For the Godfather of Harlem soundtrack, Westside Gunn and Fabolous unite as they slang “Brick After Brick.” Yeah, this pairing works.
Brady Watt brings together Westside Gunn and DJ Premier for “The Narcissist.” The trio put it all together when Preemo heard something that Watt was crafting in the studio and felt like it was worth sending to Westside Gunn. The rest, as they say, is history.
“I cooked up this composition how I usually do, just jamming in the studio. DJ Premier deemed it worthy enough to send to the one and only, Westside Gunn, who is and has been my favorite artist out for a minute now” Watt said. “Preem reached out to Gunn and he laced two verses and the hook same night. I couldn’t even believe it. At first, I intended it to be a drumless joint (in Griselda fashion), but Preem insisted he put drums on it AND a classic scratch hook using vocals from none other than Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine. This song really manifested itself, and I’m honored to have my name next to these titans.”
IDK brings together MF Doom, Jay Electronica and Westside Gunn for the absolute banger “Red” off of his USEE4YOURSELF album. It’s one hell of a combination.
After some time away from each other, Mach-Hommy and Westside Gunn are back together again as homies and rhymeslingers. From Hommy’s excellent Pray For Haiti comes the duo’s “Folie a Deux” video.
DMX’s presence will always be larger than life, even in his passing. Just seeing him in his mode for the “Hood Blues” video from his Exodus album is a reminder that he’ll always be known as one of the best to ever do it.
The late Earl Simmons has a posthumous album releasing on May 28th titled Exodus. It makes perfect sense for a DMX song featuring the Griselda collective of Conway the Machine, Westside Gunn and Benny the Butcher be the first single. Here’s “Hood Blues.”
Griselda’s Westside Gunn is preparing his Sincerely Adolf project, which is the next installment of the Hitler Wears Hermes series. In support of that, Gunn releases a video for “Julia Lang,” produced by Camoflauge Monk.
Westside Gunn releases a video from his Who Made The Sunshine album with The Alchemist-produced “Liz Loves Luger” that features fellow Griselda artist Armani Caesar. The duo aims to dispose of a dead body for the song that is a nod to Miss Elizabeth’s toxic relationship with pro wrestler Lex Luger.
From the soundtrack of “Griselda & BSF: Conflicted” comes this Griselda banger with Westside Gunn, Armani Caesar and Benny the Butcher. “Mission Accomplished” finds the trio going off as each have standout verses.
A trio of rappers who are also pro wrestling fans get together for “The Hurt Business.” Named after the all-Black faction in the WWE that consists of MVP, Bobby Lashley, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin, the triple threat go in on the Camouflage Monk production.