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Saba

Chicago rapper Saba recently announced the new album Few Good Things, the follow-up to his heavy 2018 opus CARE FOR ME. It now has a concrete release date: February 4. And today, he’s chasing the upbeat, funky lead single “Fearmonger” with a harder new song called “Stop That,” produced by Saba himself alongside Daoud and daedaePIVOT. In a statement, Saba says:

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Chicago rapper Saba has announced plans to release a new album, Few Good Things. It doesn’t have a release date yet, but a press release promises that his third album is “coming soon.” Along with the news is a new single, “Fearmonger,” which features Daoud.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Three artists talk about the places, sounds, and traditions of their Midwest hometown For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Lil Uzi Vert (Garrett Bruce / Summer Smash)

The first thing I saw inside the gates of the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash was a memorial: a painted mural of Squeak PIVOT, Juice WRLD, and King Von, three musicians with little in common besides their city of origin and their untimely deaths. The second thing I saw was a kid with a patchy goatee exclaim “They sell edibles here?” at the sight of delta8 joints and brownies for sale at one of the vendor tents. Summer Smash understands the ethos of its college-aged target market, smuggling gray market vape cartridges in their Vlone tees and Perc 30 basketball jerseys: Things are bad, let’s rage while we can. Or, to quote a beloved Gen Z children’s song, “My world’s on fire, how about yours? That’s the way I like it and I never get bored.” Yes Virginia, they do sell edibles here.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Talented producer and DJ was killed Monday afternoon For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Squeak, a DJ and producer who was part of Saba’s Pivot Gang crew and who sometimes went by SqueakPivot, has died. Squeak’s Chicago rap peers spread the news of his death on social media last night, and Pitchfork has confirmed it. No cause of death has been reported. Squeak was 26.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

It’s been about three years since the hugely talented Chicago rapper Saba released his intensely emotional album Care For Me. Since then, rather than following up that album, Saba has been focusing on smaller problems: an album with his crew Pivot Gang, a single from the Ghetto Sage supergroup, a few one-off releases like the two songs he released in November, “So And So” and the tobi lou collab “Areyoudown? Pt. 2.” Today, Saba has come out with another one-off release — two tracks, united by one music video.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

The tremendously gifted young Chicago rapper Saba is up to something. Saba has a new song called “Mrs. Whoever” that’s apparently been on YouTube as an unlisted video, just lurking there, since July. Over the past few days, Saba has been tweeting cryptic clues. Last night, those clues finally led people to the song and…

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Sada Baby does not come from a vacuum. This year, nobody in rap music has been bringing me as much joy as the voluminously beaded, imaginatively bloodthirsty Detroit dance machine Sada Baby, a man who has cranked out giddy drug-sales fever dreams at a baffling rate. Right now, Sada Baby is on one of the […]