21 Savage x Metro Boomin – Slidin

“I smashed the stripper in the hotel with my chains on” Thus spake 21 Savage at the start of his infamous 2016 collaboration with Metro Boomin, Savage Mode. Misogynistic, nihilistic, but also darkly brilliant and compelling with brooding, eerie production, it stands as a high (or low, depending on your point of view) watermark for both artists. Now we have the much-anticipated Savage Mode II: a lazer-focused distillation of what makes them work so well together. Though perhaps a couple of shades lighter in tone – the Drake featuring Mr. Bright Now is positively buoyant – it conjures the same beautifully oppressive atmosphere as its predecessor. So…. Savage Mode III?