Many hip-hop artists have been influenced by Eminem, JAY-Z, and Kanye West during the course of their careers, and Westside Gunn just acknowledged that he is one of them.
The Griselda rapper has recently sat down on SiriusXM‘s “Hip Hop Nation” radio show for an exclusive interview with Torae. Despite his impressive resume, the Buffalo, NY native didn’t realize how dope he was on the mic until he started spending time with those legends.
“Not to sound crazy — I learned how ill I am. You heard the names that you just named. They don’t get no bigger.” – said Westside Gunn
Then he continued: “And these is guys that’s my friends, my family. I could call them and ask them for anything. So, that’s how you have Virgil Abloh on the cover of Gunn’s albums Pray for Paris and And Then You Pray for Me. The ‘Steve & Jony’ record that’s on the album? That idea came from Hov. He called me and him that. We was just talking about this album, and he was like, ‘Yo, you should name one of them songs that.’”
You can watch the interview below:
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