After increasing anticipation to a boiling point, Atlanta’s hottest rising artist, buzzing rapper, and Slaughter Gang member 21 Lil Harold unveils his anxiously awaited debut album, AFTER THE CURSE, via Slaughter Gang/Epic Records. Listen to AFTER THE CURSE HERE.
The 12-track body of work spotlights his impressive progression both sonically and visually. Among many highlights, he sets the tone for the project with the intense, yet infectious opener “My Real Dawgs” [feat. Young Nudy]. Elsewhere, cinematic classical piano blazes through an ominous beat on the standout “Ain’t On None” [feat. 21 Savage]. He and the Slaughter Gang founder and GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum rap superstar ignite an undeniable back-and-forth. Nardo Wick pulls up on the anthemic “Give No Fcks,” while the finale “Black Mobb” culminates with bright keys and upbeat rhymes from 21 Lil Harold as it illustrates his melodic sensibility.
Check out the full tracklisting below.
Last week, he bulldozed a path for AFTER THE CURSE with “OUT OF TIME.” It has just started to gain traction on streaming partners in addition to earning critical acclaim. Right out of the gate, HotNewHipHop declared, “The song further cements him as one of the most promising rising stars in the game,” and ATTACK THE CULTURE assured, “21 Lil Haroldgets you into an Atlanta state of mind,” before going on to laud AFTER THE CURSE as “much-needed.”
The project also boasts “Damn” [feat. G Herbo]. In addition to nearing 1 million total streams, the song incited critical applause. Lyrical Lemonade hailed it as “an undeniable banger” and promised, “21 Lil Harold is up next.” HotNewHipHop enthusiastically described them as “the perfect match.” Of another fan favorite “Robbin Season,” HotNewHipHop proclaimed, “The ATL native is known for explaining his tough life experiences through music. Delivering massive bars over bass-thumping beats is the route he usually takes, and his most recent release falls into that category.”
Following a period of intense subject matter, AFTER THE CURSE turns the page on the next chapter as 21 Lil Harold and his closest brothers focus on the moment and, finally, revel in a bit of their success.
Meanwhile, his breakout project LARRY (Deluxe) notably yielded the fan favorite banger “Good Times” [feat. Offset]. The latter reeled in 1.7 million Spotify streams, while Lyrical Lemonade proclaimed, “21 Lil Harold is looking like the artist that has the necessary charisma, talent, and connections required to succeed in his cutthroat market.”
During 2021, LARRY (Deluxe) captivated the culture and cemented 21 Lil Harold as an artist-to-watch. He dedicated the project to his friend Larry who tragically passed away. He went on to name each track after a friend who knew Larry. Piling up over 5 million-plus streams, it boasted fan favorites such as “Savage,” “Muffin (Freak Hoe)” [feat. Latto], and “Johnny” [feat. G Herbo], to name a few. Not to mention, it organically attracted co-signs from Drake, Travis Scott, Druski, and more.
It’s 21 Lil Harold season. Experience AFTER THE CURSE now.
After The Curse Tracklisting
01. My Real Dawgs (feat. Young Nudy)
02. Milli Talk
03. Robbin Season
04. My Flow
05. Ain’t On None (feat. 21 Savage)
06. Damn (feat. G Herbo)
07. Bratt Talk
08. Ain’t My Type
09. Out of Time
11. Give No Fcks (feat. Nardo Wick)
12. Black Mobb