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(GxFR) CONWAY – CONWAY NOT HUMBLE!

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2017 by bobbybounce

  NEW FREESTYLE FROM R.O.S.

Sit down, not Humble.

Griselda Records / Shady Records signee Conway just dropped a new freestyle over Kendrick Lamar‘s “Humble” beat. The rapper goes in over Mike-WiLL’s production for nearly three uninterrupted minutes, and while Conway’s flow is slow to start, by the end he is absolutely spazzing. With album art shouting out Rob Zombie’s Captain Spaulding character, it’s only appropriate that Conway murders the beat.

While many have graced the Humble beat, nobody has held it down quite as effectively as Kendrick. Still, Conway turns in a valiant effort, and fans of the Buffalo rapper should definitely check this one out.Quotable LyricsI know how the brick look, I know how the whip cook
It ain’t Friday but my neighbors still can smell the fish cook
I just got the drop on the location where your bricks put
Hook him in his mouth and rip his cheek like its a fishhook

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Westside Gunn & Conway Sign Deal with Shady, Drop “MachineGun Black”

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2017 by bobbybounce

Damn son, big tings poppin over at Griselda today. Shady Records just announced a new joint venture with the label helmed by Westside Gunn and Conway for a Hall N Nash project, as well as solo projects from the Buffalo-bred brothers. That’s a wonderful look and it’s great to see street-oriented lyricism is still getting the recognition it deserves, especially in the case of these two guys. Shady founder Eminem had this to say about the deal: “The style and energy of Griselda Records, Gunn and Conway are infectious. We can’t wait to put them on the platform they have earned and deserve.”

Stream their new Just Blaze-produced cut “MachineGun Black” UPDATED with a bonus from Ea$y Money featuring Conway below as well.

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Ea$y Money “Live By” ft. Conway (prod. by Billy Loman)

Off Ea$y’s new album with Billy Loman, coming soon. 🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥

Westside Gunn & Conway – Don’t Get Scared Now (EP) #PickOfDaWeek

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2017 by bobbybounce

It’s a cloudy, dismal Friday the 13th night in New York right now, so I can’t think of a better time for Westside Gunn and Conway to deliver some of their trademark horror music. Hit the jump to stream the new EP, Don’t Get Scared Now, which features guest appearances and production from Prodigy, Mach Hommy and Alchemist. Daringer handles most of the production on the 6-track offering, so we’re in good hands with the Griselda Gang, as usual. #PickOfDaWeek #DJs #Dope #Fire This is a pick of the week #FlashBack #Griselda #Daupe #RealDJs #Respect #Salute Thank you for the vinyl!

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Prepare Yourself For Conway’s Bleak, Dusty, Evocative Street-Rap

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2017 by bobbybounce

 

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The city of Buffalo is way out in the hinterlands, a whole lot closer to Toronto than it is to New York City. But if you listen to the feverish and ferocious Buffalo rappers Westside Gunn and Conway, Buffalo sounds like some undiscovered sixth borough of NYC — a place where Southern rap sonics and Giuliani-era police tactics never intruded, where it’s the ’90s forever. The two rappers aren’t revivalists, exactly; like New York peers Roc Marciano and Ka, they specialize in a dark and tingly take on that old New York boom-bap, one where the drum-clatter matters less than the general ambient air of weeded-out contemplation. But where Roc Marci and Ka sound like wise elder statesman, Westside Gunn and Conway are unreconstructed street hardheads. They rap about leaving blood in steaming puddles on cracked sidewalks. There’s a devil-may-care intensity to what they do, and the concrete granular detail of their lyrics makes them sound truer and more lived-in than if they were rapping in loose generalities. They sound just impossibly hard, and their hardness resonates as art.

I haven’t written at length about Westside Gunn yet, but last year, the rapper released Flygod, an album that snuck up on me. Flygod squeezed its way in at #20 when I was counting down my favorite rap albums of last year, and it should’ve been higher. It’s one of those albums that worms its way into your head, growing in stature with each listen. While Westside is constantly cranking out new music — mixtapes, EPs, loose tracks, whatever — Flygod clearly represented the moment he shot his shot, presenting his sound to the world outside Buffalo. That album had plenty of guests, most of them from rap’s ignorant-intelligent underground wing: Roc Marci, Action Bronson, Your Old Droog, and then Danny Brown, who doesn’t come from that corner but who’s always happy to make music with those guys. Alongside those boldfaced names, Westside rapped eerily specific split-your-head threats in a pinched nasal creak that made him sound like a deranged little kid. (He’s really in his thirties, but he sounds like an absurdly tough teenager.) Still, the most striking voice on Flygod didn’t come from Westside or from any of those more-famous guests. It came from Conway, Westside’s older brother.

On the very first track on Flygod, Conway effectively showed up his little brother, rapping about beating a cop’s ass with his own flashlight. Conway sounds nothing like Westside Gunn. His voice is a deep, whispering husk, a menacing mutter. Four years ago, Conway was shot in the back of the head, leaving half of his face paralyzed. Plenty of New York rappers talk out of the sides of their mouths; it’s a regional affectation. Conway doesn’t have any choice in the matter. It’s hard to say what effect that shooting must’ve had on Conway’s voice, but he makes its grizzled grain work for him. It’s not that there’s no emotion in his voice. It’s that the main emotion he conveys is a sort of swaggering seen-it-all thousand-yard-stare, like a veteran samurai in a Kurosawa movie. Conway can be funny; he goes heavy on punchlines and sports references. But he always makes sure to keep things unsettling: “Kush trap in Atlanta jumping like Bazemore / I show them niggas what the Ks for / I knew he was dead, but I put one more in his head, I made sure.”

Both Westside Gunn and Conway make a ton of music, together and separately; back in August, they joined forces for the Hall And Nash EP. (Both of them make a ton of old wrestling references, and that’s another thing I like about them.) They’ve also recorded a new EP produced entirely by the Alchemist, something that they apparently recorded in a day and a half. But given their prolific nature, it’s been a while since we’ve heard Conway go solo. His last project was a very good late-2015 10-song affair called Reject 2. Lately, Conway has been promising a new solo album called GOAT, talking about it as the best thing he’s ever done. (Between that and the lovely new Julie Byrne album, Not Even Happiness, this is promising to be the best year for Buffalo music since Rick James fell off, or at least since Snapcase broke up.) Conway hasn’t yet said when GOAT will be out, but I’m ridiculously excited for it. You should be, too. It’s about to be some shit.

Westside Gunn & Conway – Frankie Lymon

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2016 by bobbybounce

Here’s a new heater from the Griselda gang featuring Westside Gunn and Conway over a Daringer production. Machine’s verse gonna have a bunch of motherfuckers in they feelings. #Fire #Dope #NewJoint  #DARINGER 

Conway – Bullet (EP)

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2016 by bobbybounce

I don’t know how this new 4-track EP from Conway, producer Mil and EFFISCIENZ got by me for a whole week but here it is. I came across it last night while perusing Apple Music and it’s got some bangers, as you might expect. It includes 2 versions each of the tracks “Just Gangsta” and “To The Streets” as well as all of the instrumentals. #Fire

 

Conway & Prodigy – Hell still On Earth (EP)

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2016 by bobbybounce

Conway and Banana Clip P set the week off with some new murder muzik on their new Daringer produced 2 track EP, Hell Still On Earth. This shit right here is that theme music for the bus ride to Rikers. This is that shit you play while your bagging bundles or laying in wait for the jux.  #Fire #Dope