Gunna's new project Drip Or Drown finds the Young Thug understudy teaming with Wheezy, a producer who is partially responsible for some of Thug's best work, and is now building chemistry with YSL's next up. On "Don't Give Up," Gunna sounds more comfortable and in-the-pocket than ever, slipping from a tight triplet flow into a melodic and emotionally-charged hook. It's a refined and well-structured track that stands as one of the rising Atlanta rapper's best, and hints at a direction that should separate him from Thug comparisons in the future.
In an interview with HNHH earlier this year, Gunna spoke of what makes Atlanta rap so unique. "I feel like Atlanta -- it’s just our style," he said. I feel like style compliments music, they go together. Our city, our state, that we come with fly shit -- lot of clothes and a lot of expensive cars and all that shit -- it helps with the music. That’s how you got good artists who put out good music, who can really put that shit together, who really live that life."
Listen to Gunna's Drip Or Drown EP, which features a guest appearance from Young Thug, here.
I call the shots, I'm a coach
I came to kill like a Zoe
I'm only feeding my folks
Climb to the top like a rope
Chokers all 'round my neck, I'ma choke
We cleaning this money with soap
With this bread, I stack and reload
Talk to God, ain't losing no hope