While 21 Savage’s sound as a rapper may not be for everybody, his presence in Atlanta’s hip-hop/rap scene is as important as it is undeniable. 2DopeBoyz caught up with the rapper before his scheduled performance in Manhattan to get a better idea of who 21 Savage is, as an artist and as a person.
The short documentary, produced and directed by Where’s Nasty for Silence Creative, delves past the outside to go to the core of who 21 Savage really is. The rapper stays pretty calm on camera even after he’s informed that the NYPD are trying to cancel his concert in Manhattan. Their transparent attempts at curbing 21 Savage’s “inflammatory” presence in the city don’t phase the rapper. He goes on to discuss living on the edge of poverty with “one foot in, one foot out” and talks about how rapping and being recognized for it changed his life. He ends the interview with a soul touching statement on the value of life.