Saba’s Bucket List Project is one the year’s most criminally underrated albums, and his new collaboration with Drew Mantia, is a another great reason to check it out. Like Saba, Mantia is Chicago-based, providing the shape-shifting instrumental on the track, which features keys, live drums, and a screaming guitar solo, as well as a sprinkling programmed high hats. A less technically pricient emcee might get buried by the monstrous production, but Saba holds his own, always pairing his thrilling rhymes with charisma and personality.
You can listen to Bucket List Projecthere. Are you on board with Saba’s wave?