Following the release of his sophomore album Wunna, Gunna was interviewed by his YSL label boss and frequent collaborator Young Thug for a special feature in Interview Magazine. Thugger asked his Atlanta-bred protege a series of questions, including his favorite TV shows, his high school crush and who he thinks is the best rapper alive.
“It would have to be you, Slime, on God,” Gunna told Thug. “You make the most songs out of everybody. Anybody can rap and make songs but you’re making real songs. It’s hard to do that. I understand it because I make songs, too.”
Elsewhere in their chat, Gunna also named up-and-coming rapper South Side Nechie as the next big rap star. The two Atlanta artists collaborated on Gunna’s Wunna cut, “ADDYS.”
“That boy ain’t playing no games. He’s under the radar, but he’s fixing to real-deal pop out. Everybody don’t know him. As soon as we get out his record, he’s going to be heard of,” Gunna explained. “... He’s from Atlanta like me and you. He been working... He’s been putting out little projects already but this project that he finna get ready to put out is real-deal, hands-on. So, when it comes out, you going to hear it, it’s going to touch some spots.”
Gunna’s Wunna LP is currently projected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The 18-track effort is expected to sell between 110,000 and 130,000 equivalent album units and includes collaborations with Roddy Ricch, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Nechie and Thug. The album also arrived with a Wunna documentary, which featured several producers who worked on the album, such as Wheezy, Taurus, Turbo and Keyz.
“It’s like my alter ego,” Gunna explained to Thug about the album’s title. “I’m a Gemini, so they say Geminis are like two people, and I feel like Wunna is my second person, like that’s the second me. That’s what I’m giving you with this album. The more cool, the more spontaneous, the wilder Gunna.”
Revisit Wunna below.