Westside Gunn, Conway & Benny Are Releasing A Joint Album Through Shady Records
Ever since it was announced on March 3, 2017, that Griselda Records had a signed a deal with Eminem’s Shady Records, Heads have been eagerly anticipating music to stem from this partnership. A couple of months later, Westside Gunn and brother Conway The Machine dropped a video, “Machine Gun Black.” They did so under their group name Hall N Nash. The track was a tribute to their deceased cousin Marchello “Machine Gun Black” Lowery. It was also their first song produced by Just Blaze. However, since then the Buffalo crew has not dropped anything else with the renowned label. Along wwith Benny The Butcher, they did rep alongside Em’ and Boogie in the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher.
Since the initial announcement of the joint venture between the two imprints, both Conway and W.S.G. have teased their official debuts. It was also implied for a time that The Machine’s album, G.O.A.T. (Grimiest Of All Time) would bear the Shady Records logo. That is not what eventually transpired.
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Breaking NEWS!!!!!! This wat EVERYBODY been waiting on the first official GRISELDA x SHADY Project WSG x CONWAY x BENNY x DARINGER BEAT BUTCHA “WWCD” and it’ll be done in the next 48hrs and just know this shit is fucking ???? NOBODY can fuck wit US when we come together this what the Culture Needs…. I’ll take over from here Folks #FLYGOD #GXFR #SHADY #WHATWOULDCHINEGUNDO #WWCD #HIPHOP #CULTURE #CLASSIC #BUFFALOKIDS #ComingSoon @griseldarecords #SEGANG #RIPMGB @shadyrecords
However, on Wednesday, Gunn put up an Instagram post that revealed the Griselda camp’s Shady launch was on the way soon.
Ambrosia For Heads reached out to Benny The Butcher to get some clarity surrounding the announcement. When asked if the album would be a Westside offering or a group affair, B.E.N.N.Y. responded, “It’s all three of us.” He then elaborated about the recording session, “Sh*t was a marathon. I flew in from Cali’ and went straight in the lab. I love it” He also revealed what the acronym WWCD stands for, “What Would Chinegun Do.” As to when the LP will release, expect the Griselda team to keep Heads on the edge of their seats.
Wes’ also recently launched a new multimedia company called Fourth Rope to focus on his love of wrestling. And today he gave the fans a mixtape collecting all his wrestling songs mixed by Buffalo vet DJ Shay aptly titled Fourth Rope.