Today is really becoming something else, we have seen releases from DaBaby, Dvsn, John Legend and a lot of other artist, Westside Gunn has added himself to the list by releasing his highly anticipated studio album titled ‘Pray of Paris,’ which he has been teasing for some time now via social media.
The album features guest appearances from Tyler, the Creator, Wale, Joey Bada$$, Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano, Boldy James, Billie Essco, Joyce Wrice and more. It also marks Westside Gunn’s first collaboration with DJ Premier (‘Shawn Vs. Flair’) while Tyler, the Creator, Alchemist, Daringer, DJ Muggs, Jay Versace assist with other beats on the project
The entire album was recorded in just two days, Westside Gunn decided to show his love for France and Paris when he accepted an invite by Virgil Abloh to visit the country. The art cover was also designed by Virgil Abloh.
“Don’t ever call me a Rapper.. IM AN ARTIST!!!!! I’m diff and I always knew I was diff shit be so over ppl heads some think I’m even trash bc they don’t understand it but that’s wat happens with Rare ART, i can’t help that I’m that dope and u can’t understand it, I don’t have to be the most popular but I’m the most respected I’ve already did the unthinkable, I can easily dumb it down and go platinum but the game has NEVER seen a WESTSIDEGUNN before the way I curate, my ear for production, the way I bring ppl into my world and bring the best out of them TONIGHT is my latest Masterpiece All I ask is that u support real ART, Virgil doing the cover is my Grammy so I already Won, Play this shit on repeat and tell everybody with ears real HIP HOP IS ALIVE!!!!!!! #FLYGOD #GXFR #ICON #MASTERPIECE #ART #FASHION #BUFFALOKIDS #PRAISEBOTH #PRAYFORPARIS #VirgilABLOH #Paris #CULTURE” Westside wrote on Instagram.
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