Westside Gunn ‘HWH8’ Fan Review: Side B of double album is art curation at its finest

Side B of ‘Hitler Wears Hermes VIII’ arrives less than a month after the Buffalo native delivered the Side A of the double album


                            Westside Gunn ‘HWH8’ Fan Review: Side B of double album is art curation at its finest
Westside Gunn with Benny the Butcher (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Griselda Records’ founder Westside Gunn dropped the Side B of his acclaimed album ‘Hitler Wears Hermes VIII’ also stylized as ‘HWH8’ and the Internet lost its calm. The Buffalo native, who was earlier signed to Eminem’s Shady Records, quickly grabbed a spot on the trending list as soon as his part two of the double album hit the leading streaming platforms on Friday, September 24.

The B Side of ‘Hitler Wears Hermes VIII’ arrives less than a month after the rapper delivered Side A of the double album. Gunn had earlier promised that the second part would come early but then he decided to push it to September end. In a tweet, he said, “Somebody just hit me and said I can’t release side B without them so….. I’m waiting on it. So it’s NOT dropping this Fri. Unfortunately BUT Side A so good I NEED y’all to keeping supporting and run those numbers up.” Speaking of Friday releases, G-Eazy and NBA YoungBoy’s albums too made the noise. Rapper Gunna with Future too dropped his long-awaited single ‘Too Easy’ on the same day.

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Westside Gunn drops Side B of ‘HWH8’

While Side A of Westside Gunn’s latest project enthralled hip-hop lovers with 13 tracks, the rapper upped the ante on Side B as he stacked it with a whopping 20 songs. The latest part features artists like Tyler, The Creator, 2 Chainz, Jay Electronica, Mach-Hommy, Larry June, Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher, and a few others on the guest vocals. While sharing the tracklist, the ‘Pray for Paris’ hitmaker had tweeted, “Some say during YE vs Drake I had the better album and that was just side A but tonight you’ll have 20 MORE SONGS!! This will go down as one of the illest albums ever, only the greats make double albums and mine is flawless.”  A few hours after the release of the album, Gunn reminded everyone that ‘HWH8’ was a double album. “BINGO!!! Let’s not forget you supposed to listen to them back to back it’s all one album #HWH8”.

While speaking with Nadeska Alexis, the 39-year-old rapper shed light on his decision to move away from the Hitler series, as reported by Hot New Hip-Hop. “I own Griselda Records, so it's a lot of partnerships, a lot of things that I want to do. And that title kind of hinders those things... It had its mark. It did what it did. I mean, we on Part 8. So, even though I make it for more the underground, it's still mainstream now. You just got to be mindful of other people's feelings. I get it." You can listen to the full album here.

The cover art of Westside Gunn's 'HWH8' Side B ([email protected])


 



 

Tracklist

‘Brodie Lee’

‘End How You Start’ (featuring AA Rashid)

‘Hell On Earth Part 2’ (featuring Benny the Butcher & Conway the Machine)

‘Free Kutter’ (featuring Jay Electronica)

‘Richie's’

‘Julia Lang’ (featuring Trap-A-Holics)

‘Celine Dion’ (featuring Chase Fetti, Flee Lord & Heem)

‘Best Dressed Demons’ (featuring Mach-Hommy)

‘Forest Lawn’ (featuring 2 Chainz & Armani Caesar)

‘Why I Do Em Like That’ (featuring Billie Essco & Keisha Plum)

‘RIP Bergdorf’ (featuring Mach-Hommy)

‘TV Boy’

‘Survivor Series 95’ (featuring Jay Worthy, Larry June & TF)

‘Eddie Kingston’ (featuring Rome Streetz)

‘Ostertag’ (featuring Stove God Cooks)

‘Munch’ (featuring Tiona Deniece)

‘99 Avirex’ (featuring AZ & Stove God Cooks)

‘The Fly Who Couldn't Fly Straight’ (featuring Tyler, The Creator)

‘Big AL’ (featuring Rome Streetz)

‘BYE BYE’ (featuring Keisha Plum)



 

‘How many times can a man do a flawless victory?’

Hip-hop lovers went berserk as soon as Westside Gunn dropped his latest project. One user said, “@WESTSIDEGUNN should just change his name to Westside Goat. How many times can a man do a flawless victory???” Another fan added, “Yea, @WESTSIDEGUNN Got Album Of The Year….TWICE IN ONE YEAR.”  The next one posted, “Man, listen… @WESTSIDEGUNN is ahead of his time. Salute.” 

Meanwhile, another tweeted, “Westside Gunn don’t miss with the beat selection.” One user dubbed it as, “Art curation at its finest !!!” One chimed in and added, “Man. What Westside Gunn is doing is special. He’s on another level of artistic output. It’s been nonstop for six years straight.” Whereas, another posted, “Man westside Gunn has never disappointed, Damn he’s good, one of the greatest runs in hip hop history damn.” And, one individual asserted, “HWH8 is the greatest double album of all. side B might be your best work ever...dropped another classic like it's nothing.” While another fan concluded, “Westside Gunn was not playing this time.”

The cover art of Westside Gunn's 'HWH8' Side A ([email protected])


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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