New Music: 21 Savage ‘Pause’

21 Savage and Metro Boomin are back at it with the release their once-vaulted “Pause” collaboration.

Over Boomin’s gloomy piano keys and hard-hitting percussion, Savage raps about his $1,500 belt, robbing stores, and walking around with a weapon, while referencing Adele’s “Shot You Down.”

“I took an oath not to tell / If you try the gang, we gon’ shoot you like Adele,” he raps, before adding a few warnings: “Bitch, you gon’ stay in your place / Bitch, I might nut on your face.”

The song was reportedly teased back in 2015, but was left f 21 and Metro’s collaborative Savage Mode project.

21 is having quite a moment on the Hot 100. Currently, he appears on four songs on the chart, including Post Malone’s “rockstar” (No. 3), Cardi B’s “Bartier Cardi” (No. 19), “Bank Account” (No. 29), and Farruko’s “Krippy Kush” (No. 75).