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Last May, Saba hinted that he was cooking up with the producer No I.D., revealing he received 120 of his beats while on tour. Later that month, he confirmed that a mixtape was in the works between the two.
Today (April 12), they’ve unveiled “Back In Office,” their first single of the year, delivered “from the private collection of Saba & No I.D.” Following his well-received Few Good Things LP from last year, Saba spits braggadocious bars over the Grammy-winning producer’s lustrous beats, proving he’s not a one-note artist. “Got n****s askin’ ‘is it jazz or is it rap? / I’m a bit imaginative, I’m where the ribbon at / In the sky I can write like Jack Kerouac / I can say anything, it don’t even have to match,” he raps. With a homegrown connection, the two Chicago artists work side-by-side seamlessly to showcase the city’s soulful, effortless groove.
Watch the music video below.