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Status Ain't Hood

Sheck Wes Has A Story

Stop me if you've heard this one before: A good-looking teenager from the northern reaches of Manhattan becomes a high school basketball star. But instead…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2018 - 11:51 am

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Outside Lands 2018: Saba Is Making His Chicago Visible For The Rest Of The Country

Chicago is my favorite city in the United States. I recognize that I base that opinion off almost nothing. I have reasons for this preference,…
Pranav Trewn | August 13, 2018 - 2:52 pm

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The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late '60s? National leaders were gunned down right and…
Stereogum | June 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

More Saba stories

Watch Noname, Saba, & Smino’s Delightful Tonight Show Performance

Late-night musical performances are not, by and large, all that exciting. For the most part, the artists on those shows have done plenty of those…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2019 - 8:50 am

Saba – “Where It’s At”

Saba continues his weekly song drops with another new one, "Where It's At" (sadly, not a Beck cover), which follows on the heels of a…
James Rettig | December 14, 2018 - 10:08 am

Saba – “Papaya” (Feat. daedaePIVOT)

For the last few weeks, Saba has been taking a victory lap with a world tour on the back of his CARE FOR ME full-length…
James Rettig | December 7, 2018 - 10:11 am

Saba – “Excited”

Earlier this year, Saba released a new album, CARE FOR ME, that represented a big step forward for the Chicago rapper. He's been on tour…
James Rettig | November 30, 2018 - 1:22 pm

Saba – “Stay Right Here” (Feat. Mick Jenkins & Xavier Omär)

With CARE FOR ME, Saba released one of the year's best rap albums and one of its best albums period. He's back today with his…
Chris DeVille | November 9, 2018 - 10:15 am

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late '60s? National leaders were gunned down right and…
Stereogum | June 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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

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
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