It’s a popular move in Hip Hop — mention an obscure date with little to no information about what exactly it’s referring to and watch everyone scramble to figure it out. Kendrick Lamar recently pulled it off at the end of “The Heart Pt. 4” and now 21 Savage has followed suit, posting the date “6-1-17” on his Twitter account with a series of knife emojis. Yes, “Issa knife.”
Naturally, many people are speculating that the post signifies the release date for the 24-year-old’s debut album, a follow-up to his 2016 EP, Savage Mode, with Metro Boomin. But for now, there are no further details surrounding the purposely vague tweet.
In January, the Atlanta rapper announced he had signed with Epic Records because CEO L.A. Reid is “black,” according to an interview with Rap Radar, but aside from pinning another ambiguous post to his Twitter page that read: “#IssaAlbum very very soon!” he’s been relatively hush-hush about what he has in the works. It appears, however, that we’ll be one step closer to figuring it out in 22 days. Until then, check out his tweets above.