Words and Photography by Ike Abakah
After storming onto everyone’s radar and becoming one of 2016’s best new artists off a successful series of mixtapes, 21 Savage teamed up with hip-hop’s go to hit maker, Metro Boomin (Drake, Kanye West, Future), and released his Savage Mode album last year. The project’s breakout singles, “X,” which features Future, and “No Heart,” put 21 Savage on a spectrum he’s currently on. His upcoming #IssaAlbum will be releasing soon and 21 Savage kicked off 2017 with the announcement of his first headlining tour, titled “Issa Tour” , as part of The Monster Outbreak series, which highlights breakout artists for some of the biggest tours. MARY was able to catch up with the ‘No Heart’ artist at his stop in Wallingford, Connecticut along with Young M.A., Tee Grizzley, and Young Nudy.
Launched in 2011, The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour pairs breakout artists with their largest and most ambitious headlining tours to date with fan-friendly ticket prices performed in premium venues. Previous Outbreak artists have included Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Logic, Iggy Azalea, Fetty Wap, Post Malone and others.