MP3: Saba – “GPS” ft. Chandlar and BJRKNC (Prod. by Cam O’bi)
The 21-Year-Old Chicago Rapper/Producer Debuts Track with Ebro on Beats 1 Radio and The FADER, Will Headline Pigeons & Planes’ No Ceilings Showcase in NYC on 1/20
Critical Praise for Saba:
“Saba is up next.” – Billboard
“Saba is savvy with words.” – TheFADER
From poet to exploratory rapper, Saba could be the new voice of Chicago’s West Side. – Noisey
“One of Chicago rapper Saba’s greatest strengths in a still developing arsenal is a graceful capacity for capturing the weight of growing up in the scarred city with an insight and mournfulness typically reserved for older observers.” – Pigeons and Planes
“Saba’s been deconstructing the space-time continuum for years.” – Passion of the Weiss
Premiered on radio with Ebro on Beats 1/Apple Music, 21-year-old Chicago emcee/producer Saba shares “GPS,” a vibed-out track which features his father Chandlar and BJRKNC. Saba will be co-headlining Pigeons & Planes x Staple Pigeon‘s No Ceilings in NYC at Rough Trade on January 20th.
“Making music with my dad is always an almost unbelievable process,” Saba explained to The FADER in their online streaming premiere. “I remember what it was like watching him in the studio, watching him produce and perform and stuff like that when I was younger and wanting to do that when I got older. It’s a very interesting relationship, I remember when I turned 18, I was in New Jersey with my brother Joseph Chilliams, and our Dad bought us studio time and just basically left us there for a week and wanted an entire project done by the end. Working with him on ‘GPS’ was no different, I feel like he’s always been one of those people continuously pushing me in the right direction musically.”
In 2014, Saba released his breakthrough solo project, ComfortZone, followed by his 2015 instrumental EP, SpareChange!, which earned one of the highest beat scene praises when “Bad Nature” was included in a recent Soulection Radio Show. In October 2015, Saba collaborated alongside Chance the Rapper on the fellow Chicago artist’s “Angels” single, which they debuted on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. With a growing body of impressive work under his belt, the budding 21 year-old artist is just getting started.
Listen to “GPS”: https://soundcloud.com/sabapivot/gps-prod-by-cam-obi/
Check out the FADER premiere: http://www.thefader.com/2016/01/13/saba-gps-cam-obi-premiere
Catch Saba at Pigeons & Planes x Staple Pigeon’ No Ceilings in NYC @ Rough Trade on 1/20: http://pigeonsandplanes.
Stream or download Saba’s ComfortZone project: https://soundcloud.com/sabapivot/sets/comfortzone
Stream Saba’s SpareChange! instrumental EP: https://soundcloud.com/sabapivot/sets/sparechange
“TimeZone”/”Whip (areyoudown?)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnyNwo_tqRw