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Westside Gunn revealed during an interview on Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg’s show ‘Real Late’ about his new upcoming album ‘Hitler Wears Hermes’ Part 10. The project is set to release on October 28th 2022. The production lineup sounds like this album will be set in stone as an instant hip hop classic. Gunn explained that this will be the end of the series, marking the 10th Anniversary. He also explains that it “felt weird doing nine and not 10 of them” showing that HWH8 had a Side A & B. There is the potential of him releasing the series as an art piece, maybe a box set for the fans which would be right up the artist’s alley.
The production for his projects has always been STELLAR. My only personally critique is that I wish he would choose more aggressive beats to accommodate his raps. Although my opinion doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme, the producer and features he name drops in the interview made my jaw drop. Names like RZA, Swizz Beatz, Run The Jewels, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Busta Rhymes, Blackstar & D.J. Drama have all been mentioned. For Griselda fans, I believe this is one of the favorite album series that rap is currently putting out.
For Westside Gunn who is a true curator of art, new battles and challenges lie ahead. We are all anticipating the new 4thRope endeavors along with his upcoming Art Basil show which is sure to push hip hop and art to better heights. The best part about this interview is the energy he has for the game and genuine love he has for living a free life and being able to do what he wants to do, when he wants to do it.