Early on our Westside Gunn game, back in 2015, we’ve compiled the definitive introduction to Griselda.
It was bound to happen, we knew it for a while, even back then.
We had known in the editorial office for a while this would happen. All early signs about how impactful and influential Westside Gunn was since his Street Entertainment Gang day were there.
Nowadays, this is basically old news, as the world has finally witnessed the strength of the Buffalo’s own imprint, as them dudes now reign the underground, influence the mainstream, and have an indecent amount of copycats basically biting their output. From slang to visual, to the overall aesthetics. Anyway, we’re here to set the tone straight.
In the same vein of that episode of our podcast mixtape dedicated to Joey Badass, we’re back.
Possibly to date, the one here below is our most heartfelt monographic mix. Timeless material, new classics here. An essential monographic path dedicated to Westside Gunn and its unstoppable Griselda Records is here for you.
In the own words of our supremo Stromberg The Host
(…) there is no competition, without a doubt, Westside Gunn is the most iconic and culturally-relevant rapper that the hip hop scene has seen in recent years, point-blank…
He has swagger to sell…Think about it: his music is pure mainstream material while remaining absolutely grimy underground, it is high-end luxury with a criminal attitude, as spontaneous as incredibly well-thought-out.
I was discussing this Westside Gunn/Griselda imprint with Folto Caruso the other day, and we both agreed that this is the kinda shit that the real industry cats take inspiration from, and then you find it resold elsewhere in their sweetened records, but hey, they can’t fool us!
In the Griselda format, everything is perfect, from music to lyrics, uncut raw…This is clearly NOT for everyone, of course, but this stuff has the potential to arrive at everyone.
No matter if when it’ll happen we will be surely elsewhere. Anyway, I thought I’d pay a tribute and homage to the boys at GXFR, selecting the cream of the crop of the team, from Westside Gunn to Conway to Benny and all the entourage, shout out Daringer, Camouflage Monk and all the rest of the network…hope you like it, peace…
Clearer than that, our man Stromberg couldn’t be.
Give us your two cents if you like.
But first, download and listen to Pyrex & Ferragamo.
A Westside Gunn Tribute Mix: enter “Pyrex and Ferragamo”
WSG & Conway – Fendi Seats
WSG & Conway – Hall N Nash
WSG & Conway The Machine – Dinner Plate
WSG featuring Sean Price – Blvck Tar
Apollo Brown featuring WSG & Planet Asia – Triple Beams
WSG – Dear Winter
WSG– Bloody Fieg
WSG – Never Comming Home
WSG featuring Conway & Sadat X – The Town
WSG – Big L & Half-A-Mil
Conway The Machine featuring WSG & Roc Marciano – Rex Ryan
WSG – City, SOS & Me