While 21 Savage has essentially reinvented his image as a bastion of positivity, he once enjoyed a brief stint as hip-hop's shadow-lurking villain. His sinister aesthetic was cultivated, in large part, by the ominous minor-key production of the talented Metro Boomin. While the pair were nigh-inseparable on Savage Mode and the Offset collaboration Without Warning, 21's sophomore solo album Issa Album featured fewer contributions from Metro. As it's been a minute since the newly-single 21 Savage has announced any new music, it stands to reason he's been working on crafting something new. While we have yet to receive any official word, a recent picture has fueled speculation that some new music is forthcoming.

21's photographer John Canon recently uploaded a picture of 21 and Metro posted up in what very well may be a studio. While 21 seems to be quenching some thirst and or sipping on something dubious, Metro seems intent on preparing to combat Black Panther. All jokes aside, it's nice to see these kindred spirits reunited, as it generally bodes well for both parties. Hopefully we can see a continuation of Without Warning's sinister vibes, as it arguably yielded 21's best work thus far.

Check out the picture below, and sound off. Are ya'll interested in hearing some new music from the Atlanta duo?