Throughout the past few years, Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher have been on an absolutely dominant run, bringing elevating the Griselda movement into one of hip-hop’s most impactful in recent memory. Their collective works, which include projects like Supreme Blientele, Tana Talk, Reject 2, Flygod Is An Awesome God, What Would Chinegun Do, From King To A God, The Plugs I Met, La Maquina, and Pray For Paris, will more than likely receive deeper analysis from hip-hop historians long after their reign is over.
On that note, there are many who seem concerned that Griselda’s run is destined to come to a premature end. Citing a perceived distance between the members, all of whom are literally related by blood, it’s become far too frequent to see the Griselda breakup narrative swirling around. So much so that Conway, who took some responsibility in having fanned the flames, had to reiterate the sturdy roots of the Buffalo-bred musical brotherhood.
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In case their status was still misconstrued, Machine took it one step further, taking to Instagram to upload a recent picture of the crew basking in the spoils of their respective labor. “Show us the gratitude you owe us,” he captions, alongside an image of himself, Westside, and Benny catching up. Gunn and The Butcher made sure to add a few comments, with Gunn opting for scorpions and scales while Benny likened them to “the home team.”
Though it’s unclear as to whether or not we’ll ever see a proper follow-up to WWCD, it’s evident that the Griselda emcees will continue to support one another as newfound opportunities arise. You really do love to see it — show some love to Conway, Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher, and everything they have built. Here’s hoping for a proper reunion on Conway’s upcoming Shady debut God Don’t Make Mistakes.