Westside Gunn released his third studio album Pray For Paris after 2019 saw the Griselda Records honcho drop two mixtapes and a studio album alongside Conway The Machine and Benny The Butcher with WWCD. The latest set from the Buffalo, N.Y. rapper is more of the same gritty fare fans have come to expect and Twitter so far believes Gunn has delivered.
Fresh off from recovering from contracting COVID-19, the GxFR mastermind’s latest collection of songs doesn’t waver from the formula of detailing the tough upbringing he endured with his soldiers along with the mention of high fashion outside the realm of most working-class people.
Pray For Paris has several familiar names attached to the project beyond the aforementioned Griselda gang. Roc Marciano, Boldy James, Tyler, The Creator, Joey BadA$$, and Freddie Gibbs all show up to support. Production comes from DJ Muggs Camouflage Monk, Beat Butcha, Daringer, DJ Premier, and The Alchemist among others provide the exact heat necessary for Gunn and his cohorts to float over.
What also had some fans stunned was hilarious YouTube personality Jay Versace producing a track on the album titled, obviously, “Versace” and it’s one of the many standout tracks.
Gunn has hinted that he would be walking away from the microphone to focus on the business aspects of Griselda and to continue supporting Benny and Conway’s rise, but he sounds as hungry as ever so maybe there’s more music from him to come in the near future.
Check out Westside Gunn’s latest Pray For Paris in the streams below.
Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine and Benny the Butcher on George Bondo pic.twitter.com/uo1FeOlE3h— A Spike Spiegel Joint (@nellmatic) April 17, 2020
westside gunn: BOOM BOOM BOOM— brown (@BrownRapFan) April 17, 2020
Apple censored the new Westside Gunn album cover pic.twitter.com/YoMX7STrW3— Sal (@SalFourty_Seven) April 17, 2020
westside gunn on pray for paris pic.twitter.com/xAPy2dZZck— t-sheezy ✨ (@sheezy_t) April 17, 2020
IT TOOK A DAMN WESTSIDE GUNN ALBUM TO GET TYLER AND JOEY TO RAP LIKE THIS AGAIN?? ARE WE IN REAL TIME???— Gooch Grease NiKo 👁 (@NickEnaigbe) April 17, 2020
Westside Gunn, Benny and Conway on Allah sent me. pic.twitter.com/qOdEBF0rvO— Check the Rhyme (@checktherhyme1) April 17, 2020
block me if you checked out dababy’s new shit before westside gunn— Dom ☆ (@knifeprtyyy) April 17, 2020
ready for this new westside gunn album i need some "BRRR AYO" and "DOOT DOOT" in my life rn pic.twitter.com/0HM2x1oGdc— noah (@stfunoah_) April 17, 2020
Jay Versace producing a track for Westside Gunn describes 2020 in a nutshell.— Ahmed🇸🇴/SAINt JHN the best out (@big_business_) April 17, 2020
Did not expect to see Jay Versace in the production credits for Westside Gunn's new shit— America is musty (@DragonflyJonez) April 16, 2020
This Westside Gunn album... is fucking GREAT. Production is insane, and features from Wale, Benny, and Freddie Gibbs are all just a masterclass in hip hop pic.twitter.com/Psn38vRD9W— Max 🐃 (@FelicioFanClub) April 17, 2020
DJ Premier and Westside Gunn on Shawn vs flair pic.twitter.com/tFX5KM43UY— The Lost Assassin (@SerialAsshole) April 17, 2020
westside gunn been a certified goat! tap in if you fallin behind! he on his mastermind shit pic.twitter.com/KOyv1MFJUk— dump gawd: yod (@datnewcudder) April 17, 2020
Shouts out to Jay Versace. Westside gunn joint wild— Elaquent™ (@Elaquent) April 17, 2020