Gunplay Talks Recording Major Label Debut

The MMG newbie also says Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't may be his mentor's best work yet.

Posted: 07/26/2012 01:41 PM EDT

Gunplay found success a little later in his career than many rappers, but now that he's arrived, thanks to a spot on Rick Ross's Maybach Music roster and a subsequent recording deal with Def Jam, the Miami rapper is making up for lost time. 

"Now I feel like the clock’s ticking, know what I’m saying? Got to hurry up and get these records done and make sure I present the best product possible," Gunplay said of his pending debut album Medellin. "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 is gonna be for the next tapes and sh-t."

As a member of the MMG power circle, Gunplay was privy to the recording of Ross's new epic God Forgives, I Don't, which he compared to his previous effort Teflon Don.

"That sh-t’s crazy. Super dope," he said of the album. "I don’t know if it’s going to top Teflon Don… let me see. I don’t know ’cause Teflon Don was a gem. I’m not going to lie, that shitted on everything around the time it dropped. Everything going on, they just embodied that sh-t, man. It was a great body of work. But this new one might be the best one yet."

Read Gunplay's full interview, in which he explains his swastika tattoo, discusses overcoming a cocaine addiction and crowns Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt his favorite album of all time, at Pigeons and Planes.


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