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Status Ain't Hood

Please Welcome Our New Overlord Cardi B

Sometimes, a perfect opening line will tell you, right away, everything you need to know about an album. Kurt Cobain on In Utero: "Teenage angst…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2018 - 10:47 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

More Saba stories

Saba – “LOGOUT” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

Chicago rapper Saba's last album was 2016's Bucket List Project, and he's kept busy since then, releasing a string of loosies on the road to…
James Rettig | April 5, 2018 - 10:15 am

Saba – “Life”

The Chicago rapper Saba kept busy last year, releasing a string of songs on the heels of his 2016 album Bucket List Project, and he…
James Rettig | March 21, 2018 - 1:20 pm

Saba – “How You Live” (Feat. MFnMelo)

The modest sincerity that drove Saba’s debut album, Bucket List Project, carries forward into his latest single, "How You Live." As a founder of the…
Sophie Israelsohn | November 1, 2017 - 6:10 pm

Saba – “Where Ideas Sing”

With his new single "Where Ideas Sing," Chicago-based rapper Saba glows with inspiring anecdotes and hometown pride. The release follows his quip-filled remix of Jamila…
Julia Gray | September 29, 2017 - 10:12 am

Jamila Woods & Saba – “Emerald Street (Saba Remix)”

Chicago is so full of sharp, intuitive young artists, and they all seem to really love working with each other; it's just a beautiful thing…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2017 - 1:26 pm

Saba – “There You Go”

Late last year, the young Chicago rapper Saba came out with the deeply impressive mixtape Bucket List Project. Today, he's followed it up with a…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2017 - 9:43 am

Saba – “World In My Hands” (Feat. Smino & Legit) Video

Last year, Saba released his Bucket List Project, and today he's shared a video for "World In My Hands," the album's closing track that features…
James Rettig | August 4, 2017 - 11:41 am

Gallant – “Bourbon” (Feat. Saba And Lophiile) Video

LA R&B king Gallant teamed up with rapper Saba for a remix of his song "Bourbon" for NPR's Tiny Desk Series earlier this year, and…
Kim Ilkowski | June 8, 2017 - 2:56 pm

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 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
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