“Snitches & Rats” by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (ft. Young Nudy)

A ‘snitch’ and a ‘rat’ are colloquial terms for criminals who decide to cooperate with law enforcement in order to protect themselves. This type of behavior is highly frowned upon in the outlaw community. Accordingly, as made obvious throughout the track, 21 Savage and Young Nudy have a considerable amount of disdain for these types of individuals.  However, their threats of violence are not only aimed at snitches. For the rappers also have considerable beef with internet gangsters, i.e. the type of guys who talk tough online but don’t have the actual street cred to back it up. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for 21 Savage's Snitches & Rats at Lyrics.org.

So basically, what we have here is the rappers presenting themselves as killers but even more importantly the type of individuals that you “don’t test” by snitching or talking junk, or else the consequences can be deadly.


In all, the rappers are using this song to threaten the following groups of people:

  • “Snitches”
  • “Rats”
  • Guys who talk like they’re killers but in real life aren’t

Facts about “Snitches & Rats”

“Snitches & Rats” is featured on a collaborative project by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin entitled “Savage Mode II”. On the album, this song has an interlude also called Snitches & Rats which is narrated by veteran Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman himself.

Boomin produced this song in conjunction with Peter L. Johnson. And he also co-wrote it with Savage and Nudy.

Savage and Young Nudy, the two vocalists on this track, have an extensive collaboration history dating back to 2015. In fact it has been noted that they are relatives. They are actually cousins of each other.

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