Drake and 21 Savage - “Her Loss” Album Review

Story posted November 11, 2022 in Arts & Entertainment by Brianna Cavalieri.

After delaying the album a week, Drake and 21 Savage’s “Her Loss” is finally here and there is so much to say about this album.

The duo brings two significantly different sounds to the rap game but they have made their differences work over many collaborations.

It has been six years since the first collaboration between Drake and 21 Savage in the song “Sneakin” and they have had major success this year, releasing two hit songs, “Knife Talk” and “Jimmy Cooks.”

Drake does take the lead in this album, as most of the vocals are contributed by him and 21 Savage is just there as a feature. To make this album the collaboration that fans were expecting, it needed more of 21 Savage and not so much Drake.

“Her Loss” seems to be an attempt for Drake to make a comeback from his most recent, mediocre album, “Honestly, Nevermind.”

21 Savage normally brings the best out of Drake, but this album needed something more for that to be possible.

The album starts out strong with “Rich Flex,” “Major Distribution” and “On BS,” but these three songs are not enough to carry the rest of this 16-song album.

“Rich Flex” starts out with Drake basically begging 21 Savage to take over the song, which would make one think that there would be more of 21 Savage throughout the album, but that is not the case at all. A quirky moment in this song is when 21 Savage has a copycat moment of Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage.”

“Major Distribution” starts out calm, but then switches the beat to a dark-sounding tone, which makes it sound like a completely different track.

“On BS” consists of Drake and 21 Savage going back and forth to try and out-rap each other.

In “Spin Bout U,” Drake comes through with the vocals, and despite the name of the album being “Her Loss,” Drake talks about his support for women with an example being the male politicians being the ones making decisions on behalf of women.

“Treacherous Twins” displays the affection and loyalty that Drake and 21 Savage have for each other and their close friends.

Sampling the classic, “One More Time” by Daft Punk, “Circo Loco” is a catchy track, but many fans were not happy with Drake openly calling out Megan Thee Stallion for being a “liar.”

The only track on the album that features Travis Scott, “P**sy and Millions” heats up the album with yet another tease for Scott’s upcoming and long-awaited album “Utopia.”

“Middle of the Ocean” is one of many solo tracks by Drake on the album and it talks about his life of luxury. “3 AM on Glenwood” is the only solo track on the album by 21 Savage.

The last song on the album, “I Guess It’s F**k Me,” is another solo by Drake, which explains the reality of his life and how work consumes him. The emotional track ends the album on a sad but authentic note.

There were lots of shots fired in this album and many fans are not here for it. Drake has been known to be the “nice guy,” but “Her Loss” shows a little more of his devious side.

If there was more 21 Savage and less Drake in the album to make their contribution equal, it could’ve been a lot more satisfying overall.

Rating: 7/10

Reviewer’s Favorite Songs: “Spin Bout U,” “Circo Loco,” “Treacherous Twins”
Reviewer’s Least Favorite Songs: “I Guess It’s F**k Me,” “Hours In Silence”

Brianna Cavalieri is a third-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email bmc6284@psu.edu.