Saba—the a smiley Chicago rhymer with a nimble mind and flow who accompanies Chance the Rapper's "Angels"—has recruited a lifelong (literally) collaborator to assist on his latest soul-searching new single, "GPS": his father, Chandlar.
"Making music with my Dad is always an almost unbelievable process," wrote Saba in an email to The FADER, illustrating what it was like for him to hit the studio with the man who put him onto music in the first place.
"I remember what it was like watching him in the studio and watching him produce and perform and stuff like that when I was younger and wanting to do that when I got older," he continued. "It's a very interesting relationship: I remember when I turned 18, I was in New Jersey with my brother Joseph Chilliams, and our Dad bought us studio time and just basically left us there a week and wanted an entire project done by the end. Working with him on 'GPS' was no different, I feel like he's always been one of those people continuously pushing me in the right direction musically." Aww!
"GPS" was unleashed unto the world by Ebro Darden on Beats 1, but premieres today on The FADER. Listen below; and if you are in New York next week, catch Saba live at Rough Trade.