Fredro’s forthcoming album, The Jordan Era, is produced in its entirety by Fredro, and features guest appearances from Grandmaster Caz, Pete Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Grand Puba, Sadat X, Rockness Monsta, Craig G, Ill Skratch—with more features to be unveiled. 

Saigon and Fredro’s The Jordan Era album will be released on 5-3-24 via the iconic Payday Records

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In November 2017, the iconic record label Payday Records announced their relaunch with the release of “Our Streets,” the first ever collaborative single from DJ Premier and A$AP Ferg. Created in 1992, Payday Records helped to launch the careers of some of the biggest and most influential names in hip-hop, including Jay-Z, Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def (via his first group U.T.D.), Showbiz & AG, and Jeru the Damaja. Relaunched by Ultra Music founder and hip-hop and electronic pioneer Patrick Moxey, this year also marks the 25th anniversary of the label.

The New York-based hip-hop label Payday Records was launched in 1992 by Patrick Moxey. The label began in association with FFRR/London Records, and released in the UK and Europe via London/Polygram Records. Artists launched via Payday Records include Jeru the Damaja (“Come Clean”), Jay Z (“In My Lifetime”), Mos Def (via his first group U.T.D.), Showbiz & A.G., Group Home, and W.C. & the Madd Circle. Other associated productions include the works of DJ Premier and Guru of Gang Starr. Payday came to life as a roving “outlaw” hip-hop party in the late 80s, hosting some of the most exciting and exclusive parties in NYC. Payday Records played the hand in being the first record label to sign and release Jay-Z’s first single “In My Lifetime” in 1995. Alongside Payday, Patrick Moxey managed the infamous duo, Gang Starr for over 15 years leading him to work with some of the greatest artists of all time including Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.. Payday Artists include Jeru the Damaja, Jay-Z, DJ Premier, Mos Def (via his first group U.T.D.), Showbiz & A.G., Group Home, Mass 187, Guru, WC and the Maad Circle, Kaliphx, Big Shug & many more.

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