Westside Gunn Connects With Benny The Butcher & Boldy James For “Buffs Vs Wires”
Westside Gunn Buffs vs. Wires Ft. Benny & Boldy James. Following the release of Pray For Paris, his biggest and arguably best album yet, Gunn has kept his nose to the grindstone with another drop, this time revisiting a fan favorite with Flygod Is An Awesome God 2.
As the album feels like a callback to his formative years, at least sonically speaking, it may be alienating to those who prefer the more refined griminess explored on his last drop. Yet there’s something pure about hearing Gunn trade bars with Benny The Butcher (who absolutely snaps on this one) and Boldy James, who closes the track with some stellar words of his own. As per usual, Gunn is typically outlandish, alternating lavish gangsta rap bars with off-kilter singing — endearing for fans and bizarre for skeptics. Should you fall into the latter category, don’t expect “Buffs Vs Wires” to convert you. But should you occupy the former, there’s plenty to enjoy on this one.