Säge, The 64th Wonder has a loyal following, and for good reason. His work ethic is insane, as he tirelessly pushes his music through different mediums. He’s a breath of fresh air in the Chicago scene, staying true to the music he wants to make, rather than following trends.
Media coverage has come far and wide, along with countless shows with memorable performances. Not only can he rap, his production skills are out of this world, and have continued to progress as time goes by. His also puts in hella work on the visual tip, with over 10 videos dropping just this year. As if that’s not enough, Säge runs his own music blog, official website, and started SlumpGang 777, a talented collective out of Chicago. He is no one trick pony, and has proven it from the start.
I’ve been following his career for some time now, and was excited to kick off my dissection series with this guy. Hosting a premiere was the obvious next step, so I’m excited to debut his latest and greatest, SlumpGang.
The song is so complex that I had to play it back a number of times just to write about it. Demonic voices give way to aggressive rhymes, with an important message. Säge tells us that he hasn’t and will never fall off, and for the ones who don’t see his grind and talent: fuck you. He uses outside production from Welch Hclew and God’s Hand, (I still don’t know if this is his alias) who complete the picture with intense bass, and stuttering cymbals.
Säge’s next performance is on August 19th (along with Mykele Deville, Mother Nature, and Sammus) at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago. If you haven’t seen a Säge performance, now is the perfect time to go. Purchase tickets here.