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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.

just listen:

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:44 (five 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 (five 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 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Damn, only got 3 posts? Pretty sure this will be album of the year for me...

Soundslike, Friday, 22 June 2018 23:52 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah my fault for not evangelizing enough. the album is brilliant

paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Saturday, 23 June 2018 04:55 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Kind of a rightful heir to both Acid Rap and DAMN, maybe it's not its own thing enough but I won't hold it against a sophomore record, and all in all I doubt I'll hear a better hip-hop record this year. Last three tracks are some sort of rollercoaster.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 17:18 (one month ago) Permalink

yep, still loving this record. i relate so hard to the quiet desperation in his voice on "busy day"

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 17:27 (one month ago) Permalink


niels, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 17:41 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Noname actually also quite similar flow, maybe it's a chi-thing

niels, Friday, 14 September 2018 07:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Awesome album that'll definitely make my end of year list if I go down that route. I was surprised by the lack of discussion here when I first heard it back in April (not that I did anything about it, mind you).

pomenitul, Friday, 14 September 2018 10:27 (one month ago) Permalink

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