- Record Label: Saba Pivot
- Release Date: Apr 5, 2018
- Summary: The second full-length release for the Chicago rapper was influenced in part by the death of his cousin Walter Long, Jr. and was co-produced with daedaePIVOT and Daoud.
- Record Label: Saba Pivot
- Genre(s): Rap
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Positive: 5 out of 5
Mixed: 0 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
Apr 12, 2018It’s a grief we hope to avoid and yet a grief we can’t help tasting. Saba makes it near impossible to turn away.
Nov 26, 2018The album doesn't seek any big answers to make sense of a pointless death, but profoundly chronicles Saba's jagged path through the heartache as life continues.
Apr 12, 2018With Care For Me, Saba accomplished his objective by making an album that can endure for years to come.
Apr 12, 2018Each note and phrase on the album is colored to depict this struggle. The instrumentation is bracing, almost as if played live for a crowd, but it has the intimate tenor and tone of Saba recording the entire thing alone in his basement.
Apr 12, 2018He has his own sound and stands out as an artist, with this album possibly being the one to distance himself from being overshadowed by other Chicago rappers. He does hold it down for showing his upbringing through his music as a Chicago artist in a more authentic way this time around.
Positive: 21 out of 21
Mixed: 0 out of 21
Negative: 0 out of 21
Jul 3, 2018I don't often give 10s, but this album earned it, standing out as one of the best releases this year. He touches on a wide range of meaningfulI don't often give 10s, but this album earned it, standing out as one of the best releases this year. He touches on a wide range of meaningful and important subjects that are well blended together across the 10 tracks. The sounds are creamy, soulful, nostalgic, and at times dark. The range of vibes is eclectic without sounding all over the place. The lyrical work fits the production like a glove and the engineering has been noticeably tailored to fit Saba's style and vocal mannerisms. The influences of his peers are noticeably present on this record at times, but they do not overpower his sound or identity as an artist. Daoud & daedaePIVOT's production combined with Saba's lyrical and stylistic prowess are a winning formula. I got goosebumps several times throughout the first listen and I still do whenever I turn on this project. 9.5/10… Expand
Nov 29, 2020Saba meshes the perfect amount of story telling, lyricism, and flow to create a masterpiece focused around mourning following the death of his cousin.
Dec 5, 2018Saba's sophomore album demonstrates his ability to convey his emotions through well-crafted music. "Care For Me" displays Saba's lyricalSaba's sophomore album demonstrates his ability to convey his emotions through well-crafted music. "Care For Me" displays Saba's lyrical talent and ability over jazzy and dark instrumentals. The replay value of this album goes up as you play it more, and you feel as if you get to know more about Saba personally the more you pay attention to his bars. The attention to detail in his songwriting is incredible, and so are the beats produced by his close friends. This album is seriously under-appreciated. 96/100… Expand
Nov 1, 2018Care for Me is an outstanding album. It's a very emotional album from a grieving artist and his storytelling makes it feel brutally real andCare for Me is an outstanding album. It's a very emotional album from a grieving artist and his storytelling makes it feel brutally real and honest throughout. It also flows really well, the production is top notch and seems to fit Saba's smooth delivery perfectly. He switches up his flow and delivery at times but the overall sound and feel of the album remain consistent and the production seems to be moulded to his vocals. Somehow, it sounds relaxing and easy to listen to despite the heavy lyrics and subject matter.
There is a lot of talent coming out of Chicago at the moment - Noname, Chance, Mick Jenkins etc. Noname dropped her debut this year which obviously gained the most attention and it deserved the attention, but Care for me stands out as the most coherent out of that group and is one of the albums of the year in my opinion.… Expand
Feb 21, 2022This Album is beautiful. Saba has a very nice voice, he flows across these chill beats so well. The story behind Walts death is also very gutThis Album is beautiful. Saba has a very nice voice, he flows across these chill beats so well. The story behind Walts death is also very gut wrenching.
The album isnt really a casual listen to me except for some songs, but I think it wasnt intended to be and another thing I really like about this is his ability to perfectly blend singing and rapping into a song. Production is also great I love little details in songs like the bass increasing in speed on PROM when he raps that his heart is racing.
Highlights: BUSY/SIRENS, CALLIGRAPHY, SMILE, PROM/KING and HEAVEN ALL AROUND ME… Expand
Jul 5, 2019Amazing album, does everything right opening with busy sirens and continuing with the same mood up until Prom King which is the best storyAmazing album, does everything right opening with busy sirens and continuing with the same mood up until Prom King which is the best story telling song of 2018. Amazing listen.… Expand
May 31, 2018Saba has made a heartfelt rap record without sounding petulant. His stories are real and well thought-out. Badgering this release, however,Saba has made a heartfelt rap record without sounding petulant. His stories are real and well thought-out. Badgering this release, however, are the songs without any personality or memorability.… Expand
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