Saba comes through on Wednesday with his new single "Church/Liquor Store" that paints his hometown of Chicago in a positive light despite the ongoing violence that plagues the city with a feature assist from Noname over a beat courtesy of Cam O'bi.
"It look like funeral home/Church church/Liquor store/Corner store/Dread head deadly/Ditto 10-4/Ten foes from Cicero to Central," the 22-year-old rapper, producer sings over the swaying, harmony-driven chorus with plenty of shout outs to people and places, like Yeezus and Cicero, that will paint a clear portrait in any Chicagoan's mind.
The song isn't a far cry from Chance the Rapper's uplifting "Angels" that Saba actually co-wrote and joined in on the track as a feature, which the pair performed together on the Late Night circuit. The rapper's consistent work with fellow Chicago native Chance since 2013's Acid Rap along with his own impressive mixtape, ComfortZone, earned the young rapper a spot on Complex's list of rappers to watch out for and we've been keeping a close eye on him since.;
With the release of his latest track, Saba is gearing up for his Bucket List Project that is set to arrive at the end of the month. Saba co-produced more than half of the album, collaborating with the likes of Phoelix, Cam O'bi, CHAD, Monte Booker, and more on the production end while incorporating audio submissions from fans and friends throughout the project.
Listen to "Church/Liquor Store" below and pre-order Saba's Bucket List Project here before it arrives Oct. 27.