Chicago rapper Saba is back with the new official music video for ‘Come My Way’ featuring Krayzie Bone
This week the independent artist also earned his first RIAA certification for the 2016 gold-selling Bucket List Project single ‘Photosynthesis‘ (feat. Jean Deaux), which to date has surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify alone.
Saba shares: “When I think back on first discovering Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as a child, it immediately stood out to me as unique,” “I started paying attention and really learning how to rap from listening to them and trying to recite it. It felt honest and completely true to themselves — authentic in a way that doesn’t come around very often and in a way that will be impossible to recreate. Their mix of melody and rhythms that I had never heard is what connected with me in a way that other music just didn’t. It inspired me to be more creative.“
Beginning on April 11th, Saba embarks on the North American leg of his headlining Back Home Tour with support from Charlotte-bred Dreamville rapper Lute and Los Angeles artist Amindi. The tour then heads to Europe and the U.K. in September and features support from English rapper, singer, and songwriter ENNYon U.K. dates and Dutch-Sudanese R&B singer-songwriter Gaidaa throughout the rest of Europe.
Saba’s third studio album, Few Good Things, marks another seamless offering from the Chicago polymath. The “meticulously arranged” (The New York Times) record features notable collaborations with Pivot Gang, Black Thought, Krayzie Bone, 6LACK, Smino, Mereba, Fousheé, Benjamin Earl Turner, and more and includes new standout, ‘Still’ (feat. 6LACK and Smino), in addition to the previously released singles, ‘Survivor’s Guilt’ with fellow Chicago rapper G Herbo, the Krayzie Bone-assisted ‘Come My Way’, the hard-hitting solo track ‘Stop That’, and the funk-laden ‘Fearmonger’ with Daoud.
Saba also added: “The concept of ‘Few Good Things’ is the realization of self after a search for exterior fulfilment,”. “It is the satisfaction and completeness you gain by simply living a life that is yours. Few is a small number, but few is not lonely. In the face of all adversity, a few good things is recognizing and accepting blessings. Few is to count them, one by one – an empty glass is full of air, an empty bank is full of lessons., and an empty heart is full of memories. Few good things is to grow comfortable with the empty, and despite that, finding your fullness.”
Produced by Partizan in association with SoundCloud and Pogi Studios, the poignant and touching accompanying Few Good Things: The Short Film is directed and written by award-winning filmmaker C.T. Robert and explores the roots of Saba’s desire for exterior fulfilment and his recognition of the fulfilment he’s already felt by simply living a life that was meant for him with those he’s loved. Using Few Good Things as the sonic backdrop, the short film weaves together a few selected tracks from the album with the collage of sounds one might expect to hear making their way through Saba’s hometown in the West Side of Chicago.