21 Savage has plenty to be proud of right now. That is mainly because he might have just come through with his strongest LP to date, american dream. Originally, it was thought of as a soundtrack to his upcoming biopic American Dream: The 21 Savage Story. For those who are wondering, that will drop on Independence Day. But, this project is his third solo studio album, so it is separate from the motion picture.
The tracklist is great from beginning to end and never fails to entertain you. One of the songs that perhaps brings the most energy is “née-nah.” Produced by 21’s most frequent producer, Metro Boomin, and maybe his best collaborator, Travis Scott, there is so much to like here. The great sample flip of Maclom McLaren’s “About Her” is a perfect compliment to the booming beat.
On the performance side, Travis opens things up with a very contagious flow without any auto-tune. His raspy and husky voice adds the right amount of grittiness. 21 cleans up the second half beautifully with his trademark violent lyricism. After hearing another fantastic collaboration from them, this requires a full album from them. “Niagara Falls,” “out for the night, (part 2),” “Ghostface Killers,” the list continues with “née-nah.”