The Kobe and Shaq of Rap

I used to be a certified lover boy, but honestly, never mind. Her Loss.

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Drake, a four-time Grammy Award-winning artist and Canadian icon, recently teamed up with Atlanta native 21 Savage in an album named Her Loss. After the duo partnered up on songs like “Jimmy Cooks,” “Knife Talk,” and “Sneakin,” all of which garnered massive success, they decided to use both of their talents on one album. Drake is well known for his R&B and soothing rap, while 21 Savage brings a more hardcore brutalist element, so many were excited to see the final result.

 

Sara Francis, a senior, shared her thoughts on the album, saying, “I think it’s fire. I think it’s gas. It’s the best thing I’ve ever heard.”

Critics across the internet and in the music world have been quick to praise the duo for their contributions to the rap scene and the talent they bring to the space.

The album has songs with mainly 21 Savage and Drake together, with a few solos and one feature from rapper Travis Scott. “Middle of the Ocean,” a solo Drake track, shows off his lyricism and smooth flow, an attribute he is known for. “3 AM on Glenwood,” a solo 21 Savage track, shows off 21’s more emotional side that he showed in his earlier album, i am > i was.

When asked his opinion of the album, music enthusiast Ian Reikes responded, saying, “It’s better than what Drake was dropping before. I think it’s kind of fire.” This album specifically has been good for Drake’s reputation, as many have expressed their dislike for his newer music.