Westside Gunn released his new album “Pray for Paris” last night, and we’re still up listening.
The prolific Buffalo MC, who’s said he’s a designer or stylist before being a rapper, was inspired by his visit to Paris Fashion Week. Half the album was recorded in Paris just a few days after the event.
“The inspiration was different. There was no difference as far as recording because I do what I do. That was all inspiration from me coming off the plane for the first time in Paris. That was the first time I left the country. I’m front row at all the fashion shows. I had already went to all the fashion shows by the time I started recording. I had all of that energy in me.”
The album has features from Wale, Joey Badass, Tyler the Creator, Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano, Joyce Wrice, Keisha Plum, Cartier A Williams, Boldy James, and Billie Essco. Tyler, the Creator is also a producer, along with DJ Premier, Alchemist, Daringer, DJ Muggs, and Jay Versace.