Shayaa Joseph (born October 22, 1992), known professionally as 21 Savage, is an American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He has released two mixtapes and two extended plays.
2013–present: The Slaughter Tape, Free Guwop, Cabbage King and Savage Mode
On November 12, 2014, 21 Savage's debut single, "Picky", produced by DJ Plugg, was released. It was later released on his debut mixtape, The Slaughter Tape, released on May 25, 2015. The same day, the track and a music video for Joseph's "Red Rag, Blue Rag" was released. On June 19, September 3, and October 9, 2015, music videos for "Skrrt Skrrt", produced by Fukk 12, "Million Dollar Liq", also produced by Fukk 12 and featuring ManMan Savage, and Whoa, produced by Zaytoven were released, respectively.
On July 2, 2015, 21 Savage released a collaborative EP, Free Guwop, with Sonny Digital. It is a tribute EP to fellow rapper and influence Gucci Mane. On October 15, 2015, the track and music video for "Air It Out", featuring Young Nudy and produced by Zaytoven, was released. On December 1, 2015, 21 Savage released his second mixtape, Slaughter King. On December 2, 2015, the music video for the KD Beatz produced "Dirty K" off of Slaughter King was released.
On July 15, 2016, he released Savage Mode with Metro Boomin.
In the sixth grade, 21 Savage was expelled from Patherville Middle School for gun possession.He tells us in his song "No Heart".