Chicago’s Saba is a wordsmith. Part of a wave of rap energy in the city, his breakout album ‘CARE FOR ME’ remains an exceptional project, revealing and groundbreaking while remaining open and inviting.
Part of Pivot Gang, his collaborative nous is set against a desire to build an individual voice. Recent album ‘Few Good Things’ saw Saba return, challenging both himself and his audience, while delivering something special in the process.
Another chapter in his ongoing work, ‘Few Good Things’ was followed by a tour that hit both sides of the Atlantic. Touching down in the UK, Saba played O2 Forum Kentish Town, as well as hitting Birmingham’s O2 Institute.
Photographer Jai Kang got up close to Saba at the Birmingham show.