Gunna Returns With Stylish But Overlong "One Of Wun" Album

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Gunna does a lot of skating on this one.

Gunna has spent the last few years doing damage control. He was arrested in relation to the YSL Rico indictment, and his decision to cop a plea deal led to debate over whether he was a "snitch." It's a tough label to get rid of once it's been applied, but the Georgia rapper has done a good job of redirecting fans back to his music. Gunna's 2023 album, A Gift & a Curse, spawned his second top 10 hit, and his latest album, One of Wun, is an attempt to bolster his credibility as an artist.

One of Wun has some Gunna's slickest album cuts to date. "whatsapp (wassam)" remains a standout, but it's a credit to the uniformly excellent production that it sounds at home. "collage" and "neck on a yacht" are braggadocios cuts that further the opulent, unhurried tone of the album as a whole. Gunna has more confidence than ever when it comes to finding catchy, unique rhyming pockets, and it shows. "On one tonight" and "still prevail" are low on substance but high on style. Frankly, that's where Gunna excels.

Gunna Goes For a More Stylish, Relaxed Sound

One of Wun is surprisingly light on features, though it actually plays to the album's benefit. It's a breath of fresh air when Normami and Leon Bridges show up on "$$$" and "clear my rain," respectively. Gunna does surprisingly well on these more soulful cuts. Offset and Roddy Ricch provide the only guest verses, and the former absolutely steals the show on "prada dem." It's probably still the best song on the album. The biggest knock against One of Wun is that it's too long. It's 20 songs, and even on first listen, you can pick out tracks that could've been cut. There's a better album within the finished product we got.

What are your thoughts on this brand-new album One of Wun by Gunna? Is this the rapper's best album yet? Which song is your favorite and why? Do you think the rapper is throwing subs at Future? We would like to hear what you have to say, so be sure to leave your takes in the comments section. Additionally, always keep it locked in with HNHH for all of the latest news surrounding Gunna. Finally, stay with us for everything else going on around the music world.

One of Wun Tracklist:

  1. collage
  2. one of wun
  3. neck on a yacht
  4. whatsapp (wassam)
  5. hakuna matata
  6. prada dem (featuring Offset)
  7. treesh
  8. one one tonight
  9. back in the a
  10. trio
  11. still prevail
  12. blackjack
  13. $$$ (featuring Normani)
  14. clear my rain (featuring Leon Bridges)
  15. conscience
  16. the time
  17. let it breathe (featuring Roddy Rich)
  18. life's changing
  19. today i did good
  20. time reveals, be careful what you wish for
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Danilo is a writer based out of San Diego. He graduated from the Art Institute of Tucson with a B.A. in digital media, and has since forged a career as a pop culture journalist. He covered hip-hop for Heavy.com, Rhyme Junkies and PopMatters prior to joining HotNewHipHop.com. Danilo's top five is constantly changing, but Biggie and Slug from Atmosphere remain permanent fixtures. His favorite rap album of all time is "Late Registration" by Kanye West, and that stays the same.