Usually lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice but in the case of 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s new collaboration album, Savage Mode II it might have. The Morgan Freeman assisted project serves as a strong follow up to the original Savage Mode. Being a Fan of Savage Mode 1, putting together this Savage Mode 2 Review was a little difficult as it is a strong follow up but a different follow up.
First of all, while there are moments where the pair do try to replicate the Save Mode I formula, Savage Mode II succeeds in delivering a new listening experience due to 21 Savage’s growth as an artist and Metro Boomin’s growth as a producer. On records like “RIP Luv” and “Feel Me”, the sequel is able to deliver 21 Savage’s signature street flow with an eerie sense of realism.
Savage Mode II is a big sounding project in a genre where many other artist’s projects have begun sounding lower budget and uninspired. The two track combo of “Mr. Right Now” and “Rich N**** Shit” is a power punch that makes the perfect contrast to the usually darker tone of 21 Savage’s music. The Drake assisted “Mr. Right Now” somehow manages to fit right in despite being a far stretch from the slow bass of records like “My Dawg”.
My favorite record on the project is probably “Slidin” because I feel that it showcases the signature cocky flow that made 21 Savage sound literally invincible when he first came out. I will admit “Many Men” is a close second to me because I love the spin on 50 Cent’s 2003 debut record Get Rich or Die Tryin’s “Many Men”.
Savage Mode II represents a breath of fresh air for trap music with 21 Savage really showing out throughout the project. 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’ really are Jordan and Pippin-like when they collaborate so we’ll definitely be anticipating Savage Mode III.
Album Review: 21 Savage & Metro Boomin' - Savage Mode 2
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