When news first broke that Drake and 21 Savage would be having a joint album everyone was shocked. People on social media didn’t know if it was an attempt at trolling or serious news. But they would take advantage of the mixed feelings utilizing genius marketing.
Prior to the release of “Her Loss,” both artists would engage in various promotional activities to boost the hype around the record. They had a staged interview with Howard Stern, they performed at Homecoming college concert for Morehouse and Spellman and the peculiar choice in album art itself.
Upon the release of their album, Drake’s alleged shady bars who people feel are directed towards various celebrities started trending. Drake sent shots out to Serena Williams’ husband Alexis (Middle of The Ocean) and people along with Meg Thee Stallion believe he’s directly shading her legal situation with Tory Lanez (Circo Loco).
Apparently, the bars that fans are linking to Megan could possibly be about another woman with Stallion attached to her name.
Controversy aside, this album is very cohesive and exudes familiar vibrations. Although this is a collaborative album between 21 and Drake, this really harkens back to Drake’s earlier music. His approach and cadence with each track are very intentional. This album is absolutely a RAPPER’s album.
21 Savage was no slouch when comparing his approach to each song against Drake’s. He’s very talented and blends very well with Drake throughout the entire project. Prior to listening to the entire album, I wasn’t sure of how they would mesh after their previous song “Jimmy Cooks.” But I was pleasantly surprised with the entire project.
The project itself is very reminiscent of Drake’s earlier albums. It’s very easy to listen to and has great replay value unlike the majority of his previous album. My most notable tracks from “Her Loss” are Rich Flex, On BS, Privileged Rappers, Treacherous Twins and I Guess It’s Fuck Me.”
The album’s highlights are the subtle mood shifts, punchlines, lyricism and how they both blend well together. Drake and 21 Savage’s album earns a 4.5/5 rating. I highly recommend everyone give it a listen.
Let us know which songs your favorites and what lyrics are stood out to you! Listen to 21 Savage and Drake’s “Her Loss”.