YEEANENO: Saba

photo courtesy of @SabaPivot

 

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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   

 

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seven facts:

 

#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.

 

• read more:

At Home With Saba

Saba's Westside Story 

Wild Profile

Complex Interview

 

• follow: Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud 

 

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our favorite video:

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See Saba make his Minneapolis debut on 6/13 at The Fucking Best Show Ever: