Saba Joins Jamila Woods On “Emerald Street”

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August 30, 2017 22:58
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Emerald Street (Remix)

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Saba jumps on Jamila Woods' "Emerald Street" record.


It’s safe to say it’s been a pretty busy month for Saba. A couple weeks ago, the Chicago rapper released a new song called “There You Go” which coincided with the launch of the John Walt Foundation in honor of his late cousin, DinnerWithJohn. And now today, he decides to return to the scene & share a new remix over Jamila Woods’ “Emerald Street”.

Going in over the re-worked beat from Saba himself, the Chicago rapper delivers a laid back, effortless verse that finds him reflecting & reminiscing about his childhood growing up in the Chi, “Before the Pro Tools and the Ableton,” he recalls “Granny worried how to keep the cable on.” The track was mixed/mastered by Papi Beatz.

The original version of “Emerald Street” was produced by Chance the Rapper affiliate Peter Cottontale and comes from Woods’ impressive debut full-length, HEAVN. Saba’s most recent release was his 2016 project, Bucket List Project. Recently, he appeared on his brother Joseph Chilliams’ debut mixtape, Henry Church, but hopefully he’s got a solo project on the way.

For now, take a listen to the upgraded remix & let us know what you think. If you wish to catch Saba live in person you’re in luck, the Chicago rapper will be hitting the road this Fall for the Day N Night Festival in Orange County, CA on September 10th, All Things Go Fest in D.C. on October 7th, and A3C Fest in Atlanta on October 8th. Not to mention that he’ll also be throwing a benefit concert for his aforementioned late cousin, John Walt aka DinnerWithJohn, on November 25th at the House of Blues in the Windy City.

Quotable lyrics:

Birthday is just another day to us
Not knowing another way to make a buck
Back to the block when the cake is cut
Before the block is self tainted us

- Saba

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