When 21 Savage and Metro Boomin dropped their collaborative EP Savage Mode in Summer 2016, the project brought the rap tandem further into the spotlight. Metro went on to become one of the most in-demand producers at the time, earning a Billboard No. 1 album and constructing hits for Drake, Future, Migos and more. Savage, on the other hand, became a Grammy Award-winner and a chart-topping artist with multi-platinum records.
When 21 Savage and Metro Boomin unleashed 'Savage Mode' back in 2016, they could hardly have known the impact it would have. Arguably a defining moment for both artists, it blew up their profiles and meant that every subsequent interview would include the following question: "so, more Savage Mode…?" Earlier this week, fans got their wish. Launched with a phenomenal Morgan Freeman voiced trailer, 'Savage Mode 2' is here, and it's fantastic follow up, one that finds the two linking perfectly while raising their game at every turn.
Savage Mode 2 wants to be a moment, at a time when the only moments that seem to matter are life-and-death. It's the sequel to the mixtape immortalized in the Atlanta hip-hop canon, the one that made 21 Savage a star and cemented Metro Boomin as the signature rap producer of the 2010s. It's Metro's official return after almost two years of near silence, and most notably, 21's first release since he was unjustly detained and threatened with deportation by ICE.