The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has revealed 21 Savage as the latest hometown hip-hop star to take the stage at Philips Arena. The rap star performed halftime and post game and his solo major-label debut “Issa Album” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America last week, currently sits atop Billboard’s Hot 100 list for the second consecutive week as a featured collaborator on Post Malone’s single “Rockstar”.
“[I’m] glad to be able to show love to the city that raised me and have a night to celebrate with the Hawks, a team I been watching since a kid,” said 21 Savage.
“Bank Account,” the lead single from “Issa Album,” which is in heavy rotation on the radio airwaves and currently ranked at No. 5 on the Billboard Streaming Songs chart, was certified platinum in September. The day after his appearance at Philips Arena, Savage begins headlining the 22-city “Numb the Pain” tour with YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Savage adds his name to a list of Atlanta artists who have performed at Hawks home contests since 2014-15, including: T.I., Ludacris, Jeezy, 2Chainz, Gucci Mane, Migos, Lil Yachty and more.
“We’re excited to give 21 Savage, one of the hottest rappers in the world, a home team send off at Philips Arena before he leaves to headline a national tour,” said Hawks CMO Melissa Proctor. “We live in the mecca for modern hip-hop and are proud to offer our fans another authentically Atlanta experience when we host the Kings.”
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