Album Review: Gunna - Drip Or Drown 2

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Reviewed: Dante Thomas

Off the heels of an incredible 2018, the biggest question for Atlanta MC Gunna is ‘what’s next?’ If Drip or Drown 2 is any indication of what is to come in 2019, the answer is more of the same.

While it may come as a letdown after an incredible 2018 run, Drip or Drown 2 is a project that provides many hits and doesn’t show any signs of Gunna abandoning what propelled him to the top last year.

The album is jam-packed with trap instrumentals from Atlanta’s finest producers. Wheezy and Turbo exclusively produced the entire album, and it’s safe to say that they don’t disappoint.

The project starts out on the right foot, providing its best song from the start in Wit It. Gunna uses his silky-smooth flow over a bouncy trap-flavored instrumental provided by Wheezy to create momentum from the get-go. From there, the repetitive nature of Gunna takes hold. While there aren’t any bad tracks, there are certainly some that are uninteresting and work better as background music. None of the tracks are bad, but some feel like a re-tread of previous Gunna songs.

All-in-all, the Drip or Drown 2 is full of songs that are just okay, with a few bright spots at the beginning and end of the album specifically. It might not be the best start to 2019 that Gunna was hoping for, but it’s enough to keep him relevant and have listeners looking forward to a project in the near future.