MadeinTYO has managed to carve out a spot for himself amongst this new generation of rappers with his mixtapes You Are Forgiven and Thank You, Mr. Tokyo. He called on hit-maker K Swisha to add his bass-heavy production, which is sonically right in line with the street sensibilities of the south but is still more playful and breezy than most of his contemporaries.
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.