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21 Savage & Offset | Without Warning: Album Review

Artist: 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin
Album: Without Warning
Release Date: Oct. 31st

The Atlanta, Georgia rap scene continues to drop totally out-of-the-blue, star-studded projects, first with Future and Young Thug’s mixtape, Super Slimey, a few weeks ago. Without Warning, a collaboration featuring one of the most cold-blooded rappers out there right now, 21 Savage; one member of  Migos, named Offset; and Metro Boomin, one of the most in-demand producers right now, was just released.

While 21 Savage and collaborator Offset have a lot in common—they are both contemporary trap-rappers based in Georgia—they have wildly different styles that some might say mix like oil and water. Without Warning did not overstay its welcome. With 10 tracks in just 33 minutes, the contrasting styles of 21 Savage and Offset actually compliment each other.

In the track “Nightmare,” Metro Boomin sounds like he is creating his own take on a 1970s/1980s horror movie soundtrack. Offset then comes in to break up the monotony of a typical 21 Savage track by utilizing his high energy and emphatic rap style. Neither Offset nor 21 Savage have the lyrical ability to carry an entire album on their own just yet, but they went together like butter and toast on this project. Songs like “Ghostface Killers,” featuring Travis Scott, comes out with all cylinders firing, while songs like “Rap Saved Me,” featuring Quavo, have an almost hypnotic flow perfect for a night of chilling with friends. Fans of rap or trap music should definitely give Without Warning a listen.

Rate: 4/5 Stars

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