Westside Gunn Returns with ‘And Then You Pray For Me’ Album
Written by 2DOPEBOYZ on October 13, 2023
Almost a year to the day after retiring his Hitler Wears Hermes series with a magnificent 10th volume, Westside Gunn is right back at the DopeHouse with his next opus, And Then You Pray For Me.
Which, according to Gunn, will be his last studio album…
“This is going to be the last album where I take the time to say ‘this is an album,’ Gunn told Rolling Stone. “When I was doing the Hitler Wears Hermes series, I was doing all them projects like mixtapes. I was recording the whole shit in two, three days. I’m not saying I won’t come with a five-song EP with Madlib or I won’t do a seven-song EP with Alchemist or I won’t rap. I’ll do all of that, but making a studio album, I’m done with all that. It’s back to dumping until I don’t want to dump no more. I’m going to have fun now. It’s no more pressure.
“This album was pressure to me. I’m testing the waters on a few different things, but it’s all me. It’s not like I’m going out of the box with it or I’m not being me. I’m still me, it’s just kind of a different sound. But at the same time, I don’t know how long I want to ride for. I got so much other things I got going on now in my life that’s different. And I have new artists that I also want to break that are super dope. And I know they need my attention because [they] the ones that need the development.”
Boasting artwork by the late Virgil Abloh, And Then You Pray For Me is locked and loaded with contributions from *inhales* JID, Conway the Machine, Benny the Butcher, Stove God Cooks, Rome Streetz, RZA, Rick Ross, Denzel Curry, Jeezy, Conductor Williams, DJ Drama, Ty Dolla $ign, Denny LaFlare, Boldy James, Peezy, EST Gee, Daringer, Tay Keith, and many more.
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