The long awaited Drip or Drown 2 by the rapper Gunna does not come up short, to say the least. The sequel to the short mix tape Drip or Drown is nothing less than spectacular. This new music from Atlanta, Gunna’s hometown, will no doubt have Atlanta and lots of other cities buzzing.
The album delivers a slow rapping melodies which this artist is very widely known for. The seductive monotony enriches the downbeat quest for meaning that Gunna serves. In Drip or Drown 2, Gunna innovates ad-libs that have always stayed planted with no originality in rap by giving them a strong spin. He stretches the ad-libs out and overlaps them into the next line, giving the effect that he is having a conversation behind the music. It is beautiful swim of words! This take on ad-libs goes perfectly with his ongoing aquatic theme throughout the album.
The production on this album, by prestigious produces Turbo the Great and Wheezy, is nothing less that exquisite. Using a wide range of instruments like a koto or echoing guitars as in this was a rock album. Soft strings flourish in this trap album as well making it soothing for the whole world to hear. Gunna delivered a calm, confident, perfect album for America and the rest of the world.