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Care for Me
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Studio album by Saba
Released April 5, 2018
Genre
Length 41:35
Label Saba Pivot, LLC
Producer
Saba chronology
Bucket List Project
(2016)
Care for Me
(2018)
Singles from Care for Me
  1. "Busy"
    Released: February 26, 2018
  2. "Life"
    Released: March 20, 2018

Care for Me (stylized as CARE FOR ME) is the second studio album by Chicago rapper Saba. It was released on April 5, 2018, by Saba Pivot, LLC., and received mass critical acclaim from music critics and audiences alike.[1]

Background[edit]

The album was produced by daedaePIVOT, Daoud and Saba.[2] The album also includes guest appearances from theMIND, Kaina and Chance the Rapper.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic92/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubB+[5]
Consequence of SoundA-[6]
Exclaim!8/10[7]
HipHopDX4.4/5[8]
Pitchfork8.7/10[9]

Care for Me received rave reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 92, based on 4 reviews.[4] Writing for HipHopDX, Justin Ivey stated "With Care for Me, Saba accomplished his objective by making an album that can endure for years to come. His higher aspirations won’t afford him the visibility of the rappers acting out for attention, but projects like Care for Me should put him into the discussions of his generation’s best hip hop artists."[8] Sheldon Pearce of Pitchfork gave the album a rave review, awarding it Best New Music, saying "The grief-stricken Chicago rapper’s latest is a marvel of craft, musicality, and emotion. Through Saba’s inner turmoil, he finds his most powerful and diaristic storytelling."[9] Wren Graves of Consequence of Sound wrote "At 10 breezy tracks, Care for Me isn’t just a collection of songs; it’s an honest-to-god album that develops ideas at its own pace."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Saba and produced by daedaePIVOT, Daoud and Saba.

No.TitleLength
1."Busy / Sirens" (featuring theMIND)5:29
2."Broken Girls"4:37
3."Life"3:48
4."Calligraphy"3:04
5."Fighter" (featuring Kaina)4:42
6."Smile"3:28
7."Logout" (featuring Chance the Rapper)2:30
8."Grey"4:00
9."Prom / King"7:31
10."Heaven All Around Me"3:32
Total length:41:35

Notes

  • All track titles are stylized in upper case letters, e.g. "BUSY / SIRENS".
  • "Prom / King" features uncredited vocals by John Walt

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the rapper's official SoundCloud and Genius pages.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CARE FOR ME by Saba". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Stream Saba's "Care For Me" Project". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Saba Releases Candid, Introspective Album 'Care For Me'". Pigeons and Planes. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Reviews for CARE FOR ME by Saba". Metacritic. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Wye Oak, Eels, and more albums to know about this week". music.avclub.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  6. ^ a b "Saba Artfully Dresses Fresh Wounds on Care for Me". consequenceofsound.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  7. ^ "Saba - Care for Me". exclaim.ca/music. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  8. ^ a b "Saba's "Care For Me" Is An Essential Listen In A Sea Of Disposable Music". hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  9. ^ a b "Saba: CARE FOR ME Album Review". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  10. ^ "CARE FOR ME by SABA | Saba Pivot". Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "Saba - CARE FOR ME Lyrics and Tracklist | Genius". Retrieved October 18, 2018.