Westside Gunn‘s RIOTS ON FASHION AVENUE is your older brother’s rap music – think of Wu Tang Clan mixed with a little Action Bronson. THESE GUYS ARE NOT PLAYING AROUND. The album is broken down as 1st half rhyming and beats, while 2nd half is just beats. This album has been supported by thousands of people across the world.
The scene takes place 381 miles away from the epicenter of Hip Hop, New York city. It’s in Buffalo that Westside Gunn has learned how to control a mic the 5 borough way. He’s always had an attraction for melodious sounds and a ferocious hunger for grimy beats straight out the MPC; completed by a rhyme book directly connected to the streets’ concrete.
Across the Atlantic, the Effiscienz sound came through the cities’ blocks to reach the headphones of the one who has already blessed music from the likes of Apollo Brown or the Alchemist…
Already in control of Conway’s EP and Mood’s LP, Mil takes charge of the productions by adapting to Westside Gunn’s rough flow, making it sound like a “film noir” with harrowing sounds.
In this dark atmosphere dimly lit by a few strings, the stormy kicks and bass have naturally magnetized the Buffalo rhymer to the groove of this EP stamped with the seal of the Parisian label.