For him, ATL lacks energy.
While he has just been named rapper of the year 2022 by the magazine Complex21 Savage took the time to give his opinion on the rap of today and especially on that of his city of heart, Atlanta.
Since a few months, Atlanta has seen quite a bit of drama. In between the separation of the Migos, the sudden death of Takeoffor the arrest of Young Thug and the legal entanglements of his label YSLthe city seems to be gradually losing its status as the new capital of hip-hop. This is in all the opinion of 21 Savagewho spoke on the subject in a recent interview for the magazine cainri Complex.
“It feels like Atlanta is lacking in energy. Atlanta isn’t the same anymore, honestly. It drives me crazy. I feel like we went through a lot of losses last year. And I don’t think not that we will recover from all that. We are in a dark period at the moment in Atlanta, as far as our energy is concerned. Going outside, in clubs, is more like before, and it shows.
A situation that 21 has particularly noted since the death of Takeoff last Novembera disappearance that has greatly affected many Atlanta rappers, starting with Quavo et Offset.
“I feel like for some people, when you lose them or they’re not there physically, it’s impossible to replace them. There’s nothing you can do to fill that void, […] except hang on and cherish what we have left.”
On a slightly more positive note, 21 Savage also revealed in this interview that his next solo album will be released soon. Which is very good news, knowing that his last project “I Am > I Was” dates back to 2018.