Friday, April 17, 2020

Westside Gunn "Pray For Paris" (Album Stream)


Pray for Paris is the third studio album by Griselda rapper Westside Gunn, but his 25th (?) project. He started working on the album in Paris in January 2020, when he attended Paris Fashion Week. The experience of being in the city for the first time inspired Westside, and he wrote six songs in two separate three-hour sessions, three songs each day. Once he got back to US, he started thinking about features. The tracklist was revealed on April 1st, during an IG live with songs featuring Benny The Butcher, Joey Bada$$, Tyler The Creator, Wale, Conway The Machine, Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano, Boldy James, Keisha Plum and more. The production on Pray For Paris is handled by Daringer, DJ Muggs, Camo Monk, Alchemist, DJ Premier, Tyler The Creator, Beat Butcha, Jay Versace and Bohemia Lynch. Some fans may argue that the underground star has found room to maneuver in the mainstream with some of these features (Tyler The Creator/Wale), but it's still vintage Westside Gunn and Griselda Records. Listen to Pray For Paris below and cop the merch now before it officially sells out and the prices skyrocket on eBay. How much content can 1 man release?