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Released: July 15

Ever wonder what a serial killer sounds like on wax? Listen to Savage Mode. Atlanta’s 21 Savage raps like a middle-aged maniac in a young man’s body. His delivery is always calm, cool, and murderous—and also somehow quite soothing, actually. Put that in a pot and add some Metro Boomin beats in there and you have one of rap’s grimiest projects. Savage hits the same vein as early DMX and the Gravediggaz—the imagery is gory, and his taunts toward his targets borders on psychopathic. John Carpenter or David Lynch should direct one of his videos. “Issa Knife” memes aside, 21 is to be taken seriously. —Angel Diaz