While working with hard-edged production & powerful delivery, Savannah, Georgia rapper Quando Rondo opted for an emotionally nuanced lyrical approach with R&B undercurrents to set him apart. Flowing over stylized trap beats, his songs are intelligent & complex while incorporating enough melodic elements to remain pop friendly. Quando Rondo's rise was massive & quick, perhaps best exemplified by his life-inspired mixtapes Life B4 Fame & Life After Fame. In April 2018, the powerful Life B4 Fame mixtape streamed millions in its first few days. Quando quickly followed up with Life After Fame, in September 2018. The project found the young rapper grappling with his newfound success in almost every song, & featured Rich Homie Quan, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Boosie Badazz, & others.
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.