21 Savage ups the stakes with the release of his new album, titled "American Dream." This third studio album is planned for an imminent release!
The announcement was made on Instagram, where 21 Savage also shared the album cover. This announcement comes a day after the official confirmation of his biopic "American Dream: The 21 Savage Story". The film stars Donald Glover and Caleb McLaughlin of “Stranger Things,” who will play 21 Savage at different points in his life. The cast also includes Natasha Lyonne, Jabari Banks, Victoria Pedretti, Young Mazino, Chad Lindberg, Gail Bean and Druski. The film will also feature new music.
The press release emphasizes that “Savage season is here.” "American Dream" marks 21 Savage's first solo album since "i am > i was," which earned him multiple Grammy Awards in 2018. No official track listing has been released, although the album cover appears to reveal some song titles in the background.
The album “American Dream” will be available on all streaming platforms starting this Friday, January 12.
21 Savage, whose real name is Shia Ben Abraham-Joseph, is an artist who has left his mark on the world of hip-hop with his unique style and his extraordinary personal story. Born on October 22, 1992 in London, he moved to Atlanta, in the United States, at a very young age, where he experienced a tumultuous childhood and adolescence.
His journey is marked by difficult trials. By the 7th grade, he was excluded from all schools in the DeKalb district for possessing a weapon. This exclusion led him to establishments around Atlanta, then to a center for young delinquents. After his release, he left school in his first year of high school, exhausted by the repeated exclusions.
21 Savage's life descends into crime. He joined a local gang affiliated with the Bloods and began dealing drugs, mainly cannabis. He also participates in other criminal activities, such as robberies and carjackings. His life is punctuated by tragic events, such as the death of his best friend Larry during a shooting in 2011, and that of his friend Johnny, killed on his 21st birthday.
It was after these tragedies that 21 Savage decided to turn to music. He started rapping in 2013, thanks to financial support from his deceased friend's uncle. His first single, "Picky", was released in 2014, followed by his first mixtape "The Slaughter Tape" in 2015. These works earned him rapid recognition in the Atlanta underground scene.
His career took a major turn with the release of the EP "Savage Mode", in collaboration with producer Metro Boomin in 2016. This project met with international success and propelled 21 Savage to the forefront of the musical scene. His raw style and unfiltered lyrics, often focused on his gangster life, appeal to a wide audience.
In 2017, his debut studio album "Issa Album" ranked number two on the Billboard 200. The single "Bank Account" became a hit, reaching number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The same year, he collaborated with Post Malone on the single "Rockstar", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Despite its success, 21 Savage is not spared from controversy. In 2019, he was arrested by the United States Immigration Services (ICE) who revealed that he was a British national illegally in the United States. This arrest raises a debate on immigration and identity, revealing a little-known facet of his life.
21 Savage is also known for his philanthropic actions. He organizes back-to-school drives in his home neighborhood in Atlanta and launches a financial education program for young people.
Despite controversies and trials, 21 Savage remains an iconic figure in American rap. His journey, marked by resilience and success, continues to inspire many fans around the world.