I was turned on to 21 savage by his own XXL freshman freestyle released a week or so ago. I hadn’t listen to the 21 year old rapper prior to that and his moving flow was something I enjoyed very much. His laid back sound in no way compliments his lyrics which are about killing and life in the hood. When savage released his mixtape produced by Metro Boomin, arguably one of the most prolific rap producers of our generation, I had to give it a listen. The ATL-ien did not disappoint, many tracks such as “X” featuring Future, where he talks about flexing on exes, are bangers. Tracks like Savage Mode, No Heart and others are equally enjoyable as he talks about how he made his way to the top, giving insight on his high school life and his mercurial rise in the music scene.
This has to be one of the nicest tapes this summer. The XXL freshman class is looked down upon by older cats but I think this new wave of rap is truly good for the genre. These rappers are exciting and are basing their music around fun. Music doesn’t always have to be so serious.
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