Saba May Be The Next Great Chicago MC. Just Ask Andre 3000 (Audio)
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This week, Saba has released his first new song since his stellar 2016 Bucket List Project. The talented artist is one of the latest to breakthrough in a long line of storied Chicago MCs from Common to Kanye, Lupe to Twista. Unlike many of his Drill Music contemporaries, Saba embraces a more soulful sound, complete with the type of intricate lyricism practiced by fellow Chicagoans like Vic Mensa, Chance The Rapper, Mick Jenkins and Noname. Apparently, the potent combination was enough to catch the attention of Andre 3000, who shared a pic with the up and coming rapper, in May. On “There You Go,” Saba showcases all that makes him special: lush instrumentation, skillful flow and substantive content.
In addition to new Saba, the playlist has been updated with highlights The Roots, Vince Staples and Action Bronson. Together, these artists join Sean Price, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Nas, Joey Bada$$, Evidence, J. Cole, Oddisee, XXXtentacion, Big Sean, Freddie Gibbs, Raekwon, Vic Mensa, David Banner, Tyler, The Creator, Meek Mill, Jidenna and a host of others.