As social media continues to debate the top 50 greatest rappers, 21 Savage is sharing his top 5.
During an interview with Complex, the Atlanta-based rapper revealed who made his coveted list, starting with himself. “Number one would have to be 21 Savage,” he said before listing off JAY-Z at No. 2 and The Notorious B.I.G. third. Fourth place he gave to his cousin Young Nudy. And the fifth spot went to Nipsey Hussle.
Savage has shared his support for the late rapper in the past. Following the release of Nipsey’s Victory Lap album last year, Savage posted a clip of his track “Blue Laces 2.” “Only real ni**as appreciate this type of music,” he wrote on Instagram Stories.
The Saint Laurent Don recently announced that he is working on new music including Savage Mode 2, a sequel to his 2016 collaborative mixtape with Metro Boomin.
When he’s not in the studio, he’s been studying to get his pilot’s license. He has logged 10 hours of flying miles so far, and also has plans to launch a flying program. “I’m going to open up a pilot school in my area where kids can go to pilot school out of high school,” he told Complex.
Earlier this week, he hosted his 4th annual “Issa Back 2 School Drive” where he donated backpacks, uniforms, school supplies, and sneakers to over 2,300 kids in his community in Decatur, Georgia. During the back-to-school drive, he also presented a $15,000 check to his Bank Account Financial Literacy Campaign, which teaches financial literacy and encourages youth to open bank accounts.
21 Savage hosted his 4th annual "Issa Back 2 School Drive" in Atlanta. He gifted backpacks, uniforms, school supplies, and sneakers to over 2,300 kids in his community. 👏🏽👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/JVtaf5Kc3r
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