Young Gunner is a pioneer in the Country Rap game. Some came before, sure, but he has helped to shape the new genre like few have. His new single “Understand Me” featuring Hard Target shows that as the years go by, his music is only getting better. Lyrically, Young Gunner has never been better than what he lays down on “Understand Me”. The track is good and it’s got a cool hook. Hard Target are representing Florida on the track well, and everything they put out is fire, but I think collaborating with Young Gunner is something Special.
The subject of the song is great. He starts out with a rebuke of racism, which is awesome to hear, and then continues to bust out great rhymes showing what I think is a perfect example of the duplicity that is Country Rap. Country Boys rapping to bad-ass music that bangs as hard as any song you’ll hear in traditional rap music. That’s what country rap is all about; On “Understand Me”, Young Gunner and Hard Target are presenting a virtual doctoral thesis on how to make a country rap jam. This one’s going to be on my playlist for a long time
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