Drip hustler and ATL rapper Gunna just dropped his new project on Young Thug’s YSL Records. Though he’a a well known quantity in the game with several mixtapes flooding the scene since 2016, “Drip or Drown 2” will be his first solo studio release.
In a crowded field on the same week, there are seven popular album releases vying for fan attention, as Gunna comes for his slice of the pie. I’m here to examine the album, “Drip Or Drown 2,” by Gunna. This is a No Cap! Album Review. Let’s Go!
First off, these are the 3 hottest songs on the album…
“3 Headed Snake” by Gunna feat. Young Thug.
“One Call” by Gunna
“Who You Foolin” by Gunna
“3 Headed Snake” is the best song on the album, hands down. It features Young Thug ripping the hottest performance on the record. Gunna also had his best performance on the album, with lyrics like…
“Hey, constantly dodging the grave
The world is a cage, the Planet of Apes (Planet)
Gotta keep the family straight
We know what it takes, the slimiest snakes.”
Gunna seems to take it to another level when Thug is on the track, and this one is a great example of that.
Lead single “One Call” is another hot one that’s getting lots of radio play. No features, just a fresh beat and Gunna flexing his hit-making style on the hook.
The most interesting sound on the project, comes from the one titled “Who You Foolin”. It features an interesting harp, or most likely, the sound of a Chinese zither providing harmony. With a slow rock he goes…
“Pick and chose who the right one to trust
Keep it real it’s a lot fake love
Niggas hate but they bitches in love
And the Bentley all white like a dove.”
If you’re patient, there are other tracks that may catch your ear on the album, but the pickings are few. “Same Yung Nig**” feat. Playboi Carti, “Richard Millie Plain,” and the unique lyrical flow of the song, “Speed It Up,” are worth a listen.
Having said that, I’m overall less impressed with this offering than I had hoped to be. Gunna’s style is laid back, but his tendency toward mumble rap is dragging down the work. By the time the album was down, I was left with a feeling of boredom – just speaking my piece, no cap.
I give the “Drip Or Drown 2” by Gunna 2 out of 5 Daggers. There’s a few here that will work, but no real bangers found – it does not Draw Blood. I’m waiting for the next project.