Saigon from "Love & Hip Hop: New York" stars in the VH1 reality docu-series.

Since 2002, when Saigon speaks, people listen. The popularity of the up-and-coming rapper exploded as he took over the streets and the internet with a collection of classic mixtapes many fans consider mini-albums. Candidly outspoken and controversial, Saigon quickly became the talk of the town and a media favorite, heavily cosigned by a pack of A-List DJs and producers, including Kay Slay, Whoo Kid, Enuff, Just Blaze, Mark Ronson, Alchemist, Buckwild, and many others.

Born in New York City on July 13, 1977, the day of the now infamous blackout of New York City, Brian Carenard, aka Saigon, was raised by a variety of family members spread throughout Brownsville, Brooklyn. Rockland County, New York (which he affectionately refers to as Mooseknuckle), as well as New Jersey and Virginia. These years were marred by instability, and it wasn't long before young Brian took to the streets, picking up guns and hustling to survive. Although extremely smart, without a real home, parental supervision, or discipline, he quickly began getting in trouble.

His debut was "96-A-0549: The Yard Father Part 1," a 25-track collection, hosted by DJs Kay Slay and Whoo Kid, that was deemed an instant classic. Other mixtapes followed: "The Yard Father Part 2: On The Go Back," "Warning Shots," "DJ Self's Saigon vs. 50 Cent" and "Abandoned Nation Vol.1," each filled with potent original music. As Saigon's name began being thrown in the ring with hip-hop veterans like Nas and Jay-Z, it was clear Saigon was ready to explode. Once his buzz reached a deafening level, the labels could no longer ignore him.

In 2006, Saigon landed a recurring role as himself on the popular HBO show "Entourage." This gained him worldwide exposure and introduced him to a fan base outside of hip hop. He would continue to be on the show for a number of seasons and have a large variety of his music played in the series. He has since been affectionately dubbed "the guy who ditched Turtle," because of his close relationship with that character played by Jerry Ferrara.

In addition to "Entourage," Saigon would go on to land a role in the Roger Corman produced film, "Rage and Discipline" and also do voiceover work for VH1.

In 2014 Saigon released his third independently released album, "The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 3," with his long time collaborator super producer Just Blaze as executive producer.

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How old is he? Find out here.

Age: 40 years old
Birthday: July 13, 1977
Birthplace: New York, NY

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