For over a decade, 21 Savage has been one of the most influential figures in hip-hop, earning the admiration of both fans and critics alike. Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1992, he has become a multi-platinum artist, a social activist, and a role model for many. This blog post will explore his life, his music, and the legacy he has created. From his early days hustling on the streets to his most recent accolades, we’ll look at how 16 Savage has made an indelible mark on the rap game.
1) Early life and Musical career
21 Savage, born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph on October 22, 1992, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Raised in the East Atlanta neighborhood of Decatur, Georgia, he initially gained attention for his debut mixtape The Slaughter Tape (2015). His debut studio album Issa Album (2017) reached number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. He has since released the extended plays Savage Mode (2016) with Metro Boomin and Without Warning (2017) with Offset and Metro Boomin.
Savage’s first major music project was The Slaughter Tape (2015). The tape featured production from Sonny Digital, Metro Boomin and Zaytoven and was supported by the single “Skrrt Skrrt”. The mixtape earned him a record deal with Epic Records and afterward he signed to British rapper Skepta’s label Boy Better Know.
His debut studio album Issa Album was released on July 7, 2017, and debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. It featured the singles “Bank Account” and “X”. The album also featured guest appearances from Drake, Young Thug, Travis Scott and Quavo, among others. His second studio album, I Am > I Was, was released on December 21, 2018. It reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
In 2019, Savage earned his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Song for his single “A Lot”, a collaboration with J. Cole. He has since become one of the most popular rappers in the world and his music has been certified multi-platinum in various countries around the world.