Former G.O.O.D Music rapper Desiigner and 21 Savage want more than respect placed on their names. The hip-hop pair have stepped forward to single out a certain rapper or two for stealing their style and applying it to their music.
Desiigner + 21 Savage Call Out Biters
Savage initially raised eyebrows by requesting rappers start cutting him into their profits. Without naming names, 21 said one of his signature expressions is getting slapped onto other artists’ tunes.
“I need 50% of every song that come out with a yessirskiii hook y’all getting outrageous with da biting I gotta get a rabies shot at dis point” -21 Savage’s Twitter
Desiigner quoted Sav and also people have jacked his style without permission.
The Internet has already started putting the pieces together. People believe Savage specifically referenced rap stars Lil Pump and Doe Boy for using his signature phrase.
21 Savage’s Huge First-Week Projections
Based on early estimates, 21 and producer Metro Boomin are flirting with nearly 200,000 sold copies of their new Savage Mode 2 album after just 7 days of availability. Rap crooner Bryson Tiller‘s new A N N I V E R S A R Y album is expected to secure over 75,000 copies following its surprise release.
21 Savage and Metro Boomin will easily take the #1 spot on next Friday’s HITSTop 50. Epic shares this release with Republic, adding yet another #1 to the latter’s impressive 2020 run. Savage Mode II will log the largest weekly total yet for 21 Savage, whose best start hitherto was in December 2018, when I Am > I Wasopened with 131k. This is Epic’s second #1 of the year following Future’s High Off Life, which debuted with 153k in May. Interscope‘s distaff K-Pop group BLACKPINK also appear headed for a six-digit bow.
21 Savage & Metro Boomin (Slaughter Gang/Epic/Boominati/Republic) 170-195k total activity, 14-17k album
BLACKPINK (Interscope) 110-125k, 90-100k
Bryson Tiller (RCA) 75-85k, 6-9k
Lany (Interscope) 40-50k, 30-40k
Bon Jovi (Island) 19-22k, 18-21k (HITS Daily Double)
Savage Mode II Cover
Earlier in the week, Savage hit up Instagram to reveal the must-see new album artwork. The cover features Savage and collaborator Metro Boomin together and giving vibes of the vintage Cash Money Records-style of 90’s albums.
“Boominati Slaughter Gang taking over for the 2020 and the 21 🗡🗡” -Metro Boomin’s Instagram
21 Savage’s Savage Mode 2 Release Plans
This week, Savage and Metro went the cinematic route to break the new album buzz to fans. The hip-hop duo released a high-end trailer featuring Hollywood icon Morgan Freeman providing narration for the announcement.