Savage Mode

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Savage Mode
Savage Mode EP by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin.jpg
EP by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin
ReleasedJuly 15, 2016
Recorded2015–16
Genre
Length32:22
LabelSelf-released
Producer
21 Savage chronology
Slaughter King
(2015)
Savage Mode
(2016)
Issa Album
(2017)
Metro Boomin chronology
19 & Boomin
(2013)
Savage Mode
(2016)
Perfect Timing
(2017)
Singles from Savage Mode
  1. "X"
    Released: July 14, 2016
  2. "No Heart"
    Released: October 19, 2016

Savage Mode is a collaborative extended play by American rapper 21 Savage and record producer Metro Boomin. It was released on July 15, 2016, via the iTunes Store, Apple Music, Spotify and SoundCloud. The EP was self-released.[2] Rolling Stone included it in its list of the 40 Best Rap Albums of 2016.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Exclaim!6/10[4]
HotNewHipHop83%[5]
Pitchfork7/10[6]
Vulture(positive)

Pitchfork called the project 21 Savage's "strongest and bleakest work" and praised the "brooding, eerie production" by Metro Boomin.[6] HotNewHipHop stated that "its style unequivocally trumps its substance, which is par for the course in this school of arty street rap, but its form-- a compact, impeccably-curated product-- is sorely missing from the genre."[5] Exclaim! called the album "a grim, pearl clutching narrative straight from the South."[4] In a positive review, Craig Jenkins of Vulture called it "gleefully ultraviolent and pridefully indulgent," stating that "this music is built from the same casual hopelessness that shocks us cold whenever we awake to fresh news of mass murder or police brutality."[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)[8]Length
1."No Advance"Metro Boomin4:36
2."No Heart"
3:55
3."X" (featuring Future)
4:18
4."Savage Mode"
  • Joseph
  • Wayne
Metro Boomin4:09
5."Bad Guy"
2:49
6."Real Nigga"
  • Joseph
  • Wayne
Metro Boomin3:05
7."Mad High"
  • Joseph
  • Wayne
Metro Boomin3:00
8."Feel It"
2:43
9."Ocean Drive"
3:47
Total length:32:22

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Paul. "The 25 Best Metro Boomin Beats". Complex Media. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/savage-mode/id1133782044
  3. ^ "40 Best Rap Albums of 2016". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b A. Harmony. "21 Savage and Metro Boomin - Savage Mode". Exclaim!.
  5. ^ a b Patrick Lyons. "21 Savage's "Savage Mode" (Review)". HotNewHipHop.
  6. ^ a b Israel Daramola. "21 Savage / Metro Boomin - Savage Mode". Pitchfork.
  7. ^ Jenkins, Craig. "21 Savage's Savage Mode Is Violent Music, But It's Oddly Comforting in Violent Times". Vulture. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Metro Boomin on Twitter".
  9. ^ "21 Savage Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "21 Savage Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  11. ^ "21 Savage Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  12. ^ "21 Savage Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  15. ^ "American album certifications – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin – Savage Mode". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 17, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.