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Brian Daniel Carenard (born June 1, 1977), better known by his stage name Saigon, is an American rapper.


1977-2000: Early life & prison stint

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Saigon spent his upbringing in Rockland County. After his prison release in 2000, he established the company Abandoned Nation, which was partly a nonprofit foundation that provided support for the children of incarcerated parents, but it also helped him and associated artists to pursue their music careers.

2001-2006: Rise to fame, Entourage & stabbing

After being released from prison, Saigon appeared on various mixtapes, including his own, Yardfather series. In 2004, one of these mixtapes found its way into the hands of famous producer, Just Blaze. Blaze would immediately sign Sai to his Fort Knocks Entertainment imprint. During the summer of 2004, Saigon's debut album, Warning Shots, was released. The album featured the hit singles "Come Again," and "N.Y. Streetz." This album turned Saigon into an instant star as the album would certify Gold. He returned a year later with his next album, Abandoned Nation, this album, like its predecessor would certify as Gold as Saigon continued to work on his classic album, The Greatest Story Never Told. Later that year, he would begin recording on his third album, The Return of the Yardfather. This album would finally break the barrier led by the single, "Pain In My Life," featuring Trey Songz. In November 2007, Saigon would return with his fourth LP, The Moral of the Story, which serves as a prequel to his planned classic album, The Greatest Story Never Told, Moral would also go Platinum behind the Just Blaze-produced "What A Life," featuring Tre Williams. Other singles were released as this is all in preparation for his fifth album, The Greatest Story Never Told.




  • Da Yard Father 1 - The Best of Saigon
  • The Abandoned Tracks Volume 1
  • The Abandoned Tracks Volume 2
  • Da Yard Father 2 - On the Go Back
  • Welcome to Saigon
  • Belly of The Beast (The Scram Jones Files)


Year Title Role Notes
2005-2006 Entourage Himself 4 episodes
2006 Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the drops Himself
2006 Bring That Year Back 2006: Laugh Now, Cry Later Himself TV

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