Review: 21 Savage and YG latest albums

Giselle Manzo, Reporter

October has been quite an interesting month compared to the rest of the year with surprising events and news going on across the nation. 21 Savage and YG seemed to calm the storm of the media with the droppings of their latest albums.
21 Savage and YG both dropped their separate albums on October 2nd, with very little promotion on both sides.
Recently 21’s album “Savage Mode 2” hitting number one on the charts. The album was very similar to the rest of his music yet is very different. The album featured, the iconic, Morgan Freeman who introduces and narrates the entire album. This set the album on a different pedestal compared to others with this unique attribution.
The broad subjects of each song were what caught my eye. 21 went from confronting the issue of his deportation last year to his distrust in women. “Savage Mode 2” is the go-to when trying to get friends hyped before a party.
YG’s “My Life 4Hunnid” landed on number 4 on the charts. The album was a bit too familiar. The songs, all together, are a bit too similar when compared to his other music. Nonetheless, classic YG is the best.
Although there was nothing extraordinary about any song, besides the short interlude where YG’s eldest daughter, Harmony, speaks up about a police incident.
“Daddy, the police just came and they’re knocking on the door, looking for you, and they had a gun in my face, and I don’t like that,” YG said.
YG mentions late legend Nipsey Hussle, the king of rap, in his song “Out on Bail,” to bring awareness to how some mourn by doing anything to not be sober.
One thing YG is known for is how he stands up for what he believes in, even if it is controversial. In his song “FTP,” he rapped about the current president Donald Trump and his disliking for him.
Overall, the albums were good and both managed to portray the artists. They are two of the best in the industry.