Drip or Drown 2 is the debut studio album by the rapper who is signed to Young Thug’s record label YSL Records, as well as 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records.
Gunna became one of the late 2010s’ fastest-rising rap artists without raising his voice. Almost slurring and occasionally stuttering, he maintained the poise of a seasoned veteran from his appearance on Young Thug’s “Floyd Mayweather” (2016) to his early mixtapes and the Lil Baby collaboration Drip Harder (2018).
Gunna has maintained his commercial standing since reaching the pop Top Ten with Lil Baby with the number three hit Drip or Drown 2 (2019), the chart-topping follow-up WUNNA (2020), and the number one compilation Slime Language 2.
Gunna began rapping and listening to music as a hobby in his early teens. When he was introduced to Atlanta MC Young Thug by a mutual friend in 2016, he became more serious about pursuing a career in hip-hop.
Gunna was soon in the studio, hopping on Young Thug’s “Floyd Mayweather,” where he contributed a verse alongside Gucci Mane and Travis Scott. The single, which peaked at number 41 on Billboard’s R&B/hip-hop chart, propelled Gunna to relative fame. He was quickly signed to Young Thug’s YSL label.
Gunna had released the Drip Season mixtape by late 2016. Drip Season 2 was released in 2017, and Drip or Drown, an EP produced entirely by Wheezy, was released in 2019. Gunna debuted on the Billboard 200 in early 2018 with Drip Season 3, which featured guest appearances from Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, and Metro Boomin and debuted at number 55.
Within ten months, the rapper returned alongside Lil Baby with Drip Harder, which charted at number four and featured “Drip Too Hard,” his first platinum-certified single. Gunna was ready for his debut album at this point, and he had even made his first big genre-crossover move with a verse on Mariah Carey’s “Stay Long Love You.”
Drip or Drown 2 was released in February 2019 and surpassed Gunna’s previous placements by debuting at number three on the Billboard 200. In April 2020, Gunna, Young Thug, and Turbo released “Quarantine Clean,” a collaborative single with a hook that alluded to the global quarantines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gunna’s Young Stoner Life compilation Slime Language 2 became his second chart-topper in 2021. Travis Scott, Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Big Sean, Skepta, Future, Kid Cudi, and a slew of other celebrities performed onstage.
- Fuckin’ it best, relieving stress and still get blessed with this paper
- Know I separated you from the rest and gon’ make sure that you stable
- Yeah, you chosen, got you frozen, check that time on the Rollie
- I hit Herman’s, it’s close to closin’ but they gon’ keep it open
- Spin a G6 and now we coastin’, everything is slow motion