Drip. Drip. Drip. There’s a new player in the Southern Rap scene who’s tunes give him just as much sauce as his style. From rapping causally to hopping on tracks with Atlanta’s Godfather’s of rap all in one year, meet Young Thug/300 Entertainment YSL Records’ newest signee, Gunna.
The College Park native had been collaborating with Young Thug for a while after they met at the Atlanta legend’s video shoot for the track “With That”. After collabing with Thug, on the mixtape “JEFFEREY”, Gunna started to stir the sauce.
Growing up in the south, Gunna carries the sound of what you picture any kid brought up with the influences of Young Thug and Gucci Mane would have – heavy hitting staccato trap flows. Repetitive, however, it works for a special few – and Gunna is without a doubt one of them repping this New Age Atlanta shit.
Almost more important than music, though, is the lifestyle a southern rapper lives, says ATL-native. Style has always been a part of the relatively new-to-the-game rappers image – crediting Atlanta. According to our homie, that’s the reason he got into rap in the first place; he already liked living a flashy life – rapping was the final ingredient to the sauce.
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,” said the now YSL trapper.
Whether it be his swag, music or both, Gunna is creating waves in the industry. While the exact details of his new YSL Records contract aren’t for public eyes, we definitely know it was worth over $1 million, thanks to none other than a good low-key twitter war – classic.
After releasing “Drip Season 3”, Gunna had other offers on the table besides his big bros YSL contract. Tweeting at Gunna was once again, non other than the South’s other trap heavyweight, Gucci Mane. Offering the kid $1 Million on the spot to sign to Guwop’s record label, 1017 records with #NoCap
Young Thug wasn’t taking any shit, though. Quickly shooting back calling Gucci “kid” and that Thug had already offered him the $1 Mil. with #NOCAP, the thought of Gunna leaving was put to rest. Shit got low-key heated by some southern heavyweights, but things appear to have smoothed over since.
Looking to release more collaborations with Migos and of course Jefferey himself, Gunna has big plans he’s cooking up. Personally, I’m excited to hear how he develops his own unique sound. There’s a fucking awesome opportunity for a Migos flow x Young Thug melodic sound here, and I hope our guy gunna can make it happen.
When asked about specifics regarding YSL’s future, Gunna keeps it short and sweet saying, “Expect hits. That’s it from YSL Records. Hits.”. For drippin’ sake, let’s hope so.