K-Lunk / music

Few Good Things

Music December 11, 2022

Saba has been my favorite Chicago rapper since Bucket List Project (2016). His latest, Few Good Things, is one of my favorite records of 2022.

Saba’s a deft storyteller with brilliant flow. The (self)-production is on the whole kicked-back and buttery. Saba rides trilling snares and rounded keys with an easy, crisp delivery. Thematically, Few Good Things can still be found on a Westside stoop, nostalgiac for the recording studio in Grandma’s basement, alternately just chillin and chilled by violence. Saba does nostalgia better than anyone, but it’s cut now more than ever with a sense of achievement. It’s well deserved.