[Review] Saba “Bucket List Project”

If you are still catching up on 2016 music, like I am, you definitely need to check out the latest project from Chicago emcee, SabaThe Bucket List Project is a great combination of skill, ambition and the definition of the new Chicago emcee. Saba has a flow all of his own, but utilizes a lot of the new wave flows to keep the project bouncy and energetic from start to finish.

Album Highlights

“GPS” has a real smooth groove, and the melody on the hook will make you want to ride through the Chi as soon as the weather breaks. It’s always nice when the OGs show love to the new cats. Twista lends a very nice complimentary verse on this joint.

“Church/Liquor Store” is some ill emcee ish. The beat sounds like something Ali Shaheed Muhammad or Dilla had in the vault. Saba takes this and goes nuts on it! A young lady by the name of Noname had some heat for this too. Hip-Hop heads rejoice for this one!

“Bucket List” is of course one of the best songs on the album. This may be a cult anthem right here. It’s a nice “Turn-Up-on-Life” inspirational joint. If this don’t want you to get towards your goal, your way, listen again.

“California” is dope. Any song that ends with somebody getting baked on it, is hilarious and worth a listen.

“World In My Hands” is a strong close to the album, lending a climactic finish to the journey of Saba, and his mission to be one of the best in the rap game. You can tell he’s done a lot, but it’s nowhere near over.

“Symmetry”, “Photosynthesis”, “Most” and “Westside Bound 3″ are also very nice joints that compliment the Bucket List Project as well as the addition of some of your favorites [Chance The Rapper, Lupe Fiasco to name a couple], telling something off their bucket list throughout the album.

The Bucket List Project is a very good look for Saba and Chicago Music. He further proves that there are a lot of great layers to the city and the youth in it. That needs to be highlighted for so many reasons as we embark on 2017.

What’s on my Bucket List?

Smoke and Cypher with Snoop Dogg and Redman

Write R&B Songs with Ne-Yo

Be the Co-Founder of the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame


Salute to Saba. Keep going for it all, bro. Respect.




CamQuotes, originally of Freeport, IL is a content creator and media personality with a sincere passion for hip-hop culture. Cam's resume includes hosting cyphers, luncheons, podcast and doing weekend shifts on Boom 102.9 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also has his own hip-hop culture content brand, BehindTheRhyme.com and interview series called "Cool Conversations With CamQuotes" #CCWCQ Now back in the Chicago area, Cam is on a mission to get back in tune with the flourishing Chicago Hip-Hop scene and all the great people in it. "It's a great opportunity to be working with a brand like Ruby Hornet. Ruby Hornet and J.R Bang are the reasons why I knew names like Chance The Rapper, Alex Wiley, Vic Mensa, Show You Suck and the Treated and Save Money Crew back in 2011-2012. I look forward to making that same level of impact now and in the future." Be Safe. Be Humble. Live Hip-Hop Look forward to CamQuotes being out and about in an effort to highlight all the positive efforts in Chicago Hip-Hop.