Drip Too Hard

Album: Drip Harder (2018)
Charted: 28 4


  • This is the lead single from Lil Baby and Gunna's joint collab project Drip Harder. The two Atlanta rappers had worked together several times previously on "Oh Okay," "Sold Out Dates," "Life Goes On," while they both jumped on Young Thug's single "Chanel (Go Get It)." The title of their mixtape is a nod to Lil Baby's Harder Than Ever and Gunna's Drip series.
  • The track finds the two Atlanta rappers spitting rhymes about swag and hustling

    Drip too hard, don't stand too close
    You gon' f--- around and drown off this wave
    Doin' all these shows, I've been on the road
    I don't care where I go, long as I get paid

    The titular drip has several potential meanings:

    1. "Drip" can mean an immense swagger.

    2. If the rappers' bling contains a huge quantity of diamonds ("ice"), the metaphorical drip from their ice can cause someone to slip and fall.

    3. The mucus like fluid that flows down the back of their throat after snorting cocaine is known as "drip."
  • The bombastic beat is courtesy of Turbo who frequently collaborates with both Lil Baby and Gunna. He also served as executive producer of Drip Harder.
  • By recording this song, as well as a series of Drip Season mixtapes, Gunna popularized the word "drip" as a slang term. "Drip is just another word for swag," he explained to Billboard. "Swag was not our word - my era is drip, that's our swag."


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