Griselda lynchpin Westside Gunn inaugurates his major label account with a fine new album, one whose curatorial grasp firmly establishes a supporting pantheon that includes some true rap greats. It thrives when the rapper is true to himself, and only falters when his ambitions overhaul his grasp. It's a succinct 11 tracker, one in which Westside Gunn acts as conductor over an array of production talent and guest features.
The Lowdown: Westside Gunn's Griselda Records label is not going to save New York boom bap rap. It isn't going to bring back the ghost of Prodigy. It won't find Jay-Z's bricks. It isn't Wu-Tang for Generation Z. Those types of comparisons aren't fair to Westside Gunn, someone who has built a ….