photo courtesy of @SabaPivot
As a part of our YEEANENO series, we'd like to introduce you to one of Chicago's new wave rappers, Saba. Below you will find a starter pack of info to get you properly acquainted with the emcee:
• government name: Tahj Malik Chandler
• birthday: July 17th, 1994
• location: Westside of Chicago
• education: Graduated from St. Joseph's high school at the age of 16 with a 3.5 GPA. He also attended Columbia College Chicago but dropped out after his freshman year after they reduced his scholarship.
• notable co-signs: Mick Jenkins, Chance the Rapper, Tree
#1 - Saba comes from a long line of musicians. His great-grandfather was in a band and his great-grandmother was a music teacher, his grandparents were in a funk band and his uncle is a hip-hop producer. His father Chandlar, is a neo-soul musician and is on the outro of Comfort Zone.
#2 - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony inspired him to be a rapper.
#3 - Middle child of three children. His older brotherJoseph Chillia is also a rapper; he and his friends are also members of Pivot Gang.
#4 - One of his greatest wishes is to see Lil B play Kevin Durant 1 on 1.
#5 - Started playing the piano at the age of 7.
#6 - Was a part of Open Mikes at Youth Media and Young Chicago Authors.
#7 - In 2012 he dropped his first project, "GETCOMFORTable" & in 2014 dropped his breakthrough tape, "ComfortZone" which features songstress Eryn Allen Kane.
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See Saba make his Minneapolis debut on 6/13 at The Fucking Best Show Ever: