Archive for WestSide Gunn

WESTSIDEGUNN X MACH HOMMY – MACHO ON COKE

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2017 by bobbybounce

PRODUCED BY DARINGER  #Dope #DJs #Fire #Upstate #Buffalo

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Conway & Westside Gunn Perform New Alchemist-Produced Song at Webster Hall

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2017 by bobbybounce

Here’s footage from Thursday night’s Griselda On Steroids Tour stop at Webster Hall of Conway and Westside Gunn performing a never-before-heard Alchemist-produced song off Conway’s upcoming album G.O.A.T., with a cameo by Raekwon. This shit is crazy.

For more clips from the show, which also included performances and guest appearances by Benny, Prodigy, Jadakiss, Styles P, Meyhem Lauren, Mach-Hommy, Roc Marciano and Sean Price’s wife Bernadette, peep THIS highlight reel and THIS extended footage of the first hour.

During his performance last night at Webster Hall, Conway dropped an exclusive joint (Which is produced by The Alchemist) off his album G.O.A.T. (Grimiest of All Time) which is coming soon…. So Dope! #Griselda #GxFR #Upstate 716 #Salute #Respect

CONWAY, BENNY, WESTSIDE GUNN | #FREESTYLE060 #HOT97

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2017 by bobbybounce

  Fresh out of signing a deal with Eminem on Shady Records, Benny and Conway stop by Funk Flex show off their skills! #Bars #Hot97 #FreeStyle #Upstate #Buffalo 716 #Griselda #Salute #Respect

Oh, I’ve been waiting on this shit. Watch as Benny and Conway give an absolute clinic on quotables over Wu-Tang’s “Triumph” and Jay Z’s “Dynasty Intro” beats for Funkmaster Flex’s latest Freestyle session. Be clear, around the 4 and a half minute mark, you’re gonna wanna pause this and punch somebody in the face. #NahRight

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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Westside Gunn – Don’t Trust A Soul

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2017 by bobbybounce

New heat from Westside Gunn and producer Mil off the Riots On Fashion Avenue project, which arrives February 10th. This is ill! #Fire #Dope #DJs

 

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.