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AHH Stray News: Saigon’s New Album, Frank Ocean Debuts On SNL, Kendrick Lamar Sets Oct. Release Date For LP

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(AllHipHop News) Veteran New York rapper Saigon has announced the release date for the follow-up to his debut album The Greatest Story Never Told. Saigon will drop The Greatest Story Never Told 2: Bread and Circuses this November. The album will be released through Suburban Noize/RED and will feature production from longtime associate, Just Blaze. Additionally, Saigon has lined up guest appearances from artists like Chamillionaire, dead prez LeCrae, Styles P. and others. Next week, Saigon will debut material from his new album and perform material from his back catalog during a pair of performances on the “Wu Block” tour. Saigon will hit the stage on Monday (September 3) in Denver, Colorado, along with rappers Ghostface, Styles P., Raekwon, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Cappadonna. Saigon’s album The Greatest Story Never Told 2: Bread and Circuses is due in stores on November 6.

Odd Future rapper Frank Ocean will perform on Saturday Night Live this September. The appearance is a major milestone for Frank Ocean. In addition to it being his debut on SNL, the performance will also kick off the 38th season of SNL. “Family Guy”/”Ted” creator Seth MacFarlane will also host the show, which will debut on September 15 at 11:30PM. In related news, Frank Ocean has joined the list of performers who will hit the stage during the VMA’s next week. Frank Ocean will join acts like Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Pink and Green Day during the VMA’s, which will take place on Thursday, September 6.

West coast Rapper Kendrick Lamar has announced the release date for his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city. The Compton rapper’s album will hit stores on October 22 via a deal with Top Dawg Entertainment and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. “We’re here to spread this music all across the world,” the critically acclaimed Lamar told MTV News.“It started in my backyard, in Compton, and now I’m fittin’ to take it to the next level and take it worldwide because I feel like the world needs to hear this. I’ve been ready for a long time.” Kendrick Lamar is preparing to hit the road on the BET Music Matters Tour starting on September 7 in Norfolk, Virginia. The first official single from good kid, m.A.A.d. city is “Swimming Pools (Drank),” which is available at all digital retail outlets.

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