REVIEW: ‘Treacherous Twins’ team up for unforgettable collab album ‘Her Loss’



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Drake and 21 Savage collaborate to put together a refreshing album for the rap scene.

Drake and 21 Savage released their collaboration album, “Her Loss,” on Nov. 4, effectively crashing the Internet and taking over pop culture. Despite the questionable content matter, the album immediately landed a spot in the playlists of fans around the world.

The two opening tracks on the album, “Rich Flex” and “Major Distribution,” showcase their amazing chemistry with smooth transitions and flows between the two. The most notable part of the two songs are the intense beat switches, which elevate the energy of the first tracks. 

After the thirds song, “On BS,” the album highlights and low points begin to shift between songs The two decided to make the album multiple genres, which is typical for Drake, but not necessarily for 21 Savage. For some songs, it worked out. “Spin Bout U” has a beautiful sample. But for the track following it, “Hours In Silence,” the complete opposite is true. It’s lifeless six minutes of run time and lack of substance makes it feel like it lasts for hours. 

The hits start to pick up again with  “Treacherous Twins,” which highlights their chemistry again over a smooth beat. “P**** & Millions,” is a melodic masterpiece. The hook is inspired from rap legend Notorious B.I.G. kicks off the track, but the Travis Scott feature ultimately steals the show. 

There are a multitude of solo tracks throughout the album. Drake’s, most notably “Middle of the Ocean,” maintains the vibe of his other records. From the model ‘Drizzy’ beat, singular verse, clever word play to the general flow, this track is a must-listen for all Drake fans. Surprisingly, 21 Savage’s solo track was “3AM on Glenwood,” a title that features Drake’s trademark timestamp. 

Even though the album was a breath of fresh air from previous Drake projects, there were several things missing. 21 Savage didn’t have much of a vocal part in the album as Drake takes up most of the run time. The production was creative throughout the album, but 21’s iconic production partner Metro Boomin didn’t work on the album until track 14, preventing the rest of the songs from reaching the same level of production. It’s clear that Drake was at the head of this album‘s creation, holding the record back from being a classic collaboration album. 

As well as this, the content matter at times is incredibly difficult to get behind. The amount of disses Drake shares is alarming, to the point where he seems desperate for attention. Many of the tracks are immature, including the alleged comment on Megan Thee Stallion and her controversy surrounding Tory Lanez. 21 Savage is not off the hook either, with his questionable lyrics regarding women and other topics throughout the album. 

If you’re willing to look past Drake and 21’s harsh content matter on the album and separate the meaning from the music, it’s an impressive project. Drake hasn’t captivated audiences like this in years. Listening to him rap with something to prove is truly exhilarating for the genre.