It’s getting to the point where the talent rising out of Chicago is borderline overwhelming. The latest installment in the seemingly never-ending series of quality Chi-bred songs and visuals arrives today courtesy of Saba.
The official video for “Secondhand Smoke,” the latest single off his upcoming COMFORTzone mixtape, premiered on The Source earlier today and has kept me coming back to it since I pressed play for the first time two hours ago. The self-produced cut features haunting accent vocals from No Name Gypsy (the two appeared on back-to-back Acid Rap tracks) and is strangely entrancing. It’s smoky and slow-rolling, but sharp and aggressive at the same time. Saba rhymes with heart and ferocity in excess all the way through, and the Caves-directed video is one of the young spitter’s strongest visual accompaniments to date.
If you’re in Chicago, catch him this Thursday night at Reggie’s opening for Ty Dolla $ign with Mick Jenkins and more. Watch “Secondhand Smoke” above, and stay tuned for much more.
“I’m six feet with a second inch, sorry I’m rambling I needed a second to vent, cause I don’t really think I know how, and I don’t really think she is the proper pronoun…”