21 Savage explains how he came up with the whisper flow.
21 Savage had fans waiting all year for his sophomore album. Throughout the past year, he's delivered stand-out performances on all of his guest verses including the numerous features he had on Metro Boomin's Not All Heroes Wear Capes. His whisper flow specifically on "Don't Come Out The House" became an ASMR sensation instantaneously. He brought the flow back for the song "ASMR" on his newly released album I am < I was. The rapper sat down with Genius for the latest episode of "Off The Record" where he explains how Metro Boomin' helped him create his whisper flow.
21 Savage's whisper flow took over the internet immediately after the release of "Don't Come Out The House." The rapper explained to Rob Markman that whispering is simply part of his creative process. He said that he typically whispers while he's thinking about his next line, but Metro encouraged him to test it out in the booth.
"Every time I rap, I always whisper. I just whisper while I'm thinking of what I'm going to say next," he said. "And it just so happen Metro was like, ‘Say it like that, how you just said it.’ And that's how that came about type shit.”
21 Savage gets in-depth about his new project and discusses working with J. Cole, the creative process behind I am > I was and more. Peep the clip below.