Friday, April 20
w/ Joseph Chilliams & CAP 6
Doors 8:30 PM//Show 9:30 PM
Free with valid FSU ID
//SABA AT CLUB DOWNUNDER//
Self-described "ultra nerd" rapper and producer Saba (Tahj Malik Chandler) grew up on the West Side of Chicago as part of a deeply musical family. His immersion in the Chicago rap scene is evidenced by collaborations with fellow Chicagoans Noname and Mick Jenkins. Saba also sings the hook on Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book standout "Angels".
Saba's past year was one of professional ascent. He packed venues every night on his first headlining tour. XXL nominated him for its Freshman Issue. Chance tapped him for a live performance of "Angels" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Saba himself has recorded several mixtapes -- his first were issued while he was an introverted high schooler -- and gained traction with ComfortZone, a 2014 release inspired by his father's neo-soul recordings. 2016's Bucket List Project is a concept record. It transitions from track to track with voice mails from his family, friends, collaborators and fans, who all respond to a single prompt: What do you want to do before you die?
Heralded as "Chicago's Most Charming Rapper,” Joseph Chilliams captures the harsh realities of the city as well as wider spread stigmas with a quirky approach, creating something that can appear humorous on the surface yet dark and personal when observed in depth. This is evident on his debut full-length release, 2017’s Henry Church, an album that finds Chilliams placing originality on a pedestal and breaking down barriers of masculinity, with a title he claims to be the English translation for Enrique Inglesias. As inspired by MF DOOM and Eminem as he is Paramore's Hayley Williams and Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Chilliams is quick to connect with an audience through the incorporation of popular film, music, and television references.
CAP 6 is a Lyricist Collective based out of Florida. Through admirable wit and poetic devices, they bring a new organic flavor to your ears.