21 Savage can add “playable character” to his resume thanks to his recent move to join the “Call Of Duty” family.
Aug 30, 2023
Nicki Minaj has been confirmed as a playable character in “Call of Duty.”
Jul 27, 2023
Knowing the difference between mixing business and personal relationships is key within the music industry, and for T.I., sacrificing a connection wasn’t worth the risk. What’s more, he says he turned down the opportunity to sign two of the hottest emcees of the current generation because he knew it would come with a price tag worth far more than money.
Jan 25, 2023
When Drake asks 21 Savage to hit a rich flex in the opening song of their joint album “Her Loss,” he’s alluding to the lavish grandstanding among those in a particular tax bracket. From iced-out jewelry to designer apparel, there is no shortage of people flexing on the gram, enjoying the things their hard work has afforded them. However, not everyone chooses to celebrate their wealth the same way. NBA player Herbert Jones keeps it lowkey and saves money in the process.
Dec 5, 2022
Twitch streamer Kai Cenat teamed up with 21 Savage to compete in NBA 2K. 21 SAVAGE X KAI CENAT TONIGHT ON STREAM AT 8PM EST🗡 pic.twitter.com/jcBOj5GzOG — AMP KAI (@KaiCenat) November 9, 2022
Nov 10, 2022
What was meant to be a little joke to promote their collaboration album just might cost Drake and 21 Savage. According to The Guardian, the rappers have officially been sued by Vogue publisher Condé Nast for reportedly using the magazine’s name without permission to promote their “Her Loss” album.
Nov 8, 2022
In 2021, Drake dropped “Certified Lover Boy” to kick off the fall season. In 2022, he dropped a collaborative album with 21 Savage that has music fans talking about various things associated with the album. Aubrey Graham has once again stirred up tons of conversation about his art, career, and personal life — from iconic new lines that will undoubtedly turn into Instagram captions to mentioning other celebrities and those associated with them. And one of the associated people at the center of the discussions about Drake’s new album is Megan Thee Stallion.
Nov 4, 2022
Reclaiming master recordings is a celebratory moment for every artist. The feat empowers artists by reclaiming ownership of what is rightfully theirs as they now own the copyrights to the original sound recordings of their favorite tunes. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, “‘By definition, that makes it the most authentic superior sonic account of the song.'” Not only that but owning one’s masters can be the stepping stone to creating wealth for future generations, thanks to royalties earned each time a song is played or duplicated. Although there is no fine print to the accomplishment, artists including Anita Baker, Rihanna, and Frank Ocean, have used their voices to earn back their master recordings. Here’s AfroTech’s inside look at their journeys.
Jul 22, 2022
Many people dream to learn life gems from Jay-Z. Recently, 21 Savage shared that he had the opportunity of a one-on-one with the businessman himself.
Jun 10, 2022
Artists not being expected to pay for features isn’t the typical narrative that’s heard of in the industry. When it comes to rap stars 21 Savage and Drake, it appears that there’s reportedly no money talk when music is involved. A glance into their studio life was shared by Justin “Meezy” Williams, 21 Savage’s manager, in a Clubhouse interview with social media personality Druski.
Jan 21, 2022
Verzuz has held it down for the culture since its debut in 2020. Created by legendary record producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland , Verzuz has continued to soar in popularity, and at one point, it even amassed over 136.5 million views for the music showdown battle between Brandy and Monica. Now Verzuz is leveling up on the financial side. Verzuz via Triller has plans to become a publicly-traded company on the stock market. Deadline reports, the deal will be made possible due to a reverse merger with SeaChange. Once the deal is finalized, “TrillerVerz” will become the new face and will be valued at an impressive $5 billion. TrillerVerz will trade under the ticker symbol ILLR on the Nasdaq. The merge will accomplish a shared goal to become “a leading AI-powered social media platform for content, creators & commerce,” and to “create a leading voice on the Web3.0 movement and embrace the power of decentralized systems to enable greater participation in the multi-hundred billion dollar...
Jan 10, 2022
21 Savage is now a tech investor. According to TechCrunch, the rapper has invested in the seed round of Sound.xyz, a platform that aims to help artists get money through (non-fungible tokes) NFTs. The seed funding round totaled $5 million in capital influx. “Sound.xyz is a new startup looking to help recording artists monetize their community through NFTs, as the startup looks to build out a suite of tools designed to bring musicians into the so-called ‘web3’ fold,” reports the outlet. “The startup released its first product earlier this month, Listening Parties, which enable artists to sell NFTs tagged to the release of new songs.” While he’s on board with the new startup’s mission, 21 Savage investing in a tech business isn’t surprising. In 2018, the rapper said he was through with blowing his money on things like jewelry and cars. Instead, he said, he wanted to invest in things that help his long-term bottom line, including real estate and startups. Just one year later, Rolling...
Dec 17, 2021
21 Savage is back once again to help the youth learn financial literacy. In October 2020, AfroTech previously shared that 21 Savage and his Leading by Example Foundation partnered with Chime to launch an online financial literacy and scholarship program to help high school students learn more about how to manage their money. Now, the rapper’s Bank Account Financial Literacy Campaign is back for its second year, according to Complex. Students are offered a six-course online program and upon completion, those in grades 9-12 are invited to apply for one of the 100 $1,000 Bank Account Program scholarships. Since 2018, 21 has been an outspoken advocate for financial literacy. His passion for continuing his campaign stems from wanting to lead by example for the younger generation. “Growing up in Atlanta, the hustling energy, it just rub off on you,” 21 said in a Chime promo. “Financial literacy important because that’s one of the main things that’s you need to operate and be successful as...
Nov 18, 2021
If working smarter and not harder were a person, it could very well be 21 Savage. The rapper, born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, hit the music industry with his late 2014 hit “Picky” featured on the 2015 mixtape, “The Slaughter Tape,” and continues to be a force in the game. Whether he’s sliding on features with Hip-Hop giants like Drake or lacing us with hits from his own projects, 21 Savage has solidified his place in the industry, even in ways beyond the music. In 2018, the rapper launched his Bank Account financial literacy program in order to help underserved youth learn more about money management. Today, he continues to lead the charge as one of the few artists who own the rights to his masters. During a recent appearance on Gillie Da King and Wallo’s “Million Dollaz Worth Of Game” podcast, he explains how owning the rights to his music has proven to be very lucrative for his career. View this post on Instagram A post shared by KING GILLIE (@gillie_da_king)
Sep 1, 2021
21 Savage is not only making moves within the music industry but the community as well. According to Complex , the Atlanta rapper has partnered with Chime to create an online financial literacy and scholarship program with a goal of helping high school students learn more about how to manage their money. 21’s Bank Account Financial Literacy Campaign will offer a six-course online program that is open to everyone. The mobile-first, interactive program — powered by EVERFI — will be available in both English and Spanish teaching banking, budgeting, credit scores, and more in the form of a playlist. In addition to the program, the “Bank Account” rapper is putting his money where his mouth is and offering 100 $1,000 scholarships to high schoolers across the U.S. upon the completion of the program. “I’m happy to team up with Chime to make this year’s Bank Account Campaign bigger than ever with a new national financial literacy and scholarship program,” said 21 in a press release. “I’ve...
Oct 21, 2020