Griselda's 'WWCD' Revives New York Hip-Hop's Raw & Militant Flavor

Featuring cameos from 50 Cent, Raekwon, Eminem, and more.

By
Music
13,024 Hypes 3 Comments

It’s hard to deny Griselda’s revival of New York’s gangster rap scene. The hard-slinging Buffalo natives — Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, and Benny the Butcher — have in many ways, reinvented the locale’s golden era of raw and militant hip-hop flavor. Now, after a long wait, the trio has shared arguably one of the most hyped projects of 2019, WWCD.

Clocking in at 13 tracks that run just short of 40 minutes, all produced by Griselda’s Daringer, WWCD enlists excellently-placed cameos from 50 Cent, Eminem, Raekwon, Keisha Plum, Novel, Tiona Deniece, and more. Throughout the album, gritty boom bap beats creep effortlessly, laying the perfect bedrock for the rap three-piece to ebb and flow between each other’s infectious sixteens.

The most evident track to set off listeners is “City On the Map” featuring 50 Cent, which acts as a ceremonial knighting of one generation of gangster rap MC’s to the next. The pure grit exuded by all four here is unrivaled — giving an immaculate example of the in-your-face rhymes that New York is known for. Other tracks like the remix of “Bang” featuring Shady Records frontman Eminem and “Marchello” featuring Raekwon equally showcase this passing of the torch. No matter how you look at this project, this is a new era for New York hip-hop, and Griselda seems to be at the forefront of it all.

You can stream WWCD below. Atop of the album’s release, the group has also released the first episode of their documentary, also viewable below.

For more music news, Griselda Records’ ElCamino recently shared his ElCamino 2 EP.


Read Full Article

What to Read Next

SEVENTH HEAVEN Taps Suicoke For Moto-Cab Slides Collaboration
Footwear

SEVENTH HEAVEN Taps Suicoke For Moto-Cab Slides Collaboration

With a special Black Friday release.

Snow Peak's 2L Octa Hood is the Ideal Accessory for Unpredictable Weather
Fashion

Snow Peak's 2L Octa Hood is the Ideal Accessory for Unpredictable Weather

Stay prepared for showers and snowstorms.

Marc Jacobs Countersues Nirvana in Smiley Face Copyright Infringement Case (UPDATE)
Fashion

Marc Jacobs Countersues Nirvana in Smiley Face Copyright Infringement Case (UPDATE)

The “Bootleg Grunge” T-shirt and sweatshirt are still in question.


Caliroots and Ellesse Get Together to Release "Jet-Set" Capsule for Travelers
Fashion

Caliroots and Ellesse Get Together to Release "Jet-Set" Capsule for Travelers

No-fuss wardrobe for those always catching flights.

Kanye West and Family Roam the Cold Wyoming Landscape in "Closed on Sunday" Video
Music

Kanye West and Family Roam the Cold Wyoming Landscape in "Closed on Sunday" Video

It’s quite the family reunion.

Sotheby's Upcoming 'Star Wars' Auction Focuses on the Original Trilogy
Entertainment

Sotheby's Upcoming 'Star Wars' Auction Focuses on the Original Trilogy

Place your bids for a vintage Han Solo figure, Storm Trooper helmet or Star Tours poster.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.