Everyone has that guilty pleasure rapper who isn’t exactly going to go over with the purists, but just makes that head-banging, ignorant hip-hop that we all need from time to time.
Ever since his feature on Kendrick Lamar’s Cartoon and Cereal, Gunplay has cemented his position as mine. His Bogota Rich mixtape has a few gems on there for cutting loose and getting crazy, and whilst this is comparatively tame, it’s still likeable for similar reasons. An aggressive production with a menacing pace backs up Gunplay’s intense raps well, boasting a couple of samples that I’m fairly sure are from select 90s hip-hop tracks (for once, I can’t recall which ones), but it’s the video that tells you all you need to know about this guy. From snorting electronic cigarettes to general spazzing in a studio, it’s full of the energy and eccentricity Gunplay brings to the table, and with the 106 and Snort (…) mixtape coming soon, I’m sure there’s more where this came from.