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In Review: Gunna's "bread & butter"

Gunna reveals all on his newest track, “bread & butter”.


SOUND

This track is very raw, which allows the production to be stripped back. It starts with a warm bass line and light keys in the background. Gunna’s typical trap drums are added to the mix, but his vocals are the main focus in the forefront. It is clear that he wanted listeners to hear what he had to say. This earns him a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for his sound.


LYRICS

Gunna reflects on the difficulty of dealing with the YSL RICO case on this track. He reflects on unfulfilling friendships saying, “Fuck them, boys, I found out who my real partners are, And who was only with me 'cause I had dollars”. He was able to dwindle the number of people who did not truly support him during this trying time. He also took this opportunity to reassure everyone that he has no ill intent, in this case, concerning Young Thug. He says, “Love my bro so much, I’d never change on ‘em”. Gunna took this opportunity to clear his name and ensure that he could tell the real story from his perspective. He earns a 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for his lyrics.


ART BEHIND THE TRACK

Earlier this year, Gunna was arrested with rapper Young Thug, and after a hard and demeaning trial, Gunna was released on an Alford plea. Young Thug has yet to be released but has made statements about how imperative it is to protect black art. This trial is very important in the discussion about black expression. Many rappers have their lyrics used against them in court and are unfairly pinned against each other. It is admirable that both Gunna and Young Thug can speak out against this unreasonable system. Therefore, Gunna earns another 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for art.


Overall, Gunna earns an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for this track.


Stream "bread & butter" below.



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