Westside Gunn released his sophomore solo album, and the project that comes with three different names and covers, Supreme Blientele, aka Chris Benoit, aka God is the Greatest, is a certified banger.
Westside Gunn – Supreme Blientele – Full Album (2018) TRACKLIST: 01. Big Homie Arn 0:00 02. GODS Don’t Bleed (Feat. Jadakiss & Benny) (Prod. By Daringer) 1:00 03. Dean Malenko (Prod. Daringer) 5:57 04. Brutus (Feat. Benny & Conway) (Prod. By Pete Rock) 8:44 05. Amherst Station (Prod. By Daringer) 13:29 06.
The follow-up to the Buffalo, New York MCs 2016 album FLYGOD, Supreme Blientele, a clear play on Ghostface Killahs second solo record Supreme Clientele, is a feature-heavy cornucopia of street hip hop veterans.
In addition to Westsides lyrical assassin brother, Conway, and frequent collaborator Benny The Butcher, the LP features Anderson Paak, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Crime Apple, Roc Marciano, Keisha Plum, and ELZHI.
Behind the boards is a who’s who of production luminaries such as 9th Wonder, Pete Rock, Alchemist, Statik Selektah, SADHU Gold & Hesh, and Harry Fraud. Westside gets more personal with his own daughter making an appearance on a track, telling other rappers to stop copying her dad on the track Amherst Station.
The album follows a Westside Gunn and producer Mr. Green released collaborative project entitled, FLYGOD Is Good All the Time earlier this year in March.
As the Chris Benoit title suggests, much of the album ties into a wrestling theme, of which Westside is an uber fan. Benoit’s was a pro wrestler that murdered his wife and son before committing suicide in June 2007. The intro track, Big Homie Arn, is a recording of former wrestler and agent Arn Anderson discussing discovering Benoit.
Standout track Brossface Brippler, features Benny and an extra gully Busta Rhymes that bangs while making a tongue-in-cheek Blood gang reference to Benoits trademark move, the Crossface Crippler. Track titles Dean Malenko, RVD, Brutus, MEAN Gene, Sabu, The Steiners, and Ric Martel are all references to ring icons, while the .Paak-featured Wrestlemania 20 is a clear WWE nod.
Like Young Jeezy, many love Westside Gunn for his ad-libs, simple grimy rhymes and raspy youthful voice. However, on Supreme Blientele, Westside’s lyrics catch up to his persona and his coterie of features is like a post-Mobb Deep, ’80s-baby paradise.
With Conway The Machine and Benny The Butcher rounding out the Griselda Records movement, the Upstate, New York trio are taking the music game by storm.