The splenetic Miami knucklehead Gunplay is the most consistently talented and entertaining piece of Rick Ross’s entire Maybach Music empire, but it’s tough to imagine him ever getting more famous than he is. He’s named Gunplay, he raps exclusively about committing socially reprehensible acts, and he’s currently under house arrest for pulling a gun on an accountant. But Gunplay’s major-label debut is coming, and if Def Jam manages to make a star about him, I’ll take back every bad thing I ever said about the label. First single “Drop” is a great start: A snarly banger that’s catchy enough for radio, even in radio-edit form, with all the cusses turned into dub-style aural blurs. Listen below.
Gunplay’s solo album Medellin is out next year on Def Jam.