An animal lover, Marvel aficionado, and angelic-voiced rap crooner, 20-year-old Sahbabii belted his way to becoming Atlanta’s hottest young star in early 2017 with his third mixtape S.A.N.D.A.S. and its breakthrough smash “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick” [feat. Loso Loaded]. A 15-second snippet on Instagram went viral before the full version ever even dropped.
Within three months, the song independently ignited 12.5 million YouTube views, 8.3 million Soundcloud plays, and 3.1 million Spotify streams. Critical applause exploded courtesy of Noisey, XXL, The Fader, Mass Appeal, Pigeons & Planes, Complex, Pitchfork, and The New York Times who described it as “the conjoining of the melodic developments ushered into the genre by Drake and the psychedelic vocal approach of Young Thug.”
He received social support from Kylie Jenner, Migos, The Atlanta Hawks, Metro Boomin’, Kehlani, Odell Beckham, Jr., Meek Mill, Famous Dex, and more, while Wiz Khalifa, Fetty Wap, and T-Pain blessed the track with remixes. For the official remastered Warner Bros. Records release of S.A.N.D.A.S., he added three new anthems, flaunting puffy clouds of keys and hypnotic hooks.
Ultimately, he opens up a new world for hip-hop in 2017.
SahBabii will be doing a life performance at GeniusHQ for VFILES Loud LIVE today from 5-7PM with a meet and greet at 7PM. Just show your VFILES profile for admission! Can’t make it? Watch live on VFILES.com and the VFILES app starting @ 7pm EST!