Blogging for so long is fun because you see certain artists from an area grow and get big and all wind up working together. Joseph Chilliams — Saba’s brother — is making a name for himself amidst the hot bed of talent from the Windy City. Today, he released a new song, “Kale,” with Noname and Supa Bwe — all three of whom are on the fringes of the record industry, all whom realize they don’t necessarily need themselves a deal to make it.
Chilliams says he’s known Noname for years, and she got on the song simply through hitting up Chilliams to rap and record some music. The story of getting Supa Bwe on the track, though, is a bit more interesting:
“I performed the song sans Noname at a Saba show knowing that there were a bunch of artist in the crowd I’d love to work with. I extended an invitation to all the artists in the room and saying that this next song is crazy and there’s a lot of artists in the room I’d like to get on this track. The audience went nuts for it. I forgot the words during the last hook and they knew the words already. It was gold. Supa saw this and asked me to get on the song after my set.”
“Kale” should land on Chilliams’s Henry Church project dropping August 24. Listen to the song below.