The Griselda/Shady Records signee is back with his fifth installment of his thought-provoking mixtape series.
Over five years ago, WestSide Gunn released his controversial mixtape Hitler Wears Hermes. Since then, the Buffalo rapper managed to drop four more installments full of gritty bars, and accompanied by cringe-worthy album work that triggers the E-streets every time. For the fifth anniversary of the inaugural mixtape, WSG completed the series with his brand new installment Hitler Wears Hermes 5.
At the top of October, Gunn took to Instagram and delivered a lengthy explanation about completing his contentious mixtape series, and what life was like when he made the original HWH mixtape.
“5yrs Ago today I posted this Image nobody knew who WSG was there was no such thing as GRISELDA, Conway was still recovering from being shot in the head BUT I HAD a vision, late night studio sessions where the engineer went to sleep I had to wake him just to press record bc he didn’t believe in me hell Nobody really believed especially me talking about Hitler but I knew I was the 1 who could bring shit back to the essence especially when all we did was stand on couches and pop bottles nobody cared about the Boom bap or the Hard Fly shit but I took a chance with the title and imagery either it was gonna work or my career was over before it started THIS is before I got that special batch from Daringer but he sent me 1 beat and that was “MessHall Talk” this is what started EVERYTHING I hit Keisha Plum yo I need poetry, I went and got a wrestling skit( since day1 5yrs ago I was using wrestling) and just said I’m a make the flyest grimiest shit for ChineGun and 3days later u had HITLER WEARS HERMES, this makes the 5th yr Anniversary so for that not only am I gonna bring this Classic on Vinyl to complete the series I think for its 5th Bday”
The nine-track project comes with grimey contributions from Conway, Styles P, Benny, and Keisha Plum with fresh beats from Alchemist, Daringer, and Knxwledge. Stream WestSide Gunn’s Hitler Wears Hermes 5 below.