Westside Gunn might be the best self-promoting figure in Hip-Hop and has backed up his boasts time and again while still largely not considered a rapper’s rapper by some critics. By sheer determination and a clear vision for his path in music, the Buffalo, N.Y. artist released his Shady Records debut, Who Made The Sunshine, and Twitter thus far is in high approval of the effort.
Who Made The Sunshine is the third release this year for the Fly God, following the acclaimed Pray For Paris album and the Flygod is an Awesome God II mixtape. The tradition of flyness at all costs, chilling threats of violence, and a declaration of Hip-Hop superiority continue on with the latest project, and the features list is a who’s who of rap royalty.
This wouldn’t be a true Griselda affair without WSG’s brother Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher, both of whom appear on the record alongside their crew members in Armani Caesar and newest signee, Boldy James.
The legendary Slick Rick makes not one, but two guest appearances, and Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, ElCamino, Stove God Cooks, Flee Lord, Estee Nack, and the wildly-talented Smoke DZA join the party as well. It also wouldn’t be a complete album from WSG without some soul-stirring spoken word from poet Keisha Plum.
Across Twitter, Who Made The Sunshine is getting plenty of attention considering the hype created around it by WSG himself and comes just as Conway The Machine’s From King To A God and Armani Caesar’s The Liz still getting heavy spins from fans of the upstate New York collective.
Check out the reactions below. Who Made The Sunshine can be found at your preferred DSP by clicking here.
Westside Gunn - WHO MADE THE SUNSHINE— Hip Hop By The Numbers (@HipHopNumbers) October 1, 2020
😳 might be better than Pray for Paris..
Slick Rick - 12 guest verses since '05
2 on this album - Ricky has never had 2 guest verses on 1 album
+ Black Thought, Benny, Conway, Jadakiss, Boldy James, Busta Rhymes
Wait till you hear this..
who made the sunshine is insane man.. one of wsgs best projects for sure.— h (@earg_awead) October 2, 2020
Gunn has 11 joints on Who made the Sunshine. 9 of them are either Daringer or Alchemist...one of the others is just Blaze. This about to be different 🔥🔥🔥— Wordplay Clay (@JulesClay) October 1, 2020
Westside Gunn did it again. Best A&R in the biz? Perhaps. I'm not sure what's more impressive: the fact that he got TWO Slick Rick features or that he got Alchemist to bring his producer tag back. Also, Gunn, Benny, Conway and Armani over Just Blaze is pure mayhem.— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) October 1, 2020
just thought i'd let you guys know i've got a new favorite song ever. here's the best part. https://t.co/JQgODf0yxM— bomani (@bomani_jones) October 2, 2020
21 Savage Dropped— DJ First Class™ 🏁 (@1DJFirstClass) October 2, 2020
Bryson Tiller Dropped
Westside Gunn Dropped
Trump Caught The Rona
I Couldn’t Have Asked For A Better Start To My Weekend.
I’m fuckin with this new westside gunn heavy— DAME (@coochie_nectar) October 2, 2020
WHO MADE THE SUN SHINE is another good addition to Westside Gunn‘s amazing discography. The features were great and he really shined on here too though it is obvious that he wanted to let the features shine. I did wish for more samples compared to his previous albums tho. pic.twitter.com/0D91V39sx2— bo👀💭 (@stopbydilla) October 2, 2020
I been saying this shit for years. WSG is supreme at making albums. I see mad slander about this guy but he is top tier at curating the unthinkable. It’s rappers out here that will never take advantage of what God gave them like WSG do. Give this man his flowers now. https://t.co/xgi9STg3rK— The King of Living. (@VicSpencer) October 1, 2020
had a fetish for the mac-11 since my adolescence...— fuuka ☁️ (@airfuuka) October 2, 2020
this WSG is about to be incredible
That WSG is cool. All Praises and 98 Sabers the early favorites— Operation Lifesaver (@dre___843) October 2, 2020
I can't wait for the TL to be flooded with people hating the new WSG for drumless loops and ad libs.— PallRed260 (@Berg260) October 1, 2020
this might just be WSG’s best album 😳— leroy | RIP DOOM (@colevillainy) October 2, 2020