Saba's been buzzing for a few years now. Ever since his appearance on Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap mixtape, it seems like he's popped up on everyone's radar. The last release from Saba was the Daoud assisted "Where Ideas Sing." It was a notable single for the Chicago native. It was the first teaming between Apple Music and Saba and even saw the song's lyrics put in display through downtown Chicago in conjunction with the launch of the Apple Music store in the area. Today, he comes through with his fellow Pivot Gang member, MFnMelo, for their new collaboration "How You Live."
Saba and MFnMelo connect on "How You Live." The two of them deliver humble verses where they address their come ups as artists and the difficulties they've faced throughout. They also touch on their childhood in Chicago and the issues in the city that make growing up difficult. The production on the track was handled by Saba and Daoud. The two of them bring vibrant instrumentation to the table while the hook's pitched down vocals gives it a Houston feel. It's a solid effort between Saba and MFnMelo and probably one of the best collaborations they've done together.
As of right now, Saba is currently overseas in Europe with Joseph Chilliams for their "Bucket List" tour. The tour has a few more dates left in Cologne and Berlin, Germany and will cap the last two dates in the Netherlands with the Rec Festival on Friday in Rotterdam and Amsterdam on Saturday. After that, the PIVOT gang will unite in their hometown of Chicago for John Walt Day. All proceeds from the show will go towards the John Walt Foundation in honor of PIVOT Gang member, John Walt a.k.a DinnerWithWalt.
Champion, my name up in the banner
Til I'm going gray like David Banner
All this shit organic, on my grandma
Let me talk my shit like on a panel