Along with his brother Conway, aka Conway the Machine, Westside Gunn has the distinction of being a rapper who made it out of Buffalo, New York. After a life in the streets, Gunn, who will turn 36 later this month, only started taking rap seriously in 2012, the same year Conway survived a bullet to the head. Gunn is a mid-'90s revivalist whose high, creaky voice makes him sound younger than he is.
Westside Gunn raps like he's not even supposed to be in the booth. On record, the Buffalo MC has little time for wordplay or even changing his flow up slightly. His fierce delivery sounds more than a little like Ghostface Killah. So, it's only appropriate that his second album is entitled Supreme Blientele.