This week, 21 Savage, Offset, and super producer Metro Boomin bypassed the usual hype around new music by unexpectedly dropping their collab project Without Warning late Monday night. This major move by some of hip hop’s biggest stars let the music speak for itself. Without Warning is a fine balance of 21’s street tales and Offset’s lyrical prowess, with Boomin supplying eerie beats that perfectly capture the haunted feeling flowing through the EP.

Without Warning shows a return to 21 Savage’s darker side, reminiscent of his Savage Mode mixtape with Boomin’ from last year. With the Opposition partner’s first studio album, Issa Album, becoming certified gold just last week and singles such as “Rockstar” taking over the charts, Without Warning speaks to an earlier, less mainstream 21 Savage that first propelled him into the spotlight. Songs like “Ghostface Killers” and “Run Up The Racks” prove that 21 isn’t just replicating a previous sound, he’s expanding on it - showing growth and depth at the same time. Don’t sleep on this special project - listen to Without Warning below: