A day after Gunna penned a heartfelt message about protecting Black art and declaring his innocence amid the ongoing RICO case involving members of YSL (Young Slime Life) label, the Georgia native dropped his highly anticipated video “Banking On Me.”
The rapper was charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, under a sweeping, 56-count RICO indictment. Last month, Gunna was denied bond and has a hearing set for January 2023.
Watch Gunna’s video to “Banking On Me” below:
10 of Gunna's Best Songs Ranked
"Heat" marks Chris Brown and Gunna's first time together on the song and they, sure enough, brought the heat along with them. Both artists in the song tell about how they are willing to give the girl they want designer items in order to win her over."Heat" appears on Chris' 2019 album 'Indigo.' The Budda Blessed produced track topped the US Rhythmic Airplay chart and peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song became Gunna's first number one on the chart.
"Lemonade" is from the hip-hop collective and record label Internet Money's debut album 'B4 the Storm.' The track finds the artists rapping about their baller lifestyles and using "ice" as a double entendre meaning expensive jewelry and the frozen water used to make your drink cool. Taz Taylor, an Internet Money member who co-produced the track noted that the record sounded similar to Travis Scott's "Yosemite" and originally wanted Scott on the track but instead he decided to add Gunna and NAV. The track is three times platinum by the RIAA.
Contrary to the title of the song, Young Thug and Gunna are not leaving hip-hop to take up the winter sport. In the song, the artists rap about the expensive items they've bought since they've come up on money like Thug's Lamborgini whom he references in the track as "lamb chop." "Ski" is a part of YSL (Young Stoner Life) collective's 'Slime Language 2' compilation. Thug and Gunna have six songs together on the project among the 23 tracks where other YSL members guest appear on. Gunna and Thug performed this song at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards. The song became popular on TikTok as the rappers invented a dance as fans pretended to ski as the record played. The track is certified gold by the RIAA.
"P Power" finds Drake and Gunna rapping about their sex lives. The track is the more sexual version of "Pushin P" which is also found on Gunna's 'DS4Ever' album. When Gunna first shared the tracklist to his No. 1 album "P Power" was on there but named "P---- Power". However, a few days later when the album dropped eager fans looked to see were dumbfounded to find the Drake feature missing. Two days later after the album dropped, Gunna released the track with the title "P Power." A reason behind the delay of the song could be a sample clearance issue. The original version of the track sampled Donna Summer's 1976 single, "Could It Be Magic." The final version of "P Power" omits the sample.
"Banking On Me" was briefly released on the deluxe version of Gunna's 2022 album 'DS4Ever' but later removed. The track was later dropped as a surprise single on Valentine's Day. The rapper teased the track on his Instagram shortly before it dropped and it went viral on social media. In "Banking On Me" Gunna is letting his lady know that she can always count on him to provide for her. The song peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart and No. 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear, CEO of Off-White, and inspirational figure, Virgil Abloh died on November 28, 2021, after a private two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma a rare form of cancer. Abloh used his artistic eye to also direct music videos and both Lil Durk and Gunna formed a relationship with the designer before his unexpected passing. Gunna reflects on his blessings in his verse while Lil Durk expands on life's trials and tribulations that come with losing a loved one. The song is certified gold by the RIAA.
Young Thug and Gunna recruit Drake for their track "Solid" which was featured on the YSL compilation album 'Slime Language 2.' On the track, Gunna raps about keeping stable relationships and flexing about his wealth while Drake and Young Thug also rap about in their verses. The track was originally supposed to go on Drake's 2021 album 'Certified Lover Boy' but after his knee injury cost him some studio time he let the two rappers include it on 'Slime Language 2' which dropped in April of 2022, six months prior to 'CLB.' The track is certified gold by the RIAA.
Gunna released "Too Easy" on September 24, 2021 as the lead single from his third studio album, 'DS4Ever'. Future joins the Georgia native while he raps about women and his Lamborghini. Gunna later released the official remix featuring Roddy Ricch on December 3, 2021. Gunna and Future performed the song at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards. The track peaked at No. 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 6 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
"Drip Too Hard" topped the US Billboard Rhythmic chart and peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The Georgia rappers talk about their expensive jewelry and designer clothes. Through this song Gunna and Lil Baby popularized the word "drip" used as slang. "Drip is just another word for swag," Gunna explained to Billboard. "Swag was not our word - my era is drip, that's our swag." The song topped the US Billboard Rhythmic chart and peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The track is two times platinum by the RIAA.
Gunna had the whole world saying "pushing p" when this song dropped in January of 2022. Gunna taps in Future and label boss Young Thug for the highest-charting track on 'DS4Ever' at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. According to Gunna per HipHopDX, "P don't just mean Playa, P also mean paper too. You could be pushing this P with paper too." The track's producer Wheezy also explained the meaning of the phrase: "P is more than taking care of your people, P is player, P is a gentleman and being a boss. P is bossing up your bitch," he told Billboard. "Instead of partner, player or pimp, we're saying 'P.'" The track is certified gold by the RIAA.