21 Savage claims that Atlanta will never recover from Takeoff death and Young Thug case
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21 Savage claims that Atlanta will never recover from Takeoff death and Young Thug case

In a recent interview, 21 Savage expressed that the city of Atlanta is still mourning the death of Migos rapper Takeoff. Compounding matters is that it is reeling from the possibility of Young Thug going to jail due to the ongoing RICO case his YSL label is facing. 

21 sat down with Complex after he was named ‘Rapper of the Year’ for 2022 by the publication, and in the chat, he discussed the tumult the Georgian capital is experiencing.

“You can feel a lot of energy missing from Atlanta right now,” he said. “Atlanta just ain’t the same, honestly. That shit be really driving me crazy. I feel like we took a lot of big ass losses last year.”

He continued: “I don’t feel like we’ll ever recover from that shit, if I’m being honest. Especially with Takeoff. I feel like we’re just in a dark place right now in Atlanta, as far as our energy. Going outside ain’t the same, clubs ain’t the same, you just feel it.”

21 Savage argued that figures such as Takeoff – who was killed at a Houston bowling alley in November – and Young Thug aren’t replaceable for culture. 

“I feel like certain people, when you lose them or they’re not physically able to be present, certain people just aren’t replaceable,” 21 continued. “There’s nothing you can do to fill that void. I really don’t think there’s nothing we can do for real, but hold on to what we have left and cherish what we have left.”

Following the success of his 2022 collaborative album with Drake, Her Loss, 21 teased that new music is coming “very, very soon”.

“I’m going to drop very, very soon though,” he said. “I think it’s going to impact. I always put a lot of effort into my albums, so you can expect the best of the best. Not no microwave shit. It’s going to be a solid, good ass album. We’re very close.”