21 Savage Makes Time Magazine’s ‘Most Influential People’

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21 Savage’s impact in the music industry has been undeniable, as evidenced by his recognition as one of Time Magazine‘s “Most Influential People” of the year. The British-born, Atlanta-raised rap sensation’s achievement was celebrated by fellow artist Burna Boy, who penned an essay praising 21 Savage’s artistic prowess and character.

Burna Boy expressed deep admiration for his friend’s ability to stay true to himself despite challenges, stating, “I trust my gut when it comes to my music and collaborations, and I find myself naturally drawn to artists like 21 Savage—those who remain grounded in their convictions and consistently defy the constraints imposed upon them.” Burna Boy highlighted their shared experiences of overcoming adversity and commended 21 Savage’s authenticity, particularly evident in his latest album, “American Dream.”

In discussing 21 Savage’s approach to rap, Burna Boy emphasized the rapper’s relatability and skill in navigating the genre’s complexities. Whether addressing weighty topics or providing moments of light-heartedness, 21 Savage’s delivery remains compelling and genuine.

Reflecting on their shared Grammy performance, Burna Boy expressed excitement about witnessing further evolution in 21 Savage’s artistry and the continued global impact he brings to the music scene. Throughout 2023, 21 Savage was on the road for Drake’s “It’s All A Blur Tour” before dropping “American Dream” in January, which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with impressive first-week sales of 133,000 equivalent album units.

With his success and influence acknowledged by Time Magazine and celebrated by peers like Burna Boy, 21 Savage’s journey from challenging beginnings to chart-topping albums underscores his resilience and lasting impact on the world of hip-hop.