WESTSIDE GUNN RELEASES MAJOR LABEL DEBUT WHO MADE THE SUNSHINE
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Westside Gunn has delivered his feverishly anticipated major-label debut LP Who Made The Sunshine via Shady Records. Executive produced by Gunn himself, the album features a MOMA level of curation of artists that include Slick Rick, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Smoke DZA, A.A Rashid, Stove God Cooks, Flee Lord, Estee Nack, ElCaminio, and Keisha Plum.
Producers include Griselda stalwarts Daringer and Beat Butcher along with Alchemist, Just Blaze, and Conductor Williams. One of the most prolific artists in the game, whose personal catalog rivals entire labels, it was never the legendary Buffalo rapper's intention to be a rapper.
With aspirations of solely being a designer, he had to change his game plan upon release from his second stint in prison when his brother Conway The Machine was shot-realizing that he needed to take the reigns while his brother recovered. 20+ releases later that built a devout fan base, and one of the most respected rap indies of the past decade in Griselda, Gunn has now released his most impressive work to date.
Earlier this week Gunn took fans back to Alabama where he lived for 3 years while he was on the run in part one of the Who Made The Sunshine Documentary series. It's where his cousin Machine Gunn Black is buried, it's where Conway briefly lived and where Gunn's mother Connie has lived since leaving Buffalo. Check the documentary here to take an in-depth look into that period of Gunn's life.
"rap's most enticing star." - Entertainment Weekly
"your favorite rapper's favorite rappers" - NPR
"There is no rapper working today whose music evokes more feelings about the arbitrary markers of high art, the dopamine rush of luxury for its own sake, the piecemeal restoration of an old style as a new, composite vision." - The Ringer
"Wildly prolific [...] and single-mindedly consistent" - Rolling Stone
"only a mind that determined could take a crew that was destined to exist in a corner of underground rap to having their own ecosystem." - Pitchfork
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October 2, 2020 8:24am ET by Pressparty