New album by the Chicago rapper is truly stunning imo. Saba's production has kind of defined the sound of left-of-center Chicago rap, equally influenced by gospel and jazz, with gorgeous harmonies and some daintily whirring electronics. CARE FOR ME is some dark night of the soul shit, as Saba grapples with the death of his cousin Walter aka John Walt aka dinnerwithjohn. there's a lot to love on the album, but the true standout is "PROM / KING," where he summarizes his relationship with his cousin and viscerally recreates the terror he felt the night he wouldn't respond to calls.
― 808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:44 (three months ago) Permalink
this is great, Kendrick, Chance and Drake comparisons seem inevitable
PROM / KING is a hell of a standout, very powerful storytelling
thanks for the recommendation
― niels, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 19:57 (three months ago) Permalink
Thanks for starting this thread need to listen to this
― The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:33 (three months ago) Permalink
Damn, only got 3 posts? Pretty sure this will be album of the year for me...
― Soundslike, Friday, 22 June 2018 23:52 (one month ago) Permalink
yeah my fault for not evangelizing enough. the album is brilliant
― paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Saturday, 23 June 2018 04:55 (one month ago) Permalink