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G Herbo’s first lady tells us what it means to be a “Pretty Savage”

Walking into the SOHO House, the ambiance seemed more communal than usual. There was a buzz. A rhythm of whispers from deep conversations, sips of coffee, and young entrepreneurs strategizing their next moves.

As I looked around at all the road-runner typists click-clacking away on their keyboards, I noticed Pretty Savage and two members from her team. Savage was in Brooklyn for G-Herbo’s PTSD.

“This is her spot, no one else’s. Pure female boss,” I thought to myself. We had a meeting set and before arriving, I flipped through her discography. And in all honesty, that proved her hard hustle was real.


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Learning to love myself before i try to love this game. Learning its aight to fuck up, just get back to being true! Ima gangsta cos i can show respect witout hate hiding, Im hardbody cos i can admit im wrong & do better next chance. Im real cos nun means more to me than having love. Ima shooter cos i listen (understand dat) 👂🏽Im just like everybody else cos im always relating as i should! Im understanding this my world so why da fuck would i let you make me feel bad about it ??! I always had to learn how to love & accept it, but i neva had to learn how to feel. THIS MY WORLD 🖤 & YOURS IS YOURS SO LOVE IT & DO ALL THE SHIT YOU NEED TO BE WHO YOU SUPPOSED TO BE ☄️

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She has released hit after hit and has millions of streams. Yet, the femcee was humble, laid-back, resilient, compassionate, and smart. And like most 20-somethings, she is trying to make more than a difference.

Female rappers today, in her eyes, are brave. Not too long ago, it was hard for women to make a mark in the male-dominated rap scene. When G-Herbo’s Dream Team reached out to her initially, Savage says she was surprised and curious about where this new venture would take her.

Along the way, they grew a bond and became like family. During our sit down, Savage caught me up on what’s next. She doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. And with an undying passion for rapping (and coffee to the brim), Savage keeps going.


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The first lady of G-Herbo’s 150 Dream Team, Pretty Savage takes an honest approach to the notepad and everything that comes with her artistry. Though she’s easy on the eyes, her bars and versatility are what make eyebrows raise.

Between her lyrics, Savage is merciless towards those who’ve done her wrong or spoken poorly of her, especially for no reason. Yet, instead of being vindictive, she lets karma do the job. As one single off her album puts it, Savage “charges it to the game.”

The rapstress also displays admirable emotional vulnerability in times of reflection, but during others, Savage speaks about being money-oriented, gunplay, her drip, and facing the unknown.

On her latest 12-track debut Pretty Savage, the emotional gangster shows off a real fighting spirit through hard-hitting bars.


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GOODMORNING! FOLLOW MY TRILLER 🖤🔥 Neva trippin we jus “Charge it” to da game!

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Themes consist of love, trials that come with tribulations, betrayal, counting blue faces, elevation, her abundant success, and addressing those who diss her.

Notable tracks off Pretty Savage include “KU,” “Charge It,” and “Facetime.” The beat selections carry a load of bass, eerie piano numbers, snares, and open hi-hats. Her music, overall, is the perfect balance of ice-cold deliveries and scathing bars. “I’m yes, and no. Hot and cold. There are many sides to me,” said Pretty Savage.

Pretty Savage started penning rhymes at eight. Afterward, Savage would go on to write poetry and take an interest in singing.

Once she discovered her real voice, Savage freestyled over Chief Keef’s “Understand Me.” Following this, Savage released her first song, “No Hook,” which caught the eyes of G-Herbo and his dream. Eventually, she went on to collaborate with him on tunes like “Painter” and “Bug.”

She admires Eve, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, and Erykah Badu, to name a few. However, Savage would have loved to collaborate with the late rap icon Tupac. “He’s brilliant and a real leader,” she said, “I can tell that he’s compassionate.”


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KU” sees the rapper unbothered by those who are slick out the mouth. Over a spine-chilling piano number, open hi-hats, thumping baseline, and twinkle effect, Savage uses a bouncy flow to notify opps to bring it on. Like she raps in one line, “Red beam on both cheeks, let’s play a game of Jigsaw.”

If Savage needs to bring out the big guns, best believe she will. She’s got hittas that’ll do damage for her if need be. In summary, Savage is not intimidated by anyone or anything. They only hate cause they can’t be great.

She’s a go-getter with a knack for rapping hard bars and towards the minute mark, Pretty Savage uses a sing-song flow, proving in lyrics that she’s unapologetically herself.

Here Savage speaks faintly about pushing weight, her sick drippage, and getting to the check. Granted that Savage makes a high profit, she’s willing to break it with her homies.

Following after, G-Herbo speaks about living what he raps about. He works hard, and as a result, he gets a bag. If you’re quick to throw up a fist, he and his ride-or-dies will “run up with the drum.”

On “Charge It,” Pretty Savage is transparent about the pain she’s endured from a crooked past lover. Although Savage knew deep down that he wasn’t 100 percent truthful to her, she let bygones be bygones and looks past it.

But once his infidelity came to light, Savage discarded him like yesterday’s news. Instead of getting even, Savage “charged it to the game.” She left things in the past, choosing to turn her pain into profit.

As the track moves forward, Savage uses a line from Jay-Z’s “Song Cry.” Her feature, Alondo Jackson, speaks about his trouble in paradise. Between lyrics, Jackson talks about a woman who he wanted to still be with, even though she did him dirty.

He may forgive, but he surely won’t forget. The two alternate flows over an ambient backdrop full of harmonic cries, thumping 808’s and hi-hats.


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Before we get to her closing track, “Facetime” we have the pleasure of listening to gems like “Foreal,” “Banger,”  “Ready”  and “Headshot” on the way.

Each melody puts you in a trance as hi-hats and clever bass entrap you into an in-depth story from Savage’s epic journey to success. Tales of romance and riding out keep us entertained here.

By the time we arrive at the final track, Savage paints a picture of all the intimate things she has done with her man.

Most directly, the rapper speaks about his skills in the bedroom. Savage says he’s a great pleaser, which in turn, gets her a little riled up at times. As the song continues, Savage adds an excellent reason to the common egoistical saying like “Good lovemaking will make her go crazy.”

She raps, “If he got good d*ck, you have the right to trip. Sis, call him out.” When it comes to hopping in the sheets with her lover, she can’t FaceTime, because she’s getting face time.

Generally speaking, though, it’s best to call Savage instead of texting. “I’m the worst texter,” Savage says, before adding, “Physically, I don’t type on the keyboard.” Production-wise, “Facetime” uses a dark piano progression, thumping bassline, and open hi-hats.

For sure, Pretty Savage is on the come up, rap bars and all. Hopefully, you won’t miss out on her rise to the top. Take a listen to her debut album below.