A rapper and composer from the United States, Gunna has total career earnings of $4 million. Gunna achieved his first significant level of success with the “Drip Season” mixtape series. Following the release of his first studio album, “Drip or Drown 2,” in 2019, he achieved his greatest success to date with the release of his album “Wunna” in 2020, which made its debut at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2022, Gunna achieved his second number-one album in a row with the release of “DS4Ever.” The collaboration between Gunna and Lil Baby, “Drip Too Hard,” peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He has worked together creatively with a number of musicians, some of whom include Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Durk, and Drake, among others.
An indictment involving Gunna and fellow rapper Young Thug was filed on May 20, 2022. Alleged felony offenses include drug possession with intent to distribute and receive stolen property, according to the 180-page indictment. After he surrendered, Gunna was taken into custody on suspicion of participating in a RICO conspiracy.
Gunna Early Life
Gunna, whose actual name is Sergio Giavanni Kitchens, was born on June 14, 1993, in College Park, Georgia. His birth certificate lists his real name as Sergio Giavanni Kitchens.
He is the youngest of five children; his mother raised him along with his four elder brothers. When Kitchens was younger, he enjoyed listening to music by singers like Outkast, Cam’ron, and Chingy; at the age of 15, he started writing his own songs after being influenced by the styles of these musicians.
It was at Ronald E. McNair Middle School in Atlanta, North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs, and Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn that he received his formal education.
Gunna Career Beginnings
Under the alias Yung Serg, Kitchens issued the digital version of his mixtape titled “Hard Body” in 2013, which marked the beginning of his career. A couple of years later, he was introduced to fellow rapper Young Thug by their common buddy Keith Troup. Keith Troup was also a friend of both of them.
After that, Kitchens, who performs by the stage name Gunna, was featured on Young Thug’s song “Floyd Mayweather,” which was included on Thug’s mixtape “Jeffery” in 2016 and also featured Gucci Mane and Travis Scott.
Gunna Drip Season Mixtapes
Gunna’s “Drip Season” mixtape was released by Young Thug’s record label YSL Records in 2016. There were cameos from Lil Duke, Thug, Nechie, and others on the mixtape. Offset and Playboi Carti was also featured on Gunna’s “Drip Season 2” mixtape, which was released in 2017.
His debut EP, “Drip or Drown,” was then released. Gunna released “Drip Season 3” at the beginning of 2018, which included Lil Durk, Metro Boomin, Lil Yachty, and Hoodrich Pablo Juan. Meanwhile, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Young Thug, and Young Jordan all made appearances on the album’s deluxe edition.
Gunna Studio Albums
“Drip or Drown 2” was Gunna’s first studio album, and it was released in February of 2019. The singles “One Call” and “Speed it Up” served as promotional material for the album. The album was a success, entering the Billboard 200 chart at position number three, and receiving overwhelmingly favorable reviews from music reviewers. Gunna’s second studio album, titled “Wunna,” was an even bigger success than his first.
The song “Wunna,” which was released in May of 2020, immediately climbed to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, making it Gunna’s first number-one smash. The songs “Skybox,” “Dollaz on My Head,” and “Title Track” were released as singles in order to promote the album. In July, a deluxe edition of the album was made available, which contained fresh guest appearances from musicians such as Nav and Future, in addition to eight additional songs.
“DS4Ever” was Gunna’s third studio album, and it was released by the artist in January of 2022. The album is the fourth and final part of the “Drip Season” series, and it features guest appearances from artists such as 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Kodak Black, Drake, and Roddy Ricch. It also serves as the series’s title track.
Gunna has now had two consecutive hits that debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart; the first was “Wunna,” and the second was “DS4Ever.”
Collaborations and Guest Appearances
Over the course of his career, Gunna has worked in tandem with a large number of other musicians. The mixtape “Drip Harder” was released in 2018, and it was a collaboration between him and Lil Baby.
Both the mixtape and its single “Drip Too Hard” were tremendously successful, climbing to number four on the respective Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100 charts. In addition, Gunna collaborated with Lil Baby on the production of the successful non-album track “Sold Out Dates!.” Meanwhile, Gunna appears alongside Nav as a featured guest on Travis Scott’s hit “Yosemite.” The track was released earlier this year.
The song “Turks,” which Gunna and Nav worked on together in 2020 and released as the lead single for Nav’s album “Good Intentions,” was a product of their collaboration. In addition, Gunna may be heard on the track “Codeine” that is included on that album. After this, he joined forces with Young Thug and Turbo to create the song “Quarantine Clean.”
The YSL compilation album titled “Slime Language 2” was released in 2021 as a result of Gunna and Thug’s continued working relationship. In addition to his earlier guest spots, Gunna was featured on the remix of Pop Smoke’s song “Dior”; the song “My Hood” by Marlo; and the song “Numbers” by A Boogie with the Hoodie.
In addition, he was featured on Young Thug’s debut studio album, “So Much Fun,” on the tracks “Hot” and “Surf.” Additionally, he was a featured artist on the single “Lemonade” by the hip hop collective Internet Money.
For his school mater’s Ronald E. McNair Middle School’s free grocery market, Gunna teamed up with hunger relief and sustainable food waste management business Good.