Born on the tiny Caribbean Island of Dominica and raised on the Eastside of Atlanta, 21 Savage, comes from a background of poverty, struggle, crime, and violence. This pain and anger come across as a clear message in his music, do not mess with me or my people.
Starting with his debut mixtape The Slaughter Tape, 21 has developed a sound that is somewhere between Atlanta's Trap and Chicago's Drill as a hyper violent, hyper real view of the Real Atlanta. He has forged meaningful relationships with super producers Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin as well as upstart Fukk-12. His follow-up tape "Free Guwop EP" was a collaboration with Sonny Digital. 21 Savage is quickly becoming the voice of the streets, the voice of the real Atlanta.
He dropped his first mixtape, Born Free Mentality, back in 2015 and this was his introduction to the industry. The 2 track EP saw Danny Bazuka finesse over boom bap beats and matching them with incredible skill and charisma. This mixtape has, in a way, positioned him as an artist who holds the baton to changing and actually inspiring a wide range of rappers.
In 2017, the young rapper dropped a second mixtape titled Days B4 Y.A.N.A, a project which leaned to more experimental and commercial sounding beats and also saw Danny reach outside of what his fans have known him for; he actually murks the 5 track project. The first track to be dropped from the mixtape is Study-Yana where he raps about his come-up and the struggles he has faced while still trying to get things together.