AOTY 2019
21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin - Without Warning
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #322 / 725
User Score
Based on 441 ratings
2017 Ratings: #442
October 31, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Slaughter Gang, Epic, Quality Control, Motown / Label
Trap Rap / Genres
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21 Savage, Metro Boomin, Offset / Featured Artists
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Consequence of Sound

Where the Super Slimey too often felt like a requisite Xanax-blasted victory lap, one notably soft on hooks despite the successful street chemistry of Beautiful Thugger Girls’ hit single “Relationship”, Without Warning exudes vitality and menace.

Pretty Much Amazing
Not only do I think 21 Savage and Metro Boomin fit together perfectly and create something even more threatening because their casual styles (best seen in solo spot “My Choppa Hates Niggas”), I also think 21 Savage (I am very much tempted to use the word “offsets”) complements Offset despite how completely different their two approaches are.

The two rappers and their super-producer strike a devious, almost perfect balance on their mixtape released on Halloween, where supernatural frights are replaced by guns and goons.

The project isn't just some cobbled-together collaboration meant to appease listeners like the empty calories of a fun-sized candy bar, but rather it's a surprisingly cohesive project showcasing how well two rappers with vastly different strengths can come together.
The 405
While this easily could have been an enjoyable throwaway, with two young artists linking up for the hype and moving it, it beats all odds to stand as one of 2017's most enjoyable and essential moments. The eerie vibe takes no prisoners, and leaves no listener behind.
The Needle Drop
21 Savage, Offset, and Metro Boomin teamed up for a solid collaborative album just in time for Halloween.

Metro Boomin is known for his trunk-rattling trap beats and bangers, but on this project he gets dark ... The two trappers hit each cut with a mess of menacingly murderous raps that supersede regular gun bars.


In theory, this collaboration album still ranks as a good idea but fans deserve a more concentrated effort.

I fux wit it. Should bump with the homies for the next couple of weeks than forget about it

EDIT: Still bumping it. Enjoying it more also

EDIT 2: Best Trap Album of 2017

EDIT 3: Trap Classic

EDIT 4: I wanna be friends with these guys.

EDIT 5: I love life.
Fuck this is an unpopular opinion. I found this shit generic and boring as fuck, if you want some decent Metro Beats and terrible lyrics then give it a try but the lyric “ I ain't never been no bitch (21) and I stand up when I piss (on God)” will make this automatically below 50. Offset carried this shit hard.

Edit: I SAW ONE OF THE TAGS WAS DOG, so I updated the score to 45 from 40. That shit got me laughing.
Aided by Metro Boomin's minimal and murky production, the combination of Offset and 21 Savage ends up being greater than the sum of its parts. Nothing incredibly special, but serviceable as a nocturnal and cold-blooded trap record.
Trap may be a very lifeless genre but it has its shining moments; this album being one of them. The dark production from Metro Boomin really compliments the braggadocious lyrics from 21 and Offset. Sure, some lines are corny but this is a pretty solid trap album. Give it a listen.

Best: Ghostface Killers, Ric Flair Drip, My Choppa Hate Niggas
Worst: Mad Stalkers
This is just really bland and falls into the background HARD for me, I'm not seeing the hype. Nor do I know what the hell Mass Appeal and COS are smoking.

I will say the track "Still Serving" almost reminds me of some old soul for some reason. Maybe it's the rim/snare and the sample. It probably is, and it makes for a cool, relaxing mix! Also "Ghostface Killers (feat. Travis Scott)" and "My Choppa Hate Niggas" both bang. Also "Darth Vader" has a nice ... read more
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Track List

  1. Ghostface Killers (feat. Travis Scott)
  2. Rap Saved Me (feat. Quavo)
  3. Ric Flair Drip
  4. My Choppa Hate Niggas
  5. Nightmare
  6. Mad Stalkers
  7. Disrespectful
  8. Run Up the Racks
  9. Still Serving
  10. Darth Vader
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Added on: October 31, 2017