Member(s): Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph
Country: US (Dominica)
21 Savage is also known as The Slaughter King. He was born in the Dominica. Shayaa does almost everything: he raps, write the songs an is his own record producer. He's best known for his mixtapes, The Slaughter Tape, Slaughter King, his Extended plays Free Guwop and Savage Mode with Metro Boomin. Untill today 21 Savage follows the Yoruba Religion, which is practiced by the Yoruba people of Nigeria.
Before his career
21 Savage was born as Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph born on October 22, 1992 in Dominica. He was raised by his mother who is of Dominica descent. He grew up together with his 6 sisters and 4 brothers.
When he was in the 7th grade, he was expelled from middle school for gun possession. He mentions this incident in one of his songs titled 'No Heart'.
On November 12 in 2014 he made his debut with the single 'Picky', produced by DJ Plugg. This song was later also released on his debut mixtape, The Slaughter Tape, released on May 25 in 2015.
On July 2 of 2015, 21 Savage released a collaborative EP titled 'Free Guwop' in cooperation with Sonny Digital. It's a tribute EP to fellow rapper and influence Gucci Mane. On December 1 in 2015, 21 Savage released his second mixtape titled 'Slaughter King'.
In June 2016, 21 Savage was named as one of the 'Freshman Class' of 2016 by XXL.
On July 15 in 2016, the rapper released his joint EP Savage Mode with Atlanta-based record producer Metro Boomin. The EP gained international success and peaked at number 44 in the Billboard 200 charts. Also that year he come on the cover of Fader, a music magazine. In the mean while 21 Savage's single 'X' feat. Future was going platinum in the Billboard charts. The official music video on YouTube has already over more than 47 million views.
On January the 18th of 2017, 21 Savage signed a contract with Epic Records.