Westside Gunn Wants To Exec-Produce A Jadakiss Album

Written by on September 16, 2021

Westside Gunn’s visionary thoughts has led to a number of the most enjoyable releases of the previous few years, together with a number of of his personal solo albums. Most just lately, the Griselda auteur delivered the primary half of his Hitler Wears Hermes 8 double album, queuing up the second half for launch on October ninth. 

Immediately, Gunn sat down with Nadeska Alexis on Apple Music one, the place he mentioned a number of matters — together with one which many have contemplated over time. Naturally, his invocation of Adolf Hitler within the album title — which has appeared on Billboards in Time’s Sqaure — has raised quite a lot of eyebrows all through the years (whereas nonetheless being acknowledged as a number of the best underground hip-hop on the market).

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As he explains to Alexis, he by no means meant to offend anyone. “I bear in mind once I considered the title, I am like, “Yo, that is bugged out,” he displays. “It is both going to make me or break me off rip, as a result of I used to be taking an opportunity. You already know what I imply? When no one knew who I used to be. No person knew what I regarded like. I simply wished the music and the artwork converse for itself.”

“My thoughts state then and now, actually not caring about rather a lot that I care about now,” he continues. “It was a unique time. 9 years in the past the entire world was totally different. I used to be solely out of jail like a yr once I did half one. I used to be nonetheless contemporary out and shifting completely totally different.” He explains that Facet B will shut the Hitler sequence for good, as he is set to retire the title.

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“Though I used that title, it is by no means been in a unfavorable approach,” he explains. “Nevertheless it’s identical to, I am an exec. I am simply not an artist. I personal Griselda Information, so it is loads of partnerships, loads of issues that I need to do. And that title form of hinders these issues… It had its mark. It did what it did. I imply, we on Half 8. So, despite the fact that I make it for extra the underground, it is nonetheless mainstream now. You simply bought to be aware of different folks’s emotions. I get it.”

One other fascinating second arises when Alexis asks him in regards to the artists he’d wish to government produce an album for. Actually, do not be stunned if many followers start instantly campaigning for it to turn out to be a actuality. “I’ve already hit Jadakiss up,” he reveals. “As a result of I felt like after we make music collectively, it is at all times unbelievable. And I simply know that manufacturing that I’ve on my crew. If I performed 10 of these beats for Jadakiss, it’d in all probability be Jadakiss’ greatest album.”


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“However then additionally like Sauce Walka from Houston,” he continues. “I like Sauce Walka. I might like to do one thing with Tyler. I believe that is form of… I am not going to say straightforward, however I believe that is in all probability one thing he would need it. I already talked to Tyler immediately. That is any person I am actual cool with it…That’ll catch folks off guard. I even need to do R&B, I need to do a Solange album or one thing.”

For extra from Westside Gunn, make sure to take a look at his full interview with Nadeska under. Do you need to see him take the helm on a Jadakiss album?

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