Gunna has officially released his sophomore album, Wunna. The 18-track effort sees features from Young Thug, Travis Scott, Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby and Nechie, with production from Wheezy, Turbo, Tay Keith and more.
Speaking with Ebro Darden on Beats 1 Radio after the album’s release, Gunna explained the evolution of his and frequent collaborator Lil Baby’s recording process.
“It ain’t forced. It’s like it’s easy now,” he told the radio host. “It’s like we both developed and got ourselves together where we was doing this sh*t when we weren’t together, and now that we at a point where we stable and we controlling the market, it’s easier. You know what I’m saying? Especially when we do it together…Now it’s two minds, two great minds pulling together. So it’d be easier. A hundred percent, and he ain’t changed and I ain’t changed. Like he the same person, he just richer. I’m the same person, I’m just richer.”
Gunna also opened up about his newfound friendship with Roddy Ricch. The pair first teamed up on “Start Wit Me” from Roddy’s debut project, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial.
“Once we did ‘Start Wit Me,’ man he took me to the projects over there,” Gunna explained. “I just like our energy, kind of like just me and Baby. He just from California, so he liked the same sh*t I like, it just might be different. You know what I’m saying? In a different way. But we still can relate to each other and sh*t. And then we were just rocking. I’m always in LA, so when I’m there now, it’s just like bro, where you at? Pull up. And we might not even doing something today, we just kicking it.”
Wunna is named for Gunna’s alter ego, which he says is the reason behind the project’s experimental new sounds. “I wanted it to feel like a difference,” he said. “I wanted to elevate. I wanted it to be like, ‘He went out of his box.’”
Stream Wunna below.