Busta Rhymes & Westside Gunn Break Bones With Verses, Not Sticks & Stones (Audio)
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While the world waits for Westside Gunn and his brother Conway the Machine to drop their debut on Shady Records, both Buffalo MCs are keeping their rabid fanbases fed by releasing an endless string of street albums. The latest of these thematic pieces is Westside Gunn’s wrestling-centric Supreme Blientele (aka God Is The Greatest aka Chris Benoit).
The producer and guest line-up on Supreme Blientele seems like it would take a major label budget to pull off, but the FLYGOD has made it clear that he paid out of pocket. It shows the kind of pull WSG has in the game right now. Buzzing new names like sadhugold. and CRIMEAPPLE can be found right next to legends like Pete Rock, Jadakiss, and Elzhi. However, 2 songs that have intrigued Heads most since West released the tracklist earlier this month are his collaborations with Busta Rhymes on “Brossface Brippler,” and his connection with Anderson .Paak and 9th Wonder, on “Wrestlemania 20.” On “Brossface Brippler,” Busta is in full “Dungeon Dragon” mode, with a voice so gravelly it is almost as if he is spitting out stones to break bones with his verses. The beat is sparing and grimy, allowing Gunn, Busta and Benny to do damage with their verses. By contrast, 9th Wonder provides an ever-soulful soundtrack for Gunn and .Paak on “Wrestlemania 20.” 9th layers a slow, funky guitar lick with a soulful vocal sample for the beat, but he leaves plenty of room for Griselda’s capo to splash his flow. While the Cali crooner and Buff lyricist may seem like an odd pairing, they have long been fans of each other’s work. Anderson even wore a tie-die FLYGOD shirt for many of the dates on his last tour.
In addition to new music from Westside Gunn, the playlist features recent music from Nas, Jay Rock, Kanye West & Kid Cudi, Pusha-T, Black Thought & 9th Wonder, Dave East, Royce 5’9 and his group PRhyme, Dr. Octagon, Phonte, J. Cole, Drake, Logic, Kendrick Lamar, Black Milk, Eminem, Lute, Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Statik Selektah, Brent Faiyaz, Freddie Gibbs, CyHi The Prynce, Saba, Scarface, Rapsody, Sylvan LaCue, Evidence, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Big K.R.I.T., Nipsey Hussle, and a host of others.