Gunna releases new album 'WUNNA': Review
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The drip king himself, AKA, Gunna, dropped his first full-length project since 2019 last Friday. WUNNA, stands for “Wealthy Unapologetic Ni**a Naturally Authentic” and it was well worth the wait.
The album cover shows an animated version of a blonde-locked Gunna replacing Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, as he is suspended in an astrological birth chart. Ironically, Gunna is a Gemini and Geminis are known for having altered egos; hence the birth of WUNNA.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gunna revealed that most of the album was recorded in less than a month’s time during a trip to Jamaica. The island is credited for influencing the overall feel of the project.
"I flew to Jamaica and I recorded out there for like three weeks. That’s basically where I came up with the whole WUNNA title [and] the majority of the songs that’s on the album out there," Gunna told Rolling Stone.
WUNNA includes features from several prominent artists including Lil Baby, Nechie, Young Thug, Roddy Rich, and Travis Scott — all of whom are "drip enthusiasts," just like Gunna. Wheezy, Tay Keith, and Turbo are also responsible for producing a majority of the album.
Money, designer clothes, luxury cars, jewelry, bomb vacation spots, and beautiful women are all common themes throughout the project. Not a minute goes by where Gunna isn’t reminding haters that they aren’t on the same playing field as him. In one song in particular, “MOTW,” Gunna raps about his steady flow of income that may never stop.
The hip-hop artist raps fluently through the bouncy melody of “ARGENTINA,” where he describes encounters with women from Argentina and California.
The epitome of all things extravagant, Gunna's describes his style to be just as high fashion as the Met Gala ball. On the appropriately named track “MET GALA,” Gunna describes his style as a trendsetter and how he walks into any event dressed as if it were the Met Gala. If you listen to “MET GALA” correctly, you’ll have Gunna’s Met Gala drip leaking right out of your air pods.
Produced by Wheezy, “ROCKSTAR BIKERS & CHAINS,” has a grungy, black leather outfit, and spiked collar vibe to it, and fans are loving every minute of it. This track has a unique sound and is unlike any other on the album, but it matches Gunna's non-sequitur flow.
The last track ends the album on a more relaxed note. “FAR,” which features Young Thug, feels like a poetic conversation between both Atlanta natives. They speak on succeeding against the odds and living large despite their rough upbringing.
“I work so hard on this album Mann I just really want u guys to enjoy it,” he shared via Instagram just a few days before the big release.
Check out the rest of WUNNA, available now on all streaming platforms.