Review: WestSide Gunn’s ‘Supreme Blientele’ is a modern take on what we liked so much about Northeastern Rap music

Stream the Buffalo, New York-native rapper’s seventeen-track LP now.

Photo: Pitchfork
Photo: Pitchfork

Nine days ago, WestSide Gunn released his new album ‘Supreme Blientele’. In the cover art, the Buffalo-native poses with a Fendi ski mask (or stockings) and his metal weapon of choice. I guess when you’re a fly god, you have to protect what’s yours, so, guns are inevitable (See: Easter Gunday). I like all of the tracks, but as far as what I’m feeling the most and that I’ve played over and over, ‘GODS Don’t Bleed’, ‘Brutus’, and ‘Brossface Brippler’ do it for me. Visuals for these songs will be incredible, based on what I’ve seen in the past from the Griselda Records boss.

Furthermore, I think his daughter is the most precious moment on the album (‘Amherst Station’). Check out the Soul-drenched album with features from Jadakiss, Benny, Conway, Keisha Plum, Busta Rhymes, eLZhi, Roc Marciano, and Anderson Paak. The nostalgic production on the seventeen-track album is by the hands of multiple producers. Notably, Statik Selektah, Daringer, Pete Rock, Alchemist, Harry Fraud, Roc Marciano and 9th Wonder.

Listen to the outstanding album below. It’s a modern take on what we liked so much about Northeastern Rap music. When WestSide Gunn is in your town, see him.

Written by Richardine Bartee

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