Saba, Mick Jenkins, and Xavier Omär keep things homeward bound.
Saba dropped his latest oeuvre at midnight. A duet with Mick Jenkins was rumored to be in the works, and the final form gives an overall impression of consistency. The final version invokes singer Xavier Omär with a pleasant interlinking chorus. In the post-drill era in Chicago, Saba and Mick Jenkins acted fast to fill a void, to the point where Chicago is back to being the “impactful intersection” for American culture.
Saba last project CARE FOR ME figures among the year’s best, in a year where notable absences were felt, opportunities were rife. Saba, in particular, used the premise of community building to great effect. It translated to a brilliantly executed album. New pathways, new beginnings, and most importantly, new ideas are in the process of flowering in Chicago.
“Stay Right Here” is a song rooted in staying homeward bound, and Saba and Mick Jenkins establishing their nesting spot as the main junction. Don’t Sleep.
I woke up this morning feeling I’m just like a star
No, I don’t drink but I’m right by the bar.
That’s on my soul, Diana Ross
I am on my pivot like I am Ross
Force to be reckoned, Western I pull up on a horse.