Westside Gunn Wants To Exec-Produce A Jadakiss Album

Westside Gunn’s visionary mind has led to some of the most exciting releases of the past few years, including several of his own solo albums. Most recently, the Griselda auteur delivered the first half of his Hitler Wears Hermes 8 double album, queuing up the second half for release on October 9th. 

Today, Gunn sat down with Nadeska Alexis on Apple Music one, where he discussed several topics — including one that many have pondered over the years. Naturally, his invocation of Adolf Hitler in the album title — which has appeared on Billboards in Time’s Sqaure — has raised more than a few eyebrows throughout the years (while still being acknowledged as some of the finest underground hip-hop out there).

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As he explains to Alexis, he never meant to offend anybody. “I remember when I thought of the title, I’m like, “Yo, this is bugged out,” he reflects. “It’s either going to make me or break me off rip, because I was taking a chance. You know what I mean? When nobody knew who I was. Nobody knew what I looked like. I just wanted the music and the art speak for itself.”

“My mind state then and now, really not caring about a lot that I care about now,” he continues. “It was a different time. Nine years ago the whole world was different. I was only out of prison like a year when I did part one. I was still fresh out and moving totally different.” He explains that Side B will close the Hitler series for good, as he’s set to retire the title.

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