Atlanta rap duo 21 Savage and Metro Boomin had a monster first week with their Savage Mode II album. The hip-hop pair’s new studio effort has demolished its competition and set to debut atop the Billboard 200 chart.
21 Savage + Metro Boomin Top Billboard Charts
Savage Mode II sold 173,000 units in its first week and it’s good enough to earn the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts.
21 Savage & Metro Boomin’s collaboration album, Savage Mode II(Boominati/Republic/Slaughter Gang/Epic), opens at #1 on the HITS Top 50 with 173k. The duo racked up 200m+ streams for their highly anticipated sequel and posted the biggest first-week total ever for either act as a lead artist. (HITS Daily Double)
Several months in the making, Savage Mode II is the sequel to their 2016 collaboration Savage Mode and the first studio album from 21 Savage since 2018’s I Am > I Was. The rapper-producer team also dropped Without Warning in 2017 with Migos’ Offset. R&B singer Bryson Tiller‘s Anniversary (59,000) and West Coast rapper YG‘s My Life 4Hunnid (40,000) are also big sellers in their opening week.
21 Savage And Metro Boomin Land Source Cover
Earlier this week, Savage and Metro went to their Instagram pages to share the latest issue of The Source, on which they made the cover. The online-only cover shows the pair linked up together with leather jackets and signature shades.
“BIG 4L @21savage @thesource 🗡🗡” -Metro Boomin’s Instagram
Desiigner + 21 Savage Call Out Biters
21 Savage didn’t hold back recently on calling out some of his hip-hop peers. Savage specifically checked unnamed rap artists for using his signature style in songs.
“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
New York rapper Desiigner quoted Sav and also said 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.