Chicago’s rising producer/rapper Saba just released his inspiring new tape, Bucket List Project, on his Soundcloud today. The 13 track project includes many solid features from artists like Twista, Noname, Smino, Mathew Santos, Jean Deaux, and many more.
The concept behind the introspective mixtape was inspired by the untimely passing of the Westside resident’s uncle and was created during a trip to Los Angeles with his friends Noname and Phoelix. He produced about half of the songs on the project while receiving some dope contributions from Phoelix, Cam O’bi, Flex Lennon, SqueakPIVOT, and Monte Booker among others.
The overall theme and soundscape is masterfully crafted with a predominantly Chicago sound and inspiring message from his friends and family through voice messages. If you haven’t been up on the phenomenal music from the invigorating Chicago hip-hop scene this year — start with Saba because this is a joint you can’t sleep on.