“If you’re a fuck nigga, a backstabber, you disloyal, I pray death upon you” – 21 Savage

21 Savage has been enjoying quite the success, obtaining x2 Platinum certifications with X and No Heart, and the project Savage Mode, which has maintained it’s relevance since it’s release last summer. Amidst the obvious face tatt and the savagery, he can be considered a “real rapper”, and I agree, however not for the same reasons.

In his most composed interview thus far, he showed something that the fake ones don’t, vulnerability. Especially when speaking on why he doesn’t like to fly commercial. It’s not a weakness whatsoever, as he speaks sincerely, and honestly. He is not afraid to speak from the heart, and that’s what prompted me to post this. A product of his environment, he appears positively evolved from our first introduction. When mentioning Chicago as one of the cities he likes, he refers not to the obvious violence, but rather the architecture and structure. He speaks on wanting to work with legendary R&B group Jagged Edge, and wanting to win a Grammy, which are some encouraging aspirations.

Shout out to B Dot & Elliott Wilson, because they made the effort to although touch on the obvious questions, but to get a further insight to the man behind the music.

I always knew of his influence, however, after this interview, there’s no doubt that he could (in future) go on to create even more open and introspective music (potentially even politically charged and conscious), as a real voice for the generation.

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