Gunna has taken the world of music and fashion by storm in recent years. Signed to big labels like ‘300 Entertainment’ and ‘YSL Records’, he is considered to be one of the best rapper in the hip-hop music industry. His best-known albums include ‘Drip Season 3’, ‘Drip Harder’, and the chart-topping ‘Drip or Drown 2’. Gunna heart-wrenching style of lyrics draws inspiration from his life. Additionally, the resilience shown by him to overcome the odds is clearly reflected in some of his greatest hits. These include songs like “Phase”, “Floyd Mayweather”, “Life Goes On”, “Yosemite”, “Never Recover”, and “3 Headed Snake”. Furthermore, his fashion sense and style have guaranteed him a unique place in the world of fashion. He sat front row at the ‘New York Fashion Week’ and performed at ‘Paris Men’s Week’, etc. Undoubtedly, all of these have contributed to him being hailed as one of the biggest hip-hop influencers of recent times.
Gunna or Sergio Giavanni Kitchens is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion influencer who began his journey as a rapper at a very young age. Growing up in Atlanta, he was influenced by the hardships that his family had to face. He even got involved in taking drugs, but sorted himself out. This is when rap music came to his rescue. On June 16, 2013, Gunna released his first mixtape ‘Hard Body’. It featured some of his earliest hits, including “Hardbody”, “We Live This”, “Faded”, “I’m Not a Criminal”, and others. While these did not top any charts, his inherent talent caught the attention of hip-hop heavyweights. He was then introduced to rapper Young Thug by King Troup. This was a life-changing for him as Young Thug took him under his wing and signed him to ‘YSL Records’ in 2016. This led to his first collaboration as he was featured in Young Thug’s hit “Floyd Mayweather”.
His first mixtape under YSL Records, ‘Drip Season’ was released on October 14, 2016. Although it was not a chart-topper, there was no denying the gritty lyrics and rapping style of the young rapper. ‘Drip Season 2’ was released on May 11, 2017. This announced the debut of Gunna to the world. With songs like “Phase”, “Another Wave (Ft. Lil Duke & Shad da God)”, “Belly of the Beast”, “YSL (Ft. Playboi Carti)”, and “Beat the Case (Ft. Offset)”, etc. the mixtape was a massive hit. However, the success was almost nothing when compared to the success of his third mixtape ‘Drip Season 3’. The EP ‘Drip or Drown’ was first released on November 30, 2017, as a prelude to the album. It immediately generated attention.
‘Drip Season 3’ was finally released on February 2, 2018. The hard work he had put into the album turned it into his breakout mixtape. Each and every song in the album became massively popular. Some of Gunna’s best songs from the mixtape are “Helluva Price”, “Drippin”, “Almighty (Ft. Hoodrich Pablo Juan)”, “Car Sick (Ft. Metro Boomin & NAV)”, and “Drip or Drown (Remix) (Ft. Lil Yachty)”. He emulated the success with his fourth mixtape ‘Drip Harder’ (released October 5, 2018). The mixtape, in collaboration with Lil Baby, featured industry heavyweights like Drake, Young Thug, Lil Durk, and others. It was released after the single “Sold Out Dates” was leaked. Although the song did not feature in the album, it became one of their greatest hits. ‘Drip Harder’ also featured chart-toppers like “Drip Too Hard”, “Off White VLONE (Ft. Lil Durk & NAV)”, and “Never Recover” by Lil Baby, Gunna & Drake.
Continuing on his upward trajectory, Gunna released his debut studio album ‘Drip or Drown 2’ on February 22, 2019. The album was critically acclaimed. It also debuted at number 1, on the ‘Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart’. It is on its way to becoming his best-selling album to date. It showcases hits like “Outstanding”, “3 Headed Snake, Ft. Young Thug”, “Speed It Up”, and “Same Yung N---a, Ft. Playboi Carti”. Besides his success in the music industry, Gunna is also making waves in the world of fashion. His unique style of street fashion combined with high profile brands like ‘Off White’, ‘Dior’, ‘Gucci’, ‘Chanel’, ‘Pyer Moss’, etc, have made him a darling of the fashion world. He has not only walked the runway at ‘Paris Fashion Week’, but performed at ‘Paris Men’s Week’. He has also been regularly featured in articles by ‘Vogue’, ‘GQ’.
On April 16, 2021, Gunna released a collaborative album with Young Thug and their record label Young Stoner Life titled Slime Language 2. On January 7, 2022, Gunna released his third studio album, DS4Ever, which is the fourth and final installment in his Drip Season series. The album features guest appearances from Future, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Drake, Kodak Black, Chlöe, Lil Baby, G Herbo, Nechie, Chris Brown, Yung Bleu, and Roddy Ricch.
🔔Exclusive: Gunna DMs Serge Ibaka To Explain the Meaning Of "Pushin P". Gunna hit up Serge Ibaka in his DMs to explain the meaning of "pushin P" after the Los Angeles Clippers center asked his followers on social media what the viral phrase means. The phrase "pushin P" has grown in popularity after being featured as a song title on Gunna's newest album, DS4EVER.
"What does “Pushin P” mean on @1GunnaGunna song?" Ibaka tweeted and posted on his Instagram story on Saturday"
Ibaka shared a screenshot of the message on Twitter.
"You heard it from Pushin [P] himself #nowIknow [P]," Ibaka captioned the post.
Gunna has taken to social media to explain the meaning of the phrase before. Earlier this month, he gave several examples of what is and what isn't P.
"Jumpin n a person beef or situation when u dk wats goin on Not [P]," he wrote in one tweet.
In others he added: "Now…putting your people in position is [P]. Bossing up your B*tch is [P]. Risking your life to feed your family is [P]. Being a real n***a off the Internet is [P]. I’m Pushing [P]."
🔔Exclusive: Gunna Had Dinner With Kanye West & Julia Fox At Paris Fashion Week "kenzo's fashion show" WITH PUSHA T, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, TYLER THE CREATOR AND MORE.... Gunna shared photos posing in Bottega Veneta and matching green and black sweater, Gunna went to Paris amidst his DS4EVER album on an elite run on the charts.