Her Loss Album Review

Colby Lentz, Contributer

Drake and 21 Savage just released their highly anticipated album Her Loss on November 2, 2022. This album was supposed to drop on October 28th but Drake’s producer “40” got Covid before the release date, pushing it back another week. This album was sort of a surprise album as just the week before on October 28th, Drake released his music video for another collaboration song with 21 savage, “Jimmy Cooks” from Drake’s album Honestly Nevermind. In the middle of the music video, it is pictured with 21 Savage and Drake and a title above them saying “Her Loss, Album by Drake and 21 Savage, October 28th, 2022.” After this was released the internet blew up. Word spread quickly as Drake is one of the most popular artists and his counterpart 21 Savage is very popular as well. 

This was also a surprise drop as Drake just released an album, Honestly Nevermind on June 17 of 2022 just a few months before this album. Honestly Nevermind was an album with very mixed reviews as some people were calling it one of his worst albums, however, people really enjoyed the last song on the album “Jimmy Cooks” which got people hyped for this album as they thought it was going to be more of the same as this song. People questioned Honestly Nevermind as it was not even close to being the same as previous albums as it was a dance/club album with club beats over most of the songs. 

Just the year prior Drake also released Certified Lover Boy on September 3, 2021, making these 3 drops in about a year which is something Drake and other huge rappers normally don’t do. This album had high praise as there are many features on it and people really enjoyed this album. Certified Lover Boy was also nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2022 Grammys. 

It is safe to say that Her Loss took the world by storm as in its first week of release it sold about 500,000 units and it also broke the record on Spotify as the most single-day streams. This album has 16 tracks with most of them having both 21 Savage and Drake on them as you would expect, four with just Drake, one with just 21 Savage and only one feature on the album Travis Scott. This album also contains some adlibs and vocals from Birdman, Young Nudy, Lil Yachty and more. 

As of right now Her Loss holds 9 of the top 10 songs on the global charts while all of the others are at least in the top 35 on the global charts. This album also debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 making it Drake’s 12th and 21 Savage’s 3rd number-one album of all time. 

This album has a mixed bag of songs with some very hard songs with very fast tempos and rapping and others which are slower and more subtle. Some of the fast/hard rap songs include “Rich Flex,” “Major Distribution,” “No BS,” “Broke Boys,” and “More M’s.” These songs really get you bumping your head up and down and also are very good in the gym as they get you hyped up. 

21 is like peanut butter and Drake is like jelly, together they make a great combo but some people may be allergic

— Sean Farrell

Overall I really enjoyed this album and I have been playing this nonstop since it came out. Some of my personal favorites off of the album are “Rich Flex,” “On BS,” “Spin Bout U,” “Circo Loco” which has a sample from Daft Punk’s “One More Time,” “Broke Boys,” and “BackOutsideBoys.” I like all of the songs on the album and can’t really complain about anything about it as I think it did live up to my expectations.