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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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

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