Artist Portraits From SXSW 2017

A lot of bands descend upon Austin for SXSW every year, and this year a lot of those bands rolled through the Mazda Studio At…
Stereogum | March 20, 2017 - 5:01 pm

Saba – “Westside Bound 3″ (Feat. Joseph Chilliams) Video

Chicagoan rapper Saba released the Bucket List Project mixtape last year, and our own Tom Breihan named it Album Of The Week. One of its…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 3, 2017 - 1:27 pm

Saba – “Monday To Monday”

Last year, the inventive young Chicago rapper Saba came out with the soulful, introspective mixtape Bucket List Project, landing in our Album Of The Week…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2017 - 11:02 am

2016 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016

The music-video event of 2016 was easily the HBO premiere of Beyoncé's Lemonade -- inarguably one of the best albums of the year, and maybe…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2016 - 10:16 am

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project

For many of us outside Chicago, the first piece of Chicago rap we heard was Resurrection, a 1994 album from a 22-year-old South Side rapper…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2016 - 11:32 am

Stream Saba Bucket List Project

Saba's Bucket List Project is finally here. We've already heard him illustrate a harrowing picture of his native Chicago on "Church/Liquor Store" alongside fellow Chi-Town…
Collin Robinson | October 27, 2016 - 3:26 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Let us remember 10/21/2016 as the day Lady Gaga released Joanne, or rather, The Day Lady Gaga Stans Clogged Our Mentions Once We Shared Our…
Stereogum | October 21, 2016 - 5:52 pm

Saba – “Church/Liquor Store” (Feat. Noname)

Chicago rapper Saba is set to bask in the limelight after a string of excellent guest features on his fellow Chi-Town up-and-comers' projects. He's gearing…
Collin Robinson | October 19, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Saba – “Symmetry”

Saba has been all over the supremely special moment Chicago is having right now. Every feature he's had on the recent really good Chicago projects…
Collin Robinson | July 28, 2016 - 5:03 pm

Sounding Board

Can You Say Chi City? Chance The Rapper & Family Turning Chi-Raq Back Into Chicago

The first time anyone heard the term "Chiraq" was when Chicago drill rapper King L (then King Louie) dubbed his hometown Chiraq, Drillinois in 2009.
Collin Robinson | July 25, 2016 - 10:05 am

Joey Purp – “Cornerstore” (Feat. Saba & theMIND)

SaveMonian and Chicago representer Joey Purp has always impressed me when I hear him on features, but for some reason I've never delved into his…
Collin Robinson | April 25, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's not, strictly speaking, a music video, but William Tyler's trailer for his forthcoming album Modern Country might've been the best thing I saw all…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2016 - 1:43 pm

Chance The Rapper – “Angels” (Feat. Saba) Video

Chance The Rapper and Saba's jubilant "Angels" was one of our favorite songs of 2015, and today it gets a video from frequent Chance collaborator…
Chris DeVille | April 7, 2016 - 5:15 pm

2015 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am