Westside Gunn Elated By Kanye West’s Name Drop In “Vultures” Album

Westside Gunn recently took to social media to express his immense delight after being name-dropped by none other than Kanye West in a preview of an upcoming track. The momentous revelation occurred during Kanye West and Ty Dolla’s Vultures listening party in Las Vegas last December. On the 20th of February, Westside Gunn shared a clip from the event on X, where Kanye West can be heard rapping, “We on the westside, the gun in the Tahoe/Jesus Piece on me, watch out for Diablo.” Westside Gunn quickly showed his gratitude, writing, “S/O to YE for the Shout. #Culture,” alongside the video. Kanye West’s recognition is an outstanding moment for Westside Gunn and highlights the impact and recognition that Griselda Records has gained in the hip-hop industry. Kanye’s inclusion of Westside Gunn in his verse places him among a select group of names, including Kodak Black, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar, and Griselda Blanco, which showcases the rapper’s ability to blend diverse influences seamlessly into his music.

Although the teaser raises anticipation for the upcoming Vultures albums by Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign, it’s uncertain whether this particular track will feature on either project, which adds an element of mystery and heightens the excitement for what’s to come in March and April when the sequels are set to be released. Furthermore, beyond the immediate thrill of being recognized by a hip-hop heavyweight like Kanye West, Westside Gunn’s acknowledgment also underscores the interconnectedness of the rap community.

This is not the first time Westside Gunn has candidly shared aspects of his personal life on X. He recently dealt with a challenging situation while attempting to cross the Canadian border, and he took to Twitter/X to express that he wouldn’t return to Canada unless he were being paid handsomely. As fans eagerly await the release of the ‘Vultures’ sequels, this unexpected nod from Kanye West to Westside Gunn has added an extra layer of intrigue, and some quarters are already speculating a collaboration in the works. Moreover, the first-week sales numbers from Vultures are in, and the album is receiving positive reviews from fans, solidifying Westside Gunn’s position in the hip-hop world. Additionally, it amplifies the anticipation surrounding the forthcoming releases, making them a must-listen for fans of both artists.

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