Drip or Drown 2 damages Gunna’s reputation

Bettine Caffrey, Staff Writer

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Sergio Kitchens, better known as Gunna, started his hip-hop career in 2016 thanks to a mutual friend who had introduced to him to Atlanta MC Young Thug. He signed with YSL Records and released his first official album Drip Season in October of that
same year.

Gunna’s colossal success with his second most recent album Drip Harder, which he had collaborated with Lil Baby on, soared to the top of the charts. However, his new album forced two sides to form: hate or obsession. Drip or Drown 2, released in February, was fairly disappointing. The background music with Gunna’s lyrics did not flow at all; it was rather awkward.

Due to the fact that the music and lyrics barely flowed in a single song, the background music and lyrics sounded like they should be two completely different tracks. It is nearly impossible to comprehend Gunna’s lyrics. The background music is twice as loud as his voice in most songs.

Because of his inaudibility, his songs are hard to catch on to or sing along to. The song “Out The Hood,” was the
only song that I could comprehend a word of. In “On a Mountain,” again, the background music completely dominated the song, increasing the difficulty to clarify what Gunna is rapping about. The only song I found upbeat was “3 Headed Snake” due to Gunna and Young Thug’s voices complimenting each other well. Most rap songs are energetic, putting an emphasis on a message, or a story being conveyed; Drip or Drown 2 simply lacked this.

Maybe it’s possible rap fans have their expectations too high or too low. Gunna’s album immediate ranked number one on Apple Music’s top charts. However, Gunna is not any competitor to Lil Skies or 2 Chainz. 2 Chainz and Lil Skies did not struggle
walking over Gunna.