Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)
I listen to new shit every day, constantly checking for up-and-coming rappers, clicking on recommended links, watching videos and all that. And it’s rare that I discover a rap artist nowadays that really catches my interest. More often than not, they either got cookie-cutter styles or are just plain boring. No shots, just the truth. But that’s why when I hear a dude like Westside Gunn, I’m immediately drawn in.
The Buffalo spitter (who also now resides in Atlanta) has been on the underground rap scene getting his feet wet and building a rep for the past few years. But just recently, it seems like the co-signs have been rolling in heavily, and his music has started to circulate more and more. Action Bronson, Alchemist, Danny Brown, and Roc Marciano have all publicly acknowledged his dopeness. And Roc produced one of his latest Soundcloud releases, “Hall,” and yes, it’s fucking fire. If you like that gritty, concrete, hard body New York fly shit, Westside Gunn is the one right now. Trust.
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