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21 Savage drops one of his biggest projects
 21 Savage releases his newest studio album consisting of 15 tracks and records giving us a spectacular project
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21 Savage releases his newest studio album consisting of 15 tracks and records giving us a spectacular project

21 Savage, the Atlanta-based rapper known for his distinctive style and raw lyricism, has returned with his latest studio album, “American Dream” teaming up with many popular artists to deliver more classic hits.

Following the Jan. 11 release date, the project consists of 15 tracks, running for a total time of 50 minutes. Six of the 15 songs are featureless while the remaining nine feature various popular artists.

The album kicks off with “american dream,” “all of me” and “redrum.” While I really enjoyed all three, there was a distinct separation in redrum, the song is an instant hit to most, and easily one of the best songs of the new year.

“n.h.i.e” was the next song on the album featuring Doja Cat. I really disliked this song and thought it was unnecessary for the album. Luckily, up next was “sneaky,” this song was actually pretty good, it showed off the rap genre by exploiting 21 Savage’s best skills. Next, was “pop your ****” featuring Young Thug, and Metro Boomin, this track was bound to be solid with the features being two of the most popular people in the rap game, and it was just that, an awesome, hard rap track was exactly what was given.

Six songs into the album I was so impressed with the production, and overall beat of the album, I was looking for weak points and there honestly weren’t many. Five of the first six were great, and I could just tell others would agree.

“Letter to my brudda,” “Dangerous,” “nee-nah” and “see the real” were the next four tracks, the songs consisted of another Metro Boomin feature, and adding in even Travis Scott. These four songs were all similar providing real rap to audiences and providing more hits.

The remaining five songs of the album were where a lot of the features lay, featuring artists like Summer Walker, Brent Faiyaz and Maria The Scientist. We got to see the R&B factor of 21 Savage. This was a strong last stretch of the album providing fans with multiple playlist adds.

Overall, this album was a spectacular release for 21, the spectacular adlibs, beats, overall lyrics, and rhyming were so well used for an album of this type. The message portrayed and shown throughout was a good example of real-life things that go on. With this being said, all things considered, I would rate this album a 9/10.

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Michael Bartholomew, Staff Reporter
Michael is a senior at Millard West, this is his second year on the CATalyst staff. He loves to spend his time with friends and work. He also enjoys playing his Xbox,  watching movies and writing about them, and being active.

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