Gunplay – Acquitted
South Florida’s own Gunplay is back with a brand new release aptly titled “Acquitted”. With his case now behind him, the Def Jam signee can focus on continuing building his buzz. The loyal MMG member links up with Evil Empire for this nine track offering, not including the intro.
Here are SOHH.com’s 5 Reasons to download “Acquitted”.
1. First Release Since Case Was Beat
Gunplay was facing serious charges of armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault which were eventually all dropped a few months back in February. There was a lot of concern regarding Gunplay’s career being that he had just signed a deal with Def Jam and was heating up the streets with his music. He was facing some serious time that could have hampered all the work he has put in. Now that he’s free, Don Logan drops his first release since the case over some fire original production. This is a warm-up towards his debut album “Living Legend” which is scheduled to drop this year.
2. Holds His Own
Gunplay is an original member of the Triple C’s crew, which is the first group Rick Ross signed as he was making his rise to stardom. The crew included two other members, the Bronx, NY born Torch and Florida’s Young Breed. They dropped their debut group album “Custom Cars & Cycles”, under Def Jam Records back in 2009. Since then Gunplay has made some substantial leaps as a solo artist.
Don Logan had memorable features on songs like the “Self Made Vol. 2″ standout “Power Circle” and the Kendrick Lamar joint “Cartoon & Cereal.” Gunplay has a distinct voice and delivery and definitely captures attention when he jumps on a track. He also is a creative force directing his own music videos. Without any heavy promotion before his Def Jam signing, he took to the streets and released acclaimed mixtapes like “601 And Snort” and “Bogota Rich.”
3. MMG Connect
Looking at the music powerhouse MMG, Gunplay’s affiliation does nothing but add to the anticipation of his music. Rick Ross has created a situation in which all of his artists are currently progressing, such as artists Wale and Meek Mill. Their promotional tactics and heavy presence in the game is a huge plus whether it’s negative or positive press. Point is, the MMG name is ringing. Anyone aligned with their situation is bound to have some success depending on the quality of music. Gunplay has his own niche and is slowing building his own fanbase due to his consistent habitation on the mixtape circuit. He knows how to keep his name buzzing and is doing a great job at it.
4. Hard Tracks
When Gunplay jumps on a track, he brings the heart and soul of Carol City with him. On his breakout single “Bible On The Dash”, included on this mixtape “Acquitted”, he drops some honest, introspective lyrics about his life in the future. Songs like these truly resonate with his audience and is big reason why he is gaining popularity.
“I asked the pastor, what’s the fastest way to heaven for a bastard?/
With a tarnished past, give me your honest answer/
With all this Hannah Montana, without the Arm and Hammer/
Am I going to get the slammer or the casket?/
Trying to keep a level head, rolling on this rocky road/
This a full time gig, trying to keep this Glock cold/
I got the work, water in the pot, need a hot stove/
And a down ass bitch, and a squad down to roll”
New Orleans rapper Peryon shows out on the hard cut “Salute Me.” and is also featured alongside Quise on the smooth “Get Like Me.” Gunplay’s group members from Triple C’s appear on the drug induced “D.O.P.E.” Freebandz and Brick Squad affilate Young Scooter jumps on “Topside” also featuring Young Breed.
“Acquitted” is hosted by Evil Empire.