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Video: Saba – “Sirens” (ft. theMIND)

Saba has released a new video for the somber track "Sirens" from his April album Care for Me. The visual, directed by Reed Jackson, sets the Chicago rapper…
Tosten Burks / December 18, 2018

Saba – “Where It’s At”

Earlier this month, Chicago rapper Saba promised that he would release a new song every week over the next five weeks. Today, he released the synthy "Where…
Israel Daramola / December 14, 2018

The 51 Best Albums of 2018

Across publications, tastemakers, even members of our own staff, there was little consensus about who made the best music of 2018. Reliable superstars were either…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2018

Saba – “Papaya (ft. daedaePIVOT)”

Saba has released a new surprise single entitled "Papaya." The track follows his standout April album Care for Me and a string of more recent singles including last…
Tosten Burks / December 7, 2018

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

Earlier this year, Chicago rapper Saba released his most recent album, the critically-acclaimed Care For Me. Now he's back with a new Soundcloud loosie called…
Israel Daramola / November 9, 2018

Saba – “LOGOUT” ft. Chance the Rapper

If boom bap has an "evolution" of some sort, it would probably be a song like "LOGOUT," the single from Chicago rapper Saba featuring Chance the…
Israel Daramola / April 5, 2018

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, Stereogum / March 21, 2018

Video: Joseph Chilliams – “Fergie”

Chicago rapper Joseph Chilliams, the older brother of Saba, references Fergie's 2006 hit "Fergalicious" on two different songs on his sharp-witted 2017 debut album Henry Church. The second…
Tosten Burks / January 10, 2018

Saba – “Where Ideas Sing” ft. Daoud

Chicago rapper Saba has dropped a new song "Where Ideas Sing," a fluttering, propulsive single featuring Daoud. The single follows Saba's 2016 album, Bucket List…
Liz Cantrell / September 29, 2017

Jamila Woods – “Emerald Street (Saba Remix)” ft. Saba

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, Stereogum / August 30, 2017

Video: Saba – “World in My Hands” ft. Smino and Legit

Saba has released the video for "World in My Hands," which was featured on his 2016 album Bucket List Project. The Tom Vin-directed clip literally illustrates the…
Brian Josephs / August 4, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: Behind the Scenes at Mazda Studio at Empire

From heavyweights Rick Ross and Mastodon to shining new artists like Vagabon and Diet Cig, the Mazda Studio at Empire was a hotbed of activity…
SPIN / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017: Mastodon, Kelela, and More from SPIN’s Closing Day at Mazda Studio at Empire

It was the perfect storm of party convergence. SXSW, spring break and St. Patrick’s Day all collided on the final Friday of Austin’s annual music…
Scott T. Sterling / March 18, 2017

SXSW 2017: Saba on Personal Loss and Instilling Hope Through Hip-Hop

Saba is an exciting young voice—literally speaking, his dulcet tone is entrancing, and you'd have to make an effort to not be pulled into the melodic…
Brian Josephs / March 17, 2017
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