Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He was best known for his mixtapes, The Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King and his extended plays Free Guwop and Savage Mode with Metro Boomin before the release of his debut album, ISSA and its lead single, “Bank Account”.
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was born on October 22, 1992, in Dominica. He was raised by his mother Heather, who is of Dominica descent, and his four brothers and six sisters, though one is deceased due to a shooting after a drug deal. In the seventh grade, Abraham-Joseph was excluded permanently from every school in the DeKalb County School District due to gun possession. He began attending schools around the Atlanta metropolitan area before being sent to a youth detention center.
Growing up, Abraham-Joseph was a member of the Bloods gang and committed numerous criminal acts with them. In 2013, on his 21st birthday, Abraham-Joseph was shot six times and his best friend was killed during an attempted robbery.