Conway The Machine doesn’t have much to prove to anyone, despite his own admission that he believes he’s overlooked in the industry. With the release of his latest project From King To A GOD, it appears that “La Máquina” has effectively awakened the senses of the masses if reactions on Twitter are an early indication.
Conway has been promoting the release of From King To A GOD for weeks on social media, employing the same brash no-nonsense approach that informs his rhyme schemes. The Grimiest Of All Time already unleashed the George Floyd-inspired “Front Lines” track, and “Lemon” featuring a standout verse from the Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man, but those songs are just a slight glimpse of the heart of the album.
At its core, FKTG isn’t all chilling street tales from the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. What looms heaviest over the project is the clarity and focus of The Machine’s delivery and the depths of his writing ability that prove without question he is Griselda’s most dextrous MC at the moment. There are the ever-present productions of Daringer, Beat Butcha and Alchemist, but other producers such as Hit-Boy and Havoc round things out.
Never one to back away from expressing himself, Conway digs deep on moving tracks such as “Forever Ever Dropping Tears,” one of the many pleasant shifts in sound on the project with Erick Sermon of EPMD fame providing the backdrop.
Conway shows up alongside the entire Griselda gang on the potent “Spurs 3” with his brother Westside Gunn and cousin Benny The Butcher, while “Anza” finds alongside the First Lady of Griselda Armani Ceaser, floating over a Murda Beatz track that sounds unlike anything fans have heard Conway on.
Via Twitter, we’ve collected the responses and have them listed out below. Hit up WSG’s tweet below this line to find From King To A GOD at your preferred DSP.
Conway said "niggas try blocking my goals I'ma make it messy" then did that thing rappers do when they let it breathe and say "get it?" and that's like the first time in my life I genuinely needed a rapper to do that for me bc I ain't even peep— America is musty (@DragonflyJonez) September 11, 2020
This Conway album is so good. Even more impressed that he A&R'd and Exec Produced it himself. Griselda taking no losses in 2020...another W— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) September 11, 2020
Conway, Lloyd Banks and Flee Lord handling the Havoc beat. pic.twitter.com/kvOHf6iPqf— Check the Rhyme (@checktherhyme1) September 11, 2020
Benny & Westside Gunn telling Conway he went too hard on Spurs 3. pic.twitter.com/TNhWPO9wMy— Check the Rhyme (@checktherhyme1) September 11, 2020
Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn and Benny The Butcher on Spurs 3 pic.twitter.com/GDR23uLJux— KING NIKO👑⁶𓅓 (@MADNIKOSZN) September 11, 2020
Conway shouting out Mal and Joe but not Rory on Spurs 3 pic.twitter.com/MYw8zeaX8S— Panoramic (@rickyj1998) September 11, 2020
Son this Conway joint sheesh pic.twitter.com/p6y7TYIEpj— Speakers Do The Wop Rims Do The Macarena (@threeletterman3) September 10, 2020
Conway can fucking rap bro 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 @WHOISCONWAY— Jay Child (jscoldcuts&wraps) (@JayChild) September 11, 2020
The bars on this new Conway so fuckin hard god damn bro. I’m boutta rob speedway tonight pic.twitter.com/04995ZKlyr— Mark (@cocoxmagik) September 11, 2020
So dope to hear Conway on joints with some of my faves!— an•a•log (@analoglady) September 11, 2020
"Juvenile Hell" feat. Havoc, Lloyd Banks and Flee Lord
Conway & Prodigy "Benz Window"
"Vino D" feat. Jim Jones, Dave East and ElCamino
"They Got Sonny" feat. Cormega pic.twitter.com/cIEAfkaL7V
Conway said God Dont make mistakes ,October ....Hall & Nash 2...& Reject 3!!!!!!all this year— Wordplay Clay (@JulesClay) September 10, 2020
Why would I do that when Conway The Machine dropped pic.twitter.com/I86IJ9AiEq— Hip Hop Hero (@HopHeroes) September 11, 2020