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MP3: Saba (ft. Smino & LEGIT) – “World in My Hands” (Prod. by Saba, Phoelix, & Dae Dae)

On Tour in Europe, the Chicago Artist Embraces His Travels With an Uplifiting New Single Debuted Alongside an Interview by i-D Magazine


Critical Praise for Saba:

“Saba is up next.” – Billboard

“The Chicago polymath is our favourite new discovery…” – i-D Magazine

“From poet to exploratory rapper, Saba could be the new voice of Chicago’s West Side.” Noisey

“One of Chicago rapper Saba’s greatest strengths in a still developing arsenal is a graceful capacity for capturing the weight of growing up in the scarred city with an insight and mournfulness typically reserved for older observers.” – Pigeons and Planes

“Saba’s been deconstructing the space-time continuum for years.” – Passion of the Weiss

The Song:

Currently on his first European tour, 21-year-old Chicago rapper/singer/producer Saba embraces his travels on the uplifting new single “World in My Hands,” debuted alongside an interview via i-D Magazine, who states that “the Chicago polymath is our favourite new discovery.” Featuring Smino andLEGIT, the song was produced by Saba, Phoelix, and Dae Dae of CHAD, and mixed by Matt Wheeler and Bryan for Classick Studios. “Travel is probably my biggest influence outside of music, and it’s great that through music I get to travel,” Saba tells i-D. “I think interactions with people, even random people, are big influences on my music too. Through that I feel like I see how the world works and how people think.”

Born to a family of musical talent, Saba grew up to the sounds of soul, R&B, and jazz thanks to his father, whom he featured on his single “GPS” earlier this year. He began to play piano at the age of seven, and soon after he started to experiment with his sound on beat making software. At age 16, Saba joined the open mikes at YOUMedia Center and Young Chicago Authors, which he credits with giving him the confidence and charisma to perform onstage. With all these tools in his arsenal Saba has developed a career sound with appeal that spans from the staunchest old-school hip hop heads to a new generation of rap fans. Touring Europe this month in support of Jazz Cartier, Saba is currently working on a project slated for release this Fall.

Listen to “World in My Hands” (ft. Smino & LEGIT) (Prod. by Saba, Dae Dae of CHAD, & Phoelix):https://soundcloud.com/i-d-online-1/premiere-saba-world-in-my-hands-ft-smino-and-legit

Check out the i-D premiere and interview: http://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-saba

Catch Saba touring Europe in support of Jazz Cartier through May 1: http://www.sabapivot.com/tour-1/

Follow Saba on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Hjbimq43OgxaBRpFXic4x

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Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with Saba.

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“World in My Hands” (ft. Smino & LEGIT): https://soundcloud.com/i-d-online-1/premiere-saba-world-in-my-hands-ft-smino-and-legit

“GPS”: https://soundcloud.com/sabapivot/gps-prod-by-cam-obi/

“TimeZone”/”Whip (areyoudown?)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnyNwo_tqRw

“Angels”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k55k1gr002c

SpareChange!: https://soundcloud.com/sabapivot/sets/sparechange

ComfortZone: https://soundcloud.com/sabapivot/sets/comfortzone