Who is American Rapper Gunna?
Gunna born Sergio Giavanni Kitchens is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia. He’s currently signed to Young Thug‘s YSL Records and to 300 Entertainment.
Gunna made a name for himself with the ‘Drip Season mixtape series. His discography also includes Drip or Drown 2 (2019) and Drip Harder (2018) with Lil Baby. He’s collaborated with Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Kap G, and Metro Boomin among others.
Gunna Was born in Georgia
Giavanni Kitchens is 30 years old as of 2023. He was born on June 14, 1993, in College Park, Georgia. He grew up with his mother and four older brothers and began creating music at the age of fifteen.
Kitchens attended North Springs Charter School of Arts and Sciences, as well as Langston Hughes High School. His family did not have wealth, and he learned to persevere through challenging circumstances.
Gunna stands 5 feet and 10 inches tall.
Gunna’s Music Career
At the age of 13, Sergio began rapping as a hobby and released his first project, Hard Body, in June 2013 with SPC Entertainment. This project included popular tracks such as “We Live This,” “Faded,” and “I’m Not a Criminal.”
Later in 2016, the rapper was introduced to Atlanta rapper Young Thug through a mutual friend. After connecting, they began making music together, including Gunna’s feature on Young Thug’s single “Floyd Mayweather” alongside Travis Scott and Gucci Mane.
This song peaked at #41 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Songs chart and was also featured on Young Thug’s mixtape Jeffery (2016). He signed to Young Thug’s YSL label that same year and released his first project on the label, Drip Season, in October 2016.
This project featured guest appearances from Nechie and Duke. In May 2017, he released the second installment of the Drip Season series, which included popular songs such as “Phase,” “Belly of The Beast,” and “YSL” featuring Playboi Carti. Rappers Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Offset, and Shad Da God also made appearances on the project.
In November 2017, Giavanni Kitchens released his debut EP titled Drip or Drown in collaboration with Wheezy. The EP includes popular tracks such as “Paid”, “Dodge the Hate” and “Don’t Play With It” featuring Young Thug. His next project, Drip Season 3, was released in February 2018 and gained much popularity, charting at #55 on the Billboard 200 and #20 on the Top Rap Albums chart.
The mixtape features production from renowned producers like Metro Boomin, London On Da Track, Nav, and Wheezy. Popular singles like “Almighty” featuring Hoodrich Pablo Juan and “Oh Okay” featuring Young Thug and Lil Baby were also featured in the mixtape. Other popular artists such as Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, and Lil Durk made guest appearances on the mixtape.
Later in October 2018, Gunna and Lil Baby collaborated to release a joint project called Drip Harder, which was released under YSL, Quality Control, Capitol, and Motown Records.
The first single from the project, “Sold Out Dates,” was released in April 2018 and currently has over 38 million plays on YouTube. Drip Harder peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and was supported by popular tracks like “Drip Too Hard” and “Close Friends.” In February 2019, Giavanni Kitchens released his debut album, Drip or Drown 2, which premiered at #3 on the Billboard 200 and was led by tracks “One Call” and “Speed It Up.”
Who is Gunna Dating?
Gunna’s relationship status has been of interest to his fans. He has previously been linked to actress and singer Chloe Bailey, model Heather Rose, and Jai Nice.
Gunna Net Worth 2023
Giavanni Kitchens gained global fame for his joint effort with Lil Baby on the track “Drip Too Hard” in 2018. The song reached the 4th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart. In October 2018, the music video for “Drip Too Hard” premiered on YouTube and garnered 28.5 million views. The rapper has an estimated net worth of over $4.5 million thanks to his success in music.
Drip Or Drown 2 Album
On February 22, 2019, he launched his first studio album named Drip or Drown 2, which was produced under YSL and 300 recording labels. It ranked third on the US Billboard 200 list and fifth on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart in March 2019.
Drip Or Drown Season 3 Album
Drip Season 3 is the third mixtape from Giavanni Kitchens, released on February 2, 2018, through YSL Records. The album features guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, Nav, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Young Jordan, and Lil Durk.
Hot – Gunna and Young Thug
With the “Hot” remix released on Nov. 1, 2019, Young Thug turned around mere hours later to unleash a fiery “Hot” video, featuring appearances from Gunna and Travis Scott.
Thugger gets a call to go right into action when he hears that Gunna’s in trouble. Thug throws on his fireman gear and drives the Slime F.D. truck to the scene, where Gunna is on fire inside while calmly writing a note like nothing is happening around him. Once the So Much Fun rapper gets face-to-face with his ATL pupil, the house explodes from the blaze.
The scene switches to Travis Scott on the gridiron, as he delivers his smooth assist surrounded by the marching band, but the fire somehow finds its way onto the football field. The blaze eventually hits each of the marching band members, who are lined up to spell out “Hot” like the track’s cover art.
- helluva price
- drip too hard
- oh okay
- drip or drown
- baby Birkin
- 3 headed snake
- sold out dates
- who you fooling
- Richard millie plain
- speed it up
- one call
- off white vlone
- same Yung nigga
- never recover
- cash war
- big shot
- IDK why
- top off
- business is business
- wit it
- Yao ming
- Drip or Drown 2
- Drip Season 2
- Drip Harder
Why was Gunna Arrested?
In May 2022, Gunna together with Young Thug and 28 other people were arrested in a 56-count RICO indictment against the YSL record label. He surrendered to authorities on May 11, 2022.
Kitchens’ bond was denied, and his trial was set to commence on January 9, 2023. He was denied release from jail again on October 13, 2022, ahead of his January trial.
Giavanni Kitchens pleaded guilty to a single charge of racketeering and was sentenced to five years in prison, with one year commuted to time served and the rest of the sentence suspended subject to probation conditions, including 500 hours of community service, on December 14, 2022.
Gunna accepted a plea deal and was released from prison in December 2022. Five months after he was released, he released his fourth album, A Gift & a Curse (2023).