21 Savage has come a long way since he first broke the mixtapes of his Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King in 2015.
Since then, he has become an international star, working with some of the biggest names in music, including Future, J. Cole, and Normani, despite being unable to tour overseas due to his immigration status, and even won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song alongside J. Cole for “A Lot.” He never forgot where he came from, though, and proves it from his newly released joint album with Metro Boomin, Savage Mode II, in the video for “Runnin”
While the lyrics of the song reflect the usual 21 Savage themes, a deadpan approach to murder, chaos, and other general mischiefs, the video is more celebratory, as 21 demonstrates his golden gramophone to local street residents before reaching his rap stardom.
As it makes its way through the hood, accompanied by a stereotypically stoic 21 Savage, children , adults, shopkeepers, and strippers all seem fascinated by the trophy. He and Metro let everyone else enjoy the fruits of their labor — they have to get back to work.
Watch the 21 Savage and Metro Boomin “Runnin” video above.