A dark and violent song about the dangers of life on the streets.

“Runnin” is a song by Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage and American record producer Metro Boomin. It was released on October 2, 2020, as the opening track from their collaborative album Savage Mode II. The “haunting” song samples Diana Ross’ 1976 song “I Thought It Took a Little Time”, with 21 Savage delivering lethal threats to his enemies in a casual fashion.

The song’s lyrics are a vivid and violent depiction of life on the streets. 21 Savage raps about his experiences with guns, drugs, and violence, and he threatens his enemies with death. The song’s production is equally dark and foreboding, with Metro Boomin’s haunting synths and drums creating a sense of unease.

“Runnin” is a powerful and disturbing song that offers a glimpse into the dark side of life in the inner city. It is a reminder of the violence and danger that many people face on a daily basis, and it is a call for peace and understanding.

The song has been praised by critics for its raw and honest depiction of violence. Rolling Stone called it “a haunting and violent ode to the streets,” and Pitchfork said it was “a powerful and disturbing song that offers a glimpse into the dark side of life in the inner city.”

Fun Fact

The song samples Diana Ross’ 1976 song “I Thought It Took a Little Time”.

About the Artists

21 Savage and Metro Boomin are a collaborative duo consisting of rapper 21 Savage and producer Metro Boomin. Both artists rose to prominence in the hip-hop scene in the early 2010s, with 21 Savage gaining attention for his gritty lyrics and Metro Boomin becoming known for his signature trap beats. The two first collaborated on the 2016 mixtape “Savage Mode”, which was met with critical acclaim and helped cement their status as rising stars in the industry.