A successful black independent artist, Saba has rooted his career in an authenticity and musicality that’s made him one of this generation’s most important and unique voices. The Chicago polymath is preparing for the release of the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed 2018 album, CARE FOR ME, for which he earned honors as one of the Chicago Tribune’s Chicagoans of the Year and has performed 100+ shows worldwide.

CARE FOR ME is a significant and devastating release that finds Saba grappling with the aftermath of his cousin John Walt’s 2017 murder. “The specificity with which Saba renders his personal inventory of survivor's guilt, toxic relationships, and internal struggles, while swimming against a rising tide of systemic injustice, elevates CARE FOR ME from mere tragedy to living tribute,” said NPR, naming the release their #1 Hip-Hop Album of the Year.

Saba began making music at age 8 and was writing and producing songs by early adolescence. Building a recording studio in his Grandmother’s basement on the Westside of Chicago, he and a group of neighborhood friends formed Pivot Gang and began taking trains across the city to join creative youth organizations and perform at open mics. These experiences sharpened his writing and performance skills, and he has continued to build home studios where he is self-taught on a variety of musical instruments.

In 2019, J. Cole tapped Saba for his Revenge of the Dreamers III project, where they featured together on the powerful closer “Sacrifices” - the track recently attaining RIAA certified Gold status. He also teamed up with frequent collaborators Noname and Smino to form the Midwest music collective Ghetto Sage. With new music on his slate for 2021-22, Saba is prepared to continue pushing musical boundaries on his climb to rap’s upper echelon.

Past Shows


May
6
th
2022
First Avenue
May
6
th
2022
First Avenue

Saba

The Back Home Tour
with femdot., Amindi and MFnMelo
May
19
th
2019
Mainroom
May
19
th
2019
Mainroom

J.I.D

with Saba, Mereba and Mez
May
15
th
2018
7th St Entry
May
15
th
2018
7th St Entry

Saba

with Joseph Chilliams, Jean Deaux and Juice Lord
Sep
13
th
2015
7th St Entry
Sep
13
th
2015
7th St Entry

ProbCause

with Saba, Chance York and JAYLAP (of FUTURE FOSSILS)
Jun
13
th
2015
Familia HQ (Outdoors)
Jun
13
th
2015
Familia HQ (Outdoors)

P.O.S

with Big Freedia, Ho99o9, Marijuana Deathsquads and more!

More Shows

Oct
8
th
First Avenue

Cigarettes After Sex

Oct
15
th
First Avenue

Alvvays

with Slow Pulp
Oct
3
rd
First Avenue

Palaye Royale

with Mod Sun
Sep
27
th
Turf Club

The Paper Kites

with Rosie Carney