To say it’s been a busy year for the Toronto-based rapper Drake would be an understatement of grand proportions. The chart-topping artist has been on an expansive tour with fellow hip hop superstar Future, has planned joint albums with the likes of Kanye West and Gucci Mane, and has even found time to beef with the mentally struggling rapper Kid Cudi.
Though Drake seems to be making more enemies than friends as of late, one up and coming artist he’s recently taken under his wing is the Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage. Known best for his recent mixtape with producer Metro Boomin, the self-proclaimed “Bad Guy” has gained notoriety for his nonchalant attitude towards violence in his rhymes, as well as his real life gang affiliations. Given that, this collaboration left many hip hop heads to wonder how these rappers from different worlds would sound on a track together.
In the joint track “Sneakin’”, the unexpected collaboration does not disappoint. The track features Drake and 21 Savage in their most ruthless form, as both trade off hard-hitting verses. The Toronto-based rapper laid down his typically witty lines (“And she texting purple hearts cause she know that we at war”), while 21 Savage keeps his aggressive persona alive and well in his bars (“Baby, I'm a savage, I ain't romantic/When I come around these rappers, n****s start to panic”).
The recently released music video for “Sneakin’” has a spooky lo-fi aesthetic, resembling a home movie filmed in Miami during the early 1990s. The visual features Drake and Savage sipping out of styrofoam cups, cruising around in an old school Bentley, and surrounded by big booties at a pool party. All in all, the music video takes on a grainy and old school aesthetic that fits the menacing vibe of the song.
The chilling beat for “Sneakin’” was created by renowned producer London On Da Track. The collaborative track is expected to be featured on Drake’s newly announced project More Life, which is slated to drop this coming December.