Gunplay, on House Arrest, Drops Crime-Filled Single 'Drop'

Def Jam debut 'Medellin' is set for early 2013

Gunplay's 'Drop'
Gunplay just came to drop "Drop" off
Marc Hogan

Gunplay's troubles away from the recording studio haven't slowed down one of the year's most pulse-quickening rappers (see Gunplay: Miami's Wild Child MC Is Guided by Voices). Though the Maybach Music Group rapper is serving a stint on house arrest for charges of, um, gunplay, and brawled with 50 Cent's security at the BET Hip Hop Awards "like a lion on a wildebeest," Def Jam is still promising his major-label debut album, Medellin, early next year.

On Friday, he shared the bristling mixtape track "The Hard Way," and today he unveiled what's billed as the first Medellin single, "Drop." A blaring, aggressive track in Gunplay's usual style, it doubles down on the coke-dealing imagery of "The Hard Way," swapping Golden Girls puns for Aretha Franklin puns. It's a welcome adrenaline boost for your Tuesday, and if Gunplay's judicial overseers have a problem with it, he can cite the precedent of, well, the president, in the case of Minaj v. Romney.

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