Although he hasn’t dropped a project since 2019, Stunna Gambino has managed to keep his name in the conversation thanks to a combination of solid loosies and standout guest appearances. Stunna’s feature on The Kid LAROI’s track “Not Sober” alongside Polo G is his most popular track, racking up over 130 million streams on Spotify alone. The track is a fitting atmosphere for a melodic rapper like Stunna, who partakes in detailing the self-medication habit he uses to help cope with his own traumas. It’s a running theme often explored in Stunna’s own catalog, and there is no shortage to be found on his most recent project either.
“ Vultures Don’t Kry ” is Stunna Gambino’s first album in 3 years, and arrives with 15 songs for a total of 43 minutes. Including previously released tracks like " Warzone (feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie),” and “Frozen,” Stunna takes us on a journey through his life, as he navigates life in the trenches and the ups and downs of his own personal woes. Stunna’s delivery on each track comes across crystal clear, allowing you to enjoy the many layers of each well-produced and polished track. Even if he may be threatening someone for crossing, his melodies compliment the instrumentals underneath it, making for a satisfying listen from front to back.
“Warzone (feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie)
“Ghetto (feat. 2KBABY)
Joining Stunna on the album are 2KBABY, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Lil Perco. A Boogie notches two great features on the project, in the aforementioned “Warzone” and the track “Demons”. A Boogie is at the top of his game on both tracks where, as a fellow Melody Rapper, he feels right in his element. “Warzone,” isn’t just a standout feature from A Boogie, but also one of the best tracks on the project. Stunna’s storytelling ability is on full display as he describes the various issues that come with street life. “Ghetto” contains 2KBABY’s feature, where the two speak on trying to make it out of environments working twice as hard to keep you there. On “Self Worth,” Lil Perco makes his appearance and croons with Stunna, yearning for the girls they’re talking to notice their own self worth in the hopes of leaving their current relationships for the rappers in question.
Thanks to top notch production, skillful wordplay, and a tight group of features, “Vultures Don’t Kry” was absolutely worth the wait. Stunna Gambino combines his storytelling ability, wordplay skills, and his ears for a catchy melody, to paint a vivid picture of his day-to-day life. With a solid effort, he’s earned a 4-star rating out of 5 on this project.