Westside Gunn

Verified artist


Bringing the sounds of '90s hardcore rap into the 21st century, Buffalo-bred rapper Westside Gunn emerged as an underdog from the underground alongside his brother and fellow emcee, . With their tales of street life, drugs, and gun violence, the pair have employed sample-heavy production in the gritty East Coast tradition of , , , and . In addition to his work with and their labelmates, Westside Gunn branched out on his own with a series of Hitler Wears Hermes mixtapes issued in the 2010s, as well as solo albums such as Flygod (2016), Supreme Blientele (2018), and Pray for Paris (2020), the latter of which cracked the upper half of the Billboard 200. Gunn's fourth studio album, Who Made the Sunshine, arrived in 2020, followed by his 2021 mixtape Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Sincerely, Adolf.