Yay or Nay: Conway


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This is one of those “I kinda know what you guys are gonna say” situations but fuck it…I like what I like so I’mma keep imposing that on you. After all, you’re here reading this, right?
So, a while back, I wrote about Westside gunn. A rapper from Buffalo who started making a little noise. He talks about guns, violence and drugs and he does it well. He just dropped a very stellar new album the other day called “Flygod” that, if you’re a fan of Roc Marciano and east coast street shit in general, you should check out. It’s only streaming on Spotify at the moment so check it here. I think it’s really good.http://2dopeboyz.com/2016/03/11/westside-gunn-flygod-lp-stream/
Anyway, While Westside Gunn has been bubbling, he’s had his man Conway with him the whole time. While Gunn’s voice is high and energetic, Conway is more laid back but just as aggressive with the lyrics. He’s no new act at all but he’s finally starting to get some shine and I figured I’d throw him out there for you guys and see what your take is. Here are some videos



Like I said, this is definitively some east coast street shit. I know most of you guys require some flowerly language and weirdness to enjoy your rap music but this is the type of shit I grew up on, with a modern twist.
So, what do you think?

7 thoughts on “Yay or Nay: Conway

  1. Dear Phlabby,

    So, I like this cat a lot. His flow is strong, reminiscent of Black Rob in his prime, or even, dare I say, Kool G Rap. But I listened to Flygod and I was astonished at how bad Westside Gunn is. Not bad meaning good. Bad meanjng how in the name of all that is holy did this dude get cosigns from so many greats. There’s a reason Mayhem and Action go first on their respective songs. The beats are dope, without question. Can’t go wrong with a team like that. But WG has no flow. His cadence is borderline insulting to my ears. Nothing fresh. No wordplay even for this sub genre. Confused as to what you’re hearing that I’m not.

    Signed,

    Befuddled brougham

    • I like him. Don’t love him but he’s not bad at all. If anything, i can see how his voice might be an issue for people but, otherwise, I guess we just don’t agree on this one, Brough.

  2. ^his flow isn’t like G Rap’s at all, I’d say it’s more Jadakiss than anything. Obviously not his voice but the bar structure and laid-back but still aggressive at the same time delivery is really similar. Kinda sounds like some Jim Jones/ Dipset shit too.

    I think he’s good, not great though same old shit, I don’t really see the ‘modern twist’ you’re talking about.

    But what do I know? I’m just a doctor.

    • He definitely sounds nothing like g rap. Not even close.
      As for the Modern twist, I’m more speaking of the beats. They’re minimal drum kinda shit that seems to be the thing for producers who still use loops.

  3. That “Wraith-ful” song dope as fuck. I pretty much sent it to everyone I know. Also, I’m pretty surprised so many people agreed. Maybe your experiments are working, and more of your readers are opening up to different types of hip hop.

    • I’d like to think so but part of me thinks it’s them being contrarian and reacting to me being like “you guys will hate this” on some “You don’t know me!!!” shit.

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