Gunna came up the contemporary Atlanta way (flood the streets and tweets with as many action-packed mixtapes as humanly possible) and is now amongst the most promising fresh acts from the school of harmonies that Young Thug built. One of those tapes -- Drip of Drown -- really sparked his "you gotta hear this guy Gunna" momentum. Now the melodic dread head is back with a follow up to that acclaimed 2017 mixtape.
A fter releasing a series of underground mixtapes and being nurtured by Young Thug, 25-year-old rapper Gunna was picked up for guest spots by Mariah Carey, Travis Scott and Future in 2018, and hit the US Top 5 via one of his collaborations with fellow Atlantan Lil Baby: the beautifully melancholic Drip Too Hard. He thus enters 2019 as one of America's most-fancied MCs, and this debut solo album - thoughtful, affecting and quietly proud - justifies the hype.
The Young Thug influence is admittedly clear: while Gunna doesn't have the same wizened vocal idiosyncrasies, he shares his rather disconsolate bearing.