Newly signed Def Jam rapper Gunplay recently talked about his upcoming Medellin solo album and what rap stars aside from Jay-Z he wants on the project.
Gunplay said he plans to knock out multiple new songs on a daily basis to keep up with the LP’s timetable.
“Work, work. Now I feel like the clock’s ticking, know what I’m saying?,” Gunplay said when asked about his state of mind is like since penning his Def Jam deal. “Got to hurry up and get these records done and make sure I present the best product possible. Once I feel comfortable with it then I’ll let it go. So I’m trying to knock out three records a day and out of those three, I’ll only pick one that I want to put on the album. The rest iss gonna be for the next tapes and sh*t.” (Pigeons & Planes)
He also considered what guest features he wants on the upcoming project.
“That’s a good question. I don’t know if the God MC Hov would be on it but I would love for him to be on it. It would really be a classic album. A lot of rappers that I really wanna work with, they’re dead. They’re already dead so I don’t really know. Oh, Big KRIT. I like Big KRIT, I want to work with him. We’ll see. I don’t know, I might wake up in the morning and have somebody I want to make a record with and try to make it happen. I just go with the flow, man.” (Pigeons & Planes)
Earlier this month, Gunplay opened up on inking his solo deal with such an established label.
“It just feels like all the work over these years ain’t go in vain,” Gunplay said about his new situation. “God is good. It’s his plan. It’s his plan. I ain’t got nothing to do with this. I’m just here for the ride, bro. I got an album coming out, I just signed with Def Jam two days ago. The ink just dried. So look out for the untitled album. So far it’s untitled, I’m sitting down with [Rick Ross] and we’re going to make everything happen so we can produce the best product possible.” (VIBE TV)
A few weeks ago, the Miami-based rapper discussed fighting cocaine addiction.
“It got pretty bad. It got bad. I can’t let it get to the point where I steal and sh*t. That’s just f*ckdafied. I might borrow it from you, but I never really did some sh*t like that. I would just be like, ‘Front me with an 8-ball and I’ll just pay you later.’ Some sh*t like that. I would never steal or do dumb-a** sh*t like that. But how bad did it get? Just my health, man. Looking myself in the mirror and my nose never being right. I could never breathe straight and I’m always blowing my nose. I’m already a skinny n*gga and that sh*t draws me up even skinnier by the time I wake up in the morning, I lost 10 pounds, like ‘What the f*ck just happened?’ Then, that day you gotta be at a video shoot. You got raccoon eyes and you 10 pounds lighter and you can’t even breathe and you’re blowing your nose like crazy and sweating because that sh*t makes you sweat. Come on, man, you look crazy. That was really one of my first steps in really taking this rap sh*t seriously…and that was quitting coke. That was 2008.” (XXL Mag)
Medellin is expected to hit stores shelves later this summer.
Check out a recent Gunplay interview below: